Blog Articles From July 2012

Blog Articles From July 2012

Why Enough Is Never Enough

Evolutionary Psychologists suggest that our brain have evolved to cope with scarcity not abundance which is why we struggle to say ‘no’ and know when ‘enough is enough’. Add this to a marketing industry that spends billions on ensuring we are never content and it become incredibly hard to know where to draw the line in the sands of striving and achieving. This challenge is made even harder if constantly striving for more has become a way of coping with low self esteem and feeling of worthlessness. Constantly reaching for […]...

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Counselling – Patient Survey Results

This data is drawn from a sample of 306 patients (169 women and 137 men) who received a course of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) from The British CBT & Counselling Service between 2008 and 2011 for a range of mental health problems including anxiety (24.8%), panic attacks (17.3%), depression (4.9%), bereavement (4.9%) , obsessive compulsive disorder (7.1%), post traumatic stress disorder (3.9%), bulimia nervosa (4.2%), anorexia nervosa (0.6%), binge eating disorder (1.6%), and low self esteem (1.3%). Patients were a case series recruited over a 3 year period. Patients were asked […]...

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How To Keep A Relationship Working Top 6 Tips

Relationship problems are often similar whatever type of relationship you are in. Here are some pearls to help you make it work over the longer term: 1. Communication Talking about it is the only way to work something out. Human beings are fundamentally inward focused and more importantly are not mind readers, if you don’t tell your partner what the problem is they won’t guess. 2. Compliment Don’t Criticise Research has shown that the more the pendulum swings in the favour of compliments or criticism the more likely the relationship […]...

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What Is Real Success?

by Dr Emma Gray - 13th July, 2012
What Is Real Success?

Success is the achievement of something desired, planned or attempted. The natural starting position for success therefore is of not having yet achieved, the end point recognising when you have. However, for those with low self esteem and high self criticism, the tendency to minimise or ignore what they have accomplished means that success sfor them remains forever what has not yet been achieved. Things that have been accomplished are quickly disregarded if they are ever acknowledged at all and new goals are continuously identified and set so that these […]...

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