Blog Articles From March 2013

Blog Articles From March 2013

Stress

by Dr Emma Gray - 28th March, 2013
Stress

Stress is a type of anxiety and it is the way that we respond to a challenge. Stress involves a reaction from both our mind and body and in appropriate measure stress is an adaptive, helpful and necessary way of dealing with demands. Stress motivates us to deal with tasks; once our brain identifies a challenge or demand it releases adrenalin into our system. This impacts on our mind by speeding up our thoughts patterns to improve our response times and the efficiency with which we can deal with the […]...

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Sleep Problems And Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Sleep problems are incredibly common and affect millions of people each year. Sleep problems can be incredibly anxiety provoking causing both emotional distress and physical discomfort. Sleep problems can also affect memory, concentration, energy levels, and mood and can make you more prone to both physical and mental health problems. A sleep problem however is usually a symptom of more complex problem for example stress, generalised worry, low self esteem or low confidence. Sleep problems also commonly co-occur with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, anxiety […]...

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The Difference Between Counselling And Psychotherapy

There are over 500 different types of talking therapy all aimed at helping people to resolve psychological, interpersonal and behavioural problems including anxiety, depression, low self esteem, eating disorders (including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder), relationship problems, stress and panic. These psychological treatments each have their own name for example Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Psychodynamic Counselling, Gesalt Therapy, Family Therapy, Marriage Counselling. This vast array of talking therapies, although providing lots of choice for the individual looking to resolve a mental health problem, means that, amongst […]...

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