Blog Articles From February 2014

Blog Articles From February 2014

How To Reduce The Physical Symptoms Of Anxiety

Anxiety is our body’s way of responding to a perceived threat and involves a very physical process designed by evolution to enable us to either fight the danger, run from it or hide from it. This is known as the Fight, Flight, Freeze Response. The Fight, Flight, Freeze response is powered by the release of adrenalin into our system which in turns triggers a number of physical responses by the body designed to facilitate one of the survival actions (Fight, Flight or Freezing). One of these physical responses is a […]...

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How Meditation Can Improve Mental Health

How Meditation Can Improve Your Mental Health The benefits of meditation have long been recognised in Eastern cultures, both the physical and the psychological. More recently meditation has been included in therapy programmes for mental health, emotional, psychological and behavioural problems, in particular Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), as research looking at the beneficial effects on symptoms such as anxiety and depression is showing extremely positive outcomes. The way meditation is thought to assist the individual suffering from symptoms such as anxiety and/or depression is by teaching them to direct and […]...

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My Emotions Scare Me

by Dr Emma Gray - 14th February, 2014

Dear Dr Gray, I’m not sure if this is a mental health problem, or even if therapy can help me, but I am scared of my emotions. I feel completely overwhelmed by anxiety, anger and depression, I even find positive emotions like excited and happiness a little hard to bear sometimes. I do my best to avoid feelings by bingeing on food and sometimes alcohol but usually this only works in the short term and I end up feeling twice as bad afterwards. All I want it to get off […]...

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CBT Works For Schizophrenia

by Dr Emma Gray - 11th February, 2014
CBT Works For Schizophrenia

Research has found that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is at least as effective as medication in treating Schizophrenia and Psychosis. The research, recently published in The Lancet (the world’s leading medical journal) found that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) not only resulted in an improvement in symptoms suffered by those with a diagnosis of Schizophrenia and Psychosis but that the therapy was more acceptable to patients than medication which up until now, has been the therapy of choice for this type of mental health problem. Anti psychotic medication has a number […]...

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