Blog Articles From June 2014

Blog Articles From June 2014

5 Practical Steps For Dealing With Sleep Problems

How to Deal with Sleep Problems This article deals with Dyssomnias, these are sleep problems characterised by abnormalities in the timing or quality of sleep, e.g. difficulty getting to sleep, staying asleep. Parasomnias or unusual behaviours that occur during sleep e.g. nightmare, sleeping walking, sleep talking/shouting, night terrors, are dealt with in a separate article. Sleep problems are one of the most common problems dealt with by Clinical Psychologists and Counselling Psychologists. Sleep problems can interfere significantly with the quality or a person’s life and are usually accompanied by high […]...

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4 Effective Ways To Deal With OCD

How to Deal with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health problem that affects at least 1.2 % of the population. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in essence is an anxiety disorder that is characterised by intrusive obsessive thoughts usually about harm coming to oneself or someone else that trigger high levels of anxiety which the sufferer tries to deal with by engaging in rituals or compulsive behaviours. The compulsive behaviours elevate the anxiety in the short term but over the longer term the sufferer begins […]...

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5 Ways To Deal With Grief And Loss

How To Deal With Grief & Loss The first thing to be aware of is that the sadness and depression that accompanies any sort of loss serves a very important function. Depression slows us down and forces our focus towards it’s cause. This enables us to process what has happened, reconfigure our lives without the person that has died and determine how we will remember that person moving forward. The process of grieving involves a number of well documented steps beginning with shock and denial, through to anger, bargaining, depression […]...

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5 Ways To Cope With Anxiety

How To Cope With Anxiety 1. Breath When we are anxious our breathing pattern changes from slow and deep (diaphragmatic breathing) to quick and shallow. As a result the Co2 and oxygen levels in our blood are pushes out of balanced resulting in a number of uncomfortable physical symptoms including dizziness/faintness, breathlessness and nausea. These symptoms exacerbate feelings of anxiety as people interpret them as meaning that there is really something wrong. Simply by slowing down your breath (e.g. by counting slowing to 4 on the inhale and to 4 […]...

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