Blog Articles From October 2014

Blog Articles From October 2014

Are You Really Angry?

by Dr Emma Gray - 29th October, 2014
Are You Really Angry?

Anger serves an important function, we know this because we all feel it, suggesting that we have evolved to feel it. Anger alerts us to mistreatment of others but principally ourselves, it signal to us when our needs are not being met, needs that have to be met to ensure our physical and psychological well being. Without anger our species would not have been so successful or have survived so long. However, sometimes we feel angry in the absence of mistreatment, when our needs are not being neglected. Frequently anger […]...

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Why We Feel What We Feel (Part One)

We have evolved to feel, therefore our emotions must serve a function, one intended to enhance our chances of survival. If we can understand a little more about why we experience certain emotions it better places us to tolerate and respond to them in ways that improve our lives, rather than feeling overwhelmed by them and responding in ways that don’t. Emotions enable us to navigate through life In essence it would seem that the function of emotions is to enable us to navigate through life, getting our needs met […]...

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How Does Therapy Work?

by Dr Emma Gray - 24th October, 2014
How Does Therapy Work?

Therapy, and by this we mean ‘talking therapy’ is currently the most effective way of treating a range of psychological, emotional, relationship and mental health problems including anxiety, depression, eating disorders (e.g. anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder), obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic attacks, stress, sleep problems, relationship problems, anger problems and more. It’s effectiveness over medication seems to be rooted in the fact that a talking therapy aims to resolve the origin of the problem rather than just trying to alleviate the presenting […]...

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How To Face The Things You Fear (Part Two)

The second part of this blog outlines a therapeutic strategy to help us to face the challenges that we avoid as a result of anxiety. 1. Identify your challenge and break it down into steps or sectors. For example fear of taking a work trip abroad might look like this: – The night before – The journey to the airport – Negotiating Departures at the airport – Boarding the plane – Take off – The Flight – Landing – Negotiating Arrivals at the airport – Journey to hotel Breaking a […]...

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