Blog Articles From November 2014

Blog Articles From November 2014

Important Decisions – Part Two

The first part of this blog reviewed the factors that can interfere with the decision making process, the qualities that are necessary if an individual is to be decisive and what we risk if we are not. The second part of this blog looks at some practical techniques to optimise our decision making processes and thus protect our self esteem, confidence and mental health. When we make a decision we often have to tolerate some immediate or short term discomfort as we adjust to the consequent changes and wait to […]...

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Important Decisions – Part One

The first part of this blog explores why making important decision can be difficult and the psychological qualities that are necessary if we are to be decisive when under stress. Making good decisions, especially important ones is often anxiety provoking and paradoxically this anxiety makes a decision harder to come to. Making a decision results in a change of some sort, usually swapping what is familiar with what is unfamiliar, meaning that most decisions require a bit of a leap of faith because ultimately we can only guess at what […]...

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How To Help Your Child Deal With Nightmares – Part 2

In part one we looked at two key strategies when helping your child to tackle nightmares. In this second part we will look at two more techniques, listening to your child and problem solving with them.  Like the initial strategies presented, these are also pivotal in ensuring the successful management of childhood nightmares but also in building your child’s self esteem and confidence, key elements in reducing their risk of developing mental health problems later in life. 1. Listen Here, the theory is easier than the practice, especially at 3am. […]...

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How To Help Your Child Deal With Nightmares – Part 1

When we sleep our brains process what has happened to us during the day.  New experiences (good and bad) present challenges that require additional processing, so dreams are often more vivid following an eventful day. Children’s lives are full of new experiences which makes them much more prone to vivid dreams and nightmares than adults.  Therefore, the first thing to bear in mind when helping your child to deal with a nightmare is that it is a consequence of their day which is more often than not filled with a […]...

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