Blog Articles From May 2015

Blog Articles From May 2015

Managing Chronic Pain Or Fatigue – Part 1

People who experience prolonged and severe symptoms of pain or fatigue, often try to manage it by: 1) Resting more and reducing activity in the hope of feeling better and to prevent symptoms from getting worse. 2) Pushing themselves to do as much as possible when they can, and rest more when symptoms get worse (‘all or nothing’ behaviour). Many people use both of these strategies. They are natural, understandable ways to try to manage symptoms. However, when you rest more and reduce activity in an attempt to get better: […]...

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Are You Worrying About Your Health Despite Doctors Telling You There Is Nothing Wrong?

…you may be experiencing health anxiety. Ask yourself the following questions: · Do you worry you may have or will develop a serious medical problem e.g. cancer, HIV, Alzheimer’s Disease, MS, a mental illness such as schizophrenia, a thyroid disorder, heart problem etc.? · Do you worry that any bodily sensations/changes are a sign of a serious medical problem? · Do you find it difficult to control or let go of your health worries? · Do you mentally scan your body and/or mind for signs that something is wrong? · […]...

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Understanding The Problems In Your Relationship

As human beings, we all have the need to feel loved and cared for, and to feel our bond with significant others is safe and secure from cradle to grave. During childhood and adolescence, when these needs aren’t met by our parent(s) whose love we need the most, we start to feel we’re unlovable or defective in some way and the bond feels threatened. When we feel threatened, adrenaline pumps around our body so we can fight, flight or freeze as a protective mechanism to keep us safe. Some fight […]...

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