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Blog Articles From November 2014

Blog Articles From November 2014

Important Decisions

by Dr Emma Gray - 26th November, 2014
Important Decisions

First we will explore why making important decisions 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 the future holds […]...

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How To Help Your Child Deal With Nightmares

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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Getting Older

by Dr Emma Gray - 10th November, 2014
Getting Older

In this blog we highlight and explore the psychological characteristics that are necessary to allow us to embrace the ageing process and that protect us from problems such as anxiety, panic and depression later on in life. On a day to day basis we seem to be reasonably skilled at avoiding the reality of our mortality, if we weren’t we probably wouldn’t leave the house and certainly wouldn’t get in a car. There are some people who struggle with such day to day tasks (for example those suffering from anxiety […]...

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How To Help Your Child Deal With Anger

In the first part of this blog we look at what not to do when helping your child to deal with anger and how to teach them to reduce their anger to a more tolerable level. 1. What not to do Anger is a strong (often overwhelming) emotion, so however inconvenient, embarrassing or frustrating it is when your child gets angry, never tell them to ‘stop it’, never tell them that they are being naughty. Your child is feeling something very real, they may be both consumed and confused by […]...

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