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Blog Articles From March 2015

Blog Articles From March 2015

Don’t Avoid The Problem

by Dr Emma Gray - 23rd March, 2015
Don’t Avoid The Problem

We all avoid things from time to time, unfamiliar or anxiety provoking things or just things that we would rather not deal with. Avoidance is an evolutionary response to perceived danger, it is one of the things we are preprogrammed to do if we feel uneasy or anxious; in the face of danger we run to the back of the cave and hide. It is so tempting to close our eyes and hope that the problem will go away on it’s own. However, this is rarely the case, problems generally […]...

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Reduce Stress – Improve Your Time Management

One of the main sources of stress and anxiety is poor time management. Here are 7 basic skills to improve your productivity: 1. Get started Obvious maybe, but a common problem is finding the motivation to get started. Research has shown that one of the main differences between good students and average students is their ability to get down to work quickly. So bite the bullet and get down to the task in hand. If this is proving easier said than done, work out what the obstacles are, are they […]...

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How To Be More Assertive

by Dr Emma Gray - 17th March, 2015
How To Be More Assertive

Assertiveness is the ability to get our needs met without preventing others from doing the same. In order to be assertive you must: 1. Truly believe that your needs are neither less nor more important than those of others 2. Be able to ask for what you want in a clear, straightforward and calm way Being assertive ensures that you get what you need from a situation and do not come away from it feeling anxious, guilty, angry or depressed. It also maximises the chances that our relationships are positive, […]...

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