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The 9 Challenges Of January – Part 3

In the first two parts of this blog we looked at why January can be such an emotionally and psychologically challenging time. In this final part we will look at how to overcome these challenges and protect yourself from negative emotions that may spiral into depression and anxiety. 1. Dealing with Christmas Make preparing for the psychological and emotional challenges of Christmas as much a part of your pre-festivities as putting up your tree. Measure your expectations for the time with your family based on your actual family not the […]...

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The 9 Challenges Of January – Part 2

In the first part of this blog we looked at four of the reasons that in January people feel more anxious and depressed that at any other time of the month. In this second part we will look at a further five. 1. Nothing to look forward to The simple truth is that on a day to day basis our lives are reasonably repetitive; as mentioned in part one of this blog we set things up in this way because as a society it makes us feel safer and more […]...

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The 9 Challenges Of January – Part 1

If December is the ‘season to be jolly’, January is the season to be depressed. Hot on the heels of the ‘most wonderful time of the year’ is the most emotionally and psychologically challenging. At The British CBT & Counselling Service requests for therapy triple in January with people feeling more depressed and anxious than at any other time. So why is this time of the year so difficult?   The first four of these reasons seem to be directly related to Christmas and its fall out: 1. Family time […]...

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Self Therapy

by Dr Emma Gray - 14th January, 2019
Self Therapy

In this blog I am going to show you how to carry out your own therapy session. The techniques are based on the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which is currently the most effective treatment for a wide range of mental health problems including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and confidence. 1. Set aside 10-15 minutes, once a week. It is easier to keep Self Therapy going if you make it part of your routine, so choose a time that will work for you every week. The hardest part of […]...

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