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Counselling And CBT For Young People

Young People and Counselling It is easy to assume that it is only rigours and demands of adult life that can lead to mental health issues that would benefit from CBT counselling and other forms of support. However, recent studies into the mental health of young adults at university and their access to counselling support, together with significant Government funding to expand an online children’s charity to assist young people suffering from mental health concerns, demonstrate that mental health issues are also prevalent amongst young people. A survey was recently […]...

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Dealing With Bullying

by Dr Emma Gray - 17th April, 2013

Bullying is an experience that is not limited by age, whether you are in the playground or at work if you suffer from low self esteem and confidence you are vulnerable. A bully will only target those that they perceive will accept the bad treatment and abuse, have you ever heard of a confident assertive and self assured individual being picked on? A bully will be drawn to their victim almost via a second sense and their victim will equally be attracted back to them, at some level believing that […]...

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The foundation of our self esteem and confidence and therefore our mental health lies in our early childhood experiences and so therefore with our parents. It is through the explicit and implicit messages that they give us that we develop the beliefs about ourselves, our value and capacity and what to expect from other people and the world, which form our personalities and determine our responses to the challenges that we face. These beliefs also dictate whether or not we are at risk of developing psychological problems later in life, […]...

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Excitement Can Become Addictive!

Excitement can become addictive. For example, some researchers are concerned that children’s use of video games, particularly those that involve aggression, may be over stimulating the dopamine drive system. Each time the children score or a make a hit, their brains may be receiving little bursts of dopamine that stimulate their nervous systems. If you over stimulate the nervous system, when you withdraw the stimulant the person becomes easily bored, needing constant excitement to produce energy and they can become agitated and anxious if they don’t get their ‘fix’. Over […]...

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