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What Is Perfectionism?

by Dr Emma Gray - 9th June, 2018
What Is Perfectionism?

Perfectionism is when trying to do your best tips over into a desire to perform at the highest possible level in most things. Clinical Perfectionism is when this desire becomes something that you NEED to do in order to feel ok about yourself and when you fall short of this unrelenting standard you harshly criticise yourself. Do you suffer from Clinical Perfectionism? Ask yourself the following questions to see if you are suffering with Clinical Perfectionism: Do you feel that you must be the best at most of what you […]...

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Why Is Belle Dingle Hearing Voices?

In recent weeks Emmerdale’s Belle Dingle has seen a return of the distressing voices that we first saw her experiencing back in 2014. But what causes someone to hear voices in the first place? In this blog I explain what is meant by voice hearing and what you can do if it affects you or someone you know. Our thoughts aren’t always in our control Everyone has an internal voice. Put simply, these are all the thoughts that go through your head every single day! Sometimes we’re in control of […]...

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4 Tips To Cope With Depression

 It is estimated by the World Health Organisation that if current trends continue, by 2020 Depression will be the second most disabling condition in the world, after heart disease. There are however some very effective strategies that can help you to cope with Depression, in this blog I am going to share 4 of the best. 1. Activity Scheduling Research has shown that regularly engaging in activities that give us a sense of pleasure and achievement significantly improve our mood. When we feel depressed our natural inclination is to […]...

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How To Cope With Self-Harm – 3 Steps

 In this blog I am going to explain a 3-step approach to cope with Self-Harm. Self-harm is a discrete episode where someone intentionally harms themselves when distressed and that harm reduces the distress. The urge to self-harm is usually impossible to resist and those that harm themselves are frequently unable to tell anyone and if they do people are often unable to listen or understand. Self-harm is both a serious and complex issue and so needs a short-term, medium-term and long-term plan to tackle it. 1. Short term Plan […]...

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