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Help For Friends And Family Of Mental Health Sufferers

Being close to someone who is suffering from a mental health problem can be very difficult, not knowing how to help, feeling confused about what is going on, feeling frustrated with the person, the situation, or yourself, maybe feeling isolated and hopeless about what to do next. In this blog I am going to share 6 tips to help you to help the person that you care about. 1. Inform Yourself An important first step is to find out as much as you can about the problem that your friend […]...

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Are You Really Angry?

by Dr Emma Gray - 29th October, 2014
Are You Really Angry?

Anger serves an important function, we know this because we all feel it, suggesting that we have evolved to feel it. Anger alerts us to mistreatment of others but principally ourselves, it signal to us when our needs are not being met, needs that have to be met to ensure our physical and psychological well being. Without anger our species would not have been so successful or have survived so long. However, sometimes we feel angry in the absence of mistreatment, when our needs are not being neglected. Frequently anger […]...

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Why We Feel What We Feel

by Dr Emma Gray - 28th October, 2014
Why We Feel What We Feel

We have evolved to feel, therefore our emotions must serve a function, one intended to enhance our chances of survival. If we can understand a little more about why we experience certain emotions it better places us to tolerate and respond to them in ways that improve our lives, rather than feeling overwhelmed by them and responding in ways that don’t. Emotions enable us to navigate through life In essence it would seem that the function of emotions is to enable us to navigate through life, getting our needs met […]...

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How Does Therapy Work?

by Dr Emma Gray - 24th October, 2014
How Does Therapy Work?

Therapy, and by this we mean ‘talking therapy’ is currently the most effective way of treating a range of psychological, emotional, relationship and mental health problems including anxiety, depression, eating disorders (e.g. anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder), obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic attacks, stress, sleep problems, relationship problems, anger problems and more. It’s effectiveness over medication seems to be rooted in the fact that a talking therapy aims to resolve the origin of the problem rather than just trying to alleviate the presenting […]...

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