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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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Emetophobia – How Can Therapy Help?

Emetophobia – How can therapy help? In a recent article from BBC News we learnt of a young woman’s fear of vomiting, also known as Emetophobia which affects thousands of people in the UK.  Emetophobes have a fear of vomiting, seeing others being sick, feeling nauseous or seeing vomitus – the phobia is often characterised by avoidance behaviours for example the sufferer may restrict their diet or avoid going out in public. There is limited research on Emetophobia although studies are growing on this particular fear.  Some research suggests a […]...

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How Do Core Beliefs Cause Mental Health Problem?

Core Beliefs – The Reason for Mental Health Problems What are Core Beliefs? Core beliefs are the cause of the majority of mental health problems. A core belief is a well established belief that we hold about ourselves, other people or the world. Core beliefs develop as a result of our early experiences in childhood and go on to influence the way that we make sense of the world and our day to day experiences. As such they are pivotal in determining how we feel and how we behave. If […]...

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False Memory Syndrome

by Dr Emma Gray - 22nd December, 2014
False Memory Syndrome

Repressed Memories To understand what False Memory Syndrome it is important to first understand what a repressed memory is. Repressed memories where first identified by Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis and are believed to be memories that have been blocked out because they are associated with a traumatic event. The theory is a controversial one with some psychologists dismissing the idea due to considerable evidence that the difficulty with traumatic memories for most people is there intrusiveness, for example in the case of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) where sufferers […]...

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