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The 9 Challenges Of January

by Dr Emma Gray - 20th January, 2020
The 9 Challenges Of January

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? 1. Family time At Christmas we often find ourselves spending an extended period of time with our family, and as no […]...

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Am I Being Bullied At Work?

When it comes to this question there can be confusion with regard to what constitutes workplace bullying and, what to do about it. What is workplace bullying? The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) highlight there is no legal definition for workplace bullying, however they describe it as “negative behaviour being targeted at an individual, or individuals, repeatedly and persistently over time”. Questionnaires have suggested that negative workplace behaviours may be subtle, for example being ignored or excessive monitoring of one’s work, or overt, such as being subject to intimidating behaviour […]...

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Reduce Stress – Improve Your Time Management

One of the main sources of stress and anxiety is poor time management. Here are 7 basic skills to improve your productivity: 1. Get started Obvious maybe, but a common problem is finding the motivation to get started. Research has shown that one of the main differences between good students and average students is their ability to get down to work quickly. So bite the bullet and get down to the task in hand. If this is proving easier said than done, work out what the obstacles are, are they […]...

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Why Stress Is Necessary?

by Dr Emma Gray - 2nd October, 2014
Why Stress Is Necessary?

Stress, like all emotions serves an evolutionary function, that is, it is in essence something adaptive, something designed by nature to enhance our life. In the right measure stress is a motivator, it primes us to prepare, stress heightens our senses and awareness to optimise our performance. Without stress we would be consistently under prepared, we could do be able to respond appropriately, effectively and in a time efficient way to challenges. Stress enables us to reach our potential, it a key factor in our success as a race. However, […]...

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