Tag: emotions

Emotional Abuse

What is Emotional Abuse?

Emotional abuse is a consistent pattern of abusive words and bullying behaviours intended to control you. It can happen in any relationship, with friends, family or co-workers. One of the difficult things about emotional abuse is that it is so hard to define. This makes it hard to identify but also hard to explain to others. This in turn makes

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Phone addiction therapy

5 Steps to Cure Your Phone Addiction

This blog is for when you realise that using your phone to keep your life ticking over has become a way of escaping from it. Here are 5 steps to regain the balance. 1. Start by working out how much time you are spending on your phone each day, keep a simple log of when and how long you spend

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Phone addiction therapy

Are You Addicted To Your Phone?

Often when we feel sad, worried, lonely or angry, we reach for something to take the edge off the discomfort. Every once in a while this is fine, it’s human nature to need a bit of time out from ourselves. However, when we reach for this thing, be it a glass of wine, a donut or our phone as our

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Depression in Children

How to Spot Depression in Children

 Low mood in children is often dismissed as a passing phase, sometimes as just part of growing up. However, the National Institute for Clinical Excellence estimates that in the UK alone 80,000 children suffer from depression, 8,000 of those are under 10. Depression is not a problem that will just go away on its own. Here are the signs

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Anxiety

3 Tips to Cope with Anxiety

 3.6 % of the global population suffer from an anxiety disorder. However, it is a very treatable condition. Here are 3 of the most effective strategies to help you to reduce your anxiety. 1. Change Your Thoughts How we feel is determined by how we think. So, the anxiety that you feel is being generated by the way you

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Coping with Depression

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

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Self Harm

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

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How to Tackle Bullying

How To Tackle Bullying

 In this blog I am going to describe a 10-step plan to tackle bullying. 1. Work Closely with your Child’s School Sooner Rather than Later The sooner you can start working with the school to stop your child being bullied the better. This may seem like an obvious thing to say but bullying is often a contentious issue and

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How to Cope with Miscarriage

6 Tips To Help You Cope With Miscarriage

 Having a miscarriage is devasting. You have lost a baby and where ever it was in its development when you miscarried, you will need to allow yourself to grieve for that life and work out how to move forward without that baby. In this article I am going to share 6 tips to help you do this. 1. Remember

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Aidan Connor Coronation Street

Could Aidan Connor’s Suicide have been Prevented?

This week on Coronation Street Aidan Connor committed suicide, but could his death have been prevented? The short answer is ‘yes’, but unfortunately, although suicide is very preventable, it is the single biggest killer of men under 45. 50% of all those who die by suicide have been diagnosed with Depression and by 2020 it is estimated that Depression will

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How to deal with Anger

Five Steps To Help You Deal With Anger

In this blog I am going to explain 5 steps to help you to deal with your anger. Anger is an unpleasant emotion to experience and to be on the receiving end of. It can damage relationships and reputations and leave all involved feeling anxious and depressed and angry. However, anger serves an important function, it alerts us to mistreatment

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Are you drinking too much?

An Easy Way To Reduce Your Alcohol Intake

 In my last blog I showed you how to identify if the amount you are drinking is potentially threatening your physical and mental health. If you have decided that it is let’s look at what you can do about it. In the first part of this blog we are going to look at how to reduce the amount of

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Are you drinking too much?

Are You Drinking Too Much Alcohol?

 Alcohol is a very common way of dealing with the stresses and strains of life, there is nothing like a nice glass of wine to help you to relax after a busy day at work or a hectic day with the kids. However, all too easily that glass of wine can become something we NEED at the end of

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Disney Pixar's Inside Out

5 ways to help your child cope with anxiety

Anxiety is common in childhood and, as parents, you are the best resource your child has to get through it. Here are 5 things you can do straight away to support them. 1. Remind them they’re not alone Remember going through something difficult as a child and feeling like you were the only person in the world this was happening

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social media

How To Spot Cyberbullying And What To Do About It

How To Spot Cyberbullying And What To Do About It With the recent advances in technology and the internet, bullying has been taken to a whole new level.  Kids, teens and adults are all prone to being cyber bullied via social media channels and websites.  Cyberbullies are just the same as regular bullies, except it can sometimes feel even scarier

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Prince Harry

Prince Harry & Mental Health

Prince Harry Discloses Seeking Help with Mental Health Prince Harry has revealed that he pursued counselling after he “shut down all his emotions” for nearly two decades as a result of struggling to cope with grief of his mother’s death.  In his interview with The Telegraph Prince Harry shared, “my way of dealing with it was sticking my head in

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Flowers

Coping with a Miscarriage & Depression – Behind the Mask

 I am not starting from the beginning of my story, in fact I am starting with the most recent of years. I will go back to the start in a future blog post. After 5 years of being convinced that I would never have a second child after the mental problems I faced following the birth of my daughter,

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Woman suffering from chronic pain

How Your Mental Health Affects Chronic Pain

It has been long suspected by Mental Health professionals that an individual’s emotional state affects how they respond to injuries and Chronic Pain. Brain scan research has confirmed that chronic pain can develop due to an emotional response to an injury, a process involving interactions of the Frontal Cortes and Nucleus Accumbens, which are two regions of the brain. Professor

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Incredible hulk getting angry

Why Anger Is Good For Us

Anger is without a doubt the emotion with the worst reputation. It provokes more fear, shame and attempts at suppression than all the other emotions put together. More than 1 in 10 people report having a problem controlling their anger but less than 50% of those actually seek help. However anger, like all the emotions that we experience serves a

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