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Tag Archives: emotions

What Is Emotional Abuse?

by Dr Emma Gray - 29th April, 2019
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 it difficult to get the support you need to protect yourself. In this blog I am going to show you how to identify emotional abuse because knowing what the problem […]...

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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 checking, searching, browsing. Maybe you’ll be surprised/shocked at how much time your phone sucks up, if you are, you can use this as motivation to make a change. 2. Once […]...

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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 default response to feeling bad, we risk creating more problems for ourselves than we solve. This is how emotional addictions arise, when we opt for a short-term fix for a […]...

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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 to look out for in your children: Persistent irritability or anger Continual sadness or expressions of hopelessness Withdrawing from family, friends and/or previously enjoyed activities Increased sensitivity to rejection Changes […]...

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