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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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Alcohol Addiction

The need for alcohol With the rise in the cost of living, the stresses of lockdown, home schooling, the war in Ukraine, and the uncertainty around our income, you would be forgiven for thinking that having a couple of drinks in the evening is an uncomplicated form of escape. As we are beginning to understand more about alcohol and drinking

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Christmas Is So Expensive!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – and wonderfully expensive, too… I was struck the other day by how expensive December has been – my childrens’ Christmas parties and activities, Christmas shopping, food and otherwise. This ties in with a recent news item highlighting that the cost of home-cooked Christmas dinner has risen by 18% compared to last

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How to Have a Better Night’s Sleep

Having trouble sleeping, either struggling to fall asleep, staying asleep and/or waking up early is very common and is usually a symptom of another problem e.g. stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem. So, if you want to sleep better over the longer term you will need to work out why you can’t sleep, maybe by speaking to your doctor or a

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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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What are the Benefits of Meditation?

Meditation used to be the sole reserve of Tibetan monks and Master Yogis but now it is well and truly part of the public consciousness with videos on YouTube, Apps and countless online articles and books. So why, after hundreds of years, is meditation suddenly so en vogue. Basically, science has stepped in and proven it’s worth. So, what exactly

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Dealing with Exam Stress

How To Deal With Exam Stress

In this blog I am going to describe 5 tips for dealing with exam stress and a 6th tip if you are a parent reading this trying to help your child. The first thing to remember is that a certain amount of anxiety and stress in the lead up to exams is normal and necessary. Nature has designed us to

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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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Stress

Stress

Stress is a type of anxiety and it is the way that we respond to a challenge. Stress involves a reaction from both our mind and body and in appropriate measure stress is an adaptive, helpful and necessary way of dealing with demands. Stress motivates us to deal with tasks; once our brain identifies a challenge or demand it releases

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Panic Attacks? The Top 5 Reasons behind Stress

Stress is a part of life. It can manifest itself in different ways, depending on your situation. Knowing the key causes of stress and panic attacks may help you avoid some effects and be healthier. As one of the leading firms offering counselling in Clapham, we provide you the probable reasons behind your stress. Financial Problems Money is the number

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Excercise to beat depression

Walk to combat depression

It has long been recognised that vigorous exercise such as going to the gym, running, swimming and cycling can alleviate the symptoms of Depression. New research, published in the journal Mental Health and Physical Activity , has shown that walking also has a ”large effect” on depression and an individuals mental health. As simple a task as taking a brisk

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Can Trying To Be Happy Make You Miserable?

There is only one success – to spend your life in your own way Part of the reason we are so successful as a race is our drive to improve and develop. We are always striving for the next thing, to be more, to be richer, thinner, healthier, younger and happier. These goals create Anxiety or pressure which motivates us

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Does Modern Life Make Us Sad?

Modern life in and of itself does not have the power to make us sad.  If it did it would have the same effect on everyone.  It is how we think about things and the way we respond to them that affects how we feel. Those who have a strong sense of their own worth are able to think about

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