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  • Counselling and Psychotherapy
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    Managing Post Holiday Depression

    - by Cristiano Bruschi

    Managing Post Holiday Depression After holiday depression is common – you’re not alone with being depressed on Christmas –following all the planning and the excitement there can be a huge let down with feelings of severe despondency and dejection. The first week of January brings business as usual, but it can also be a time of financial and emotional stress. Managing post-holiday depression can be achieved with guidance and support. Read…

  • Counselling and Psychotherapy
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    Does Online Therapy Work?

    - by Cristiano Bruschi

    Does Online Therapy Work? When you’re faced with traumatic life situations such as anxiety and stress, grief and loss, or alcohol and drug addiction, these are all issues that can be discussed with a counsellor. Emotional turmoil needs to be addressed professionally, and thanks to modern-day technology you no longer have to go to the…

  • Counselling and Psychotherapy
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    How To Deal With Anxiety And Depression During And After Quarantine and Lockdown

    - by Cristiano Bruschi

    Anxiety is a feeling of worry or fear that can be mild or severe – caused by stressful life situations. Some people are more prone to anxiety disorders than others. Depression can make you feel despondent and dejected – a mood disorder that causes persistent sadness and loss of interest.…

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    I Work With Narcissists

    - by Newsweek

    By ELINOR GREENBERG   As a therapist I actually fell into working with narcissists some time before I studied how to practice therapy with narcissistic clients. In my first year as a Gestalt therapist in 1974 I had a client who loved me, and then all of a sudden she got really nasty and told me I was uncaring and unprofessional. She left the session and I was left wondering…

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    Is My Child Too Young To Learn About Being Gay?

    - by TEDx

    Can a child be too young to learn about being LGBT? The answer: no child is ever too young. In this humorous and moving talk, Tim Ramsey argues that only when every parent explores about LGBT identities with their child from birth will we address the well being crisis facing LGBT young people. Tim Ramsey, the founder of award-winning non-profit Just Like Us, grew up believing that being gay was…

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    3 Ways to Jump-Start Your Creativity During Coronavirus

    - by PsychCentral

    It’s no exaggeration to say that COVID-19 has changed our lives in dramatic, unexpected, and unwanted ways. People living with or vulnerable to a mental illness have been especially impacted, and now more than ever it’s important to have effective coping mechanisms to protect yourself during these unprecedented times. For centuries, people have turned to the arts and creative expression to manage or reduce symptoms of mental illness, and science…

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    Therapist Advice if Coronavirus has Triggered Health Anxiety and OCD

    - by Welldoing

      The coronavirus pandemic is a situation unlike any that many of us have faced before. Even for those of us without existing mental health struggles like anxiety, our thoughts are preoccupied with the ever-changing playing field. Concerns about our health, that of our loved ones, and what life might look like during the coming weeks – possibly months – are rife. Beyond health concerns, people are understandably concerned about…

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    Coronavirus: Why we touch our faces and how to stop it

    - by BBC News

    Coronavirus: Why we touch our faces and how to stop it Several medical officials across the world have warned people to avoid touching their face as a key way to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Often when issuing the warning, they’ve gone on to – you guessed it – put their hands on their face. But why do we touch our faces in the first place? And is it that…

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    For the New Year, Say No to Negativity

    - by The Wall Street Journal

    Bad experiences affect us much more powerfully than good ones, but there are ways to deal with this destructive bias and overcome it   The new year is supposed to bring hope, but too often it feels grim. We resolve to be virtuous—to lose weight, to exercise, to unplug from social media—but we recall past failures and fear another losing struggle. We toast to a better, happier world in 2020,…

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    What does it mean to be a man?

    - by Science Focus

    In the past few years, traditional male stereotypes have come under increasing scrutiny. These stereotypes often come under the term ‘Toxic masculinity’, which has been widely used to explain certain male actions and characteristics that conform to established gender roles, which do harm to both themselves or the society that they live in. Gary Barker has a PhD in developmental psychology and studies how we raise and socialise boys and…