PTSD Suffering

PTSD explained Although the term “post-traumatic stress disorder” is a relatively new one, the condition which it describes has been recorded as far back as ancient times. The eponymous main character in The Epic of Gilgamesh, widely regarded as the earliest surviving great work of literature, is plagued by constant nightmares and flashbacks to the death of his closest friend … Read More

General Anxiety Disorder

It is often ordinary to feel anxious from time to time. It is something we all experience in life. Certain times such as the night before an exam, attending a job interview, undergoing medical treatment or even something as straightforward as moving house can lead to us feeling uneasy, worried or fearful. It can be mild or severe, depending on … Read More

Public Speaking & Confidence Building

Unique ways to improve on your confidence & public speaking skills? To many of us, public speaking can be a daunting and stomach turning prospect. It is also something that many of us will have to perform at least once in our lives. Whether it be giving a PowerPoint presentation during our studies, or delivering a speech or lecture as … Read More

Jealousy & its effect on Relationships

Jealousy has a destructive effect on ALL relationships Jealousy is an interesting emotion. It can strike anyone at any time, regardless of age, background or orientation. It is typically described as a sense of threat or insecurity brought about when a treasured relationship is seemingly jeopardised by the introduction of a third party. What’s striking about this nasty emotion is … Read More

How Does Addiction Work?

How Does Addiction Work? In its most basic form, addiction is the uncontrolled taking of a substance or participation in an action to the point of causing harm. How does addiction work? According to the charity Action on Addiction, around one in every three people in the United Kingdom are addicted to something. Two of the most common addictive substances … Read More

What is Asperger’s Syndrome?

What is Asperger’s Syndrome? Asperger’s Syndrome is a form of autism. Autism is defined by the National Autistic Society as a “lifelong disability which affects how people communicate and interact with the world.” They estimate there are around 700,000 autistic children and adults in the United Kingdom. Autism is a spectrum condition, which means that although all forms of autism … Read More

Forgiveness

Forgiveness is a word that is often frowned upon and dismissed as something that only nice people or religious people do or more importantly can do. People who have been victimised through abuse, violent attack, rape, family murder, acid attack, knife and gun crime, drunken driver fatalities makes it near impossible for some people to forgive those that have trespassed … Read More

Why do people carry knives?

Knife crime is on the up and it’s getting worse! Every one of us is subject to the potential risk of a knife incident on the streets at any time by anyone. Anyone can be knifed or injured and for no good reason at all including just being in the wrong place at the wrong time or getting caught up … Read More

Mental Health Stigma

Why do mental health symptoms or mental illness have a stigma to them? And more importantly why do people keep it quiet? Even the most simple of mental health symptoms produce the same. Just the mere mention of a symptom that everyone has experienced from time to time, such as anxiety, depression or even obsessive-compulsive cleaning and phobias. It doesn’t … Read More

Confirmation Bias Explained

See, I knew I was right all along! We all do it! Once a person believes a thing, it’s very difficult to change the mind even when the facts or proof shows otherwise! Many people hold strong beliefs based on flimsy background information and are reluctant to change their minds even when this new and emerging information shows that they … Read More