How to Improve a Child’s Mental Health

How to Improve a Child’s Mental Health Today, around one in ten children suffer with some kind of mental health problem, including depression and anxiety. The root cause of these problems is generally found in what is happening in their day to-day lives. Disturbingly, around 70% of these children and young people will not receive adequate levels of intervention and … Read More

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Have you ever noticed that your mood seems to change from season to season? In spring and summer your mood may appear to be generally positive but as soon as winter comes along, the feelings of cheer and optimism begin to be replaced by more gloomy and negative thoughts. These are common emotions to experience, but if the symptoms grow … Read More

Ways to Diffuse Confrontation & Aggression

It’s never a pleasant thing to witness or be involved in, but there is always a chance that we may find ourselves in a position whereby we need to diffuse a confrontation and soothe aggressive behaviour. We may experience this through our work as aggressive customers are an all too frequent occurrence in the workplace or we may need to … Read More

How to Develop Daily Mindfulness

Ways to Develop Daily Focus and Mindfulness Have you ever felt that life is going too quickly for you? Do you feel as though you could benefit from taking a slower, more focused and more reasoned approach to life? Most of us have at some point felt that things are getting on top of us, suffocating us, and have been … Read More

How Can I stop Worrying?

Good Ways to stop Worrying and Reduce Stress? Are you a worry wart? Everyone worries. It is a simple fact of life. Whether it’s an approaching deadline, an upcoming exam, a job interview, a first date or a whole host of other reasons, worry is a completely natural emotion. It’s only when the worry becomes more frequent and more painful … Read More

Tourette’s Syndrome & Treatments

No one enjoys being subjected to bad language. Even if it is not explicitly directed at someone, its employment still has the potential to sour a conversation at best and end it at worst. It has in all probability happened to you. But have you ever considered the possibility that the person who’s swearing isn’t being vulgar but is in … Read More

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