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How Counselling Can Help With Anxiety

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Anxiety can range from mild to debilitating, and it tends to cause you to think things are worse than they really are. When you are feeling anxious, your fight or flight response is triggered, and you may experience an increased heart rate, lack of concentration and shallow, fast breathing. There’s not always an identifiable trigger, as a period of anxiety can occur when lots of small stressors build up over time. Read More»

Two tips for parents who are going to their first family counselling session with their teen

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If your teen is having some emotional or psychological problems that you don’t understand and you have decided that the best way to help them would be to go for some family counselling sessions with them, here are some suggestions to keep in mind after you book your first appointment. Be prepared to hear revelations from your teen that may upset you At the counselling clinic, you should be prepared for the fact that your teen might confess to having done some things you don’t approve of and that will upset you. Read More»

Two reasons why people who need grief counselling mistakenly decide not to have it

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When a person suffers a bereavement, they may decide not to have grief counselling, even though they could actually greatly benefit from it. Here are some of the reasons why a person might make this mistake. They mistook their emotional numbness or disassociation for recovery Everyone reacts differently to bereavement. Whilst a lot of people have a very intense emotional response, which may result in them spending a lot of time crying, talking about the deceased or lashing out in anger, others find that they feel emotionally numb and completely detached from this event. Read More»

What are the treatments for depression?

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Depression is one of those terms that can have a number of different meanings, all of which are quite difficult to identify in medical terms. Anyone who suffers from depression, however, understands its effects, which can range from mild to debilitating. People who have never suffered from depression tend to think of it as a change in mood, in the way that some people might feel a bit sad or a bit down at times. Read More»

How CBT Can Help Your Insomnia When Medication Can't

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Whether you prefer to avoid pharmaceuticals or you just haven’t had any luck with sleep aids, sometimes medication just isn’t an option for treating your insomnia. Thankfully, it’s not the only option out there. Cognitive behavioural therapy (more commonly known as CBT) is one of the most common methods for treating sleep disorders. Here’s how this psychological treatment works to help alleviate your insomnia. Step 1: Identifying Negative Thoughts If you’re like most insomnia sufferers, you likely have a lot of negative thoughts surrounding your condition. Read More»

Mind, Body and Soul: Understanding the Root Cause of Panic Disorders

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The identifiers of panic attacks are better understood today than ever before. From difficulty breathing to increased heart rate and a paralysing feeling of terror, a panic attack is no pleasant experience. And while lots of research is being carried out to identify what causes these attacks, the exact cause is still a subject of debate. What’s known is that major life events (or other stressful transitions) can increase the likelihood of an attack. Read More»