Psychological strategies for a better Christmas Whether you realise it or not, you may have always had a psychological strategy for managing Christmas. Often the strategies we develop are unconscious and short-term focused, and they change over time depending on the result you are seeking. As kids, many of us anticipated Christmas with joy For example, [...]
Study, stress and procrastination As a teenager studying full-time, some of the biggest causes of stress can be homework, assignments and due dates. The stress then becomes amplified as the due dates draw closer and self-inflicted pain of procrastination can become a major problem. Recently, I had been given an assignment by a teacher and [...]
What is Flow? The concept of Flow was developed by Hungarian psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. It describes a state of mind where an individual engaged in a challenging task, feels that their performance ‘flows’, is effortless, that they are making progress and has the experience of being fully absorbed. People in the Flow state of mind report [...]
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It is not uncommon for most people to feel stress at some time or another. What we are referring to is that feeling of being overwhelmed by our work or life situation or that feeling of being tense and wound up and perhaps overreacting to what are normal situations. Too much stress over a prolonged [...]
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Self harming Teens – what’s it all about? Teenagers who self harm typically describe either a surge of emotions which can be overwhelming or an absence of feeling, described as feeling “numb”. Sometimes the behaviour can be viewed by others as a way of seeking attention, though for lots of people who self harm it [...]
What is postnatal depression? For many people becoming a mother (or parent) is a mixed experience. For some, one of life's most joyful experiences also becomes one of their most challenging. Psychologists know that any difficult experience increases the risk of a person developing some level of anxiety or depression. Postnatal depression (PND) and depression [...]
It wasn’t particularly special or unique, but for the lucky few who took a moment to look at it, last night’s Moon was the most beautiful Moon anyone could have possibly seen.
Let's talk about needle phobia Over the last few weeks I've visited a number of medical practices to establish good working relationships between our new practice and doctors, nurses, allied health and admin staff. I’ve met a lot of really good people who I can see, like me, enjoy helping patients to get to a [...]