Category Archives: Anxiety & Stress

Depressed men who don’t see a therapist regularly ‘are likely to turn to sex or porn – while women comfort eat’

So it is true what they say. Women eat and men look at porn when we are depressed. As a therapist I see more men now than I have ever done. It’s still not enough, however men are now starting

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Cold symptoms feel worse when you’re lonely

This article explains findings that further confirm that when we are feeling low, fed up or lonely, its a downward self-spiral of further self-withdrawal. So if you have a friend that is low and ill, cheer them up with a

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The Science Behind What Naps Do For Your Brain – And Why You Should Have One Today

I am a great fan of the power nap. I find that I feel refreshed, I have better clarity and it helps me work the log hours that being a therapist requires. this great article explains the science and method

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‘You can sleep when you’re dead’ is actually deadly advice, according to experts

Sleep, sleep, glorious sleep. Never apologise for it, be proud of your early nights, have a good routine leading up to bedtime and treat sleep like a bank account: if you dip in to your the amount of sleep you

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Some Clever Bastard Has Figured Out Exactly How Long The Ideal Holiday Is

Well then, we finally have the answer that keeps coming up regularly in the therapy room. I need not say any more except enjoy this article.
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Why psychopaths cannot love their own children

A familiar theme in my therapy room is people who have spent their life seeking the approval of a parent and never quite achieving it, no matter what they do. Typically being belittled, being ignored, told that a sibling is

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The secret of a good night’s sleep has finally been found by scientists…

For those of you that are clients of mine, I never stop talking about how good nights sleep and our wellbeing is absolutely linked. As we are living longer, more research is being applied to sleep and this latest study

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A new study tries to unpick what makes people happy and sad

This article explains that if politicians focused on people becoming happy rather than tackling poverty it would cost the country 18x less! Proving help for people struggling with anxiety and depression rather than financially assisting them makes people happier. And

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The Science-Backed Reason To See Your Therapist In The Morning

A new study found that clients made more progress in overcoming anxiety, fears and phobias when they went to psychotherapy in the morning versus going in the afternoon.

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New Research May Offer Hope For Post-Traumatic Stress Treatment

PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder is becoming more understood and has been associated with military personnel since the phrase ‘shell shocked’ came about in the First World War. This deliberating condition can be caused just as much from day to

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