Category Archives: Depression

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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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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Science Says Drinking Coffee Can Actually Help Alleviate Your Anxiety

This is music to my ears. Coffee, my only vice is truly life’s wonder drink! Ok, like everything in life, it’s good in moderation and too much can be detrimental and actually increase anxiety. However, I’m a 5-6 cups a

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The good, the bad and…the Cortisol

Want to stop ageing, loose weight, manage diabetes, then drop the stress in your life! This really interesting article explain that when we are operating from fear or stress, the very chemical that we produce to help us survive in

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2 Alarming Findings About How Poor Sleep Hurts Your Heart

Sleep, sleep, glorious sleep! Why is it that when we are out of sorts, feeling stressed and generally unhappy, our sleep suffers? Well, for those of you who have already worked with me, you’ll understand that ‘the bucket’ is pretty

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How Your Waistline Changes Your View of Reality

Being overweight can change the way we see things

This great article explains new research on how being overweight changes the way that we perceive things. We certainly know when we are carrying extra pounds (whether we are honest with ourselves or not), however new research suggests that our

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How It Feels When the Person You Love Has Depression

Living with someone with depression

This rather refreshing account is written by someone who was in a relationship who was suffering with depression. Many articles are written about the sufferer, yet in my therapy room I work with many people who are simply trying to

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Eight Signs You Need To Lower Your Cortisol Level

Those of you familiar with my Solution-focused Hypnotherapy sessions will be fully aware of your ‘stress bucket’ (a metaphor for the chemicals we produce in our bodies when we are stressed, angry or anxious) and why it’s important to stop

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5 Psychology ‘Facts’ You Believe (That Are Myths)

This great article from cracked.com explains in it’s typically honest way (a great website for interesting facts on pretty much everything, and written with a tongue-in-cheek style), 5 myths that I regularly encounter within the therapy room.  Namely: Depression, the

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