Category Archives: Depression

Loneliness/ Poor Social Interaction? – Don’t suffer in silence, take action now!

lonely man on the bench autumn, winter

lonely man on the bench autumn, winter

With the weather as it currently is, all cold and rainy, we all have a tendency to hide away, cover our faces with our scarves and generally keep ourselves to ourselves.

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5 TED Talks to help you manage stress

One of my favorite inspirational “go-to’s” is TED Talks, a website that gets some of the most enlightening and profound talkers around the world to talk about what they love.

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15 Great tips to survive the holidays

Ha, Xmas is almost here and with it brings all of the joy, and indeed the stress with it!

Enjoy these handy tips to survive the next couple of weeks so that the New Year starts as you planned it

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Frequent use of high potency pot may lead to brain damage

In a recent article below, a new study has discovered in addition to the increased risk of psychosis of long term cannabis use, the higher potency “skunk” variations have now been linked to brain damage.

As a therapist I work

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Study shows that depressive symptoms increase with age

The perception has been that older people are happier than younger people is now being challenged. A recent study has suggested that from the age of 65, people get more depressed as the get older.

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Living your life through social media can double your chance of depression

Boy on smartphoneWithin my practice, many of my clients who are suffering from depression show a common behavioral trait: namely they stop interacting with people. This can vary in terms of behaviour but typically means reduced visits to family, making excuses to

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Why stressed men make poor supporting partners

Stressed CoupleWithin my hypnotherapy practice I see a regular and not insignificant number of women who in times of hardship (money, family, relationship stress etc) cannot understand why their equally stressed husband/ partner isn’t supportive, and can sometimes be quite nasty.

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Why the past can trap you in a cycle of stress, anxiety and depression

An essential part of the solution-focused hypnotherapy that I practice every day is explaining how anxiety, depression and anger is created, and how we can break this cycle and ultimately get you back to being the authentic, real you. My

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Why Lonely People Stay Lonely

This is an interesting article on the paradox of being lonely. Namely that lonely people are far more intuitive with regard to reading people yet because they may be in an anxious state when interacting with someone they could be

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How To Support A Partner With Depression

This is an interesting read (from Lifehacker.com) on being with someone with depression. Many of my clients come to me on this very mater where I work with them on coping mechanisms so that life is manageable with their depressed

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