What Is Depression?

Everyone can feel sad at times, have a down day or feel a little downhearted from now and then; often situations or difficult life events can easily influence our feelings in this way. However at these times feelings of sadness are generally brief and have a slight...

Tips for Alleviating Distress

  When you feel distressed, find a way to soothe yourself and relax as this will help your body to calm, feel better and you will then think clearer. It’s not always possible that others will be available when you need them so the more ways you can help yourself the...

Keys To Trauma Recovery

The word trauma is derived from the Greek word ‘wound’ and is used to describe events that are deeply distressing or disturbing experience that overwhelms one’s ability to cope. Traumatic events are usually defined as situations that are life threatening, or where...

Guide To Sleep Hygiene

Proper sleep habits are essential for a healthy lifestyle. Use the following suggestions if you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep Keep a regular sleep pattern: It’s ok to nap to make up time for lost sleep however nap in early afternoon and limit it to 30...

What Is Social Anxiety Disorder?

Social phobia is the fear of interaction with other people that brings on self-consciousness, feelings of being negatively judged and as a result leads to avoidance of one or more social situations. Commonly feared situations include any social situation where there...

Assertiveness Tips

Choose your battles carefully. Determine your goals and decide exactly what you want to accomplish or change. Talk to the first person, be brief and choose your wording carefully. It can be helpful to write down the main message you want to convey Use ‘I’ statements...

Seven Ways To Overcome Perfectionism

List advantages and disadvantages of perfectionism. For example one advantage to start off with might be  “I get huge satisfaction from completing jigh quality work”. Disadvantages to the list might be “I procrastinate when I perceive I can’t meet my standards of...

What Is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is a psychological therapy that works by helping you to link the way your cognitions or what you think (thoughts, beliefs, assumptions) with the way you feel (your emotions) and what you do (your behaviour). It has been found to be helpful...