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The Wim Hof Method, and its Effect on Mental Wellbeing

The Wim Hof Method, and its Effect on Mental Wellbeing

I had heard a lot about the Wim Hof Method, and as a mental health professional, I wanted to investigate it and experience it myself to see if the much talked about benefits were real.  In simple terms the Wim Hof Method has three main components. These are breath...

The Fear of Fear Itself

The Fear of Fear Itself

Fear is a basic emotion and the human response to it is necessary for survival. Everybody understands fear and what it feels like to be afraid. But what happens when your nervous system becomes so dysregulated that you become scared of feeling fear? How can you tackle...

PTSD Trauma and Guilt – How They Are Linked

PTSD Trauma and Guilt – How They Are Linked

In line with PTSD Awareness Day (June 27th 2022), we wanted to talk about the guilt and shame that often is a part of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Common regrets are about decisions made, feeling responsible for your actions and the impact of your mental...

Can Healthy Eating Improve Your Mental Wellbeing?

Can Healthy Eating Improve Your Mental Wellbeing?

In line with Healthy Eating Week 2022, #HEW22, 13th June-19th June, we wanted to look at whether eating healthily can improve mental wellbeing. Depression and anxiety are the most commonly diagnosed mental health conditions worldwide. There is a lot of focus on...

Improving Your Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

Improving Your Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

I am sure you have heard of IQ or Intelligence Quotient but you may not have heard of EQ or Emotional Quotient? IQ is usually expressed as a number to represent the apparent intelligence of a person. The quotient is usually relative to your performance based on an...

Beating Loneliness

Beating Loneliness

The 9th – 15th May is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme this year is loneliness. Everyone will probably be affected by loneliness at some point in their life. If you have never experienced it, you will no doubt know some one who is suffering with it....

Building Emotional Resilience

Building Emotional Resilience

Life is increasingly becoming more stressful. In particular the last two years have been the most challenging faced in modern society. Many people have struggled, and a lot of this can be linked to increased stress levels. Our last blog covered what stress is, the...

Understand Stress and Improve Your Wellbeing

Understand Stress and Improve Your Wellbeing

Stress is a word that is bandied about quite often, but what is stress? Becoming more aware of what stress is and understanding what to do to reduce it will improve your wellbeing. April 2022 is stress awareness month, so let’s explore what stress is, what to do when...

World Bipolar Day

World Bipolar Day

It is world bipolar day on March 30 every year. This day is scheduled to increase awareness of a serious mental illness that affects over 1m people in the UK alone. We want to help spread awareness of the condition, so this article aims at explaining what bipolar...

Is Diet Culture Harmful?

Is Diet Culture Harmful?

Everywhere we look, we are surrounded by evidence of diet culture. From a mental health perspective, we wanted to examine how this impacts on our self-esteem and our behaviours around food and exercise.    What is a diet culture?    A diet culture is in...

Learning to Love Your Body Image

Learning to Love Your Body Image

Most of us at some point in our lives have struggled with our body image. In this article, we look at how our image of ourselves evolves, the issue of body shaming and how to combat it, and tips for the self-acceptance that is so important to having a good...

Can You Recover From Agoraphobia?

Can You Recover From Agoraphobia?

If you suffer from agoraphobia, then at times it may feel that it is impossible to fully recover. This is not true. You may feel that you are alive but you are not living. However, there are methods and tools that you can use which will allow you to recover. You can...

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