Psychotherapy Blog

How to regulate emotions?

Effectively regulating emotions involves developing healthy coping strategies and skills to manage and navigate a wide range of emotions in a balanced and constructive manner. Here are some strategies to help you regulate your emotions effectively: 1. Mindfulness and Awareness: Stress and Anxiety: High levels of stress or chronic anxiety can increase...

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What causes panic attacks?

Panic attacks are sudden and intense episodes of extreme fear or discomfort that can beaccompanied by physical symptoms. While the exact cause of panic attacks is not fully understood, they are believed to result from a combination of biological, psychological, and environmental factors. Here are some potential causes and triggers...

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The Benefits of Exercising!

AN OVERVIEWThere’s strong scientific evidence that being physically active can help you lead a healthierand happier life.People who exercise regularly have a lower risk of developing many long-term (chronic)conditions, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, and some cancers.Research shows that physical activity can also boost self-esteem, mood, sleep...

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Chronic pain and how to experience a better life

Chronic pain or long- term injury and the accompanying physical discomfort, occupies the mind and thoughts and may impact our whole lives, resulting in mental and emotional challenges. When weare in pain, we are suffering. Suffering not only as a result of experiencing pain but also suffering because of the...

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What is Compassionate Focused Therapy

Shame, self-hate or self-criticism are often features of anxiety, depression, and psychosis which may have a strong link with childhood trauma. It can make us feel ‘stuck’ and unable to change. We may feel guilt about things in the past that we have done. Feeling shame may lead us to...

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Children stress management

What children can teach us about stress management

I was recently thinking about what we mean when we say the word ‘childlike’. Wonder and curiosity, or a tendency to become hijacked by strong, poorly understood emotions? While the latter may be the case children also tend to be more in tune with their bodies and their ‘felt sense’...

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Hypochondria – understand your fear of diseases

Illness anxiety disorder, sometimes called hypochondriasis or health anxiety, is worrying excessively that you are or may become seriously ill. You may have no physical symptoms. Or you may believe that normal body sensations or minor symptoms are signs of severe illness, even though a thorough medical exam doesn’t reveal...

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Tips to protect your mental health this Christmas

Christmas as we know can be a wonderful joyous time. It’s a time for giving and receiving, spending time with our families, friends and loved ones. However, with Christmas, there can be a lot of expectations, assumptions and psychological stress. It is expected of us to be festive and cheerful...

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