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helping those that self-harm

helping those that self-harm

Worried about a friend or loved one? We share 10 ways you can help and support someone who self-harms. Self-harm can affect individuals at any age. No matter what their situation, both those with...

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avoidance of uncertainty

avoidance of uncertainty

Avoidance of uncertainty: generalised anxiety explained: Learn why your anxiety may be about fear of the unknown and what to do about it. One of the first things I explain to my anxious patients...

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how meditation helps your brain

how meditation helps your brain

How meditation helps your brain when you’re stressed: according to experts. Whenever I'm feeling overly anxious and stressed, meditating always makes me feel better. This is because after a...

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being kind to yourself

being kind to yourself

Don’t run yourself ragged being kind to others if you aren’t being kind to yourself. Kindness is great! Good deeds are, well, good! But heed this warning: before you race out to bake cookies for...

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gaining confidence from anxiety

gaining confidence from anxiety

Anxiety attacks can often crush your self-confidence – and that can make you feel like you’re trapped in a vicious circle. But don’t despair, you can break free from the damaging cycle, and return...

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freeing your EGO

freeing your EGO

Eckhart Tolle, author of A New Earth, explains how to break through the shell that separates you from your true self. Vanity and pride are what most of us tend to think of when we think of ego...

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breathe through 2020

breathe through 2020

Breathing techniques to try when you’re feeling stressed or anxious. How many times have you heard that advice when you’re in the middle of a stress-induced meltdown? The problem, though, is...

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declutter your mind

declutter your mind

Most of us are familiar with the benefits of decluttering our physical space, but what if we could declutter our experiences and thoughts in the same way we do with our clothes? We’re continually...

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living with social anxiety

living with social anxiety

When I said I Had Plans, I Lied. What it's really like to have social anxiety. I don’t feel guilty for declining invitations if I’m sick. So why do I feel ashamed to admit that I’m feeling...

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cannabis and your mental health

cannabis and your mental health

Risks of cannabis use for mental health treatment outweigh benefits. A new study shows evidence of positive outcomes is scarce while symptoms can be exacerbated. The use of cannabis medicines to...

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insomnia: you can beat it

insomnia: you can beat it

When your mind won't switch off at night, sleep becomes a distant dream. Sarah Plater spent over a decade looking for a cure, only to realise that she already had everything she needed. Falling...

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a mental health break from work

a mental health break from work

Should we ask our bosses for a mental health break every few months? In the last month, several celebrities have announced that they are taking a break after an intense working period. Ed Sheer...

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