The way we think affects how we feel and how we behave. Yet, sometimes these thoughts are self-defeating and we allow them to act as barriers in our lives, making us feel miserable and dictating how we behave. For example, if you think that the friend you saw in the street this morning didn’t greet […]
About choosing a therapeutic model. Over time, a wide range of therapeutic models have been developed either via evidence-based research or anecdotal evidence from clinical experience. Some have become more popular than others, some remain controversial, and others are considered cutting edge. Regardless, this variety can cause confusion as to which model one should choose […]
These biases are the filters through which we experience certain situations and determine our perspective on the subject. If these filters are biased, it is likely that our unhelpful thoughts process information in a way that will lead us to have unpleasant feelings, such as stress, fear or low mood.
The modern norm We grow accustomed to living by ourselves. Becoming independent and strong; emotionally, financially, physically… Providing for ourselves and caring for our own needs.
I enjoy travelling – it makes me feel good. Yet, the feeling goes the moment I step back into my ordinary life and rhythms.
Imagine that the string represents our communication, the way we interact with each other. This will determine the course and future of our coexistence.
Whenever I say to someone that as part of my work I administer neuropsychological assessments, I know from their facial expression that I have lost them by the third syllable! However, I am keen to break down this term and make it accessible so that everyone can understand what it is all about. Therefore, the […]
Feeling stressed? It’s time to breathe! This exercise is quick, very easy and you can do it anywhere you are. Place one hand flat on your stomach and the other flat on your chest. Breathe in through your nose and out from your mouth, as slowly, gently, smoothly and deeply as you can. Just let […]
Time spent commuting on the Tube is my least favourite. In order to cope, I sometimes revert to a childhood obsession – playing Tetris. Recently, I read a research paper claiming that even moderate playing (let’s say half an hour a day for three months) boosts cognitive brain functions such as critical thinking, reasoning and […]
When you are stressed your body may become tense so you can try a simple relaxation technique using your toes to release the tension. – You can either sit upright in a chair or lie on your bed. – Close your eyes. – Take a deep breath in through your nose whilst curling your toes […]