What is a neuropsychological assessment?
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 […]
What Tetris taught me about life
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 […]
Relaxation technique: Toes exercise
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 […]
What psychological techniques can do for us?
At times we all struggle with something: negative thoughts, fears, urge for social withdrawal, difficulties with sleep, challenging relationships with others… The list can go on.. Psychological techniques can act as the missing piece in how we can deal with our challenges more effectively. Not all will work for us, but one or a combination […]
Love? We are defined (and exist) by the undefinable
An enigma across disciplines remains unsolved – from poets to philosophers and neuroscientists. Indescribable. Intangible. Now, that might be what makes it magic! Someone once said, “I love you but I don’t know what love is” and I found it the most honest self-deception I have ever heard. How can people claim words that are […]
In my clinical work, I have the privilege to travel into the human soul where at times I see its darkest shades or pure beauty. Somehow.. both injured. In my blog I will be sharing with you what they taught me and in this way their personal torments will serve a whole new purpose.. that.. […]
What does “Psychology” mean?
Psyche in Greek means soul but encapsulates within it the notion of mind and spirit. The suffix -ology means the “study of”. These two together give birth to “Psychology” meaning the study of the mind. Simple.. beautiful.