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Spotlight: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

Uncategorized | Posted by Alannagh Kelly | August 16 2017 |
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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is an effective combination of cognitive behavioural therapy, the mindfulness practice of Zen Buddhism, and the philosophy of dialectics. DBT was developed back in the ’80s by a psychologist, Marsha M. Linehan to treat people with borderline personality disorder (BPD). This therapy was used initially to help treat people experiencing suicidal thoughts, self-harming […]

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Coping with and Managing your Anxiety

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Alannagh Kelly | August 2 2017 |
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It’s safe to say, if you don’t worry or feel nervous now and again, you must not be human!? Feeling anxious is one hundred percent a normal reaction to stressful events and situations. However, when these feelings of dread and worry are unfocused, overwhelming, recurring, and are not directly linked to stressful events, there may […]

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Types of Therapy: Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)

Types of Psychotherapy | Posted by Nicola Keane | July 28 2017 | | Tags: , , , ,
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Compassion focused therapy (CFT) is a relatively new therapeutic approach that was developed by Paul Gilbert. Buddhist psychology has a long tradition of compassion focused approaches which has greatly inspired the development of CFT. The main aims of CFT are to promote mental and emotional healing by encouraging individuals in treatment to be compassionate toward […]

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OCD- What is it, and how can it be managed?

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Nicola Keane | July 14 2017 | | Tags: , , ,
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When you think of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) you may picture someone who constantly washes their hands, or who must have the house perfect at all times. However, there’s a lot more to OCD than you may think. According to The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.; DSM-5) “OCD is characterized by […]

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Brain Health – How You Can Prevent Cognitive Decline

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Nicola Keane | July 7 2017 | | Tags: , , ,
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What is cognition? The word comes from the Latin root cognoscere, which means “to know”.  Cognitive decline is a normal feature of the ageing process. It happens at different times in your life and you may notice it in different ways. Although it is age related for some people, the exact reason for cognitive decline […]

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Are People Born Evil?

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Nicola Keane | June 30 2017 | | Tags:
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The debate of ‘Nurture V’s Nature’ has been going around and around for many years. This debate questions the amount to which certain traits are a product of either inherited (i.e. genetic) or acquired (i.e. learned) characteristics. Nature can be defined as the ‘pre-wiring’ and is influenced by genetic and biological factors. Nurture is commonly […]

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Mindfulness for the Workplace

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Alannagh Kelly | June 23 2017 |
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Work can be a demanding atmosphere. We may have lots of commitments, deadlines and various other pressures. We can often get caught up in the hustle and bustle of work. Before you know it, you find yourself physically tensed up and holding your breath trying to get through the mountains of work you have ahead […]

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Heuristics – How We Make Decisions and Assumptions

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Nicola Keane | June 9 2017 | | Tags: , , ,
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Have you ever stopped to think about how many decisions you actually made today? What should you have for breakfast? What should you wear today? Should you drive or take the bus? Should you exercise or go out for drinks later? We make decisions and judgements every day. If we had to stop and analyse […]

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The Importance of “Time Off”

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Nicola Keane | May 19 2017 | | Tags: , , , ,
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As the summer months are fast approaching, our minds start to wander to the idea of lying by a pool in the glaring sun enjoying some well needed time off work. However, not everyone knows just how important this time off is. Some people feel guilty about taking time off even if they have earned […]

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The Benefits of Volunteering

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Nicola Keane | April 21 2017 | | Tags: , , , ,
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 “To serve others and do good”                                                             Aristotle.  Volunteering with and helping others is a great way to enhance your mood and satisfaction with life. Studies […]

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