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Colour Me Calm

Contrary to what you may think, the art of colouring in is not just something for those under the age of ten to do, it is fast becoming the latest craze amongst stressed and anxious adults. Every day we look for ways to escape our strict deadlines and fully packed schedules in order to recapture […]

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Good Mood Food

It is commonly accepted that our diet has an effect on our physical health. Media and social media are constantly bombarding us with the latest diets we need to try in order to get our bodies in the ‘perfect’ shape. Less talked about, however, is the effect our diet has on our mental health. While […]

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Summer Sunshine

With the summer season finally here, you have good reason to be optimistic about the coming months. With summer, comes improved mood, the hottest and longest days of the year, and more opportunities to enjoy the beauty of nature and pursue outdoor activities. In addition, summer is the time where most of us think about […]

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These Little Town Blues, Are Melting Away…

The science says that music can give us the same happy hit as a class A drug… If so, how can we be best use music to melt those little town blues? Before I became a psychologist I sang jazz. For ten years I witnessed the seemingly magical effect that music can have over people, […]

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In Praise of Fractions

We all have areas of our lives we would like to see change. For example we may wish to feel more confident, to worry less, or to cope with pressure in ways which are better for us in the long run. Because we are troubled by something not being as we would like, we tend […]

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Spring Light – The march Hare Is Not Really That Mad

Often individuals who present at our clinic during February state that the winter seems long, optimism is waning and they are frustrated with the futility of their jobs or relationships. Overall, there is a lack of optimism. When the clocks go back in October we know that the evenings will get shorter and the days […]

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Give Up The Resolutions

The end of December and the beginning of January is a time when we reflect on the previous year and look to the future for the New Year. We try to balance what we have accomplished with what we haven’t achieved and make plans accordingly. This can be about dreaming, making plans and set goals […]

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What’s Love Got to do With It?

“Oh God. valentine’s Day tomorrow. Why? Why? Why is (the) entire world geared to make people not involved in romance feel stupid when everyone knows romance does not work anyway. Look at (the) Royal Family. Look at Mum and Dad.” ― Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones’s Diary   We can fall head over heels in love […]

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Sleep Tight

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Sleep is a vital indicator of overall health and well-being. Getting enough sleep is important not only because it makes us feel truly rested and ready to work, but also because it leads to a better overall mood, healthier skin, clearer vision, and better memory. Even though many of us know how essential is to […]

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What Determines Happiness?

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We all want to be happy and free from troubles. It seems like the core of our being is to seek and hopefully finally reach the Holy Grail of happiness. The big question is how do we go about it? How do we become happy? Sonja Lyubomirsky sheds light on the most important determinants of […]

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