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The benefits of humour and laughter

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Tess O'Leary | April 7 2017 | | Tags: , , , , ,
Laughter

Ever heard the old saying “laughter is the best medicine”? Have you ever stopped to think about just how true that really is? Over the years, research has shown the numerous benefits one can reap from simply laughing. Many of the health benefits of laughter may simply result from the social support that laughter ignites. […]

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Mental Health Benefits of Pets

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Tess O'Leary | March 31 2017 | | Tags: , ,
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Pets are a big responsibility and can place great demands on their owner’s time, finances and lifestyle. But if you ask many pet owners, they will tell you without any hesitation that their pet is worth all of these burdens. What exactly is it that makes having a pet so rewarding? One theory is that […]

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Seasonal | Posted by Nicola Keane | March 16 2017 | | Tags:
St. Patricks Day

All the team here in Imagine Health would like to wish everyone a safe and happy St. Patrick’s day and an enjoyable long weekend!

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Types of Therapy: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Types of Psychotherapy | Posted by Tess O'Leary | March 3 2017 | | Tags: , ,
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For many people, the word ‘psychotherapy’ conjures up images of the client, lying on a long couch, professing their inner-most secrets and conflicts to a note-taking therapist. In reality, most modern psychotherapy sessions look nothing like this. So where did this picture come from? One of the earliest forms of psychotherapy, based on the theory […]

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Mental Health Benefits of Gardening

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Tess O'Leary | February 17 2017 | | Tags: , , , , ,
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I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in tune once more — John Burroughs Spring is here! What better way to welcome the spring by getting active in your garden! Some of you may already be avid gardeners, whilst others would never have dreamed of tending to the […]

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Love’s Effect on the Brain

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Nicola Keane | February 10 2017 | | Tags: , , , , ,
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Anybody who has ever experienced the early stages of a romance will recognise the symptoms that can accompany those first few dates – ‘butterflies’ in the stomach, a racing heart, sweaty palms, temporary blindness to the other person’s annoying habits (which become much more obvious later in the relationship!). What is it about love that […]

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World Cancer Day: How to Support Someone with Cancer

Seasonal | Posted by Nicola Keane | February 3 2017 | | Tags: , ,
World Cancer Day

If a friend or family member has recently been diagnosed with cancer, you may be feeling overwhelmed and uncertain about how you can help to support them through this difficult time. There are many things you can do to help, whether the person you care about is a family member, friend, colleague or neighbour. How […]

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Emotions Behind Impulsive Spending

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Nicola Keane | January 27 2017 | | Tags: , ,
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January is often a month that we find ourselves scrimping for every cent to see us through the month. Now that January is coming to an end it means pay-day is here and we can all sigh a breath of relief! However, it’s important to be mindful of our spending habits now that we have […]

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Living A Simple Life – The Journey to Minimalism

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Nicola Keane | January 20 2017 | | Tags: , , , ,
Mininalism

Everyone has a different idea of what a simple life means for them. For some, it means removing all but the necessary, avoiding the chaos, and using your time wisely to do what’s important to you. It can mean getting rid of the many things that take up your time so you can spend time […]

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Very Superstitious… The Psychology Behind Superstition

Seasonal | Posted by Tess O'Leary | January 13 2017 | | Tags: , , ,
Superstition

With the arrival of another Friday the 13th, you may be feeling a little uneasy today. As with black cats, lone magpies and broken mirrors, many of us associate this day with increased misfortune and accidents. These omens of bad luck and superstition – and the sometimes bizarre things we do to combat them – […]

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