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How sugar affects our mental health

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Nicola Keane | November 4 2016 | | Tags: , , ,
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With Halloween just behind us and Christmas on the way, many of us will find ourselves tempted by sugary treats. We all know that restricting our sugar intake is good for physical health, but what about mental health? Here, we take a look at the effects it has on your brain and the consequences for […]

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Types of Therapy: CBT

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Tess O'Leary | November 1 2016 | | Tags: , ,
Therapy

Therapy involves meeting with a therapist to resolve a range of issues that might include problematic behaviours, beliefs, feelings or relationship issues. This involves collaborative treatment in a supportive environment between a person or group and a neutral, non-judgmental and qualified mental health professional. This professional might be a psychologist, counsellor or psychiatrist. There are […]

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Halloween – Unveiling Your Personal Masks

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Tess O'Leary | October 28 2016 | | Tags:
Personal Masks

Halloween is upon us! It’s a fun time to dress up as someone else and wear a mask to be a different person. However, for some people, it can often feel as though they are wearing personal masks in their everyday lives; their professional masks in work, their social masks with their friends and loved […]

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Healthy Technology Use for Better Sleep

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Nicola Keane | October 25 2016 | | Tags: , ,
Technology at Bedtime

Technology such as mobile phones and tablets have become indispensable tools in the way we live our lives. They help us to work efficiently, to stay in touch with friends and family and to keep up to date on the world around us.  For many of us, they are within reach at all times, including […]

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Psychological Impact of Excessive Exercising

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Nicola Keane | October 21 2016 | | Tags: , ,
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For some of us, it may be hard to find the time to fit in our daily exercise regimen. However, there are some people that find time to exercise no matter what. Although exercise has many benefits, there can be some downfalls associated to excessive exercising. It’s important to make sure you know your limit […]

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Noticing and Preventing Cyber-bullying

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Nicola Keane | October 19 2016 | | Tags: ,
cyber-bullying

Technology has become a big part of everyday life for most people. It has shown great benefits for the world, however often with great benefits come great downfalls. With an increasing number of people on social networking sites, the rate of cyber-bullying has also increased. ‘Cyber-bullying’ is when someone is harassed, threatened or humiliated by […]

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Food – Therapeutic Benefits of Cooking

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Cooking is a basic skill for daily life and can provide many therapeutic benefits. These include stress relief, the ability to plan and organise, enhanced self-esteem and a sense of accomplishment. Culinary therapy is now a form of therapeutic intervention at various mental health clinics. It is a form of treatment for a wide range […]

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Exercise Motivation during Winter

Exercise Motivation

With the winter months looming, we will soon start to see the temperatures plummet and the days becoming shorter. After a long day at work, all you might what to do is go home and cozy up in front of a nice warm fire. However, there is another way to stay warm this winter – […]

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Are You Addicted to Social Media?

Social Media Addiction

How often do you check Snapchat? Instagram? Do you rely solely on Facebook to keep up to date with the lives of distant family and friends? Social media has become a ubiquitous feature of our daily lives . Social networking sites and apps have the potential to greatly enhance our lives in a number of […]

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Living with Alzheimer’s Disease

Living with Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, degenerative brain disorder that mainly affects memory and other important cognitive functions like reasoning, decision-making, and language among others. It is not a normal part of aging, but is the most common form of dementia in older people. Alzheimer’s disease is usually diagnosed after the age of 60. However, symptoms […]

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