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Rumination: What it is and how to deal with it

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Tess O'Leary | December 13 2016 | | Tags: , , , ,

Self-reflection has been shown to be good for your mental health, by learning from your mistakes and past experiences. However, there is a difference between healthy reflection and damaging rumination. Reflection becomes an issue when these thoughts turn negative and continue to replay repeatedly like a broken record. Dwelling and obsessing over situations and events […]

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Coping with Financial Stress at Christmas

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Nicola Keane | December 1 2016 |

Christmas can be a source of stress for many of us, for lots of different reasons. Increasing demands on our finances can be a big stress inducer. It can seem as though the moment the Halloween decorations have been taken down, we find ourselves surrounded by advertisements and messages pressuring us to start spending – […]

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Family Conflict over the Christmas Holidays

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Nicola Keane | December 1 2016 |

With the festive period fast approaching, many people will be getting ready for all the celebrations and spending time with people you don’t get to see often. For some, spending time with family brings happiness and serenity, however for others, not so much. Sadly, you might need to start practising your conflict resolution skills this […]

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Maintaining a Long-Term Relationship

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Tess O'Leary | November 25 2016 | | Tags: , , ,

People often wonder, what is the secret to maintaining a long-term relationship? Most people want to settle down with the “right” person for the rest of their lives but, in reality, maintaining a long-term relationship takes a lot of work and compromise. So, what’s the guiding principle to maintaining a long-term healthy relationship? Have a […]

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Setting Boundaries in the Workplace

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Tess O'Leary | November 22 2016 | | Tags: , , , ,

“Whatever you are willing to put up with, is exactly what you will have.” – Anonymous Establishing boundaries between you and your work colleagues is vital for you to ensure your wellbeing and sense of respect. A boundary is a limit or a space that you put between yourself and another person. Boundaries can be […]

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Dealing with Conflict in the Workplace

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Nicola Keane | November 18 2016 | | Tags: , , ,

Conflict in the workplace is inevitable and can come in many different forms. It may be that two employees don’t get on; workplace teams rival against each other; or an employee might have a grievance issue with a manager. So how can you manage this conflict? To prevent the conflict issue from getting worse, it […]

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Types of Therapy: Solution-Focused

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Tess O'Leary | November 15 2016 | | Tags: ,

Developed in the late 1970s, Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) involves focusing on solution-building rather than problem-solving. It is future-focused, goal-directed and has been shown to be effective in a variety of settings. Central to the SFT therapy session is helping the client to develop and achieve their own vision of solutions to their problems. A […]

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Warning Signs of Emotional Abuse

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Nicola Keane | November 8 2016 | | Tags: , , ,
Emotional Abuse

Everyone has arguments or disagrees with their partner from time to time. However, if these disagreements begin to form a consistent pattern in your life, then it may be a sign of emotional abuse. Emotional abuse (also known as psychological abuse/violence) is often characterised by a person exposing another person to behaviour that may result […]

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How sugar affects our mental health

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Nicola Keane | November 4 2016 | | Tags: , , ,

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 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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