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World Mental Health Day Psychological First Aid (PFA)

World Mental Health Psychological First Aid

World Mental Health Day Psychological First Aid: World Mental Health Day is an annual event. It seeks to raise awareness of mental health issues across the globe and mobilise efforts in support of mental health. This year’s theme is Psychological First Aid (PFA). What is Psychological First Aid: Also known as Psycho-social First Aid, PFA […]

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Sexual Anxiety

Sexual Anxiety

It is amazing how the human mind tends to ruminate and find reasons and explanations for just about anything. At times, when we make decisions, doubt creeps in and the brain would look for ways to prove that our decisions could be wrong. This can result to anxiety, which may either be helpful or disruptive. […]

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Lifelong Learning

Meaningful Life | Posted by Alannagh Kelly | June 22 2016 | | Tags: , , , , , ,

“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.” – Kofi Annan   When we think about education and learning, it may bring back memories of school and stuffy lecture halls. That one teacher who always seemed to pick on you and the classes where it […]

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Letting Loose with Mindfulness Practice

“Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; live the actual moment. Only this moment is life.” – Thich Nhat Hanh   What were you thinking about as you took your shower today? Were you fully aware […]

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Finding Your Flow

“The best moments in our lives are not the passive, receptive, relaxing times… The best moments usually occur when a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile.” Csikszentmihalyi, 1990   Traditionally, psychology has concentrated on mental illness and other psychological problems. Positive psychology […]

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Colour Me Calm

Meaningful Life | Posted by Alannagh Kelly | June 22 2016 | | Tags: , , , , , ,

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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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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Mindfulness meditation

Everyday Psychology | Posted by BrandX Admin | May 26 2016 | | Tags: , , , , , ,
Mindful Scenic Picture

Mindfulness is basically the act of being aware of your current experience, and encapsulates practices that promote our awareness of the moment. Its practice emanates from that of Buddhist monks who used such techniques. One can be mindful doing a multitude of activities, but common ways of cultivating the practice are through yoga and mindfulness […]

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