Tag: Stress

The Science Of Sleep

Sleep is something many of us find hard. In fact, around a third of adults in western countries struggle with sleep at least once a week. Learning about the science of sleep can give us some ideas to try and make sleep come a little easier. Why Do We Need Sleep? There are lots of…

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Skin-Picking And Hair-Pulling: Some Lesser-Known Symptoms Of Anxiety

Skin-Picking And Hair Pulling- Some Lesser-Known Symptoms Of Anxiety

Skin-picking, hair-pulling and other body-focused, repetitive behaviours can all be anxiety-related. They’re far more common than many of us realise, but we often feel shame associated with these behaviours, so we don’t talk about them. Because we all find it so difficult to talk about, it can feel like we’re the only person in the…

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The Difference Between Burnout And Depression

The Difference Between Burnout And Depression

‘Burnout’ is a term that people are becoming increasingly aware of. Many of the symptoms of burnout can be similar to those of depression and vice versa. Some people experience one but not the other, some find that one leads to the other and others experience both at the same time. It can be difficult…

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What Emotional Capacity Is and Why It’s Important

Stress is our body’s normal response to increased physical and emotional pressure. When we’re repeatedly adding to our level of stress, and don’t have anything in place to counterbalance it, those stress levels go up and up until we reach our capacity, our emotional limits – negatively affecting our mental wellbeing. We all have a…

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How Hormones Affect Our Mental Health

How Hormones Affect Our Mental Health

Hormones are smaller than the eye can see, but despite their size, they play a big part in both our mental and physical health. What Are Hormones? Hormones are chemicals which live in our body as part of our endocrine system. They act as chemical messengers, communicating between cells in different parts of our body….

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What Is Agoraphobia?

Some of us leave the house regularly without thinking about it. Others feel some anxiety when going out, especially if we haven’t done so in a while. But at what point does this anxiety tip into agoraphobia? And if we do live with agoraphobia, what could help us to manage it? What Is Agoraphobia? Those…

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Health Anxiety: What It Is And What Might Help?

Many of us worry about our health from time to time and most of us have probably internet-searched a symptom once or twice. But when we have health anxiety, our worries and anxieties around our health can have a significant impact on our life. What Is Health Anxiety? When we live with health anxiety, we…

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A Changing Brain: How Depression Can Alter Our Brain Structure

A Changing Brain: How Depression Can Alter Our Brain Structure

We’ve always known that mental illness and physical illness are intrinsically interlinked and inseparable. As more research is done into depression, researchers are discovering that it can alter our brain structure. It’s hoped that research in this area could lead to better treatment and less stigma. Brain Structure Might Sound Like Science Fiction The thought…

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11 Ways To Reduce Stress

Life can be stressful. Sometimes we feel so stressed that we can’t work out what to do to reduce our stress because our brain is too full to think. At times like these, it can be helpful to have a list of ideas to fall back on. 1. Basic Self-Care Basic self-care is the foundation…

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What Is Dissociation?

What Is Dissociation?

Dissociation can feel very scary, especially when we don’t know what it is we’re experiencing. By learning more about it, we can begin to understand what we’re going through and develop ways to manage it. What Is Dissociation? The dictionary definition of dissociation is ‘the splitting off of a group of mental processes from the…

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