ABC’s of Active Listening: What Are They And How Can We Use Them?

Have you ever been having a conversation with someone about something you considered important, and you could just tell that they weren’t paying attention/interested? I’m sure we’ve all experienced this at some point or another in our lives, and it can leave us feeling ignored, invalid and invisible. I for one have experienced this manyContinue reading “ABC’s of Active Listening: What Are They And How Can We Use Them?”

Cinema Therapy: Family, Loss and Disney’s Lilo and Stitch (2003)

For this Cinematherapy article, I knew I wanted to focus on an animated family film in honour of Children’s Mental Health Week earlier this month, but felt myself feeling pretty stumped over which movie(s) to start with. In the end, I decided to go with the Walt Disney Animation Studio film: Lilo and Stitch (2002).Continue reading “Cinema Therapy: Family, Loss and Disney’s Lilo and Stitch (2003)”

What is Confidentiality and Why is it Something You Should Learn to Practice?

Be it in a medical setting or everyday conversation, confidentiality is something we each expect to a certain extent. However, not many people actually give any thought as to what confidentiality means to them, and why it is valuable. In this post we will discuss why confidentiality is important, how to practice it healthily andContinue reading “What is Confidentiality and Why is it Something You Should Learn to Practice?”

Therapy: Back to Basics

What is therapy? What different types are there? How can it help? For those of us suffering from a mental illness such as anxiety or depression, there seem to be a handful of recommendations in order to go about coping with or recovering from these issues. One particular method that has been of great useContinue reading “Therapy: Back to Basics”

Birthday Blues: What are They and How to Prevent Them

Most of us have seen the classic birthday trope in TV & Film. You have everyone forget all day, and then as you walk into a dark room later in the day all of your friends and family jump out from the shadows and yell ‘Surprise!’. Unfortunately, it’s very rare that this image translates toContinue reading “Birthday Blues: What are They and How to Prevent Them”

Setting Boundaries and Saying No

Selfish is a word that is loaded with negative connotations, but there isn’t enough focus on the positives of putting yourself first. It can be a bad thing if you are constantly selfish and show no regard for the others around you, but in the same vein it can also be a negative if youContinue reading “Setting Boundaries and Saying No”

Mental Health and Stress During Covid-19: Coping in a global pandemic

Looking back to the start of 2020 and the new decade, I imagine close to none of us could have predicted the way this year has gone. Global lockdowns, tens of thousands of deaths and many changes for everybody’s day to day routines. Covid-19 has not been an easy adjustment for anyone. With all ofContinue reading “Mental Health and Stress During Covid-19: Coping in a global pandemic”

Self-Care and its Benefits: Back to Basics

How many times has someone told you to take care or look after yourself for you to respond with something along the lines of ‘thank you, you too’? It happens more than we think but its very rare that we actually break down what is being said. To look after yourself or take care mayContinue reading “Self-Care and its Benefits: Back to Basics”

Depression: Back to Basics

If you search for a definition of depression, one of the first results will read ‘feelings of severe despondency and dejection.’ To lay it out in the simplest way possible, depression is a severe feeling of sadness. Although the main issue with this is that depression isn’t that simple, so the definition shouldn’t be either.Continue reading “Depression: Back to Basics”

Anxiety: Back to Basics

Anxiety is an extremely common emotion, and most likely has been felt by every person at some point in their lives, and usually this feeling is nothing to be overly concerned about. However, it is when this feeling of anxiety lingers and grows that it becomes a concern and issue in our lives. Generalised AnxietyContinue reading “Anxiety: Back to Basics”

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