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Pandemic Flux Syndrome

Pandemic Flux Syndrome

What is Pandemic Lux Syndrome? Amy Cuddy Ph.D coined the ‘Pandemic Lux Syndrome’ to synthesise a non-clinical term describing a mix of feelings associated with changes to life and lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Pandemic Lux Syndrome is defined as ‘Blunted...

Disenfranchised Grief and Fatigue

Disenfranchised Grief and Fatigue

Disenfranchised Grief and Fatigue Disclaimer: This is a blog written for information only. If you are not feeling like yourself or are struggling with various emotional highs and lows it is a good idea to check in with your GP or a mental health professional. Since...

Making a psychologist appointment

Making a psychologist appointment

For many people making the decision or being advised to seek psychological counselling can be difficult. Many people often comment that the hardest part was making the first appointment. There may be worry and anxiety about picking up the phone and making a booking,...

Taking Care – Five Ways to Manage Stress During Covid-19

Taking Care – Five Ways to Manage Stress During Covid-19

Looking after our selves at this time is really important. Stress has increased for many during the COVID-19 pandemic, as it is a time where “normal” life has changed. The living landscape can be unfamiliar. People are getting tired, the lock down has been going on...

Loneliness and Social Distance

Loneliness and Social Distance

We need other beings. The feeling of loneliness is powerful and can be emotionally painful and can affect people in many ways. The idea behind loneliness is that is draws us back to others to reduce the pain. The areas of the brain that deal with social exclusion are...

Harnessing Wellness with self-care

Harnessing Wellness with self-care

Self-care, the focus on daily habits matters Self-care are the things we should do regularly to support our mental and emotional health. Self-care isn’t something you do every once in a while. It is a way of life. It is what you do consistently to prevent getting...

Harnessing Wellness with Humour

Harnessing Wellness with Humour

Right now in a world with pandemics, racism and greed, we need humour, kindness and laughter. Humour helps build resilience and facilitates emotional, intellectual, social and physical wellness. Have you ever tried not to smile when someone is being funny or have you...

Harnessing Wellness by Quieting the Inner Critic

Harnessing Wellness by Quieting the Inner Critic

In your quiet moments alone, do you find that you have a small voice in the back of your mind? One that tells you that you’re not good enough or can’t achieve your goals. Your inner critic is key to limiting your potential, and your ability to move past this coping...

Harnessing Wellness by Building Resilience

Harnessing Wellness by Building Resilience

At various points in your life, you’re bound to face adversity. Whether it’s following the death of a loved one, mental illness, financial hardship, the unexpected illness of a friend or another heartbreaking tragedy, once sure-fire way to find strength is through...

5 Ways Grief & Loss Can Affect Your Health

5 Ways Grief & Loss Can Affect Your Health

What is grief? The feelings of grief can be caused by a loss of something or someone valuable to you. The pain of loss can feel overwhelming and can affect your life in ways you might not have thought. Everyone copes with loss differently, and how you grieve may...

How To Change Negative Thoughts Into Positive Thoughts

How To Change Negative Thoughts Into Positive Thoughts

Negative thinking, sometimes called the Inner Critic, is something that we can all go through during our lifetime. Whether out thoughts pop up in reaction to a bad incident, interpersonal issue or the result of anxiety or depression, negative thoughts can quickly...

Seven Signs You’re Suffering From Stress

Seven Signs You’re Suffering From Stress

There will be times when your life seems to be going a million miles an hour. You might be having a difficult time at work or at home, feel very busy, overwhelmed and can’t seem to relax.  A little stress is normal, it can be used to motivate us, but there are times...

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