Posts in Mental Health
Choosing the right meditation technique for you and your clients

With so many meditation techniques available these days, it can be hard to know which ones are wonderful and which are a waste of your time and money. Some meditations have great marketing, but upon closer examination end up superficial or even compound your problems and postpone your peace. Others may provide temporary relief, but don’t heal the root cause of stress, and again, fall short. Here’s a quick guide for the four things to look out for so you can get the biggest benefits.

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Should one million more Brits take anti-depressants?

Recent statistics show a 108% increase in the use of antidepressants in England during the ten-year period from 2006, with nearly 65 million prescriptions handed out in 2016 alone. A recent article had the headline: 'Antidepressants work, study finds, and a million more British people should take them'. My issue with this article is not against the use of antidepressants. Rather, I have a problem with the headline saying that people 'should' take them…

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The difference between ‘normal’ anxiety and a disorder

Many symptoms that can be defined as an anxiety disorder can actually be experienced by any ‘normal and healthy’ person at some point in their life. For example, if you go through a period when you find it hard to sleep, it doesn’t automatically mean that you have an anxiety disorder. To understand the difference between ‘normal’ anxiety and an actual anxiety disorder, here are some differences…

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