It’s true we all experience negative thoughts when life gets challenging and we feel overwhelmed. But perhaps the thoughts that do the most damage aren’t the big despairing ones, but the constant stream of negative thoughts you might be having on a daily basis without even realising it. But they are just thoughts, what’s the
What is an addictive relationship? An addictive relationship has the same hallmark as any other addiction. It is an experience that is increasingly unstable, where you start to lose sight of who you are and stop taking care of yourself in favour of what you are addicted to – in this case, another person and
As babies, we laugh even before we talk. But why do we laugh? And what affect does laughter have on our brains, and our mental and psychological health? Why you laugh The assumption might be that laughter is about things being funny. But only 10% of laughter is about jokes. Instead, laughter seems to be
Most of us, barring a lucky few who drop off no matter what, tend to experience stress-induced sleeplessness at some point in our lives. But when do sleep problems go from a normal experience to a sign you should be concerned? [Not quite sure what a sleep problem is? Read our comprehensive Guide to Sleep Problems].
Meditation, once seen as an ancient esoteric practise, is now increasingly used by psychotherapists and counsellors to help their clients regulate moods and become more aware of their thoughts and feelings. The subject of extensive research over the last fews decades, mindfulness meditation is now seen as an evidence- based practise (proven by research to
Constant difficulty relating to others can leave you feeling alienated, frustrated, and overwhelmed by loneliness, and is often a contributing factor for depression. If understanding people is something you struggle with, what can you do to to make seeing how others think and feel easier? 10 Ways to Start Understanding Others More 1. Expect it to take time and energy.
Why is it that so many adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) don’t seek support but instead go undiagnosed? See if any of the below misunderstandings about adult ADHD, also known as ADD, are stopping you getting the help you deserve. (And do read our connected article, Adult ADHD – Are You Suffering From It?)