Feel tired even after you’ve had plenty of sleep? Achy and flu-like even when you aren’t sick? Become exhausted after doing normal, everyday activities that most people can do easily? It’s possible you may have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Also known by its more scientific name, Myalgic Encephalopathy (ME), it’s a condition that has become more
It’s estimated that up to fifty per cent of adults identify themselves as ‘shy’. But when does shyness move from a manageable personality trait to a serious mental health issue? “Garden variety” shyness Many people are shy and under confident some of the time and in some situations, but not in all facets of their lives.
Meditation has come a long way in the last few decades. Now practised by business sorts and bohemians alike, it is used in schools, prisons, and major companies. Meditation was even introduced in Parliament here in the UK. But is mediation really suited to be part of psychotherapy? What sort of meditation do psychotherapists use, anyway? And
A counsellor or a psychotherapist – which one do you need? It’s one of the most popular questions asked when people decide to seek therapy. The truth is that it’s rather a grey area when it comes to counselling and psychotherapy in the UK. Whereas in some countries like the United States there is a definite
Most of us suffer anxiety now and then when we feel we have more things to do than time to do it in. But some of us are more obsessed with thoughts of time than others – and it can actually be a sign of a psychological issue that needs dealing with. Here are five statements
A smile comes after we feel happy, and a frown comes after we are sad – or does it? What if it’s sometimes the other way around? Research is increasingly finding that the body and mind are really a two-way street. If this is so, how can you capitalise on the power of body language on the
As its name implies, Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT) brings together theories and practises from both cognitive therapies and psychoanalytic approaches. A time-limited therapy, it is usually offered in courses of between 16 and 24 weekly sessions. The aim of Cognitive analytic therapy is to be an integration of useful, focused techniques that are quickly effective yet