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Menopause and Mental Health – Is it Wreaking Havoc With Your Moods?

by Andrea Blundell Around 35 or over, and  feeling a mess lately? Anxious, depressed, all over the place? The menopause and mental health connection is worth learning.  Menopause and mental health After generations of women suffering in silence, menopause is finally in the spotlight.  It’s now clear that menopause can affect mental wellbeing. And that your...

What is Aphantasia? And Does it Affect Mental Health?

Often wondered how other people seem to ‘daydream’ and visualise things in their heads? When you just draw a blank? You might have aphantasia. The definition of aphantasia So what is aphantasia?  The majority of people have some capacity to conjure visuals in their mind, even if some are naturally better at it than others....

Are Good Intentions Enough?

by Andrea Blundell “The road to hell is paved with good intentions,” according to an unknown proverb. Would psychologists beg to differ?  The meaning of intention What are we really talking about when we talk about our intentions? It  refers to the reasons we do things. Of course our  meaning for taking an action (intention),...

Dream Therapy – Is it Still Used by Psychotherapists?

Do therapists still ask about dreams? Can you find dream therapy if you feel your dreams or nightmares are telling you things? The history of dreams and psychotherapy The world of modern Western psychotherapy largely began with Freud and ‘psychoanalysis’ . And Freud relied on dreams in his work with patients. His friend turned enemy...