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Feeling Useless – Why it Happens and How to Feel You Matter

by Andrea M. Darcy Feeling useless can feel even worse than feeling hopeless. Hopelessness means things feel beyond our control, but uselessness has us pointing the finger directly at ourselves. We deem ourselves as not good enough to have any effect at all… and it’s a dangerous game for our psychological and emotional wellbeing. Why...

What is Expressive Arts Therapy and Can it Help You?

Heard of expressive arts therapy? But assumed it couldn’t be a serious form of psychotherapy? Think again. It’s a recognised and recommended intervention that requires no previous experience with creativity or art, and is suitable for all ages. What is expressive arts therapy? Expressive arts therapy uses creativity to treat mental health issues, emotional problems,...

Hobbies and Mental Health – How To Benefit From Free Time

by Victoria Stokes In recent years, hobbies have somewhat fallen out of favour,  replaced by more passive endeavours like watching TV and scrolling social media. But are we missing out on the benefits of hobbies for mental health? In a nutshell, yes. If you tell yourself you have no time for hobbies, you are overlooking...

What is Gender Dysphoria ?

Feel like there is a mismatch between the body you are in and the person you actually are? And wonder, “What is gender dysphoria, and does it apply to me?”. What is gender? When we are born we are attributed a sex of ‘male’ or ‘female’, depending on our visible sexual organs.  Gender is different...

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....