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What is Attachment Disorder?

Struggle in relationships, and worried you have an attachment disorder? It’s actually a controversial phrase and diagnosis. What is attachment disorder? ‘Attachment disorder’ is not an official mental health diagnosis. Instead, it’s an umbrella term sometimes used to refer to emotional and behavioural issues in adults, particularly with relating, that link back to lack of...

Accepting What Is – Is It Really a Good Idea?

by Andrea Blundell Does your life always have a conflict or two on the go? Constantly dreaming of being somewhere else? Or fighting your way forward? Accepting what is could be a tool you need. What is acceptance? In psychology, acceptance is closely linked to allowing, and to the present moment. What is happening right...

Emotional Regulation Skills – How Not to Be at the Mercy of Your Feelings

Do your emotions see you acting out before you can stop yourself? Known for being impulsive, or even volatile? Emotional regulation skills don’t come naturally for everyone, but can be learned.  What is emotional self-regulation? In our previous article, ‘Emotional Self-Regulation – Struggle to Stay Calm?”, we explained how it’s your ability to monitor and...

Emotional Self Regulation – What is it All About?

Act before you think? Say things only to regret all? Explode your emotions onto others despite promising not to? Your issue might be emotional self-regulation. What is emotional self regulation? Emotional self-regulation is psychology speak for an ability to control your emotional responses in an acceptable and productive way. You know how to take charge...

What is Conversion Disorder?

Have you been very ill of late? But doctors can’t find a known cause? A doctor or psychiatrist might give you a diagnosis of ‘conversion disorder’. What is conversion disorder? Conversion disorder involves having a physical illness that medical tests can’t find the cause of. And in some cases it’s quite a serious set of...

How to Help a Friend with Anxiety

by Andrea Blundell Your friend is so worked up over something, you worry they are about to have a panic attack. How can you help a friend with anxiety? How to recognise anxiety Stress is a logical response to overwhelm. Your friend or loved one will have a reason for their stress. Their boss has...

What is Selective Mutism?

Does your child stop talking entirely in certain environments? Have teachers mentioned there might be an issue? Or do you yourself struggle to speak in some situations and suffer because of it? It might be selective mutism. What is selective mutism? Selective mutism means that in certain environments, or around certain people, you experience a...