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Three Common Misconceptions About Anxiety

Stigma marks a person as ‘different’. The World Health Organisation defines stigma as “a mark of shame, disgrace or disapproval which results in an individual being rejected, discriminated against, and excluded from participating in a number of different areas of society.” Unfortunately, stigma often arises when people who don’t have a full understanding of someone [...]

3 Common Myths About Positive Psychology

In my work with schools, I’m finding more and more interest arising in the area of Positive Psychology and its offshoot Positive Education.   And as the interest around these grow, so do some of the more common misconceptions.   I’ve found some teachers to be a little cynical, and why wouldn’t we be? After [...]