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Unwanted unacceptable thoughts: most people have them and we should talk about them

Imagine you’re lying in bed when a sack of cocaine falls from a plane, crashes through your roof and lands next to you. You call the police who come round and arrest you for possession. This would be ridiculous. You are not responsible for things that fall into your house. Now imagine you’re lying in [...]

By |2019-03-04T17:35:45+11:00March 4th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

7 Ways To Tell If Your Racing Thoughts Might Actually Be A Mental Health Issue

It happens to the best of us: an inability to concentrate at work, panic in traffic, or thoughts that are too scattered or busy to let us fall asleep. But for others, constant racing thoughts can become an uncomfortable, but consistent, part of everyday life. And mental health professionals want people to know the difference. [...]

Inner Voices: How Your Internal Dialogue Helps You Make Sense Of The World

Pixabay Images Many of us go about our days with an inner commentary running through our heads. We'll ask ourselves if we have time for another coffee on the way to work in the morning. Or remind ourselves that we need to call our mother before the end of the week. These voices [...]

By |2016-07-11T10:57:06+10:00July 11th, 2016|Categories: Science & Research|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Power Of Positive Thinking Skews Mindfulness Studies

Credit: Lucy Nicholson/REUTERS There’s a little too much wishful thinking about mindfulness, and it is skewing how researchers report their studies of the technique. Researchers at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, analysed 124 published trials of mindfulness as a mental-health treatment, and found that scientists reported positive findings 60% more often than is [...]

Finding Psychological Insights through Social Media

Social media has opened up a new digital world for psychology research. Four researchers will be discussing new methods of language analysis, and how social media can be leveraged to study personality, mental and physical health, and cross-cultural differences. The speakers will be presenting their research during the symposium "Finding Psychological Signal in a Billion [...]

Depression Impairs Working Memory: Negative Thoughts Leave You with ‘No Room to Think’

Negative thoughts crowd your mind, making you feel as though you’re spiraling into an unescapable hole. When you’re depressed, you constantly feel like you’re trapped and there’s no way out. This may be because depression can control your mind and mood to the point that it will leave you with little room to think of [...]

The Nocebo Effect: Can Our Thoughts Kill Us?

The flipside of the placebo effect, the nocebo effect is where we experience negative symptoms because we expect them. Our minds are more powerful than most of us realise. The placebo effect accounts for as much as one third of symptom relief in sick people, according to the American Cancer Society. When we believe we will [...]

Acts of kindness can make you happier

Sonja Lyubomirsky, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Riverside, has studied happiness for more than 20 years. She and others know that positive activities boost positive emotions, thoughts and behavior, in turn improving well-being. via Acts of kindness can make you happier.

How bullying leads to suicide

The key to helping those who express suicidal thoughts is to ask two questions: • How are you going to do it? • When are you going to do it? If distressed people have a method and a time for suicide planned, they are in immediate danger via Psychotherapist explains how bullying leads to suicide [...]

By |2013-04-21T23:23:48+10:00April 21st, 2013|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Look out for ANTs!

Of late, more and more schools are asking me to work with their students as well as their staff. My most popular workshop at the moment is Learning to Bounce where we explore resilience. Resilience is generally accepted to mean the ability to bounce back after adversity. However, inspired by the words of Dr Sue [...]