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One hour of exercise a week can prevent depression

One hour of exercise a week can prevent depression

Encouraging research by the Black Dog Institute on how exercise can positively impact your mental health and mood – published October 2017 A landmark study led by the Black Dog Institute has revealed that regular exercise of any intensity can prevent future depression – and just one hour can help. Published today in the American Journal of Psychiatry, the results show…

Is social media causing childhood depression?

Is social media causing childhood depression?

An intriguing article published by the BBC exploring how social media is impacting our youth – by Jane Wakefield Rangan Chatterjee is a GP and says he has seen plenty of evidence of the link between mental ill-health in youngsters and their use of social media. One 16 year-old boy was referred to him after he self-harmed and ended up…

Love Is Good Therapy: The Gift of Being Loved by Your Therapist

Love Is Good Therapy: The Gift of Being Loved by Your Therapist

An interesting article on the relationship between client and therapist – by Alex Afram (GoodTherapy.Org) People come to psychotherapy because they want to feel better. A big part of a therapist’s ability to help a person feel better lies in their taking a loving stance toward that person. This stance starts with a therapist’s understanding that it takes courage for…

Mindful Self-Compassion

Mindful Self-Compassion

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Feel free to download the following meditations for your personal use. They are intended to guide you through the first phase of mindful self-compassion training. The meditations are primarily instructional in nature and briefer than most meditation sessions. Please use the downloads until you understand the practices and can practice on your own. MSC Core Meditations Affectionate…

Self-Compassion IT!!!

Self-Compassion IT!!!

Healing through self-compassion “Mindful Self-Compassion is the foundation of emotional healing – being aware in the present moment when we’re struggling with feelings of inadequacy, despair, confusion and other forms of stress(mindfulness), and responding with kindness and understanding(self-compassion). It also means holding difficult emotions- fear, anger, sadness and shame, and self-doubt in loving awareness leading to greater ease and well-being…