Are you a perfectionist? Perfectionism is on the rise.. so let's see how it impacts us..

Are you a perfectionist? Perfectionism is on the rise.. so let's see how it impacts us..

Are you a perfectionist? Do you think it helps you motivate yourself to aim high and make a concerted effort to do your best when facing challenges? The process of pouring your heart into accomplishing something that pushes against your limits and is both challenging and rewarding feels good. This is especially true, when you let go of a perfectionistic need to "win-at-all-costs" in order to feel extrinsically validated and worthy.  

On the flip side, too much...

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Anniversaries - are they happy or sad? The silent dates in your calendar that can bring back the past..

Anniversaries - are they happy or sad? The silent dates in your calendar that can bring back the past..

The anniversary effect is when people who have experienced very emotional (traumatic) events experience an increase of troubling memories of the event or events on or around the anniversary of them happening.

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Freedom from our perfect self / The dark side of 'positive thinking'

Freedom from our perfect self / The dark side of 'positive thinking'

Over many years of working with people, it became obvious to me that in the process of ‘becoming’ we think we need to be perfect. What do I mean by this?  We become addicted to perfecting ourselves, to carving out a ‘front’ that would be admired by all around us. And this then destroys us if we are not careful.

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The difference between anxiety and panic attacks and how to spot it

The difference between anxiety and panic attacks and how to spot it

Anxiety should be given more attention in mental health research because it is more common than we think, says a global study of the disorder. Scientists from the University of Cambridge said young people under 35...

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Worrying research points to a crisis situation - quarter of 14-year-old girls 'have signs of depression'

Worrying research points to a crisis situation - quarter of 14-year-old girls 'have signs of depression'

A quarter of girls and nearly one in 10 boys show signs of depression at the age of 14, say UK researchers. The government-funded study of over 10,000 young people looked at how many experienced the signs of depression not a clinical diagnosis of one.

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Parenting in real life...

Parenting in real life...

Before becoming parents, we all have a view of how we will raise our children, what we will do and won’t ever do in situations, and how we will shape their little lives, so they can be happy, healthy and can live a fulfilling life they desire. Then something happens...

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The M1 Television Channel interviewed us about a neuroscience based therapy that helps tackling stress and more

The M1 Television Channel interviewed us about a neuroscience based therapy that helps tackling stress and more

The Hungarian M1 Television Channel interviewed us about the neuroscience based Havening Therapy, which is used to reduce stress & anxiety and successfully transforms and 'normalises' stressful life events and related memories.

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The Cambridge News interviewed us about body confidence issues

The Cambridge News interviewed us about body confidence issues

Sadly, growing number of children and young people face 'body confidence issues'. 

New research by the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) has found that almost a third of nursery and school staff said they had heard a child label themselves fat and 10% said they had heard a child say they felt ugly. 

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Yoga - the surprising benefits revealed

Yoga - the surprising benefits revealed

A recent review of the literature in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice suggests that yoga may change brain waves as well as structure. A group of researchers analysed fifteen studies examining the effects of yoga on brain waves as well as structural changes in brain activation following participating in yoga postures (asana), breathing exercises (pranayama), and meditation-based yoga. 

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