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Introduction It seems that now more than ever we experience change and adversity. Evidence seems to back up the change part of this equation although adversity might not be as bad as we often perceive it to be. Whatever the case may be, a solid understanding of managing and working with risk, improving our decision… Read More

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Our resident psychologist, Dr Rick Norris has been at it again, putting his thoughts down for our perusal. Thanks Rick. Aims of this article: Explore the psychological benefits of religion Learn the Serenity prayer Identify the key concepts It might seem an odd title for a blog – not quite as snappy as Woody Allen’s… Read More

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So often we address the issue of balance in life here on our blog and the only things we are sure about is that not one size fits all and we could never answer the question fully in one post alone. The article below is based on a few thoughts by our resident psychologist, Dr… Read More

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  Aims of this article: Help you to develop a broader understanding of winter mood issues Learn how to feel better this winter Reduce concern over your mood in subsequent winters Make ‘sticky’ New Years resolutions Is mood seasonal? People often ask me whether my clinical work as a psychologist is seasonal and I’ve noticed… Read More

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One of the most enduring children’s stories of all time is Aesop’s fable of the Tortoise and the Hare. The story concerns a Hare who ridicules a slow-moving Tortoise. Tired of the Hare’s arrogant behaviour, the Tortoise challenges him to a race. The Hare soon leaves the Tortoise behind and, confident of winning, takes a nap midway through… Read More

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In the previous article about the power of written goals I provided a little dialogue on whether there is actually any evidence to support the idea that writing goals down makes it more likely that we will achieve those goals. Having acknowledged the famous, but fictional, studies at Yale and Harvard, we were still able… Read More

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Many years ago I read about a study at Harvard University conducted between 1979 and 1989. Graduates of the MBA program were asked “Have you set clear written goals for your future and made plans to accomplish them?” The results of that question were: 3% had written goals and plans 13% had goals but not… Read More

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Loss will affect all of us at some stage in our life. We will inevitably have to face up to the death of a close relative who we loved. We may experience similar emotions over the loss of a relationship with someone who has not died but is no longer in our lives. Both scenarios… Read More

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Time Management used to be a popular subject for writers and presenters especially in the 1990s when it seemed to be in its heyday. I don’t hear so many people discussing it these days but it’s as relevant as it ever was, if not more so largely because of technology. Technology is a double-edged sword,… Read More

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