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It is no secret that here at Mind Health Development we favour a methodology based on CBT or cognitive behavioural therapy. It might also come as no surprise that we are probably in favour of a big ‘B’ in our CBT as behavioural methods are some of our favourite approaches. But we do enjoy the… Read More

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This is the last part of the three-part article on Risk, Decision Making and Critical Thinking. In the first part I highlighted that in order to make better decisions in all aspects of our life, and especially in times of change and adversity, we need to understand three elements: The nature of risk The processes… Read More

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Introduction In Rick’s last article which was the first of three parts, he highlighted that in order to make better decisions in all aspects of our life, and especially in times of change and adversity, we need to understand three elements: The nature of risk The processes involved in decision making The part that unconscious… Read More

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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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