Realistic Expectations and the “I’m not being listened to!” Paradox

Often I work with people who are feeling very stressed at work and one of their biggest complaints is “I’m not being listened to!” We live in a world where we have much higher expectations of work; we expect to be consulted on any and every decision in work that will affect us or our… Read More

Eating Disorders from a personal perspective

Undoubtedly, we will have readers and members of our website who may have very real issues with eating disorders. None of our regular team has personal experience of these so we are pleased today to feature a piece written by Sophie Boulton. Sophie is a promising young psychologist who has experienced her own psychological issues.… Read More

Considerably richer than yow! The pros and cons of comparisons

Vanity is a pretty unattractive characteristic and we’ve probably all come across smug individuals who have a superiority complex that manifests itself in a way that only allows them to feel better about themselves if they can make negative comparisons with others. Hence the reference in the title of this article to the catch phrase… Read More

Exercise and Stress – Can exercising reduce stress and improve mood?

Whenever we ask people what activities or groups of activities improve the mood we invariably get a consensus that exercise is very beneficial. It seems that almost as many people feel that exercises is just as good for mental health as it is for physical health. But is it true? Superficially we can quickly suggest,… Read More

Thinking Errors – Part 3

In the first part of this series we began identifying what thinking errors are and how they affect us. In the previous article we explored further, three classic thinking errors, how we can be easily troubled them, blow things all out of proportion and drive our anxiety higher and higher. Here, we will take a… Read More