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What are the mental health benefits of exercise?

What are the mental health benefits of exercise?

Global depression and anxiety have been on the up and up for a long time. We live in a hyper competitive, hyper comparative world and people are more stressed than ever.

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What are the mental health advantages and disadvantages of divergent thinking?

What are the mental health advantages and disadvantages of divergent thinking?

Divergent thinking involves exploring multiple possible solutions from multiple perspectives in order to generate multiple solutions/answers.

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Are you very critical of yourself and do you have a habit of putting yourself down?

Are you very critical of yourself and do you have a habit of putting yourself down?

These are the mean, insensitive, cruel and derogatory comments, phrases, words or statements that we have internalized from the outside world.

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A look at the Healthy Immigrant Paradox.

A look at the Healthy Immigrant Paradox.

Why are these recently arrived immigrants seemingly more resilient and therefore have better mental health than those who have migrated before them and those who were born and raised in the country?

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A look at the 7 dimensions of wellness.

A look at the 7 dimensions of wellness.

Wellness is the overall experience of health, happiness and prosperity. Wellness involves proactively practicing and maintaining healthy life habits on a daily basis.

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What are Cluster A personality disorders?

What are Cluster A personality disorders?

Cluster A personality disorders refers to a specific group of mental health conditions which are characterised by ‘odd’ or ‘eccentric’ thoughts, feelings or behaviours which often leads to social; awkwardness and social withdrawal.

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What is Dialectical Behaviour Therapy?

What is Dialectical Behaviour Therapy?

DBT teaches clients that their thoughts are ‘normal’ given their condition, and should therefore be ‘accepted’, however they must engage in change if they wish to improve their standard of living and overcome their challenges, stresses and distresses.

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What is a healthy relationship?

What is a healthy relationship?

The third virtual space allows a healthy couple to remain independent whilst also being interdependent. The healthy couple can maintain their individual pursuits/interests and personal identity whilst simultaneously sharing pursuits/interests and having a separate and distinct ‘us’ identity.

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A look at the psychology behind compulsive hoarding.

A look at the psychology behind compulsive hoarding.

Some research has suggested that compulsive hoarding may be the result of deficits in executive functioning. Executive functioning is related to flexible thinking, planning, self-monitoring, self-control, working memory, time management, and organization.

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When does anger become a problem?

When does anger become a problem?

Anger is a typical human emotion and it can be viewed in one of two ways. State vs trait anger.

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Self-compassion vs self-esteem: Which is healthier?

Self-compassion vs self-esteem: Which is healthier?

Self-compassion has all of the mental health benefits of self-esteem without any of the down sides (extreme highs or lows - pathologies).

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Borderline Personality Disorder explained.

Borderline Personality Disorder explained.

BPD is characterized by intense and prolific fluctuations in mood states (emotional lability), anger, insecurity (stemming from poor self-image coupled with severe abandonment anxiety), impulsiveness and self-harm/suicide.

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