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The Golem effect and its potential impact on narcissism and other mental health conditions.
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The Golem effect and its potential impact on narcissism and other mental health conditions.

The Golem effect occurs when superiors, supervisors or authority figures anticipate low performance from those ‘below’ them.

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Unlearning anxiety.
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Unlearning anxiety.

Cognitive distortions are deemed ‘unhelpful’ because they are exactly that…UNHELPFUL.

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Defeat and entrapment theory, mental health and abusive relationships.
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Defeat and entrapment theory, mental health and abusive relationships.

If anyone is experiencing domestic or intimate partner violence, please do not hesitate to seek professional help.

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How well do you know your intimate partner?
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How well do you know your intimate partner?

A lot of intimate partner conflict arises simply because the couple don’t know or understand enough about each other.

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Building self-compassion.
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Building self-compassion.

Self-compassion is the antidote to self-criticism and self-hatred.

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A look at the stages of grief model.
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A look at the stages of grief model.

Loss is an inevitable part of life and we all respond to loss differently depending on our beliefs, values, social expectations, religions, cultures, etc.

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A look at 8 strategies you can use to help you to reduce negative thoughts and negative emotions.
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A look at 8 strategies you can use to help you to reduce negative thoughts and negative emotions.

The aim therefore is to achieve equality between thoughts and emotions because once they are equal, they are no longer seen as special and they return back to their arbitrary state.

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Understanding the true and false self.
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Understanding the true and false self.

The true self is often referred to by many terms such as ‘authentic self’, ‘original self’ or vulnerable self’. Likewise, the false self is referred to by terms such as ‘fake self’, ‘idealized self’ or ‘superficial self’.

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A look at 5 different therapeutic approaches and how each different approach can be used to treat negative thoughts and anxiety.
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Will all trauma lead to a diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?
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Will all trauma lead to a diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Trauma exists independently of ptsd and can be classified prior to, and separate from, the diagnostic criteria stipulated by the DSM-5.

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Understanding anxiety.
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Understanding anxiety.

The second lesson is… the choices, thoughts, feelings, etc that we make in the NOW can and will supersede whatever has occurred in the past.

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How does parentification lead to reverse abandonment anxiety?
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How does parentification lead to reverse abandonment anxiety?

Rather than experiencing anxiety that they themselves will be abandoned by their parent (or others), they experience anxiety about THEM abandoning their parent (or others).

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