Author: revelationpsychology

Doing good is good for your mental wellness

Doing good is good for your mental wellness

When last did you volunteer for something – whether at work, at home or at school? In a society that idealises individualism, capitalism and self-promotion, there are some fundamental activities that can get ignored, side-lined or downplayed. One of these is volunteering – an activity that covers a multitude of scenarios and can increase general…

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Mental Health is a ‘whole person’ therapeutic solution

Mental Health is a ‘whole person’ therapeutic solution

If we are to improve our Mental Wellness, we need to start focussing on a perspective that comes from looking at how the whole person engages with themselves and the world around them.  Don’t get me wrong, there is profound benefit in therapy, counselling and using psychological tools to develop greater resilience and a deeper…

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Lack of sleep is directly related to your mood and mental health

Lack of sleep is directly related to your mood and mental health

In 1942 the average adult slept 7.9 hours a night. Now adults average 6.5 hours sleep a night. I do not know at what point in the last 8 decades we decided as a society that ‘powering through’ on as little sleep as possible was either heroic or promotion worthy.  Too often I’ve participated in…

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Follow the Sunshine

Follow the Sunshine

I was talking to a client the other day, who struggles with depression and anxiety (which many of us do at some point or another). They were saying that there are moments when they feel a little like the gloom has lifted and they feel inspired and ready to take things on. They get busy…

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Can Emotional Intelligence improve our relationships?

Can Emotional Intelligence improve our relationships?

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is our ability to recognise the emotions we feel, how we manage our emotions and what behaviour we display as a result of our emotions. It also our ability to recognising others emotions, but in a different way to Social Intelligence(SI).   Although both require an ability to (consciously and subconsciously) understand emotions and body-language…

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Social Intelligence is a greater measure of long-term success than Academic Intelligence

Social Intelligence is a greater measure of long-term success than Academic Intelligence

When was the last time you felt really ‘heard’, as though the person you were talking to was actually listening to you, and what you said really seemed mattered to them? You probably felt strangely connected to them and maybe even commented to someone afterwards how much you liked them (even if they said hardly…

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One brick at a time…

One brick at a time…

I’ve been having a few conversations recently with people who are really struggling with self-doubt and feeling rather overwhelmed by the goals, dream or actions they (sometimes feel they) need to achieve. I have been wondering if our cultural narrative, possibly driven by the expectation that we all need to be successful (the right job,…

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Creativity & logical thinking is not a right / left brain phenomenon

Creativity & logical thinking is not a right / left brain phenomenon

Advances in cognitive neuroscience have overturned previous perceptions of the right brain / left brain theory of creativity and logical thinking. The concept that our society has held onto for many decades – that the left side of our brain is predominantly logical and analytical, while the right side is creative and sensual is incorrect.…

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