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What is Resilience and Grit?

What is Resilience and Grit?

Resilience & grit are the current Mental Health buzzwords thrown together in a sentence to describe good character traits one needs to have to resist negative mental health. By their being bound together in this way, they seem to have morphed into synonyms (having the same meaning) rather than being seen as synonymous (closely associated)…

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A key to any successful therapy is the Therapeutic Relationship

A key to any successful therapy is the Therapeutic Relationship

We are, as human beings, relationally driven. We are designed to live in communities that include our family, friends and associates. These relationships can be both frustrating and liberating, can cause us a lot of emotional damage or can bring us profound emotional healing. However relationships affect us, they are core to what makes us…well,…

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The 50 shades of mental health

The 50 shades of mental health

Mental Health is not a black and white condition that consists of either having ‘good mental health’ or a ‘mental health issue’. Every minute of every day we all find ourselves at various places on the mental health spectrum, dealing with things life throws at us in bespoke, circumstantial ways. Sometimes we work through or…

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Your ‘subjective felt age’ may have a greater impact on your health than your biological age

Your ‘subjective felt age’ may have a greater impact on your health than your biological age

Research studies conducted over the past decade seem to indicate that those who subjectively feel younger than their actual age, tend to experience better physical health and mental wellbeing in addition to a lower risk of depression and dementia. It seems to go without saying that the younger you feel, the more likely you are…

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