how to recognise depression

How to recognise depression

How to Recognise Depression Depression is not like an infection that appears rapidly with very visible symptoms.  It is a progressive mental illness that builds up over time.  Its lack of outward physical symptoms can make it very difficult to diagnose, and many sufferers will ignore feelings the internal symptoms out of stoicism, or fear.How

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Low self-esteem hiding away

Building self-esteem

Everyone has opinions about the type of person you are. These opinions are at the heart of self-esteem and affect how you value yourself. Beliefs about yourself can change in your life as a result of experiences and circumstances and a low self- esteem will result in negative beliefs meaning you may focus too much on your

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domestic violence

Emotional abuse

Domestic abuse We are all used to thinking in terms of domestic violence and we all know the images that go along with it – bruised and battered faces, and excuses about walking into cupboard doors. But as horrifying as physical violence is, there is another, more subtle form of abuse which can be just

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are you empathic

Are you empathic?

Most of us like to think we are capable of empathising with people at least to some extent.  But while we often feel for others, is it genuine empathy or sympathy that we are experiencing? What is empathy? Sympathy is acknowledging that the other person is going through a hard time and help is usually

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traumatic stress

Traumatic stress

The traditional image of traumatic stress is in relation to soldiers returning from a war-zone.  In fact this troubling condition can result from exposure to any deeply disturbing event, such as a serious road accident, a violent personal assault, a hostage situation, terrorist attack or experience of a natural disaster. Finding ways to cope with

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pilates for stress management

Pilates for stress management

Joseph Pilates famously described his innovative exercise method as being, “the complete co-ordination of the body, mind and spirit.”Pilates for stress management is a perfect way to relax and learn more about your mind and body.  Modern life can be stressful and we all go through stages of feeling it to at least some degree. 

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