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Trouble Relaxing? Here’s the Answer…Even if You’re Plagued with Stress and Tension

You can’t rid your life of stress. You can perhaps reduce it and learn to better manage it. But in varying degrees, stress is here to stay. Part of dealing with it is looking after your body. It cannot withstand being under pressure for prolonged periods. You know your own body’s telltale signs of too … Read more

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How to Tame Your Anger

You might  be surprised at how common it is to have a problem with anger. Can you relate to any of these? A) You snap with spite. Fiery emotion seems to come out of nowhere like an alien from within. You are fine one moment, possessed the next. And you hate this aspect of yourself. … Read more

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Wish You Could See A Therapy Demonstration In Action?

Don’t you wish you could see a real-life demonstration of therapy? The process of counselling and therapy is hardly an exact science. You can make goals and predictions and work towards them but it isn’t straightforward. Therapy works. But no matter the leaps and bounds in neuroscience over the past couple of decades, it is … Read more

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How People End Up Getting Counselling – 4 Common Triggers

Maybe a friend suggests getting counselling or therapy. In the end though, that’s not usually what makes you go. Or not on its own. Thinking about getting counselling and actually making an appointment are very different things. Weeks, months or years can separate the two. The final triggers that lead people to see a therapist … Read more


The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge – A Book Review and Recommendation

Here is a rare combination – The Brain that Changes Itself is both an international bestseller and a book about neuroscience. It’s successful because Doidge writes about science using compelling human stories. It has broad appeal. It lends itself to dipping in and choosing the chapters that look interesting to you.

3 Quick Response Tools to Help Manage Stress, Anxiety & Strong Emotions

We all experience moments of overwhelming emotion or panic. Some of us, more often than we’d like. And possibly without having any tools ready to help manage such situations. Your heart is racing, you have an urge to yell and swing at someone, to run and hide, or perhaps you feel completely frozen. It is … Read more