The difference between Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

The term ‘narcissism’ tends to be overworked these days and is often used to describe someone who is self-centred or ‘obnoxious’ but it’s important to remember there is a difference between someone having narcissist tendencies and someone who has a pathological diagnosis of Narcissistic Personality disorder (NPD). So when does a ‘self-centred’ and obnoxious’ person

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What are personality disorders and what are the symptoms?

Personality disorders are diagnosed in 40–60% of psychiatric patients, making them the most frequent of psychiatric diagnoses. So what are personality disorders? Personality disorders are a class of mental disorders characterised by patterns of behaviour, cognition and inner experience that are evident in almost all aspects of a person’s life. Those diagnosed with a personality

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Practicing for Self-Compassion

In the previous blog I talked about self-compassion, what it is and why it’s so important.  If self-compassion isn’t something you regularly do or know how to do, then keep reading because in this blog I will give you some tips on how to practice self-compassion and make it apart of your life. Forgiveness; Do

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What is self-compassion and why is it such a hard thing to do?

The concept of self-compassion sounds easy enough, but for some people it’s difficult to do.  Most people have heard of the saying “you are your own worst critique” meaning it’s easier to find a minute mistake in our achievements, career, study, relationships, appearance, body image or financial status rather than compliment ourselves for an achievement. 

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Neuroplasticity and overcoming the effects of childhood trauma with mindfulness…

According to the National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence, 60% of adults have experienced trauma in their childhood. Experiencing childhood trauma affects people emotionally and the long-term effects can develop into disorders such as; depression, anxiety, suicidal behaviours, Post-traumatic stress disorder, anti-social behaviour, Borderline personality and dissociative disorders.   However, experiencing childhood trauma

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Beat bullying in the workplace…

Bullying is a common occurrence in the workplace and can lead to mental health concerns, stress, and low productivity at work.  It’s important to take appropriate steps to handle bullying at work to support your well-being. What is bullying. Workplace bullying is verbal, physical, social or psychological abuse by your employer (or manager), another person

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