How you can grow from pain; Post traumatic growth. Experiencing pain can be really hard however it is something that is inevitable as we all experience pain some time in our life. Pain, suffering, heartache, disappointment is a part of the human experience. When confronted by these challenging experiences it can be hard to see
You have the choice to control emotions after 90 seconds…. The 90 second concept for emotions was developed by Neuroscientist Dr Jill Bolte Taylor and describes when we experience an emotion like anger, sadness, anxiety or worry a chemical (cortisol) is released by the brain and the chemical surges throughout the body which creates a
Smiling is something we do when we experience joy and happiness, but some people say they find it hard to smile because they have nothing to smile about. When life stressors get the better of us, there are scientific reasons why you should still smile to help you deal with your challenges because even if
10 Recommended Apps for mental health issues like anxiety, depression and stress more… Given that most people have a mobile phone or atleast has access to a mobile phone, it is good to use this technology as another tool to benefit and aid your mental health. Below is a list of free apps that include
The word meditation is often associated with some type of religious practice, but meditation is so much more than this and everyone is able to experience the benefits. To put it simply, meditation practice is defined by the Medical dictionary, is a practice of concentration focus upon a sound, object, visualization, the breath, movement, or
It is common for people to associate Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), previously known as ADD as effecting children however even if you weren’t diagnosed with ADHD as a child, ADHD can affect people in their adulthood. If you are constantly late, disorganised, forgetful, trouble concentrating, staying focused or overwhelmed from your responsibilities and you
Journaling has been described as a “voyage of the interior” because it gives us a way of expressing ourselves and takes away some of the mental pressures of the mind. When writing we use the left side of the brain which governs logical thinking (analytical and rational), whilst the left brain is occupied this frees
Relying on our ‘gut instincts’ is a familiar saying but recent research is suggesting there may be some truth to this. The state of our gut affects how we are feeling and thinking as the gut has an intimate relationship with the brain which is why the gut is also known as the ‘second brain’.
When thinking about grief it common to associate grief to the loss of a loved one, but grief can be experienced at other times such as: Divorce or relationship breakup Loss of health Losing a job Loss of finances A miscarriage Retirement Death of a pet Loss of hopes and dreams A loved one’s serious
When we experience unhelpful emotions like depression or anxiety it is often followed by unhelpful thoughts. There is usually a theme to these unhelpful thoughts and we call them unhelpful thinking styles. Unhelpful thoughts are usually an automatic reaction to something but if they happen on an ongoing basis, they can sometimes cause us distress.
Anger is a natural emotion that we all experience from time to time (especially the toddler throwing a tantrum at the shops). But what is anger and how to do we manage such a big emotion that can have destructive consequences. Experts say that anger has evolved as a way of surviving and protecting ourselves
Bullying has been around since time immemorial but although Cyber bullying is a more recent issue, the problem is on the rise and affecting children world wide. There is no downtime for children as the bullying doesn’t stop once they go home as it continues online. Children are tormented and left with the effects of
With below-average rainfall across New South Wales, central Queensland, the north-west of Victoria and into South Australia the hardship of Australia’s current drought effects farmers both physically and psychologically. With the long duration of the drought is understandable that farmers are experiencing stress, sadness, helplessness, anxiety and being pushed to their limits. Although, we can’t control our
Introduction When we aren’t feeling well the last thing we feel like doing is anything and we lack motivation. But if we go out and do something pleasurable, the truth is that we feel better after doing it. So the question is how do we get the motivation to do something? Our mind and body
Living your life with gratitude means choosing to focus your time and attention on what you appreciate. When life’s stressors confront us, we always tend to look at the negatives and forget the positives. Having some gratitude during these tough times can help us view situations with a more balanced outlook on life. Gratitude studies