Therapy literally changes your mind

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Scientists at the University of Toronto had 14 depressed adults undergo CBT, which teaches patients to view their own thoughts differently – to see a failed date, for instance, not as proof that “I will never be loved” but as a minor thing that didn’t work out. Thirteen other patients received paroxetine (the generic form […]

CBT can sculpt your mind to beat OCD

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Research in the past few years has overthrown the dogma the brain is fixed and cannot change or regenerate. In its place has come the realization that the adult brain retains impressive powers of “neuroplasticity” – the ability to change its structure and function in response to experience. As scientists probe the limits of neuroplasticity, […]

Worried you’re an introvert?

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Be proud of it! Susan Cain’s brilliant talk helps us understand the power of introverts and the value of their approach to life.

Make stress your friend

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Spend less than 15 minutes to listen to Kelly McGonigal show you a life-saving way to rethink your attitude to stress.

Your intuition’s important

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Learn to value it again Take just 10 minutes of your life to watch this wonderful RSA animation ‘The Divided Brain’. Iain McGilchrist explains why re-learning to value intuition and emotional intelligence is so important in today’s society. Maybe Einstein was right about this as well ‘The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the […]

Do you have an inner voice that says ‘you’re not good enough’?

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Find out how shame holds us back from living more creative, fulfilling lives with better relationships. Shame is that inner voice we’re all familiar with, which says ‘you’re not good enough, you’ll fail’. Brene Brown’s 20 minute talk is about living wholeheartedly to combat shame and weaken the link between shame and depression.


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Constant worry is exhausting. Anxiety symptoms often include feeling on edge or fearful eg about your job, money, studies, health, relationships being unable to focus on getting things done experiencing disrupted sleep and feeling irritable physical symptoms (heart palpitations, quick shallow breathing, headaches, appetite changes) You’re not alone. 1 in 4 adults in the UK have […]

Couple issues

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Be better together Nearly all relationships go through difficult phases – it can feel awful. Right now you might find it hard to talk to each other without arguing trust one another make love as much as you used to have fun together You’d be better together if you could for example turn resentment into […]

Panic attacks

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You can beat them A panic attack is frightening – there’s no doubt about it. Symptoms often include physical symptoms (eg heart palpitations, quick shallow breathing, chest tightness, sweating) thinking you’re in danger or something awful will happen thoughts urging you to get out of a place/situation believing a situation is out of your control […]


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What it’s like Depression can feel awful – it usually includes symptoms like these can’t be bothered to do things that used to make you feel happy sleeping too much or even the opposite but – whichever – finding it so difficult to motivate yourself to get up (what’s the point, right?) comfort eating or […]