Sleep tips

So many of us can have difficulty sleeping. But how do I help myself fall asleep? What can I do to stop myself waking up in the night? What can I do to avoid disrupted sleep? Here are some tips that are widely recognised as the best ‘sleep hygiene tips’ by doctors, psychologists and therapists, […]

Different Therapy Types

There are so many different types of therapies, but what do they each do? Here I’ve written a comprehensive (but not exhaustive) list of the different kinds of therapies on offer, what the different therapies treat, how they work and what to expect from each therapy.  If I’ve missed one, then let me know and […]

Worry Time

Do you find yourself spending a vast amount of your time worrying? Do you spend too much time worrying? Do you worry about a huge variety of things, from ‘what will happen if?’ scenarios, to very real situations, to your health, to your family’s safety, to money, to work, to your appearance? Do you worry […]

Fatigue & Concentration Tips

Neurons (the cells which make up our brain) are like other cells – they are living with their own metabolism.  They need oxygen and glucose to work and survive and when they’ve been working hard (thinking, concentrating, remembering, coping) they experience fatigue. When our neurons are fatigued, we will feel it too, our brain will […]

Motivation – the theory

Attempts to define motivation are varied, but it can be understood as a dynamic state which drives us to act and behave in a particular way. Here we will detail and critically analyse the principal theories of motivation to understand, in more depth, this complex concept. If we think of a human, stripped back to […]