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The nature of prejudice

The nature of prejudice

We have all been unfairly judged in our life, and let’s not pretend we haven’t made uninformed judgements ourselves. Although we know that prejudice doesn’t match our personality we still tend to have some negative thoughts or feelings toward...

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Relaxation techniques 2/2

Relaxation techniques 2/2

In my first blog I explained some abdominal breathing techniques. In this blog I will explain Progressive Muscle Relaxation techniques, which I often recommend (McKay et al, 2007). Progressive Muscle Relaxation techniques are simply about tensing...

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Hoarding

Hoarding

Hoarding is the act of collecting things that may not have much use or value to most people. People who are considered to be hoarders collect many items on a daily basis which then create a lot of clutter. Hoarders might be aware of this clutter...

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Sexual Trauma

Sexual Trauma

Sexual trauma can be one event or a series of events that escalate over time. It can involve rape, sexual harassment, inappropriate touching and being pressured/coerced to perform and engage in sexual activity that you do not wish to engage in...

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Sex and Consent

Sex and Consent

Consent is an agreement between individuals to engage in sexual activities. Sexual consent can at times be a grey area because it involves verbal and non-verbal communication about what we want sexually. It needs to be given freely and is ongoing...

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CBT 2/2

CBT 2/2

Sometimes as we process our thoughts, we corner ourselves cognitively where we think negatively about ourselves. This is usually done as a coping mechanism in order to avoid anxiety provoking situations. I usually like to compare this to horse...

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CBT Part 1/2

CBT Part 1/2

  CBT is one of the most researched forms of psychotherapy, mainly due to its efficiency in helping with symptoms of depression and anxiety. What does it stand for? CBT stands for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Its basic premise stems from the...

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