Willingness | 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 and relaxing your muscles.

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Willingness | Relaxation techniques 1/2

Relaxation techniques 1/2

When our nervous system is overwhelmed by stress, chemicals in our body prepare us to ‘fight or flight’. Typical features of a ‘fight or flight’ response are: fast breathing, tensed muscles, increase in blood pressure, and a faster heartbeat. Those

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Willingness | 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

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Willingness | 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

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Willingness | Postnatal depression

Postnatal depression

Welcoming a new baby is a big life event. It’s common and natural to experience various emotions after giving birth. Many new parents have a lot of questions, uncertainties and expectations about their new role. However, if this life event

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Willingness | 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

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Willingness | Reflecting on your own behaviour

Reflecting on your own behaviour

Sometimes we come home after a tiring day, and tend to react our stress at our partner. But when you think of it, wouldn’t it be nicer to come home and be able to relax and have a great time,

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Willingness | 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 blinkers,

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