By Sarah Griffiths 27th June 2022 [This article first appeared on at https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20220624-why-criticism-lasts-longer-than-praise] Most of us are subjected to insults, sarcastic comments or bad feedback in our everyday lives. But we weren’t built to deal with torrents of criticism. As children we are often told that sticks and stones can break bones, but words can … Read more

How to escape your motivational trough when you’re flagging  By Bryan Lufkin  11th February 2021 [Original post can be found here https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20210209-how-to-escape-your-motivational-trough-when-youre-flagging  Your get-up-and-go has tanked as the pandemic has dragged on. But there are ways to kickstart your motivation – even when it seems like you’ve tried everything. Early on, a friend of mine … Read more

Original Article can be found at https://www.psychotherapynetworker.org/magazine/article/1076/when-helping-doesnt-help  When Helping Doesn’t Help: Why Some Clients May Not Want to Change  By David Burns   March/April 2017 As therapists, we want nothing more than to help people who are suffering—help them feel better as soon as possible and help them, after therapy, live more emotionally satisfying lives. But that usually requires … Read more

A great segment on BBC’s Autumn Watch which aired on October 29th 2020. Anecdotally getting ‘out for a walk’ is good for out mental health: this short piece explains the science behind why being outdoors is so good for our mental health. Emma Mitchell guides us through a natural take on wellbeing this Autumn. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08wv7xd

Being the Change I want to See in the World Being the Change I want to See in the World 8th June 2020 by Marie Campion Written by N Be the change that you wish to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi   In recent weeks there has been a lot in the media about injustice and … Read more

[Original article can be found here: https://www.unk.com/blog/3-ways-to-help-your-clients-control-their-emotions/] Plant the seed of self-mastery in your client’s mind and watch them grow Let me share with you a therapy tale I told to an angry, bitter, guilty client: Once there lived an old man who kept all different kinds of animals. But his grandson was particularly intrigued … Read more

by Dr. Kelly Flanagan | Mar 29, 2016 | Artisan Blog [The original post for this article can be found at http://artisanclinical.com/an-open-letter-from-a-therapist-to-his-clients/] Dear Fellow Travelers, I’ll be the first to admit, writing a letter like this is unusual. We’re not supposed to talk in public about what we talk about in private. You’re supposed to … Read more

This article originally appeared in The Irish Times and can be found at http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/health-family/therapy-unlocked-a-guide-to-finding-the-right-therapist-for-you-1.2055346 Therapy unlocked: a guide to finding the right therapist for you Kate Holmquist Last Updated: Friday, January 9, 2015, 17:44 When you have reached that difficult moment of emotional crisis where you’ve decided to reach out to a psychology professional, you … Read more