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How to Help OCD

How to Help OCD

OCD afflicts many people in many different forms and to a greater or lesser extent, but when starts to take over and affects those around the person afflicted it’s perhaps time to do something about it. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder can be physical habits or obsessive thought patterns, with the latter being more common but probably less observed and just as intrusive in one’s life. You can cure OCD, but not by focusing on the issue, a desensitisation approach is outdated, traumatic, not necessary and doesn’t work for thought OCDs, allowing the symptoms to fade away is a much less painful solution and easier to do than you think.

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What the way you view other people reveals about you

What the way you view other people reveals about you

Your view of the world around you and in particular your opinions about other people reveal a lot more about you than it does them. What can other people tell about you and does your unconscious body language push people away and suggest you are untrustworthy or does it shout friendly, warm and welcoming. Watch the video to learn how you think influences people around you.

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Why you gain weight when you have depression

Why you gain weight when you have depression

Do you gain weight because you’re depressed or are you depressed because you’ve gained weight. They are linked, some people call it emotional eating, but there is more to it than that and understanding the mechanisms behind weight and anxiety and depression will help you to regain control

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The secret psychology of recovering from Anxiety and Depression

The secret psychology of recovering from Anxiety and Depression

For years we’ve been trained to mentally exam what is wrong, when is it at it’s worst, how bad are things, what are all your painful (emotional or physical) symptoms. Where that is necessary to help the doctor diagnose and prescribe medication, it is not necessary to aid recovery from anxiety and/or depression.

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Top Ten Most Effective Strategies to Help Anxiety & Depression

Top Ten Most Effective Strategies to Help Anxiety & Depression

If you have anxiety and/or depression you will know how irritating it is when someone just tells you to ‘think more positively’. What you need are practical things you can do and strategies that will relieve the symptoms and actually help. Here is a top 10 countdown of the most useful things you can do.

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5 Ways To Fight Depression Without Drugs

5 Ways To Fight Depression Without Drugs

There are many ways that you can fight back against depression without taking any prescription medication. There exists several natural alternatives which have been long shown to positively influence your mental health. Here are 5 ways that you can fight depression without drugs

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Distorted Thinking Series Part 1 : Cognitive Biases

Distorted Thinking Series Part 1 : Cognitive Biases

Distorted Thinking Series Part 1 : Cognitive Biases Author - Emma Triplett This week kicks off a new series of posts centred around the subject of distorted thinking.  Anxiety and depression disorders can develop from various forms of distorted thinking and once these...

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You’ve got the same amount of time as Beyonce

You’ve got the same amount of time as Beyonce

  You've Got The Same Amount Of Time As Beyoncé Author - Emma Triplett When you know you should be doing something that is good for one of the easiest and most convenient excuses not to is ‘I haven’t got time’ I know I’m guilty of using it on a multitude of...

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The Secret Ingredient of Happiness

The Secret Ingredient of Happiness

So many questions surround how to obtain ‘happiness’ it’s no wonder the state of being we call ‘happy’ remains elusive for some, but happy is something everyone can become regardless of the events or circumstances in you life, past, present or future when you understand this one secret ingredient and how to produce it.

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Split personalities – do we all have them and which one should we listen to?

Split personalities – do we all have them and which one should we listen to?

Do you ever feel like you’re having an argument with yourself in your own head? Or you’re behaving in a way that just isn’t you and you don’t understand why? Maybe it’s because you do have two different parts of your brain wrestling for control, just like the metaphorical Angel on one shoulder and the devil on the other you see in cartoons.

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Are you your own worst enemy?

Are you your own worst enemy?

Lets suppose there was someone in your life that you would call an enemy, how do you think they would behave? I expect it’s not very nice, not the behaviour of someone you would want in your life and you certainly wouldn’t call them a friend, would you? But are you doing these unkind things to yourself? Do you realise you’re doing it? Or perhaps most importantly of all, do you realise that you don’t have to and that you can change your thought processes?

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