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Tips for Managing Stress in 2015

Even before thinking about strategies for managing stress, the most important first step is to accurately recognize the signs of the stress response and to identify the situations that give rise to it. Having done this, there are several general strategies that you may find useful: 1 Find an outlet for frustrations. This can be [...]

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On why being kind to others is good for your mental health and well-being

How do we explain why several men risked their lives to save the lives of 100 dogs trapped in burning inferno that was once Manchester Dogs Home and the sympathetic response  of thousands of other people contributing an astonishing one million pounds. We regularly make donations to a variety of charities, give blood to help [...]

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Featured on the ChrissyB show

On the 16th of April I was interviewed for the ChrissyB Show, about how horses can improve your personal insight. My interview starts at 13.47 in the video below. Tweet This Post

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Exam stress

Exam stress is a very common problem. Sitting exams will put most people under pressure and the pressure is likely to increase for those individuals who feel it is particularly important to perform well. It’s important to remember that a moderate amount of pressure is a motivating factor in helping individuals to perform better than [...]

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Are you a mind-reader?

There is a general assumption that if the word psychology appears somewhere in your job title then you must be able to read other people’s minds.  The typical exchange goes something like this, ‘Oh so you’re a psychologist…(pause… lowers eyes, shuffles feet, leans ever so slightly away)… so you know what I’m thinking’.   I may [...]

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