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True about a lamp in a #disneymovie and also true about YOU. #Aladdin #beyourbest
We are here to offer psychological encouragement and support for all of those who reach out to us seeking help :) mental health is as important as physical health #psychology #psychologists #psychologistsofinstagram #helpingothers #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mentalhealthawareness
PsycInsight of the Day Just spent the day attending a workshop here in Christchurch New Zealand by Martin Dorahy on Treatments for Complex Traumatic Stress disorders. This was such a well presented, relevant and valuable workshop. I feel lucky to have been able to attend #psychology #psychologists #psychologistsofinstagram #psycinsightnz #psychologist #therapy #psychologicaltreatment #professionaldevelopment #ptsd #workshop
✨”How do you survive a tsunami of grief? By being willing to experience it without resistance.” @elizabeth_gilbert_writer 📸: @nbptliving • • • The only way through something is to go through it. Grief is no different. We must experience it in all of its rawness and pain and the wave of grief will eventually pass. We can grieve the death of a loved one, the loss of a relationship, the loss of a job, the loss of a sense of self. And sometimes all together. The waves may come back but you will get through them. 🌊🌟 • • • #clinicalpsychology #psychologist #psychologistsofinstagram #mentalhealthprofessionals #qualifiedtherapists #licensedtherapist #womeninbusiness #positivepsychology #mentalhealthovereverydamnthing #wellnesswarrior #wellandgood #selfcare #nourishyourself #growth #mindbodysoul #healthymind #liveinspired #therapyquotes #mentalhealth #psychologyquotes #griefandloss #tedtalk #grievingprocess
Don’t judge a book by its cover - also applies to humans. #wellnesswednesday
People often confuse the idea of self care with being selfish, but the two are very different. Self care is not necessarily “me first”, but is “me too “, putting yourself on the same footing as you put others. Valuing yourself and your needs as much as you do others. #value #selfcare #selfworth #notmefirstbutmetoo #newarkpsychologist #psychologist #clinician #newark #lincs #notts #psychologistsofinstagram #therapy #psychology #flourishnewark #flourish #sweetpeas #homegrown
Mindfulness helps us develop the skill in being able to observe, or step back from other aspects of our experience. I use the chessboard as a metaphor to explain this in therapy. . . The pieces are our thoughts, feelings and physical sensations, and we can have all different ones at once. But the chessboard, whilst still in contact with the pieces, doesn’t get involved in the battle/game - just like the observing part of ourselves that can notice and name our thoughts and feelings as they are happening. . . . #metaphor #acceptanceandcommitmenttherapy #therapy #thoughts #feelings #copingskills #mindfulness #chess #wellness #wellbeing #psychologistsofinstagram #clinicalpsychology #instadaily
I am joining the #VerifyHealthcare campaign created by @austinchiangmd. This campaign aims to ensure that you are getting evidence-based information from trained and qualified professionals. I wanted to reach more people from a #psychologist perspective, and knew that Instagram was a growing source of where people go to get mental and physical health information. As a registered clinical and health psychologist, I am committed to being forthcoming about my qualifications. Here are my qualifications: Undergraduate Degree: Brock University PhD Degree in Clinical Psychology: University of Ottawa Clinical Psychology Resident: The Ottawa Hospital Registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario Work in private practice at the Centre for Interpersonal Relationships #CFIR Clinical focus: couples, professional women and mothers, managing stress and wellness Published over 10 scholarly articles on #couplestherapy #EFT #attachment #optimalsexuality #HIV #cancer Co-author of two book chapters Provide community presentations and workshops for patients, physicians and family health teams, and corporations. #trustyoursource #emotionalwellness #psychologistsofinstagram #mentalhealth #healthcare #613 #worldmentalhealthday2018 #therapists #transparency
#tuesdaytip - time to BLOOM 🌸
We get caught up in the little things huh? Really hard to not get in your own head about life's little stressers... even though when you can actually muster up some perspective, these are things that won't matter a week from now. After all... If you’re healthy - you’re winning. If you have a home to live in - you’re winning. If you have people who love you & would call a search party for you - you’re winning. You’re winning. Shake off the bad juju babe. It’s nothing compared to all the good you got going on. Sorry to be so right about everything, but you know it's true! ... #manifest #gratitude #badjuju #thankfulness #iamworthy #createyourreality #theuniversehasyourback #shineyourlight #knowyourself #createalifeyoulove #trustthejourney #soulwisdom #manifestyourdreams #peacewithin #selfhelp #selfcare #therapy #therapist #counselling #holistichealth #anxiety #emotionalwellness #emotionalhealth #mentalwellness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #askforhelp #bettertogether #psychologistsofinstagram #loveyourself
Testing day for this little fella in camo🤣 he insisted on wearing this today, so we went with it! ⠀⠀ I ABSOLUTELY love the psychologist that is testing him. I’ve only met her for 30 minutes and my heart is just at peace. Plus, there’s already been a sign that this is exactly where God wanted us today... #godthing ⠀⠀ Prayers for my little man as we begin this next journey of finding out what’s best for him & how his brain works! 🙌🏻 #testingandassessment #psychologistsofinstagram #findinganswers #momsofboys
✨”To heal, you have to get to the root of the wound and kiss it all the way up.” -Rupi Kaur 📸: @rare_succulent • • • • The fortunate and unfortunate thing about healing is that you need to get to the root, the ground zero of the wound. Therapy offers you an opportunity to find that underlying root wound and start to gently allow it to heal. But first you need to acknowledge it, face it, realize you’ve survived this far and keep going. Taking the step to ask for help or to gently kiss your own wounds is so brave. And you WILL be rewarded for it with the process of healing. 😌🌟 • • •#clinicalpsychology #psychologist #psychologistsofinstagram #mentalhealthprofessionals #qualifiedtherapists #licensedtherapist #womeninbusiness #positivepsychology #mentalhealthovereverydamnthing #wellnesswarrior #wellandgood #selfcare #nourishyourself #growth #mindbodysoul #healthymind #liveinspired #therapyquotes #mentalhealth #psychologyquotes
Sometimes all you need is a new perspective 🌉 #mondaymotivations - you got this 💪🏾
Times can be tough. Circumstances can be out of our control. Sometimes we can’t be there to make the change we wish we could make. But that doesn’t mean we’re not doing an incredible job, that we’re not making a difference 💛 Double tap if you relate 😊⠀ When your work consists of helping others, reminding yourself of the skills and strategies you share so generously with others is vital for your wellbeing 🙏🏼 ⠀ Excited to be speaking this week at the Mid North Coast Health District Conference for health care professionals. We’ll be exploring practical ways in how to employ wellbeing strategies that buffer against the effects of stress in trauma settings 💛🙏🏼 An absolute privilege to share current theories on resilience and compassion in the workplace, and learn from these experienced clinicians on what drives their meaningful work 🙌🏼 Got a message of gratitude for our doctors and nurses? Leave it in the comments below or send us a DM. We’ll be sure to pass it on 🙏🏼💛 .⠀ .⠀ #workplacewellbeing #teachersofinstagram #psychologistsofinstagram #conference #positivepsychology #mindfulness #wellbeingbloggers #speakersaustralia #positiveeducation #growth #beatyourbest #selfcare #selfcompassion #wellbeingworkhops #thrive #mentalhealth #mantra #meditation #play #workplacewellbeing #companyculture #anxiety #meaningfulconversations #ptsdawareness #compassionfatigue
Mondays suck for this. The inner bully... we all have one. When you’re feeling emotionally vulnerable (ahem, Monday morning), it’s like you’ve ingested some kind of evil bully that’s determined to knock you when you’re down. Learning to block out the yells of I'M SO F*CKING UGLY & USELESS is really, really hard. But the following laughing/mocking method will snap you out of it: Instead of arguing back to the inner bully (which is very tiring), instead let the name-calling & the insults wash over you. When you feel an onslaught start to happen, for every bullying thought you hear, laugh out loud over the top and announce “That’s so stupid” or "In your dreams you little fucker" or "I've never heard so much bullshit, look at me!" in your most mocking tone. Acting like the bad thought is just a silly one (which it is), will disarm its voice completely. Over time you'll be able to disassociate with it using this method, just be patient & do the work. You got this 🚀🚀🚀 ... #emotional #bullying #tears #pain #sad #emotionalintelligence #selfaware #innerwisdom #authenticself #mindfulness #positivepsychology #soulwork #selfawareness #emotions #feelings #selfhelp #selfcare #therapy #therapist #counselling #holistichealth #anxiety #emotionalwellness #emotionalhealth #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #askforhelp #bettertogether #psychologistsofinstagram #loveyourself
Come take a seat on my couch… 🛋 For those who missed the last post (on 22/9 - picture of a couch), this is a new little series where I talk about psychotherapeutic approaches and what it is like to be a clinical psychologist in private practice. . I thought I would continue with discussing Schema Therapy as this is my absolute favourite approach and something I have invested my professional development time in. This year I went to the ISST Schema Therapy Conference in Amsterdam. It was incredible! . For most people, I work with the over-active schema that is causing them the most issues. Going with the example of the ABANDONMENT schema; the belief that people will always leave them in the end. Should this schema be active, you will have three ways of “dealing” with it, in maladaptive ways. Surrender, avoidance or over-compensation (my favourite). I will explain these three with examples. . Surrender: to accept that “people will always leave in the end”. The schema is accepted in its pure form, and this can manifest for the client as testing the relationship, clingy behaviour, jealousy and checking phones. The client is always prepared for what they consider to be the inevitable and they inadvertently introduce behaviours that often result in their partners being smothered, which can result in them leaving. Almost a self-fulfilling prophecy. . Avoidance: to avoid situations where this schema would be activated in the first place, such as the classic “commitment-phobe” who never settles down or connects emotionally; or dulling the schema activation should it occur using drugs or alcohol, dissociation, or self harming behaviours (these often have dual purposes though, such as regulating emotions or self-punishment). . Over-compensation: the good old “I will leave them before they leave me”. The client that gets into relationships, sometimes good ones, however is prone to fleeing at the first sign of any conflict for fear this is the demise of the relationship. . . . . . . . #schematherapy #corebeliefs #psychologist #clinicalpsychologist #psychology #drsharlene #freudscouch #therapycouch #psychotherapy #psychology #psychologistsofinstagram #psychologistlife
Marry your dreams , remain comitted to your goals and success will be your child. While we are busy chasing our dreams we need to appreciate & enjoy every moment we have now. Every circumstance we have , good or bad we will look back at as a memory from our amazing journey. Its time to get this week started and conquer some goals. Keep calm & get this week moving on. 🧢: @official_capshatstees 👚👖: @mrpfashion 💆‍♀️💄: @thewondertwins.vlog
For many, the thought of failing is incredibly frightening. We hold ourselves back, tell ourselves we’re not good enough, and let anxiety and fear take over. What if you let yourself fail? To really fail? And fail over and over and over again? Would it be hard? Absolutely. But what else might you gain from something that is really really hard? The quote above is originally from Samuel Becket, and it is the title of Pema Chödrön’s book. Here is one of my favourite quotes from Pema Chödrön — 'So what I’m saying is: fail. Then fail again, and then maybe you start to work with some of the things I’m saying. And when it happens again, when things don’t work out, you fail better. In other words, you are able to work with the feeling of failure instead of shoving it under the rug, blaming it on somebody else, coming up with a negative self-image—all of those futile strategies.' Read the article here: https://www.lionsroar.com/how-to-move-forward-once-youve-hit-bottom/ And check out the book ‘Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better: Advice for leaning into the unknown by Pema Chödrön #psychologist #psychologistsofinstagram #emotionalwellness #mentalhealth #getconnected #selfcare #ottawapsychologist #yow #613 #womeninbusiness #failagain #failagainfailbetter #pemachodron #mindfulness
✨ Change is hard. It takes daily practice, it takes being uncomfortable and it takes courage. Feeling discomfort when difficult emotions come up, or pushing yourself out of your comfort zone is perfectly “normal” and is a sign of progress. It’s a sign that you are doing the work! Keep doing the uncomfortable work, it’s so important. You deserve to feel better 💕💪🏻 • • • #clinicalpsychology #psychologist #psychologistsofinstagram #mentalhealthprofessionals #qualifiedtherapists #licensedtherapist #womeninbusiness #positivepsychology #mentalhealthovereverydamnthing #wellnesswarrior #wellandgood #selfcare #nourishyourself #growth #mindbodysoul #healthymind #liveinspired #therapyquotes #mentalhealth #psychologyquotes
PsycInsight for the Day Our thoughts are very powerful so it's important to ensure yours are in line with reality..... #psychology #psychologistsofinstagram #psycinsightnz #psychologist #positivemindset #insight #selfawareness #growth #therapy #therapysession #wisewords
Research shows that mind wandering leads to unhappiness. Mind wandering are those moments of following your thoughts about what happened in the past, what will happen in the future, or even just the run on to-do list. And we have an average of 40-50 THOUSAND thoughts a day! Being present has been linked to happiness and overall wellness. So instead of following your thoughts, allow yourself to be fully present in what you are doing. To do this — try using all of your senses. What do you see? What do you hear? What are the sounds around you? Is there a smell in the air? A taste left in your mouth? Being in nature and outdoors is a great way to get present. Get outside and check out those fall colours! #presentmoment #bepresent #mindfulness #psychologist #psychologistsofinstagram #emotionalwellness #mentalhealth #getconnected #yow #ottawa #womeninbusiness
I am equally generous with my love and my time as I am #Fierce and #NotToBeFuckedWith 🖤 The #HighPolarity within #MySoul is a piece of my #SuperPower #Puzzle ✨ We #Rise when we help others - We #Rise when we defend the vulnerable& voiceless - Push back hard against the #AssholeGop & #Trump -#Shrinkland #Drmaddog #Resist #LiveInLight #therapy #psychologist #psychologistsofinstagram #GenXMOM #Enraged ! #PromsProtestsProzac #DrMullensGolland #FuckKavanaugh #OurAmericaIsAbeaconOfLight #BlueWave2018 #ByeByeGOP #FreedomOfThePress
Ever unpack after moving and find a gem you’d completely forgotten about? #psychologists #analysis #analrapist #moving #unpacking #raregem #ohyeah #psychologistsofinstagram
Thanks for sharing @dr_chloe_psychology #Repost with @Repostlyapp @dr_chloe_psychology I am reposting this from @nourish_yourmind in support of the wonderful campaign #everywordcounts from @birthbetter 💥Words matter💥What we say and how we say it has such a ripple effect. 🙌When it comes to birth sadly many women suffer from complications and trauma (I certainly did) and words uttered during these crises are crucial. What is your experience? When I delivered my first born I was met with words that terrified me. “You are not progressing. You need to go home and come back when the pain is worse. You ‘ve been in this room for hours and we have statistics. We need the bed back. You are overreacting”. I was in full blown labour, with a back to back delivery and they had got it wrong. My son was born 40 minutes later with absolutely no pain relief and hearing those words - go home - is something that has stayed with me through the years. I felt horror and terror in equal measure. It made me feel uncontained, unheld and like I was being a nuisance. In truth I was in so much pain I could barely control myself. The shock of that alone was terrifying. Luckily I refused to obey and my son was born safely - though in serious distress. So moral of the story is ✨Your words matter. ✨Use them compassionately and wisely. 🌟If you support this campaign please share your experience of what has helped or not. We need to raise awareness. For me, years later I had a fantastic specialist team who said wonderful things like - we ‘re here for you! We will make sure you and baby are as safe as possible. You are doing brilliantly! Midwifes do a sacred job and this campaign can give them a chance to say what words they need to hear to feel contained and supported in their jobs ❤️💕❤️#mentalhealthsupport #birthtrauma #birthtraumarecovery #birthtraumaisreal #birthtraumahealing #mothers #drchloe #psychologistsofinstagram #makebirthbetter #birthstories #midwiferystudent #reduceanxiety #breakthestigma #mummydiaries #mummytribe #wordsmatter #lookafteryourself #mentalhealth
I am reposting this from @nourish_yourmind in support of the wonderful campaign #everywordcounts from @birthbetter 💥Words matter💥What we say and how we say it has such a ripple effect. 🙌When it comes to birth sadly many women suffer from complications and trauma (I certainly did) and words uttered during these crises are crucial. What is your experience? When I delivered my first born I was met with words that terrified me. “You are not progressing. You need to go home and come back when the pain is worse. You ‘ve been in this room for hours and we have statistics. We need the bed back. You are overreacting”. I was in full blown labour, with a back to back delivery and they had got it wrong. My son was born 40 minutes later with absolutely no pain relief and hearing those words - go home - is something that has stayed with me through the years. I felt horror and terror in equal measure. It made me feel uncontained, unheld and like I was being a nuisance. In truth I was in so much pain I could barely control myself. The shock of that alone was terrifying. Luckily I refused to obey and my son was born safely - though in serious distress. So moral of the story is ✨Your words matter. ✨Use them compassionately and wisely. 🌟If you support this campaign please share your experience of what has helped or not. We need to raise awareness. For me, years later I had a fantastic specialist team who said wonderful things like - we ‘re here for you! We will make sure you and baby are as safe as possible. You are doing brilliantly! Midwifes do a sacred job and this campaign can give them a chance to say what words they need to hear to feel contained and supported in their jobs ❤️💕❤️#mentalhealthsupport #birthtrauma #birthtraumarecovery #birthtraumaisreal #birthtraumahealing #mothers #drchloe #psychologistsofinstagram #makebirthbetter #birthstories #midwiferystudent #reduceanxiety #breakthestigma #mummydiaries #mummytribe #wordsmatter #lookafteryourself #mentalhealth #womenforwomen #pnd #depression #copingwithptsd #trauma #newmum #gethelp #compassion #bekind #bekindalways #selfcompassion
When we are struggling with intense emotions it can feel like they are going to last forever (at least that’s what our minds can tell us). But the very nature of emotions is that they change and shift like the weather. . . Can you notice shifts in your emotions, even if it’s subtle? . . #emotions #feelings #notice #mind #awareness #wellbeing #wellness #hope #itwillbeok #clinicalpsychology #therapy #psychologistsofinstagram #instagood #instadaily
✨Meditation isn’t about getting rid of your thoughts. It’s about learning to be at ease with them. 📸: @katherinedorrington • • • This gem came from a meditation by @headspace 😌 Meditating for 5 minutes each day can have a profound effect on your well-being. Letting our thoughts just exist, without judgment or trying to push them away. Very hard at first but each day of practice will make it that much easier. • • • • #clinicalpsychology #psychologist #psychologistsofinstagram #mentalhealthprofessionals #qualifiedtherapists #licensedtherapist #womeninbusiness #positivepsychology #mentalhealthovereverydamnthing #wellnesswarrior #wellandgood #selfcare #nourishyourself #growth #mindbodysoul #healthymind #liveinspired #therapyquotes #mentalhealth #psychologyquotes
It’s the final day of mental health awareness week!⚠️ Growing up as a Muslim woman that made it my mission to break all the rules, i’ve always had much to say, an opinion on almost everything and little-to-no platform to exercise my voice. However, before i speak🗣, i need to ensure that the view i put forward will be harmless to all, be educational and provide an insight into the ‘other side of the story’ that always falls upon dead ears. 👂🏼Now that my Honorary part of my degree is almost over, i feel that i can finally shine light on the myths, the misunderstandings, the stigma and the continuous judgement (especially of the Muslim view of mental health), to those that have ‘got it all wrong.’ I’ve finally grown tired of those that read an article and become self-made Imams👳🏻‍♂️🧕🏼 of our communities, those that have cousins that “had depression issues” and think they’re qualified to give advice and those that continuously say the wrong thing to make a bad issue, so. Much. Worse! I’ve decided to finally dedicate time to getting across the one message that means the most to me. A message that everyone needs to hear and know. That is: I’M A MUSLIM PSYCHOLOGIST, AND MENTAL HEALTH DOES MATTER! ✌🏻🧠
Reminder that everyone has feelings - some are just (literally) hidden behind a mask 😂 Thanks to @emotionalclub for this #fridayfunny
Somedays will feel like this. You ‘ll feel adrift, alone and lost. ❤️You are not ❤️Mental health difficulties are isolating, exhausting and require loads of you. Check yourself and think about what you could do to give yourself some hope. Reach out to a dear friend. Accept it ‘s ok to not be ok. See if you can have a positive goal for the day and this will be really rewarding if you are realistic with it. Get outdoors. Reach out for professional support if you need it. You are not alone. Be heard. Be seen. Be cared for 😍. #putyourselffirst #lookafteryourself #overcomeanxiety #therapyadvice #drchloe #psychologistsofinstagram #depression #overcomedepression #destress #reduceanxiety #reducestress #findyourpositive #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthsupport #positivevibes #getthroughit #youarebeautiful #youareloved #youarenotalone #gethelp #bestrong #resilience #onlinetherapy #breakthestigma #selfcare #investinyourself #wellbeing #wellbeingwarrior #wellbeingcoach
Experiencing anxiety and depression can be physically draining at times. There are the physical symptoms, such as sleep disturbance and muscle tension, alongside the mental effort of trying to pretend that everything’s fine, which is tiring too. It’s important to appreciate how much of an impact this has on you and to allow yourself to rest when you need to. Keep on taking one step at a time. For help managing your mental health in and around Newark-on-Trent, check out our website: www.newarkpsychology.co.uk #onestepatatime #autumn #autumnleaves #takeiteasyonyourself #anxiety #depression #psychology #newarkpsychologist #newark #lincs #notts #psychologistsofinstagram #therapy #psychology #flourishnewark #flourish
OCD is not an adjective. Join us in breaking the stigma and challenging stereotypes THIS SATURDAY at our annual #ocdawareness conference in Houston, Texas. It’s free, there will be a stand up comedian(!), and supper groups at the end of the day. Clinicians can earn CEUs and get all of the up to date research and info on best treatment practices. Link to register in profile! #ocd #ocdtexas #iocdf @iocdf #realocd #htx #houstontexas #cbt #erp #exposures #stigma #mentalhealthawareness #therapistsofinstagram #psychologistsofinstagram
This is what we call #catharsis in #therapy and it’s impact can be quite powerful.. it’s the same idea behind why we usually feel better after a good cry-our bodies are designed to release toxins in this way and it is my belief that psychotherapy accomplishes this same kind of release—However, in this case, the benefits are felt on an emotional level, which later can lead to physical, spiritual, and even financial gains in the person’s life.. it is a journey of many twists and turns but for those courageous enough to walk it, it’s treasures can be bountiful..💜 #therapy #knowyourself #psychologist #psychologistsofinstagram #codependency #noisacompletesentence #divorcesupport #supportbythesea
✨Gratitude✨ In the middle of a busy private working day in London yesterday, caught up in my own thoughts about the sessions that had gone before as well as the sessions ahead of me, I noticed the light hitting a tall building. This photo doesn’t do the beauty of this moment justice, but I took a moment to appreciate it. . What can you you take a moment to appreciate around you today? . . #gratitude #appreciate #mindfulness #moment #lunchtime #londontown #liverpoolstreet #wellbeing #wellness #nofilter #privatework #psychologistsofinstagram #lovewhatido #clinicalpsychology #uk #london #instadaily
Thoughts....causing us grief since time began! Thanks to @kingconspiracy for the square
By acknowledging how you desire to feel, you can enter any situation with a whole new sense of being. Start each day with an intention. With purpose. #willsmithquotes
✨”When you can’t look on the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark.” -Alice in Wonderland 📸: @ariellevey • • • What a beautiful thing to be with someone just as they are, where they are, how they are. Support looks like meeting someone where they are at. In honor of #worldmentalhealthday yesterday, I wanted to post about the very essential role support plays. You have the power to make a difference in the life of someone who is struggling (which is 1 in 4 people) with mental health issues. You can show up, be there, walk with them where they need, know there will be a new day at the end of a long dark night. • • • • #clinicalpsychology #psychologist #psychologistsofinstagram #mentalhealthprofessionals #qualifiedtherapists #licensedtherapist #womeninbusiness #positivepsychology #mentalhealthovereverydamnthing #wellnesswarrior #wellandgood #selfcare #nourishyourself #growth #mindbodysoul #healthymind #liveinspired #therapyquotes #mentalhealth #psychologyquotes
Physical health = Mental Health 💪💥A study released this week has found that swimming significantly reduced the symptoms of anxiety and depression for 1.4 million adults in uk. 👏About half a million with mental health conditions reported reducing the number of visits to medical professionals for mental health reasons. 🖐And 490,000 people have reduced or no longer take medication for mental health issues as a result of swimming. 🌟awesome news and something that I - as a big fan of swimming- can personally resonate with 😊 Physical activity seriously boosts your mental health💪💃🕺👯‍♀️🏃‍♀️🧘‍♀️🏊‍♀️🧗🏽‍♀️🏄🏽‍♂️🤾‍♂️🤸🏿‍♂️🏂⛷🚴🏾‍♂️🏌🏼‍♂️⛹🏼‍♂️🤺🤼‍♂️🎾⚾️🏈🏀⚽️If swimming not your thing- any cardio vascular activity that gets your endorphins flowing will help you combat mental health difficulties! Get outdoors and get active 💫#worldmentalhealthday #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthsupport #drchloe #psychologistsofinstagram #wellness #wellbeing #wellbeingwarrior #deppression #anxiety #depressionsupport #anxietyhelp #destress #overcomedepression #swim #iloveswimming #exercisemotivation #overcomeanxiety #reducestress #therapyadvice #lookafteryourself #investinyourself #putyourselffirst @swimengland
Well I wasn’t expecting that. My post for mental health day yesterday was shared 100s of time around the world, from Mumbai, Michigan, Melbourne, New York, L.A., Argentina, so many times I couldn’t keep up! And the template was used 100s of times too. Please message me your email if you’d like the template to use in real life. If you shared it I would love to know which countries you shared it in and if you used the template in real life I’d love to know where you used it (just because I’m nosy/interested!). . But I believe mental health is not just for a world mental health day or awareness days so let’s keep the conversation going. Every day is mental health day as we need to think about and look after our own mental health and the mental health of others. . This was a pre digital picture (can you spot the bit of paper I stuck over my mistake?!) I drew for two campaigns in Mental Health Awareness Week. @forever_a_mum and @daddy_dilemmas asked people to join #projectendstigma , by saying they are one of the 1 in 4 (see Brian 1!) and @nourish_yourmind and @keepingmummighty asked people to join her #ivegotmentalhealth campaign with a sign saying just that. (If you don’t know- my brain has a name, brian, as suggested by @littlewoodmr ). . Yes the famous figure is that one in four people will experience a diagnosable mental health condition (or mental illness) in their lifetime. However if you look closely, many studies suggest this may be higher, at around 1 in 3. Also this is likely to be an underestimate as many people will not admit they have concerns, will never seek help, will not get diagnosed or be sub- threshold for a diagnosis, but still have mental health difficulties. So I reckon it’s likely to be even higher than this estimate. . . And as for the remainder of the Brains (and people)... well we should all know by now that it you’ve got a brain then you’ve got mental health that needs looking after. . . #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #clinicalpsychology #clinicalpsychologist #poststwopostsintwodays #thatsarevordforher #psychologistsofinstagram #worldmentalhealthday #worldmentalhealthday2018
Hands high — if you feel suffocated as f*ck when talking about yourself. Some things are just private right? Just know that you are a clam with a pearl inside. Talking about yourself is a necessary part of getting close to people. Most of the time, people are asking questions because when they know things about you that they can relate to, it helps you both to bond. They’ve got no interest in judging or comparing you to themselves. Talking about yourself is transactional… you don’t get to ask people about their sh*t, if they can’t ask about yours. We’re trading in information here babe! The faster you get better at being comfortable with it, the more new friends you’ll attract. And that’s a really nice thing to have in your life. So whether you tease a few details, or are radically open about all your dirty laundry, it’s up to you. Just say something, and watch people magically warm to you. 🌟 🌟 🌟 ... #insecurity #insecurity #anxietyawareness #lowselfesteem #worrying #socialanxiety #shy #nervous #vulnerable #confidence #selfimprovement #confidencecoach #uplift #selfesteem #selfhelp #selfcare #therapy #therapist #counselling #holistichealth #anxiety #emotionalwellness #emotionalhealth #mentalwellness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #askforhelp #bettertogether #psychologistsofinstagram #loveyourself
PsycInsight for the Day Finding different ways to look at worry can help us challenge those automatic/default thoughts..... #psychology #psycinsightnz #psychologistsofinstagram #therapy #therapist #anxiety #worry #change
Being kind costs nothing, but could mean the world to another person. You never know what is going on in someone else's head, and being kind could turn someone else's day around. Remind those around you that there is kindness in the world, and be the kindness that you wish others would show to you. . This #worldmentalhealthday remember that mental ill health can affect anyone, and it is impossible to know if a friend, a stranger in the bus, a close family member, the staff at your McDonald's, or anyone else you encounter, is struggling. Your kindness will not solve all of their problems. There are no quick fixes. But it may give a glimmer of hope, a lift, a reminder that this world is not always so bleak. . It is never a mistake to be kind. Be kind, always 💙 . #psychology #psychologist #psychologistsofinstagram #mindfulness #counsellor #MentalHealth #bekindalways #kindness #humanisticcounselling #womeninspiringwomen #womensupportwomen
Today is World Mental Health Day 2018 - so there is no better time to talk about mental health. . We all have mental health - from the moment we are born (and actually, also in utero) to the moment we die. Sometimes our mental health is good, and sometimes it’s not so great, for all of us. We might not all be diagnosed with a mental health problem, but we will definitely know someone who is or has been, as periods of poor mental health affect a huge proportion of people worldwide. It’s so important that we talk about this, that we ask how each other are doing (and I mean REALLY ask and REALLY listen), and that we take steps to seek support and find ways to look after our mental wellbeing. . Good education about mental health should start from when we are young and always be part of the conversation about health and wellbeing. Sadly, the number of young people suffering with their mental health has been rising - it’s so important for them (and in fact, for everyone) to be able to seek effective help as quickly as possible. That can start with an honest and empathic conversation - a chance to open the door to seeking help. . While it’s important for us to look out for the mental health of our children and loved ones, it’s also important that we are able to recognise when we are struggling too, and that we are able to reach out to others for support. Time and time again, research shows that good social support is one of the best protective factors when it comes to mental health. . Please, don’t be frightened of starting the conversation. We all need to be talking about mental health. #worldmentalhealthday #worldmentalhealthday2018 #itsgoodtotalk #socialsupport #support #ittakesavillage #conversationsaboutmentalhealth #letstalkaboutmentalhealth #emotionalwellbeing #emotionalwellness #mentalhealth #perinatalmentalhealth #childmentalhealth #adultmentalhealth #childrenandyoungpeoplesmentalhealth #psychology #clinicalpsychology #psychologistsofinstagram #counselling #therapy #mentalhealthfacts #doitlikeamother
🚨Your mental illness does NOT define you🚨 . . Thank you @mattzhaig for this perfect post for #worldmentalhealthday .
We can neglect our own mental health when society’s focus can often be on good physical health. That’s why #worldmentalhealthday and days like it to build awareness are so important. . Seek help if your mental health is suffering, there is lots out there . #worldmentalhealthday #worldmentalhealthday2018 #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #gethelp #therapy #psychologistsofinstagram #cbt #act #cft #clinicalpsychology #wellbeing #wellness #important #selfcare #awareness #london #hertfordshire #uk
✨World Mental Health Day • • • Thank you to @mattzhaig for this brilliance.
It was great to hear @oliviadavenport and colleague Ben tell us about the amazing work of the CYP Haven as part of #epsommentalhealthweek “A safe place for young people aged 10-18 to talk about worries and mental health concerns in a warm, friendly, confidential and supportive environment” See www.cyphaven.net for more info on the drop-in service and workshops that the CYP Haven offer across Surrey. #Epsom #Surrey #lovelivelocal #youngminds #youngmindsmatter #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #weallhavementalhealth #fightingstigma #suicideprevention #itstimetotalk #talkinghelps #psychologistsofinstagram #psychologist #clinicalpsychologist
💥It is #worldmentalhealthday2018 💥 ALL of us can to commit to protecting our #mentalhealth just as much as we do our physical health! No difference. Being human is being mental, emotional and physical. We have layers and definitely more than one dimension! Good to see so many recognising the importance of mental health. 💪 we are getting stronger 💪In the spirit of sharing and caring I ‘ve posted an exercise on #mindfulness . 🌟✨🌟head over to my blog - link in bio - to get you started. It has been shown to reduce stress, anxiety and be generally great for your #wellbeing 🙏Even 3 mins makes a difference!! It builds #resilience #agency and wisdom. You are not superhuman. #lookafteryourself Lovingly❤️💕❤️ You can get help, support and care from others. #drchloe #psychologistsofinstagram #mentalhealthawareness #worldmentalhealthday2018 #worldmentalhealthday #depression #depressionsupport #therapy #therapyadvice #anxiety #gethelp #mindfulnessmeditation #investinyourself #mentalhealthweek #mentalhealthsupport #getstronger #resilience #emotionalintelligence #eq #wednesdaymotivation #gethelp
Great blog post for #worldmentalhealthday Read the full version here: https://edpsychuob.com/2018/10/10/mental-health-what-have-educational-psychologists-got-to-do-with-it/ #educationalpsychology #educationalpsychologist #psychologistsofinstagram #mentalhealthinschools
On #worldmentalhealthday here’s me & my smiley happy face 🙃 taken a week or so ago. Delighted to be wearing my @picklelondon sweat for their #happytotalk and #happytohelp initiative, raising money for @mindcharity in the process! A great partnership team raising #mentalhealthawareness - a campaign very close to my heart! They have all sorts of different colours, sizes and styles - go check them out and help raise awareness and help #destigmatise #mentalhealth in the process. . #itsoknottobeok . . #mindcharity #drvictoriagalbraith #psychologistsofinstagram #therapistsofinstagram #itsoknottobeok #itsgoodtotalk #onlinetherapy #psychologist #psychotherapist #teamgalbraith #pink #lovepink #prettyinpink #mentalhealthawareness #worldmentalhealthday2018 #mentalhealthday #anxiety #depression #ptsd #stress
#helloyellow for #worldmentalhealthday today, amidst the encouraging news that a minister for suicide prevention has been appointed for the first time in the UK. #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #suicideprevention #change #fightingstigma #talkinghelps #epsommentalhealthweek #psychologistsofinstagram #clinicalpsychology #clinicalpsychologist
Sex. I see a lot of women that come for sex therapy saying ‘I’m just not as interested in sex anymore’ or are identified as something ‘wrong’ with them. You. Are. Normal. (Before I go on, read that line one more time - and if you don’t believe me, get this book!). But it’s important to talk about CONTEXT. Context is a big contributing factor to female sexual desire and arousal. It’s not just what’s going on between your legs. It’s also what’s in your life, your relationship, or even your past experiences and the messages you have learned about sex. Or maybe no one talked to you about sex and what did that teach you? Sex happens in context. If you’re struggling with intimacy, or even if you want to improve your sex life, check out Come As You Are by Emily Nagoski @enagoski In her book, she talks about all things female sexuality, including accelerators and brake of how your brain and body interprets sexual responses. In a relationship? Read it with your partner! #sextherapy #sexualdesire #couples #emotionalwellness #stayconnected #psychologist #YOW #ottawapsychologist #couplestherapy #psychologist #psychologistsofinstagram #613 #relationshiphealth #emotionalhealth #womeninbusiness
Neurobiology of PTSD PTSD is characterised by specific symptoms, including intrusive thoughts, hyperarousal, flashbacks, nightmares, and sleep disturbances, changes in memory and concentration, and startle responses. Symptoms of PTSD are hypothesised to represent the behavioural manifestation of stress-induced changes in brain structure and function Stress results in acute and chronic changes in neurochemical systems and specific brain regions, which result in longterm changes in brain “circuits,” involved in the stress response. There are lasting effects of trauma on the brain, showing long-term dysregulation of norepinephrine and Cortisol systems, and vulnerable areas of hippocampus, amygdala, and medial prefrontal cortex that are affected by trauma. Photo: looking up into the trees on a picnic in Broome. June Gay Psychologist #psychologistchatswood #psychologydemystified #traumabonding #ptsd #stressmanagement #stressdisorder #psychologistsofinstagram #psychologytips #psychologyfacts #healthymind #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthtips #instapsychology #ptsdawareness #ptsdrecovery #ptsdrelief #complexptsd #ptsdsupport #ptsdtherapy #ptsdisreal #ptsdtreatment
The first week of September is coming to an end. Back to school. Back to regular routines. How are you managing your stress? Here are my top five tips to managing stress. Watch the link in the bio where I chat with @henryburris1 on @ctvottawamorninglive to get specific tools that you can put into place TODAY to help you manage and get ahead of stress — 1. Eat right and sleep well 2. Take a pause 3. Eliminate interruptions 4. Maximize your energy and focus 5. Acknowledge what you can control - and let go of the rest #ottawa #ctvottawamorninglive #stress #emotionalwellbeing #mentalhealth #613 #getconnected #stressmanagement #presentmoment #womeninbusiness #yow #psychologistsofinstagram
"Imagination is the highest kite one can fly" -- Lauren Bacall Imagination is the ability to think creatively by dreaming up novel scenarios, fantastical stories, and visual representations. In psychology, imagination generally refers to the ability to mentally represent sensations that are not physically present. Eg. when a person contemplates the smell and taste of a lemon without either seeing or tasting the fruit, her or she is engaging in imagination. Imagination is an important part of human cognition, and the ability to imagine things that have not actually occurred may even be unique to humans. Young children often become very imaginative as part of their development, and this imaginative capacity can help them develop empathy, the ability to take on another’s perspective and the ability to anticipate consequences to their actions. Photo: The Festival of the Winds is a colourful multicultural event held each year in Bondi. The crowds mingle peacefully and enjoy the dancing kites. It's a fun day, with astonishing kite acrobatics and amazingly artistic kites. June Gay Psychologist #psychologistchatswood #psychologydemystified #imagination #imagine #kitefestival #creativity #positivethinking #positivepsychology #empathy #raisingkids #familyfun #lifebeinit #livingthemoment #creativephotography #artinspiration #thinkaboutit #thinkaboutyourthinking #inspiration #dailyinspiration #artinspiration #liveinthemoment #psychologistsofinstagram #psychologytips #cognitive #curiousity #curioustraveler #mentalhealthresource
PERSERVERANCE This beautiful turtle on Lady Elliott Island was a fine example of perserverance. This wonderful creature pushed itself to exhaustion, slowly moving up the beach, digging a huge nest in the sand, laying eggs and then slowly returning to the Sea. We watched from a distance quietly, as they are sensitive to noise. We greatly admired its determination. Motivation, success and the ability to perservere are interconnected. It is believing in yourself even in moments where obstacles are in your way. Interestingly, the ability to perservere, be effortful and show grit are powerful predictors of success, more than IQ or talent. Pushing through difficulties and creating challenging opportunities for you and your children to try, fail, rebound and succeed are very psychologically beneficial. They teach you to believe in yourself and fosters self efficacy beliefs and self esteem. June Gay Psychologist #psychologistchatswood #psychologydemystified #perserverance #selfesteemmatters #selfefficacy #effort #grit #motivate #motivated #selfbelief #growthmindset #psychologicalhealth #psychologistsofinstagram #successmindset #perservere #mindovermatter #determination #determined #maximumeffort #motivational #motivated #raisingkids #raisinglittlehumans #rolemodelling #kidsmatter #parentingadvice #parentingtips #inspiredbynature #mindsetiseverything #healthymindset #welivetoexplore
Pain is Inevitable. Suffering is optional. It is part of the human condition to experience pain. Yet, we are so used to pushing it away, ignoring it, elaborating on it, or clinging on to it. We make it “our story.” We do this with our thoughts and feelings - and it keeps us suffering - instead of seeing our thoughts and feelings as just thoughts and feelings. Living a meaningful life means allowing yourself to experience physical and emotional pain - and to know that all pain passes, it is not permanent, and it can change. #meaningfullife #wellness #emotions #psychology #psychologist #couples #couplestherapy #ottawa #couplestherapy #psychologist #psychologistsofinstagram #613 #yow #relationshiphealth #emotionalhealth #womeninbusiness
Hand holding. Research shows that holding the hand of your loved one soothes the brain. It is something we do early in our romantic relationships, even with our primary caregivers as children or with our own children. But, overtime this simple gesture goes on the way side. Busy with work, commitments, friends, children, and the ins and outs of every day life. Can you reach for your partner’s hand? Are there other gestures that include physical touch that you could try when you reunite with your partner today? For more on the importance of physical touch, check out https://www.gottman.com/blog/holding-hands-synchronization/ #stayconnected #couples #gottmaninstitute #couplestherapy #psychologist #psychologistsofinstagram #613 #yow #relationshiphealth #emotionalhealth #womeninbusiness Photo by @heikedelmore
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