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You know when the Internet is down so you shut down and reboot the modem and it magically works again? This principle also applies to humans #unplug #restandrelax #selfcareworks
Our feelings are layered, we can experience many at the same time. If someone says they are sad, angry, worried etc. there could be much more underneath that emotion. It's important to recognise all layers so you can then address them.
Everyone has their breaking point. Experiencing mental health is frightening. Being flooded with a black cloud mood and reaching out to anyone does not make sense... You feel the world is better off without you. It is a devastating place to be. Do not give up hope. ❤️❤️❤️You can make small steps to recovery and your brain can support this with the right process. ✨✨✨✨✨ Practicing mindful meditation with a professional has been recently shown in Psyc studies to reduce occurrence of this black mood in clinically depressed populations. Even 5 mins a day helps. ✨ Invest in your wellbeing and give yourself a chance. There are so many reasons to recover and live. Find your meaning, invest in hope and be you🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏#lookafteryou #findhope #findyourmeaning #youmatter #youarecourageous #youareabadass #suicidegirls #suicideboys #suicideprevention #reachout #showyoursupport #mentalhealthawarness #breakthestigma #youcangetthroughthis #wellbeing #wellbeingatwork #psychologistsofinstagram #psychologicalhealth #beauthentic #psychologistsofinstagram #psychologicalhealth #spiritualwellness #depressionhelp #anxietyhelp #traumarecovery #therapy #mentalhealthmatters #reachout #resilience #reducestress #gethelp #youcangetthroughthis #personaldevelopment #positiveenergy
I have 3 seconds before you move on, so research on Instagram tells me. 3 seconds is enough to check out that shot from Love Island 3 seconds is enough to check out that flat lay and source that t shirt 3 seconds is not enough to make any lasting change to your inner world, your emotions, the life you love. What do you value? What is beautiful to you? Commit real time to developing that....outside of Insta.
I am..... ....... GO On! Finish this with something positive 😊 ✨positive affirmations are really important ✨your brain literally grows when you send it happy thoughts ✨ so practice self compassion and think good thoughts about yourself ✨ you are awesome ✨ If you find this impossible start tracking your mood and reach out to a professional who can help. ✨ Remember psychological health can be recovered if lost #mentalhealth #wellbeing #wellbeingatwork #lookafteryou #psychologicalhealth #psychologistsofinstagram #drchloe #spiritualwellness #mentalhealth #mindfulness #healthylifestyle #youwillgetthere #youcangetthroughthis #depressionhelp #anxietyhelp #heal
How cute is this?! My munchkin loves her new jumbo toy! She did this after shaking it around like only a working dog does 🤣
Have you checked in with your well-being yet? Take a moment to appreciate how much your psychological health is affected by the daily onslaught of all your various juggling acts? 5 tips to repair and rebalance today ✨ take yourself and your well-being seriously and accept that you don’t have infinite resources. See the signs and pace yourself ✨ take 5 mins to focus on mindful breathing, expelling negative toxic thoughts with each exhalation ✨get outdoors and have a screen free hour or two ✨ connect with a great pal and be authentic ✨ eat healthily and do a bit of exercise to get those positive emotions flowing ✨prioritise that which energises you! The risks to your psychological health are serious. To run on empty, your body will have to flood you with cortisol and adrenaline ( how else can your brain cope with it? Remember it believes every implicit message you send it). This will disrupt your appetite and sleep, you will feel tired, overwhelmed and you are likely to eventually either go into an angry rage or a shut down withdrawn mode. Neither option good. ✨ so take that minute to check in and look after you. #wellbeing #wellbeingatwork #lookafteryou #psychologicalhealth #psychologistsofinstagram #drchloe #spiritualwellness #mentalhealth #mindfulness #healthylifestyle
Freezing but so worth it! Lovely moments by the sea ✨ centring, calming and cathartic for soul and mind✨ look after yourselves people #lookafteryou #bewell #wellbeing #beauthentic #nourishandflourish #selfcare #selflove #destress #mentalhealth #drchloe #spiritualwellness #psychologicalhealth #psychologistsofinstagram #positivemind #positiveenergy
Love this. Helping us be present for our lives and the lives of those we love! #Repost @this.feminist.therapist (@get_repost ) ・・・ Saying No to Social Media. . “If we don’t know why we’re drawn to social media, we can start noticing.  What happens in the moments leading up to checking your social media feed? What time of day is it, where are you, and what are you doing? For me it often comes when I’m waiting for something.” . Curious about your own use of social media? Read more on my latest blog post. Link in bio. . #psychologistsofinstagram #mentalhealthblogger #newblogpost #psychologyblog #sayingno #boundariesarehealthy
Saying No to Social Media. . “If we don’t know why we’re drawn to social media, we can start noticing.  What happens in the moments leading up to checking your social media feed? What time of day is it, where are you, and what are you doing? For me it often comes when I’m waiting for something.” . Curious about your own use of social media? Read more on my latest blog post. Link in bio. . #psychologistsofinstagram #mentalhealthblogger #newblogpost #psychologyblog #sayingno #boundariesarehealthy
#TuesdayTip - making a conscious effort to alter your thought process can lead to an increase in positive emotions #giveitatry 📷#repostfrom @ihearttherapy
Regrann from @uwahanna - The scars in my heart,haven't healed, The welts on my back,bleed anew, The pain in my eyes, unconcealed, Just to mention a few. The lines on my face,hurt, I say this in my thoughts. The strength in my limbs, unreturned, They left,with my esteem, torn. The bones in my hands,taut, The feel of my cheeks, gaunt, The tale in my eyes,haunts. Let me be,I begged you, Set me free,I asked you, You wouldn't listen, Now on my hands,red glisten. ***************************** You wouldn't listen, Am tired,of being beaten, I made tonight's supper, A little special, After today's batter, You fell into slumber. I'm on the floor,with you, For the first time,its me on top,while you lay there docile, Your efforts,futile, And with supper's knife, I take a life, And watch blood,pour. ©UWAHANNA. #uwahanna #die #psychologistsofinstagram #psycho #abusesurvivor #Narcissistsurvivorsunite #saynotoabuse #killnot #poetofinstagram #poetryporns #poetryislifeinprint #reality #reallifeimagery #blood #knives #escape #whyiwritepoetry - #regrann ================================= This was written by a member of our community and shared a while ago. I thought I should repost this today. . This poem clearly illustrates what could happen to a person who remains in an abusive situation. Everyone has a breaking point. Eventually, you either get killed in flesh, have your spirit broken or you take a life. . There cannot be a happy ending to domestic abuse. Walk away before it gets too late.
Did you know you can die from a 💔? Studies on the connection between heart and emotions have shown that when sudden grief strikes, your body goes into flight or fight mode and floods you with adrenaline and cortisol. This (especially for women) can create arterial blocks in chambers of your heart and cause stress induced heart attacks. What helps is practicing good self care on a daily basis to ensure your body is healthy and your heart is protected. Meditation, sleep,healthy exercise and proper nourishment are important preventative measures. Invest in you✨Look after your heart ✨Secure your physical and psychological resilience ✨ For a consultation with me head over to dr -chloe.com and book your well-being session #wellbeing #lookafteryou #heartbroken #heartmatters #meditation #psychologistsofinstagram #mentalhealthawareness #bewell #investinyourhealth #investinyourfuture #selfcare #selflove #selfcompassion #griefhelp #grief #heal #healthylifestyle #psychologicalhealth #psychology #spiritualwellness #slowdown #soulliving #drchloe
Fresh batch off the press, Alberta Reproductive Psychological Health Centre - A Network of Specialized Professionals. #YegMoms #YegDads #YegFamilies #YegPsychologist #YegMentalHealth #YegPerinatalPsychologist #PsychologistsOfInstagram
"Vulnerability is a weakness." “I have to be perfect or else people will reject me." “If I ask for help it will eventually be held against me." “Others can't be trusted." Any of these sound familiar? These may be some of your core beliefs. Core beliefs are deep-seated beliefs that dictate how we view ourselves, others, and the world. They often developed when we were young, to protect us and help us navigate our worlds. Unfortunately they can become so inflexible that they cause problems for us, making relationships difficult, getting in the way of our self-esteem, etc. To learn more about core beliefs, check out Maeve's super-helpful blog post (direct link in bio!)
Love crazy busy London days and I do get so much out of connecting with my brilliant students. The hours of heavy clinical focus though do deplete my energy somewhat and I too have to replenish my resources.. So this was the image I held onto for today’s meditation. I could almost hear the waves... ✨ You thinking and looking after you? ✨ What’s your soul’s tonic? ✨Don’t run on adrenaline ✨Visualise that which brings you inner calm and helps you centre👏 #soulliving #wellbeing #balanced #positiveenergy #psychologicalhealth #psychologistsofinstagram #gettingthroughit #meditation #mentalhealthawareness #depressionhelp #griefhealing #healingenergy #visualize #selflove #selfcompassion #selfcare #lookafteryou #beyou #beauthentic #spiritualwellness #spiritsoulandbody #drchloe #humanityinmentalhealth
What is your affirmation for the day? Mine is I AM CURIOUS, how fitting for a psychologist 😂
Monday morning reminders courtesy of @stacieswift #youareenough #feelingsmatter #repost
My eyes are wide shut, I haven't slept right in days due to a family wedding and a poorly kid. It has got so bad I have hit the coffee and now feel like the plastic troll, a little wired. We all know we shouldn't consume too much caffeine, but that's tricky now it's in tea, coffee, chocolate, fizzy drinks and medicine to name a few. 🍮 Caffeine impacts our body in the same way as stress does. Our heart rate, blood pressure and stress hormones all go up 🍮It blocks the neurotransmitters in the brain that make us sleepy...but also the one which make us calm 🍮As we get older we become more sensitive to caffeine. Men are naturally more sensitive 🍮In research studies they give people a hit of caffeine to give them a panic attack If you are prone to feeling anxious, or want to live a healthier life consider walking away from the coffee pot. After the withdrawal you will feel full of beans 🤪
What's in the box? Something to help me stay organised! Swipe --> (Aussies, I got blue 40% off in the EOFY sale) @elizabethrichardsaus
Happy Monday 🌼 Setting a good intention today and hoping everybody has a brilliant week ⭐️ Make sure you don’t take your mental health for granted. Here are a few tips to build psychological health and well-being: ✨practice daily self care ✨be self compassionate ✨ start the day with mindful meditation to silence that negative critical mind ✨ make time for rest ✨ do something for you ✨ be emotionally free and authentic ✨ connect with good people ✨ eat well ✨exercise ✨get outdoors ✨ find motivation in meaning and fulfilling projects 🙏 For more advice head over to ✨dr -chloe.com ✨ #mentalhealth #menmentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthawareness #relationshipissues #stresshelp #depressionhelp #anxietyhelp #recovery #griefhelp #overcomedepression #overcomeanxiety #drchloe #wellbeing #wellbeingatwork #beyou #beauthentic #gettingthroughit #investinyou #psychologicalhealth #psychologistsofinstagram #mondaymotivation #counsellingpsychology
It’s good to talk. Therapy provides someone trained in using psychological theories and approaches to understand and help you to resolve issues and difficulties. Their independence from friends and family often makes it easier to discuss exactly how you feel. A problem shared...... #talk #itsgoodtotalk #redphonebox #phonebox #british #traditional #britishicon #devon #ilfracombe #aproblemshared #flourish #flourishnewark #newark #newarkpsychologist #psychology #psychologist #psychologistsofinstagram #therapy #telephone
What's in your name? Careers advice apparently! Did you know there has been research that suggests that your name can dictate what career you choose? In 2002 a psychologist called Pelham, found that people’s first and last names may have an impact on the jobs they end up in, thanks to a phenomenon called “implicit egotism.” Apparently, "people prefer people, places, and things that they associate (unconsciously) with the self...people’s positive automatic associations about themselves may influence their feelings about almost anything..." Pelham found a high number of dentists called Denise and Denis and lots of lawyers called Laura, Lauren and Laurie to name a few. We can find it kinda offensive that our sophisticated life decisions could be influenced by our unconscious associations. Especially when you are a psychologist called Sarah 🤔
❤️Happy Father’s day to my lovely dad... countries apart but feeling very blessed ❤️ May you all have a beautiful day. 🙏 For many today will be a very sad day. May your day be filled with love, support, strength and happy memories to get you through. ✨If you need advice or something to read to guide you through today head over to my recent blog on dr -chloe.com. #fathersday #griefhelp #griefhealing #griefsupport #gethelp #gettingthroughit #youcangetthroughthis #depression #depressionhelp #depressionsupport #drchloe #psychology #psychologicalhealth #psychologistsofinstagram #
Stressful day? Here a few ideas on how to relax and call on some positive vibes 🌞 #stressrelief #psychology #psychologistsofinstagram #therapy #osăfiebine #psihiolandamoraru #ontherapy #process #trustyourself
Happy Fathers Day to all the dads out there, and the men doing the work of dads, and the women doing the work of dads. ________________ Despite the very varied ways there are to be a father, Fathers Day cards still revolve around the theme that dads are... slightly feckless giant toddlers to be tolerated. Rather than equal parents, who contribute in different ways. I keep waiting for this to change. #flexappeal from @mother_pukka and @papa_pukka , the campaigning from @dadbloguk and brilliant posts from @thedadnetwork , @adayinthelifedad and @daddy_dilemmas (among many others) show how much dads want to be involved, the complexity of their feelings about fatherhood and present a much more diverse version. Whatever you’re doing today, hope that you dads feel suitably celebrated. Thought I’d re-share this blog from a couple of years back (link in bio) https://www.mumologist.com/blog/2017/11/7/frs ________________ Tomorrow is #internationalfathersmentalhealthday . Thankfully, there is increased recognition that Fathers’ mental health is also affected by parenthood- take a look at @drandymayers and Mark Williams over on Twitter for many different events and info tomorrow ❤️
Anyone help. I can't understand how I feel anymore I feel numb and out of myself..... Someone please help. #help #cry #cryforhelp #acryforhelp #psychologist #mind #psychologists #psychologistsofinstagram
Social Media more often illustrates a glamourized or perfect world of perinatal functioning. Painted bellies, gender reveals, brand new babies, sleeping babies, rested mamas, mama's in the gym; please notice if you are comparing and take a break from the glossy tabloid-esque of IG, FB, etc. Sometimes even the struggle is glamourized and we don't see our own narrative as worthy, maybe we feel we *shouldn't feel so bad and yet we do. This is not meant to shame the posters for their positivity or their sharing of trials. If it is affecting You, know that everything is filtered, and you can take a break. #EverythingIsFiltered #Yeg #YegMoms #YegDads #YegFamilies #YegPregnancy #YegPostpartum #Perinatal #Antenatal #Postnatal #Reproductive #YegMentalHealth #MentalHealth #YegPsychology #YegPsychologist #PsychologistsOfInstagram #YegPerinatalPsychologist #UseSelfCompassion #UseCompassionTowardOthers #CompassionNotComparison #Compassion
“[The voice] is the most powerful tool available for the healing of humanity and in significantly shifting consciousness.” -Karina Schelde Vocal exercises and activities can be seamlessly added to any health, healing, or wellness modality to help your clients reach deeper places inside, open pathways of learning and integration on multiple levels, express and release pent-up emotions, deepen creativity, alter consciousness, foster empowerment, and feel really, really good. Voicework can be incorporated before, during, and after a session - and even be assigned as homework. I can teach you how! You might already be aware of some vocal embodiment techniques...like chanting OM. But!! There is SO much more available, and through my new course The Healer’s Voice, you will find what works best for you and for your modality. Is it singing or chanting short, powerful lyrics? Is it toning particular notes and vowels to activate certain areas of the body? Is it open, creative improv sounding, allowing whatever is present to be expressed in the moment? I will give you a mixture of east/west, ancient/modern, sacred/secular - and you create your own toolbox! PLUS you will meet a community of healers just like you, learning to get totally comfortable using their own voices to introduce their clients to this work. OMG I’M SO EXCITED LINK IN PROFILE BYE.
SLEEP.......The sleeping mud maid in the Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall is beautiful. This living sculpture has hair of woodsedge and Montebretia plants, while her clothes are ivy. I chose this photo to lead to the topic of sleep hygiene - healthy sleep habits that can improve your ability to fall asleep and stay asleep.  When people have anxiety, stress or depression, a healthy amount of sleep (7-9 hours) is often difficult to achieve. Some tips: ⏰ keep a consistent sleep routine and schedule. 🛏 Recognise your sleep signals and go to bed ☀️ Avoid naps in the day 🛌 If you don’t fall asleep after 20 minutes, get out of bed 🛏 A bedroom should be dark, cool and quiet 🛋 Limit exposure to bright light in the evenings. 🛑 Turn off electronic devices at least 30 mins before bed 🍽 No large meals before bed 🏊‍♀️ Exercise regularly & maintain a healthy diet. ☕ Avoid caffeine in the late afternoon or evening. 🍷 Avoid consuming alcohol before bed 🥛 Reduce your fluid intake before bedtime. #sleep #sleephygiene #sleepadvice #sleepless #selfhelp #selfcare #dailyinspiration #psychologistsydney #psychological #psychologytips #wellbeing #healthyself #healthtips #anxiety #anxietyrelief #majordepression #heligangardens #mudmaid #cornwall #instapsychology #dailymotivation #traveller #natureculture #anxious #natureperfection #garden #napping #psychologistchatswood #psychologistsofinstagram #psychologytips
Our life journey is over so fast. Make sure the destination is worth the hustle. Don't get lost in the speed of the days and the weeks. Make your decisions based on your values and you will arrive at the right destination for you.
The scars in my heart,haven't healed, The welts on my back,bleed anew, The pain in my eyes, unconcealed, Just to mention a few. The lines on my face,hurt, I say this in my thoughts. The strength in my limbs, unreturned, They left,with my esteem, torn. The bones in my hands,taut, The feel of my cheeks, gaunt, The tale in my eyes,haunts. Let me be,I begged you, Set me free,I asked you, You wouldn't listen, Now on my hands,red glisten. ***************************** You wouldn't listen, Am tired,of being beaten, I made tonight's supper, A little special, After today's batter, You fell into slumber. I'm on the floor,with you, For the first time,its me on top,while you lay there docile, Your efforts,futile, And with supper's knife, I take a life, And watch blood,pour. ©UWAHANNA. #uwahanna #die #psychologistsofinstagram #psycho #abusesurvivor #Narcissistsurvivorsunite #saynotoabuse #killnot #poetofinstagram #poetryporns #poetryislifeinprint #reality #reallifeimagery #blood #knives #escape #whyiwritepoetry
Generalised anxiety disorder It is normal feel anxious & worried at times, especially when faced with stressful situations. Sometimes anxiety can be helpful as it energised and may keep you alert and focused. Unfortunately, people with GAD often feel anxious and worried most of the time, not just in specific stressful situations, and these worries are intense, persistent and interfere with their normal lives. Their worries may relate to aspects of everyday life, including work, health, family and/or financial issues, rather than just one issue. Even minor things such as household chores or being late for an appointment can become the focus of anxiety, leading to uncontrollable worries and a feeling that something terrible will happen. If you feel that you may be suffering with GAD or anxiety, seeking help is wise as it is a treatable condition. First step is a diagnosis by a Psychologist, second step is some therapy. Unless severe or combined with other mental health issues like depression, medication is usually unnecessary. Weeping Woman by Pablo Picasso #anxiety #gad #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #psychologistsofinstagram #psychologytips #generalisedanxietydisorder #generalisedanxiety #selfhelp #therapeutic #therapy #selfcarethreads #youmatter #youareworthit #dailyinspiration #anxietymanagement #anxietyrelief #anxietyhelp #anxious #selfcarematters #dailyinspiration #moody #psychologie #instapsychology #anxietydisorder #psychologistsydney #psychologistchatswood
In honor of #throwbackthursday , here’s a reminder from a #disneyclassic : Learn from your past or you’ll repeat your mistakes #rafikiknowsbest
“Sometimes, growth isn't always equal to success. You may fall forward and continue to make some mistakes, but it's all about growth and really finding the lessons that needs to be learned in order to get to the next level.”—Mayor Aja Brown💜 * * * #womenempoweredwednesday #womenempowerment #ajabrown #womenspecialty #multiculturalpractice #therapist #psychologist #blackpsychologist #psychologistsofinstagram #spanishspeaking #sehablaespañol #multiculturalpractice #therapistsofclaremontvillage #claremontvillage #claremont #pomona #upland #ranchocucamonga #ontariocalifornia #montclairca #laverne
Warriors are strong, resilient, and relentless 💪🏾 #warriornotworrier #wellnesswednesday #resistandpersist #believeinyourstrength
Transformation happens when we practice self compassion, self love and gratitude. Even a few minutes a day of mindfulness reduces cortisol and increases dopamine. Give yourself that boost! For mindfulness guides head over to my blog. #overcomedepression #depressionhelp #depressionsupport #anxietyrelief #anxietyhelp #griefhelp #griefsupport #griefhealing #mentalhealth #drchloe #psychologicalhealth #psychology #psychologistsofinstagram #selfcare #selflove #selfcompassion #mentalhealthawareness #recovery #positiveenergy #mindfulness #healthylifestyle #heal #menmentalhealth #teenager #spiritualwellness #transformation
THE ANGER SERIES 3 of 4 ________________ A few tips on how to manage anger- Prevent, Vent and Soothe. I’d love to hear how you manage your anger, and anything you’d add. See previous posts for the context!
THE ANGER SERIES 2 of 4 _____________ Scroll for all the vlogs! So why do we get angry? Often anger is linked to feelings of loss of control, powerlessness and/or feeling under threat. This might be in the immediate moment, or a more subtle sense of powerlessness or threat. _____________ Anger towards our children and coping with their anger is something I’ve spoken about previously- have a search of #thetantrumtamingseries or look on my YouTube where you can click subtitles on too! I’ll stick the link in my bio. In there I talk a lot more about your own personal history of dealing with difficult feelings, and how to address some of the aspects you’d like to change. Let me know your thoughts. ___________ Next post will contain a few quick tips but I’d love to hear yours
Make time to enjoy the good things in your life #tuesdaytip #goodthingscoming
Have you noticed the more you tell yourself not to worry about something, it only makes you worry about it more? It's not as simple as 'distracting' yourself. Try and accept the worry for what it is and learn ways of managing/reducing it. What are some strategies that help you?
Growing roots to cling to and wings of independence are metaphors to describe some essential tasks of childhood. Roots grow when your child feels grounded, when they know you are there for them unconditionally. A family routine and set of shared values and celebrations really help. Wings are strengthened when your child explores the world independently. When they try things out, even when they are scared, even when they fail. Your child is likely to be naturally stronger in one or the other, much like you are. Keep an eye out for ways you can help them develop both.
Living with grief and loss is painful and overwhelming. You don’t have to go through it alone. Transform your life today and share your experience. This will really help you to make that upward turn towards meaningful action. Head over to my blog at dr-chloe.com to access advice, and psychological tools to sooth you. Reach out and make your psychological health and recovery a priority #depression #depressionhelp #griefhelp #griefhealing #griefsupport #overcominggrief #overcomedepression #livingwithloss #livingwithdepression #psychologicalhealth #drchloe #reduceanxiety #selfcare #selfcompassion #copingwithgrief #copingwithdepression #transformationtuesday #therapy #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #menmentalhealth #positiveenergy #psychologicalhealth #psychologistsofinstagram #psychology
Our sherpa Vishnu and a co-trekker fooling around on the suspension bridge at Kukare Dobhan on the Annapurna trek at dusk.  They were mucking around and swinging the bridge ALOT.  I knew that it was sturdy, as I'd seen donkeys, yaks and horses cross before us.  Still, I scurried to cross quickly, as it was full of holes and gaps where I could see the river below. Not these two.. I really loved the way the Sherpa's had a ready laugh and were so playful.  Their jobs are quite hard, but they were always cheerful and very kind to us.  My favourite moment was when they filled a huge laundry bucket with hot water and popped it in my tent as a surprise, so that I could have a bath.  A bit of a squish, but it was definitely one of the best baths I had ever had after days of just using "washing water". They said that they knew how much ladies liked baths and they hoped I would like it. . . Small acts of kindness resonate in our daily lives too.  Kindness means a behavioural response of compassion and actions that are selfless; or a mindset that places compassion for others before one’s own interests.  In fact, kindness is linked inextricably to happiness and contentment—at both the psychological and spiritual level.  Kindness promotes empathy and compassion; which in turn, leads to a sense of interconnectedness with others. #actsofkindness #nepal #sherpa #connectedness #compassion #laughter #playful #happiness #kindness #wanderlust #worldtraveller #empathy #interconnectedness #roamtheworld #psychologistsofinstagram #trekker #trekking #roam #adventure #adventuretime #placestovisit
YOU are in control of your own destiny #ruthcasey #mondayquotes #youcandoit
If you or someone you care for takes medications to treat a mental illness 🧠, I highly recommend this app! It’s perfect for teens too! @endthestigmaorg 🤳🏻 It sends you reminders of when it’s time to take your medication and help you be consistent! 💊
What sorts of issues can a psychologist help with? #Anxiety#Worry#LowSelfConfidence#Depression#Lowmood#Insomnia#Bereavement#Panic#Trauma#PTSD#LowSelfEsteem#OCD#Intrusivethoughts#Stress#Loss#Phobia#Sadness#ChildhoodDifficulties • To name just a few..... if you’d like to discuss further, do get in touch. #newarkpsychologist #newark #lincs #notts #psychologistsofinstagram #therapy #psychology #flourishnewark #flourish #help #ask
Loving these (kindly gifted) cards by @chatter_cards which help you to spread positive messages to those around you, or to pop around your own home/workspace.
#parenting tip ....... EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AND BALANCE A common #parentingskills question that I am asked as a Psychologist is whether or not children should do extra-curricular activities. This is a tricky question, as every child and family are different. I have noticed that some parents feel pressure to fully occupy their children with sports, music, dance, languages, coaching, art etc. Before doing this, it is important to reflect upon what your child REALLY needs and consider their interests and preferences. Over scheduling or forcing children to do activities that they hate can cause children to feel exhausted, anxious, depressed and unheard. . A recent UK family study, published in Taylor & Francis journal Sport, Education and Society, reviewed the significant role extracurricular activities play in the life of 50 families. They found that the majority ( 88%) took part in organised activities approx 4-5 days per week, dominating family life, especially for large families. Unfortunately so many kids are taking on too much, for many reasons including parental pressure & their own enthusiasm. I feel tired looking at the schedules of some busy kids, particularly when you consider that they need time to socialise, play, do nothing, have family time and do homework. Balance is pivotal in all of our mental health and wellbeing, as are opportunities for new experiences, mastery and stimulation. We just have to remember that kids rely on us to guide them in this way, so that they can develop healthy self esteem, maintain their mental health and build confidence. Stretching kids is great, but not to breaking point. GIVE THEM TIME TO CLIMB TREES AND HAVE FUN. #positiveparenting #consciousparenting #balancedlife #extracurricular #mindfulparenting #emotioncoaching #raisingkids #dailyparenting #parentingadvice #dontoverdoit #selfesteembuilding #childpsychology #instaparenting #parenthood #childhoodunplugged #menralhealthblog #psychologistsofinstagram #psychology #psychological #selfcarethreads #kidsmatter #values #purpose #parenthacks
#selfcaretips - taking care of yourself is not only about physical health #mentalhealthmatters
Is anger ok? ____________________ On Wednesday night at the brilliant @nourish_yourmind launch, I about how anger can often be one of the unrecognised signs of post natal depression. But many people are often very surprised by their feelings of anger after having children. And yesterday I wrote about how we, as parents, have to hold our children’s anger for them- to contain it until they are able to do that themselves. _____________________ When we have children- for us and for our children- there are so many emotions flying around all over the place. Babies cry, and sometimes they cry a lot. Toddlers shout, preschoolers whine, school age children strop.... and so it goes on. One of the tasks of parenting is to help children regulate their emotions so that they don’t become shouty, whiny, stroppy adults (although of course we’re all toddler-like in our feelings occasionally). If we can manage to take those feelings and see them for what they are, and teach our children ways to calm down - then eventually they learn to do that themselves. They learn to regulate their own emotions because we’ve helped them to regulate them in their early years. _____________________ For many of us, this task can feel really really tough because we weren’t taught to regulate our own emotions. We were shouted at, or ignored, or shamed - all of which serve to make us push down feelings instead of explore them. Because our parents, if they were present, weren’t taught other ways of regulating emotion either - ad infinitum (as the Philip Larkin poem goes). As a therapist, my role is often one of just this kind of emotional regulation - helping people pull out those buried feelings, examine them and learn ways of expressing them in a healthy way. So we have to figure out how to regulate our own feelings before we can truly have the resources to manage someone else’s - especially when they’re flung at you with full force. _____________________ So what can we do with our anger? And how can we face our children’s anger? I’ll do a few vlogs this week to think about some of these questions- let me know if you have particular areas you’d like me to cover. ❤️
Introspection? Did you know that you USUALLY hate in others, what you hate in yourself? I’m sure most of you may have never really thought about it, buuuut with this, basic bottom line in psychology. 🎈 What we sometimes consider as an imperfection in others really pushes our own internal buttons and aspects of ourself that demand our attention. 🎈 "We see only that which we are. I like to think of it in terms of energy. Imagine having a hundred different electrical outlets on your chest. Each outlet represents a different quality. "The qualities we acknowledge and embrace have cover plates over them. They are safe; no electricity runs through them. "But the qualities that are not okay with us, which we have not yet owned, do have a charge. So when others come along who act out one of these qualities they plug right into us." 🎈 To be honest, I think being aware of this is much better than the alternative. Learning to identify things that I don’t like in myself has really helped transform who I am and how I see myself. 🎈 When you whole heartedly love yourself, you’ll be able to whole heartedly love others - their imprecations and all 🖤
Balance. We hear a lot about the importance of a balanced diet, and a work-life balance, but what about a balanced mood? ••• Depression leads us to black and white thinking, where we are often unable to see the shades of grey and we struggle to have a balanced view of ourselves and others. We can focus on ‘what if’s...?’ imagining all kinds of worst case scenarios; focussing on the negatives and minimising the positives. ••• Getting to a more balanced outlook and improving low mood, can be like learning to surf. ••• Old habits and expectations of yourself (and others) can make it difficult at first to make changes (and stay on!) Therapy, for instance Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, (or CBT) can help you to restructure and challenge negative beliefs, which helps to improve mood. ••• If you feel you’d benefit from help in striking this balance, get in touch. #balance #challengenegativethoughts #cbt #worklifebalance #strikeabalance #flourish #flourishnewark #newark #depression #newarkpsychologist #notts #therapy #lincs #mentalwellbeing #surf #localbusiness #learntosurf #beach #mentalhealth #psychologistsofinstagram
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