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  1. Group of women representing femininity, diversity, independence and equality

    Celebrating women's contribution to mental health research

    As part of International Women's Day, this week's blog post celebrates some of the most influential women in psychology.

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  2. Woman meditating outside beneath a clear sky

    Use of visualisation in meditation

    Visualisation and meditation may seem to be at odds. The act of visualising is holding a specific image in your mind, allowing yourself to believe that the object of your visualisation will come to fruition.

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  3. Dialectical behaviour therapy

    Borderline personality disorder

    A borderline personality disorder is a serious mental condition characterised by high degrees of impulsivity and instability of self-image, affects, and interpersonal relationships. As it is a personality disorder, such a pattern of instability is pervasive, begins by early adulthood, and is present in a variety of contexts. This article covers the symptoms of borderline personality, its possible causes, and treatment.

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  4. Therapist working with a trauma client

    Integrative approaches to counselling

    Many practitioners use an integrative approach to psychotherapy, using more than one school of therapy in their approach to helping clients. In this article, we will discuss the types of integration and the practical issues around using them.

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  5. Therapist talking to her client

    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for OCD

    Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common mental health issue that causes obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a well-established treatment. But how does it work? In this article, we will dive under the hood.

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  6. Woman meditating by the sea

    Metta: loving-kindness meditation

    The modern concept of mindfulness has its roots in Buddhist meditation. Among all the meditation exercises in the Buddhist tradition, Metta meditation occupies a central place, like training in loving-kindness towards oneself and others.

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  7. Meditating at work

    10 places to practice mindfulness

    Mindfulness provides proven benefits for increasing our mental health. But it is not always easy to find somewhere to do it if you share your house with family or other housemates. In this article, I’ll give you some creative places to get your fix.

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  8. Student sleeping

    Help! I keep falling asleep during mindfulness

    Tens of thousands of students have taken our mindfulness courses. As a result, I see a few questions come up time and again. One of which is "I keep falling asleep while trying to do mindfulness!" If you can relate to this, this article is for you.

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