Boundaries


Mental Health Blog

Personal boundaries are a key to living a healthy and prosperous life. While we all understand that establishing, communicating and enforcing personal boundaries is vital for happiness, it can be challenging keeping boundaries in place. What are boundaries?  Based on your beliefs, opinions and past experiences, personal boundaries are limits you put in place to […]

December 29, 2018

Work conflicts


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Opposing ideas can take businesses to new heights – if they are managed properly.  However, as a result of being poorly managed, most work related conflicts do the exact opposite.  Unless they are addressed and resolved quickly, conflicts can cause a range of problems including low morale, open hostilities, a lack of productivity and customer […]

December 28, 2018

Surviving childhood sexual abuse


Mental Health Blog

Any sexual activity in which a person takes advantage of another in any way shape or form is sexual abuse. Sexual activities are only acceptable when they take place with lucid, consenting adults. There are no exceptions to this. None. Although all forms of abuse are reprehensible, a child’s involvement makes them infinitely more so. […]

December 27, 2018

Relationship conflicts


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Everyone experiences upsets and disagreements in relationships from time to time.  Relationship conflicts occur when people clash over differing opinions. Conflicts in themselves are neither good or bad but the way in which they’re handled can make or break a relationship. If you find yourself in a relationship conflict, it’s important to step up and […]

December 26, 2018

Parenting


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Until you become a parent, nothing can prepare you for the joy of welcoming a new life into your world.  While it can be the most beautiful of experiences, it can also the most stressful role you take on.  Being a parent is not easy and each stage in your child’s development brings new challenges […]

December 25, 2018

Forming your identity


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As a combination of qualities, expressions, looks and beliefs; identities relate to basic values that govern the choices people make. Rather than choose their own identities, most people internalise those of their parents or dominant cultures. And this is where the problem lies. In taking on the values of others, people are often not being […]

December 24, 2018

How to overcome trauma – developmental and complex


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Before we look at how developmental and complex traumas can be overcome, it’s important to understand exactly what they are and how they can impact your life. Like all traumas, developmental and complex traumas are psychological wounds brought on by unexpected events that cause severe shock. What makes them different from other traumas and classifies […]

December 23, 2018

Dealing with grief and loss


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Grief is the emotional suffering you feel when there is a significant loss in your life.  It is one of life’s greatest challenges and it is not experienced exclusively through bereavement or a relationship breakdown.  Even milestone events can trigger grief including moving home, leaving university or changing jobs.  Grief can occur any time there […]

December 21, 2018

Exploring your sexuality


Mental Health Blog

In essence, sexuality is simple. However, expressing it in a way that brings you fulfilment can be quite daunting. Your sexuality describes how you sexually express yourself. It can be a glorious part of your identity, if you’re true to who and what you are.  And this is where everything gets complex. There are at […]

December 20, 2018