How to be kind to yourself when life isn’t going your way

With the new year freshly upon us, many of us have made ‘new years resolutions’. Some are quite specific - quit smoking, stop drinking, eat healthier, go to the gym once a week, buy a house. Mine was pretty broad compared to those - “get your life sorted.” Seems quite dramatic for a 23 year … Continue reading How to be kind to yourself when life isn’t going your way

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What is Compassion Focused Therapy?

How often do you feel shame? How often do you criticise yourself? Pretty often, I reckon. When was the last time you were kind to yourself? When was the last time you made a mistake and told yourself that it was okay? Not often at all is my guess. In the modern day we are … Continue reading What is Compassion Focused Therapy?

Folie à Deux

Most people recognise 'Folie à Deux' as Fall Out Boy's fourth studio album.  However the album is named after a rare mental illness. Folie à Deux is french for "shared psychosis", and in this blog post I'm going to explore what this means, what it involves, and some cases of this strange phenomenon. Folie à Deux is … Continue reading Folie à Deux

What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy?

Most people, especially those who work within psychology, mental health and well-being, have heard of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). CBT is a form of therapy that encourages the client to change the way they think about situations, and therefore change the way they behave in reaction to them. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a … Continue reading What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy?