There is a profound link between Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and childhood trauma. Researchers and psychologists have noted strong correlations between specific personality disorders and adverse childhood experiences, such as childhood abuse and severe emotional neglect. This article … Read more about How childhood trauma can lead to Borderline Personality Disorder
Experiencing trauma can have a long-lasting impact on an individual's mental health and well being. The effects of trauma can be far-reaching. Depending on many factors, those who have experienced trauma are likely to develop posttraumatic stress after a traumatic event. Psychological … Read more about What are the main types of trauma according to the DSM-5?
Many of us are aware of the mental health benefits of interacting with animals. Statistics show the physical health benefits of having an animal such as a cat or a dog - for example, stroking a cat is good for heart health and helps to reduce stress significantly. Animal-assisted … Read more about What are the benefits of equine-assisted therapy in rehab?
We hear a lot about how getting too much of the sun’s rays can be harmful to your skin. But it’s not all negative… Achieving the right balance can actually have many benefits, especially for your mood. This is because exposure to sunlight increases the brain’s release of serotonin - a hormone … Read more about The benefits of sunlight and what happens if you don’t get enough
The Four Absolutes can be traced back to the turn of the 20th Century in a book by Robert Elliot Speer entitled ‘ The principles of Jesus’ and were seen as a set of moral principles that would loosely define spirituality. These principles were adopted by ‘The Oxford Group’ in the early … Read more about The Four Absolutes – A beginner’s guide to Spirituality?
Grief is an unfortunate albeit inevitable experience that most of us will go through during our lives. Grief Whether someone suffers the loss of a parent, spouse, child, sibling or friend, all loss is profound and losing someone you love forever is ultimately one of the most distressing … Read more about Is grief a mental health disorder?
Caregiver PTSD (particularly for family caregivers) is a prevalent mental health condition that impacts many people who are caregivers for elderly relatives, terminally ill relatives or other family members. What is PTSD? Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition … Read more about Why family caregivers are likely to develop PTSD
All grief is traumatizing. Whether the death of a loved one is expected (such as a long-term illness) or whether it was out of the blue - losing someone we love forever is one of the hardest things that many of us will have to endure at some point. Grief Grief is the acute pain we feel that … Read more about Why EMDR therapy is the most effective treatment in grief recovery