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Panic attacks? Schedule therapy in the morning

By taking advantage of two natural occurrences – our cortisol levels and time of day – therapists and patients can make better progress in overcoming fears and anxiety.

7 October, 2016

Looking for answers? Trust your ‘aha!’ moments

Sudden insights can produce more successful solutions to tough problems than using gradual, methodical thinking – so keep listening to your “aha!” moments.

9 March, 2016

We are less spiritual at work, study shows

An 18-month US study has found that spiritual awareness fluctuates throughout the day and being at work makes many of us lose sight of our spiritual selves.

24 August, 2015
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One hour of therapy to cure insomnia?

No drugs needed. A one hour session of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) was found to cure 73% of insomniacs who participated

3 June, 2015
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Cultivating humility – beyond lack of pridefulness

True humility, say social scientists, has an intellectual component that encompasses traits like curiosity, awareness and a love of learning

22 December, 2014
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Why sadness is so hard to get over

Long-lasting emotions like sadness tend to be caused by events that have strong implications for a person’s life – making it much harder to ‘get over it’, psychologists say

16 November, 2014
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Treating insomnia reduces inflammation & chronic disease risk

Drug-free therapy has been shown to beat insomnia and lower rates of chronic inflammation, which can lead to hypertension, diabetes, heart disease.

24 September, 2014
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Want to forgive? Learn to forget

Research has shown that a willingness to forgive is an important coping strategy that can help us forget unhappy experiences

20 May, 2014
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Laughter is as beneficial as meditation

Laughter stimulates the same parts of the brain as meditation and, studies show, can have the same health benefits

6 May, 2014

Be nice to yourself – stop calling yourself fat and old!

Survey shows that women who say mean things about themselves risk physical and mental health problems

26 February, 2013