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Intergenerational trauma

Intergenerational trauma

Co-authored by Frieda Friedemann Intergenerational trauma is commonly misunderstood as a cycle that needs breaking, when really, there is no cycle to break. Rather than “trauma” being  directly transmitted from generation to generation, intergenerational trauma is more complicated and requires careful consideration. This starts with the term. The intergenerational effects

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Mental Health Myths

Common myths surrounding mental health

Mental health is a topic of growing importance in today’s society. Despite increased awareness, there are still numerous misconceptions and myths surrounding mental health that persist. These misconceptions can contribute to stigma, hinder individuals from seeking help, and perpetuate harmful stereotypes. In this blog post, we will debunk some of

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Imposter Syndrome

Imposter Syndrome

Do you ever feel like you’re not good enough, despite evidence of your accomplishments and abilities? Do you feel like you’re a fraud, and that you don’t deserve to be in the position that you are in? If so, you may be experiencing Imposter Syndrome. What is Imposter Syndrome Imposter

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Fear of missing out-FOMO

Fear of missing out or FOMO, is the description used for a pervasive feeling that many people experience in today’s social media-driven world. FOMO is characterized by a sense of anxiety or stress that comes from the belief that other people are experiencing more fun, excitement, or success than oneself.

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hoarding

Is there a difference between hoarding and collecting?

In today’s fast-paced world, people often develop various habits and interests to cope with stress, seek pleasure, or simply express their personality. Two common behaviours that may appear similar at first glance but are fundamentally different in nature are hoarding disorder and collecting behaviours.  Hoarding disorder is a complex mental

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Alcohol

Navigating Alcohol Consumption: A Guide to Post-Holiday Moderation

The festive season often brings joy, celebration, and a few too many glasses of holiday cheer. While indulging in alcohol during Christmas and New Year is a common tradition, the aftermath may leave some individuals wondering how to manage their alcohol consumption moving forward. In this blog, we’ll explore strategies

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New Year's Resolution

What Makes A New Year’s Resolution Stick

Despite the popularity of New Year’s resolutions, current knowledge about them is limited, and the general consensus is that most people don’t stick to them. Martin Oscarsson and team (2020) investigated  a number of factors related to resolutions, and what might make them stick. They examined the following factors. Oscarsson’s

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New Year resolutions

New Year Resolution Pursuit and Mental Wellbeing

“Just do it”, the famous Nike slogan implies that if we just stick at it we will achieve our goals, but does that work when it comes to New Year’s resolutions?  Joanne Dickson and colleagues (2021) examined the pursuit of New Year’s resolutions to assess what helps people stick to

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