Every woman will we go through the menopause. It’s an unavoidable change that stops our periods and signals a natural shift in our reproductive lifecycles. Consequently, due to the symptomatic nature of ‘the change,’ it can also be a time of high anxiety and stress. Research shows that three in four women will experience symptoms, with one in four of those women describing them as debilitating. Further studies revealed that 48%…

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When the Covid-19 pandemic first hit the UK, none of us realised the impact it would have long-term. In order to flatten the curve and save the NHS, we were advised to stay inside and socially distance ourselves from our friends and loved ones. For many households, this was a relatively easy adjustment. Once the panic buying subsided…

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Are you worried about how best to support a friend, colleague or family member? Are you unsure as to what advice you should give or what you can actually do? Or perhaps you are supported by people around you but feel that their well-meant words aren’t what you need. This time of year, often more…

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Most of us know the story of Narcissus, the beautiful Greek hunter who fell in love with his own reflection. The story coined the term ‘narcissistic’ when describing someone who is self-obsessed, vain, or overly grandiose. In the field of healthcare and psychology, acute narcissism is categorised as a personality disorder (NPD) – one that…

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Losing a partner at any age is devastating and life changing. However, losing them young can feel like a robbery of time, memories and dreams. When we marry, we do so because we want to grow old with our loved one, and having that opportunity taken away from us can seem impossible to recover from.…

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What is the Total Physical Response (TPR)? TPR is derived from the same methods used to develop our language skills as children. Parents will often combine words with gestures and objects, connecting their vocabulary with whole body actions when teaching their child what something means. First developed by James Asher, a professor of psychology at…

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I have a problem with a stalker

I have a problem with a stalker. When we hear the term ‘stalking,’ most of us imagine being followed by a strange, faceless person. So someone who hides in bushes and lurks around corners waiting to catch a glimpse of the object of their desire. In reality, stalking is far more sinister than that. Stalking…

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Teenage Drinking

The First Sip Most of us can remember the first time we tasted alcohol. We might have been offered some by our parents, snuck in a swig while they slept, giggled with friends as they brought a bottle of something inconspicuous along to the park, watching and laughing with each other as we pretended the…

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Harassment at Work

Harassment at Work  Unfortunately, abuse is also prevalent in work environments. According to one study, one in three women ages 18-34 has been sexually harassed at work. 25% of those women were harassed online via texts or emails, yet 71% of these women did not report it. We can only speculate the reasons for this, but one…

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Abusive Relationship

An Awakened Society – Leaving An Abusive Relationship Once upon a society, the idea of an abusive relationship was considered a shameful but rare experience, mainly saved for men who were violent towards their spouses. Terms like abusive power, controlling behaviour, coercive control and sharp power were unheard of, muttered perhaps by those who witnessed…

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