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    The Happy Factor

    or is happiness more complex?

    The happy factor. It’s the cornerstone of much self-help literature – a little happiness. To be happy doesn’t seem to be asking too much, but does it mean different things to different people and do we require some level of unhappiness in order to appreciate the difference? Read more

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    Activity For Depression

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    Although activity strategies are useful for depression generally they may be particularly effective during the early stages of depression when it is just possible they could nip a possible decline in the bud. 
    Activity, and awareness of activity, are different things.
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    Managing a Control Freak

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    Everyone needs a sense of control. If our personal control is removed, or we sense it being eroded, we feel more vulnerable, less inclined to take risks, less trusting and more inadequate. But what do we know about the type of person who feels the need to impose their will on others?
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    Causes of Workplace Stress

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    Symptoms of work-related stress tend to vary because we all react to stress in different ways. However, the most common psychological symptoms include inability to concentrate, loss of motivation, and a lack of confidence and commitment to work. But there are all sorts of causes as this post illuminates.

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    Depression in Men


    It is estimated that for every six people, one will be clinically diagnosed with depression. In real terms the figures for depression are likely to be much higher and a good proportion of those left undiagnosed will be men.
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    A Bubble of Positive Illusions

    One of the most common questions asked by ‘talking therapists’ is what does the patient want or expect from therapy. It’s a good question because expectations of therapy may be set too high and the therapist, from the outset, may want to point this out.

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    Coping With Mild Depression

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    Coping with mild depression is something within our self-help gift, but what you choose is important. Mild depression is diagnosed on the basis of the person experiencing at least one of these two symptoms: 1. Persistent sadness or low mood. 2. Marked reduction or pleasure in activities previously found enjoyable – and no more than five additional symptoms that may last for a few weeks.

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    Monitor These Lifestyle Stressors

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    Lifestyle stressors. This is all about where you live and how you live, because both can greatly influence your ability to manage stress. Your body will tell you when stress is building up and you push these aside at your peril. I’ve identified 10 lifestyle stressors that need to be monitored, and where necessary changed, in order to give your body and mind the upper hand.

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    Undo Stress Through Positive Emotions


    The way we shift from situation to situation can certainly be stressful. Each event has its way of making demands on our personal resources and there seems little doubt that many people already function at the upper tolerance of their capacity.

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