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  • Psychological First Aid steps

5 Steps to Psychological First Aid You Can Use in Difficult Situations

By |2019-12-02T15:40:42+02:00December 2nd, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

We have first responders for physical traumas or difficulties. Here's a secret: psychological first aid is also important during hard times. When trauma occurs, you hear the sirens. The ambulance, police and first responders are on the way. As humans, it’s our duty to try and help those who are in serious trouble. And I [...]

  • holiday stress

How to Handle Holiday Stress When You Have Mental Illness

By |2019-11-25T13:31:43+02:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

When you have a mental illness, it can seem impossible to deal with holiday stress. What can we do? The holidays are right on top of us, and the air is filled with a buzz, it seems. While most people get excited about the holidays, it can feel just a bit different from those who [...]

  • Wim Hoff Breathing Method

Wim Hoff Breathing Method or How to Control Your Body’s Responses

By |2019-11-23T16:18:33+02:00November 23rd, 2019|Categories: Brain Power, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , |

Can the simple act of breathing actually have some incredibly powerful benefits you never knew of? If the Wim Hoff breathing method is something you haven't heard of before, you're about to learn all about it. Most people are familiar with certain breathing techniques, especially with yoga and meditation. Wim Hoff is a more intense [...]

  • Cyberchondria

What Is Cyberchondria and How Not to Fall for It as an Anxious Person

By |2019-11-21T14:49:12+02:00November 21st, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , |

Many people are familiar with Hypochondriacs, but few are aware of the Cyberchondriacs. Both problems can greatly disrupt your life. To understand Cyberchondria, you must first know about hypochondria. For those few of you aren’t familiar with the hypochondriac, I can quickly explain. Before the internet came along, we relied on books, information from other [...]

  • fear appeal

What Is Fear Appeal and How the Mass Media and Businesses Are Using It

By |2019-11-20T18:06:40+02:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , |

You may not have noticed it, but you are likely to have come across fear appeal tactics used by mass media and businesses that want your custom. So what is fear appeal and how does it affect our attitudes and behaviors? Fear appeal is a carefully constructed message that aims to arouse fear in an [...]

  • Systematic Desensitization Techniques

4 Systematic Desensitization Techniques to Use to Fight Your Anxiety and Fears

By |2019-11-13T11:52:22+02:00November 13th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , |

How would you like to learn a few ways to battle your anxiety and fears? Well, systematic desensitization may be the answer. During my lifetime, and that’s been 4 decades, I’ve tried everything I could think of to eliminate or even alleviate my anxiety. Some things helped pretty well, while other things just seemed like [...]

  • sensation-seeking

The Science of Sensation-Seeking: Why Some People Love Risky and Scary Stuff

By |2019-11-07T17:15:37+02:00November 7th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Are you the sort of person that loves horror films? Or do you hide behind a cushion at the scary parts? Psychologists call the behaviour of people who love scary movies sensation-seeking. But what draws some of us to risky and scary stuff and not others? The Science of Sensation-Seeking I remember I have always [...]

  • specific phobias social anxiety

5 Specific Phobias That Can Arise from Social Anxiety

By |2019-10-24T16:57:05+02:00October 24th, 2019|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Anxiety is crippling. It can suck up all your joy and confidence and leave you feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. Anxiety disorders breed specific phobias, and specific phobias breed anxiety. There are a few main types of anxiety, these are: Panic Disorder Agoraphobia Generalized Anxiety Disorder Social Anxiety Disorder Post-Traumatic-Stress Disorder Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Specific Phobias Social [...]