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Moving house and your mental health
Moving house and your mental health

Moving house is a difficult thing, something I’ve been reminded of many times recently.  There’s a reason moving is near the top of those lists of stressful life events (at number two apparently, topped only by bereavement) and my own recent experiences got me...

Does empathy have a downside?
Does empathy have a downside?

As therapists, we are taught the vital importance of empathy very early on, because feeling that your therapist is empathic is one of the ‘common factors’ which helps to create positive change, whatever type of therapy is being practiced.  Taking a scroll on...

Music and survival stress
Music and survival stress

Recently I’ve been immersing myself in the world of nervous system regulation and survival stress. At some point during this period I found myself going through my playlists identifying songs which for me encapsulated the fight, flight and freeze responses, because,...

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