Ever heard the saying that the gut is your second brain?
We’ve all experienced feeling emotions in our stomachs. From excitement to
stress and anxiety, emotions can cause us to have butterflies, feel nauseous and
sometimes affect our digestion. Our brains often send signals to neurons (the
cells responsible sending and receiving signals to and from the brain) in our
gut, which is why we sometimes strongly feel emotions there.
There are trillions of microorganisms (also known as microbes or
Deciding to seek support can be difficult in itself. Congratulations for taking
this important step! Now you’re left to face navigating the range of mental
health support. Should you speak to a psychiatrist, clinical psychologist,
therapist or a coach?
Perhaps your friend has had psychodynamic therapy or Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
(CBT) and this has tremendously helped them. Could this help you too?
There is no one-size-fits all solution to achievegood mental health, often
you’ll need to tr
Do you think you may have ADHD? Here's the support available
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Attention Deficit Hyper-Activity Disorder (ADHD) is a form of neurodiversity - a
difference in how the brain is hard-wired when compared to neurotypical
individuals. If you are frequently hyperactive, restless, have trouble
concentrating, have a wandering/foggy mind, act on impulse or have difficulty
controlling emotions, you may have ADHD.
While for some it is a disorder that severely impacts the pursuit of day to day
activities, others see it as a difference in how the brain is hardwired a
Schema focused therapy: Challenging problematic ways of understanding the world
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Deciding to go into therapy can be hard enough, but deciding which type is best
for you can present another obstacle, given the vast array of styles of therapy
To demystify the process and give you insight into different kinds of therapy,
in this post we’re going to look at schema focused therapy.
What is schema focused therapy?
Schema focused therapy aims to help clients understand and change problematic
ways in which they might understand and interact with the world around them.
Katinka Noack: How improving work/life balance actually enhances work
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Creating a healthy work/life balance is important because without it, you can
never fully open yourself to a harmonious existence that serves yourself and the
world around you.
Anything done in excess eventually proves unsustainable. When we live in
unbalanced ways, we experience major stress, dissatisfaction and anxiety. We
miss the beautiful things life has to offer, and lose touch with our potential.
If we don’t focus on the full spectrum of the human experience, we lose what
makes life mea
Deciding that it’s time to seek support from a psychiatrist can be hard enough,
but accessing the right private support can present another obstacle.
Whether you are looking to see a psychiatrist online or in person, the
Augmentive [https://augmentive.io/] community offers a range of psychiatrists
who are able to help you immediately.
From diagnosing ADHD, depression, anxiety, OCD and other mental health
conditions, our psychiatrists can support you in your discovery journey and