The brain and the workplace. What could be causing brain fog and what to do about it…

Trigger warning – themes around shame, ruminating thoughts, chronic pain, childhood and domestic abuse.  Default mode network – As humans we all have a built-in negativity bias and it’s what’s kept us alive for millions of years. We have an automatic system in the brain that kicks in-between tasks which causes us to ruminate on …

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Key benefits of working with a psychologist.

Not a lot of people know this but some psychologists, depending on their background, create person centred interventions that consider the biological, psychological and social factors that influence health and illness. Specific issues can include how to adjust to a new and chronic health diagnosis, minimise the effects of burnout or change health behaviours. I …

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Fight, flight, freeze response: how your body reacts to stress.

Trigger warning – themes of survival and death. Have you ever wondered when you’re nervous or in a pressured situation your hands get sweaty, you shake, your stomach churns and your heart rate increases? You might have noticed other responses, like your voice going quiet or being unable to speak, suddenly needing the toilet or …

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