Overthinking

We all do it, especially when we are stressed or worried. Mental health issues like depression, anxiety, loss, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder, attachment disorder etc often have overthinking as a symptom.

So what is overthinking?

Research And Depression

We know that some medications can cause depressive or anxious symptoms in patients, many of them have depression listed as a side-effect on the leaflet you get with your medication. There are anecdotally many women who choose alternative forms of contraception due to mood changes and depression, but this is the first time a study has validated their experiences.

Healing Meditations

It’s been a long time since I posted here, life has been full on recently. I have been running two FREE meditations groups a month in Hemel Hempstead. One group focuses on introducing people to meditating and helping to develop their meditation techniques; the other works therapeutically to help people experiencing anxiety and depression toContinue reading “Healing Meditations”

New Research.

New research into mental health happens all the time but we rarely hear about it. This major study from America: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130811150812.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Latest+Science+News%29 has researched the genetic link between 5 major mental health issues such as depression, schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder and found some shared gene mutations. The significance of this research is the classification of mental illnessContinue reading “New Research.”

Meditation and Mental Wellbeing

This is Buddha’s take on how meditation can help you mental wellbeing. He implies loss of anger, anxiety, depression and fear is an unburdening of the self. A letting go that brings peace. I myself practice meditation and I use it when appropriate in my counselling work with clients. I find it helps not onlyContinue reading “Meditation and Mental Wellbeing”