Micro Habits for Mental Health
Centric Mental Health Blog
by Inva Facja
5M ago
In today’s fast-paced world, finding time for mental health can be challenging. Explore the concept of micro habits—small, manageable behaviors that can significantly improve your mental wellbeing without disrupting your busy schedule. In his now famous Tedx Talk, “Forget Big Change, Start with a Tiny Habit”, BJ Fogg PhD, explains how incorporating tiny, consistent actions into your routine can lead to meaningful achievements in various aspects of life, including mental health. Short Mindfulness Meditation Before Getting Out of Bed: Start your day with a brief mindfulness meditation to boost ..read more
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Navigating the Storm: Conquering Exam Stress with Resilience and Mindfulness
Centric Mental Health Blog
by Inva Facja
5M ago
Exams can be daunting, casting a shadow of stress over even the most dedicated students. As the exam season approaches, it’s common to feel overwhelmed and anxious. However, it’s crucial to remember that stress doesn’t have to define your exam experience. With the right mindset and strategies, you can navigate through this challenging period and emerge victorious on the other side. Let’s explore some effective ways to conquer exam stress and pave the way for success. Develop a Well-Structured Study Plan: The first step in managing exam stress is to create a realistic and well-organised study ..read more
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Couples therapy – it is for everyone.
Centric Mental Health Blog
by Inva Facja
6M ago
To begin with, Centric Mental Health recognises that couples and relationships look different from house to house. We invite couples who have been together for a short time and are struggling to those who have made lifelong commitment to each other whether they are married or not, to come along to our service. We have experience working and supporting every kind of couple. We know that some couples are coming to us as parents too and we know that brings additional complexity that needs to come into the conversation too. All our couple therapists are trained to work with ANY COUPLE that wishes ..read more
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Families – you don’t get to choose them(usually)
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by Inva Facja
7M ago
When it comes to family gatherings, any time of the year can be a stressful event for some people. None more so than Christmas. The once a year build up begins before October 31st. The shops and TV are full of sparkly happy people enjoying each other’s company. The sense of dread begins… Sibling rivalry can reach its peak after day three of being back in a childhood bedroom only this time there might be litres of alcohol involved. Difficult and strained relationships with parents can come to the forefront once you walk back in the door. Extended members of the family who may also be visiting o ..read more
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What Causes ADHD: Genetics or the Environment?
Centric Mental Health Blog
by Inva Facja
8M ago
ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, affects millions of people worldwide.  While the influences of key causes of ADHD – genetics and environmental factors are much debated, it is a combination of these and other factors that is thought to be responsible.  Genetics and ADHD: Research shows that ADHD tends to run in families.  The likelihood of a child exhibiting symptoms is higher when they have a parent or sibling with ADHD.  Environment and ADHD:  It is believed that there is a higher risk of ADHD in people:  Born prematurely (before the 37th ..read more
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Neurodiversity: What It Means and Why It Matters
Centric Mental Health Blog
by Inva Facja
9M ago
In recent years, our society has seen a growing awareness of a concept that is reshaping our understanding of human diversity – neurodiversity. It recognizes the beautiful tapestry of neurological differences that exist among us and emphasizes that these differences are natural variations of the human brain. Neurodiversity challenges us to view conditions like autism, ADHD, Aspergers, and dyslexia not as disorders or deficits but as unique aspects of human diversity. What Is Neurodiversity? Neurodiversity is the idea that there is no ‘right’ way to interact with the world. It champions the bel ..read more
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Breaking Stigmas: Sexual Health Conversations for Enhanced Mental Well-being
Centric Mental Health Blog
by Shivani Patwardhan
10M ago
In our growing discussions about mental health, one important topic often gets left in the shadows – sexual health. But there’s a strong connection between sexual health and mental well-being, so it’s time to break the silence. On World Sexual Health Day, let’s explore why it’s crucial to have open conversations about sexual health and how this can improve our mental well-being.  How Sexual Health Affects Mental Well-being:  Sexual health isn’t just about the physical side of things; it includes how we feel emotionally, psychologically, and socially. When we face challenges or conc ..read more
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Are Kids with ADHD really just bold, lazy and badly behaved?
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by Aoife Cox
10M ago
Negative stereotypes and misconceptions about children with ADHD are common and often just downright wrong…here are a few comments we hear too often and want to dispel for all our ADHD patients who, to us, are real life heros: “ADHD is just laziness.” Symptoms of ADHD Wrong: ADHD is not a result of laziness but a neurodevelopmental condition. Children with ADHD may struggle with focus and organization due to differences in their brain functioning. “They should try harder” Wrong: Kids with ADHD already exert a lot of effort. ADHD makes it challenging for them to stay on task, and they require u ..read more
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The Transformative Influence of Social Connections on Mental Health
Centric Mental Health Blog
by Inva Facja
10M ago
Introduction In the hustle and bustle of life, spending time with friends may often find itself at the bottom of our priority lists. We tend to perceive social interactions as something enjoyable, yet not as crucial as work, family responsibilities, or other obligations. However, consider this: the absence of meaningful social connections can wreak havoc on our mental health, potentially surpassing the impact of obesity, smoking, or high blood pressure. This article explores the profound significance of social connections for mental well-being and suggests practical ways to enhance these conne ..read more
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Hacking Your Stress Response: Strategies for Resilience and Thriving
Centric Mental Health Blog
by Inva Facja
11M ago
Life can be overwhelming, and stress is a natural response when faced with challenges. However, it doesn’t have to take over your life. In this post, we explore effective strategies to manage stress, build resilience and thrive in the face of adversity. Discover the inner workings of your stress response and learn how to hack it to improve your mental and physical health. Let’s dive in! Understanding the Stress Response: Stress triggers the body’s fight-or-flight response, flooding it with hormones like adrenaline and cortisol. These physical changes give us energy in dangerous situations and ..read more
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