With NHS waiting lists stretching into weeks and months, you may consider seeking treatment for your mental health difficulties in the private sector. Alongside shorter waiting times, you can often benefit from a wider range of support - from CBT, to EDMR, to hypnotherapy and nutrition. Dr Mark Silvert talks about how best to prepare … Continue reading How to prepare for your first appointment in private therapy
There is a certain comfort in feeling numb. In a world of chaos, it is one of the few certainties that exists. That weight, that heaviness; it is an unwelcome guest that you wish would just leave but you cannot bear to say goodbye. Why? That means vulnerability. You are truly alone. There is no-one … Continue reading Reflecting on Depression, from the Other Side
Living in a busy city like London can be exhausting. Whilst I am lucky to work freelance and avoid the daily commute, during work projects and training days, I've been keen to look for an energy drink that's an alternative to those with a high sugar and artificially high caffeine content. It was great timing … Continue reading FLYTE Clean Energy: a natural alternative?
It is estimated that 50% of long-term mental health problems start by the age of 14, and 75% by the age of 18.  At £105bn, the social and financial costs of poor mental health on the economy are vast.  This includes lost productivity - absenteeism and presenteeism in the workplace – as well … Continue reading Children’s Mental Health – Why It Matters.
Event Seminar: Children, Young People And Mental Health: Communicating In An Online World Location: House of Commons, Westminster. Date: January 17th 2018. Hosted by: British Psychological Society and Mental Health Foundation. "Hi, I’m Emma Wilson, and I run my own business in mental health training and consultancy. I am a Youth and Adult … Continue reading Social Media, Mental Health and Young People – my speech at a House of Commons seminar.
When combined with a history of eating disorders and anxiety, any form of addiction that impacts levels of stress hormones and blood sugar are a terrible mix. We often talk about addiction to substances, such as alcohol or cigarettes, but one just as addictive – and easily assessable – drug is caffeine. When suffering with … Continue reading Caffeine: a harmful addiction for eating disorders and anxiety.
One of the easiest activities to relieve anxiety is to do some deep breathing exercises. It can be done on-the-go and therefore perfect to incorporate into our lives. It is also completely FREE! The breath is always there, but often goes unnoticed. Yet it is incredibly grounding to focus on the breath, and allow thoughts, feelings … Continue reading Mindful Breathing: The 4, 7, 8 Approach