Small amounts of stress can be useful as it motivates us to take the necessary action, but being in a chronic state of stress can be psychologically, emotionally, and physically damaging. Clinical Psychologist Cobus Kleynhans has written an interesting article on the “Antidote for Chronic Stress”.
Work-related stress factors such as investigations, complaints, performance reviews, aggressive clients, conflict with colleagues, a high workload, or lack of job fit can cause detriment to your health and happiness. Studies have shown that when work stress becomes chronic, it can cause strain on not only your mental, but physical health as well. One in […]
Are you experiencing difficulties in your relationship relating to your intimacy needs? Check out this article from Clinical Psychologist Dr Alistair Campbell on Sex and Normative Narratives.
Life events that are frightening, harmful or disturbing may have lasting effects on our psychological health. Trauma is the psychological injury incurred from being involved in or witness to such events. If left untreated, those who have experienced a traumatic event may find it difficult to continue normal functioning or cope with their daily schedules […]
Anxious thoughts happen to everyone from time to time, however if these thoughts are becoming constant and intrusive, unhealthy patterns of behaviour can arise and cause difficulty in everyday life. For example, constant concern that you have left the iron on, can lead to repeated checking of the switch to ensure it is off. Obsessive […]
A panic attack is a physical sensation of fear which is a brief episode of anxiety. Panic attacks may occur unexpectedly as they are not usually due to any external threat. A panic attack can last from a few minutes to half an hour. However, the emotional and physical effects of a panic attack can […]