Tag: Mental health

The Humanistic approach: Not what is wrong, but what happened?

The practice of Humanistic Psychotherapy has gained significant recognition in recent decades. Having been a humanistic psychotherapist since the early 1990’s, Jane Gotto, Director of The Terrace, has noticed research and results have brought the humanistic approach – putting the person in the centre of the work – more mainstream. It is now challenging some…

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Teenage time-bomb: Why are our teens struggling with their mental health?

It has always been tough to be a teenager – it is a rite of passage; a period when wanting to be treated as an adult combines with the vulnerabilities of childhood to make an often confusing mix of emotions. But are 21st century pressures increasing the risks of long-term health issues? News today suggests…

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Thin Slices of Anxiety: Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) illustrated…

An article in The Guardian struck me quite forcefully today. It highlighted the value of a book that I have come across before – its pictures representing a personal struggle against anxiety in a way that speaks to me – and to many others who have to find ways to manage the feelings associated with…

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Managing stress – Men’s Health Week 2016

Today – Monday 13th June – marks the beginning of Men’s Health Week . This year the theme is stress, and the Men’s Health Forum which promotes the week in the UK asks: ‘We all get stressed. The question is: what do you do about it?’. Statistics show that 76% of suicides are by men…

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Infant Mental Health Week – let’s start as we mean to go on….

This week marks the first UK Infant Mental Health Week, with the aim ‘to open up the conversation about the importance of the first 1001 days: conception to age 2 period’. Many therapists are now looking at the importance of a child’s mental health from as early as conception, and certainly there is already evidence…

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The Brain with David Eagleman -What is reality?

Here at The Terrace we like to keep up with the latest thinking, especially when it comes to matters relating to the way we think and act, and what makes us, us. Earlier this year we saw a documentary in a series that explored how the brain, ‘locked in silence and darkness without direct access to…

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Depression Awareness Week -keep the campaigns going

Darker than grief, an implosion of the self, a sheet of ice: no matter how you describe it, this is a terrifying state to be trapped in Tim Lott, The Guardian Tuesday 19th April 2016. This week is Depression Awareness Week. Perhaps, when there are so many ‘awareness’ days, weeks and now months, we start to…

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Mental health in rural communities: A farmer’s life

Last week, officials from the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) agreed to pursue the development of a mental health strategy for the farming industry, prompted by David Simpson MP, who demanded government intervention to deal with the specific mental strains that farmers face. Despite appearances – the rolling fields, animals peacefully grazing and fields of crops…

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‘let’s talk!’ about EMDR

A therapy we have recently been asked to feature on ‘let’s talk’ is known by the acronym EMDR. This stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing and it was developed as a psychological therapy by American clinical psychologist, Dr Francine Shapiro, in the 1980s. Dr Shapiro also published the first research papers supporting the benefits…

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‘Let’s talk!’ – about mens’ mental health

We have written before about the difficulties men face when they are experiencing mental health issues. It is nearly a year since we wrote of the Mental Health Charter for Sport & Recreation in Boys Don’t Cry and since then we have seen periodic moves to raise awareness of suicides amongst young men, for example….

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Insomnia – How psychotherapeutic techniques can help.

Here at The Terrace we are lucky enough to have a group of therapists skilled at working with clients on specific issues. Today we are highlighting insomnia – an inability to sleep – that can affect any of us for brief periods (due to a short-term stressful situation for example). However, for some it can…

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A Mindful New Year…..

Well we are a week into 2016, so we thought we would repost a great piece by our own mindfulness expert, Miranda Bevis. How many of us are still keeping to those new year’s resolutions? Should we even be trying – adding additional pressures to our already stressful days?  In days gone by, as the…

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Bullying – Top tips for parents and carers

November 16th marked the beginning of ‘Anti-bullying week’ and we thought it would be a good idea to highlight some of the information and support offered online. After all, bullying doesn’t just take place in the playground, or at work. Cyber-bullying has opened up a myriad new ways to exert power over the vulnerable, particularly over…

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Prescribing nature? ‘Ecotherapy’ in the news again….

We are always keen to promote mindfulness here on this blog, especially mindfulness outside in nature. You don’t need to live in the middle of the countryside, simply taking a walk in the park can still the mind and offer relief from the stresses of the day. If you need scientific evidence to convince you…

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‘Boys don’t cry’ – Will the Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation help men open up?

The Guardian newspaper reported today that former star of the Premier League, Clarke Carlisle, has said he felt “no shame” about his suicide attempt in December 2014, when he was ‘incredibly unwell’. The former Burnley and Leeds United  footballer  stepped in front of a 12-ton lorry on the A64 near York and was seriously injured….

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Children’s Mental Health Week – why it is so important to listen & learn…

Here at The Terrace we nominate a charity each year, to which we make donations from funds raised at our events and open days. We also raise awareness – which in many cases is more important than money. For the charity we have supported for the past two years – the NSPCC – that is especially important…

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‘let’s talk! about mental health – #Take5 on the 5th February to discuss mental health

Today is Time to Talk Day, when the charity Time to Change asks us to all to spend five minutes discussing mental health issues. The aim is to raise awareness, reduce stigma and encourage people to open up about a subject which is still taboo for many. So here on let’s talk! we thought we should…

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It’s official – hugging a tree is good for your health…..

Here at The Terrace we are always keen to promote green business and are committed to being as environmentally aware as possible. We monitor our carbon footprint and source any products we use from ethically sound companies. But being environmentally aware is about more than the business. It is, literally, at the root of what…

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On a Mindful Christmas contentment. Why can’t we just ‘be happy’?

Lots of Christmas shopping was done over the weekend. We woke up in the knowledge that money needed to be spent,  car park spaces must be battled  for and crowds coped with. It was daunting, but ’tis the season…’ and all that – jolliness is required of us. Here at The Terrace we do like to…

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‘Re-charging’ the Christmas ritual….

As the days of December rush past, leaving us little time to pack in all the annual rituals – present buying, writing and sending cards, attending the work Christmas ‘do’- as well as trying to keep the non-Christmas side of our lives under control, it is all too easy to succumb to a bug, or…

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