How Are Your Three Brains Today?

There is no fooling you of course, we have but one brain but it can be helpful to think about different functions the brain performs in terms of our emotional regulation. In compassionate mind language the three brains are represented as having specific evolved...

Taming the Amygdala

Your heard of the Amygdala, right? No…. well that’s okay it doesn’t always get the publicity it might deserve. Why have I raised this topic you want to know? Well… The amygdala is one of the oldest parts of the brain, and is designed to quickly detect threats in the...

Digital Sleep Solutions

​Problems with sleep, such as insomnia, have been shown to be associated with mental health difficulties such as depression. Although long recognised as a symptom of depression, there is growing recognition that sleep problems can also emerge before episodes of...

Sleep and Anxiety

When helping someone improve mental health it is very easy to get ahead of ourselves and forget that there can be some very simple things we can do to aid recovery. Improving sleep quality can be one of them! In a recent study by researchers at the University of...

Perfectionism and Well Being

There is more and more converging evidence about levels of perfectionism and psychological well being! As psychologists we talk about different types of perfectionism in relation to the standards we set. We define perfectionism related to the standards we set...

Why Worry?

Why Worry? This is a great question and one that is often asked! Let’s start with the evolutionary view. Our brains are most likely hard wired to worry!  If our brains are doing their job well they are trying to ensure our survival. In order to ensure our survival,...

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