Monthly Archives: June 2016

Getting kids to eat their vegetables

Have you ever wondered why we eat the food that we eat?  In an age where, despite knowing the health risk, we still have large proportions of us who are overweight and, sadly, a large number of children who are overweight, too.

Usually, humans eat for three main reasons:

We eat because we are hungry. […]

By |June 26th, 2016|General|0 Comments

Getting activated:  What does Elizabeth’s wading pool have to do with happiness?

At various times in our lives, for a variety of reasons, we can get too busy, too sick, too tired, too sore, too “I-can’t-be-bothered” or even, concerningly, too depressed to do the day to day pleasant things that are ever-so-important to a happy mood.
When people stop doing the things that they normally do – […]

By |June 19th, 2016|General|0 Comments

Questions psychologists get asked at parties – barriers to accessing psychology?

When people casually enquire into what you do for a living and I tell them I’m a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, I get a range of responses.  I’m proud of my title and my profession.  It represents a lot of hard work.  However, telling people what I do can, sometimes, change the mood of […]

By |June 12th, 2016|General|0 Comments

Dealing with phobias – let’s not jump in the deep end!

Most of us have something that we would rather avoid.  Some of the things we commonly fear are probably dangerous in certain circumstances, but we like to avoid them in all situations if we can. Spiders, snakes, heights, flying, clowns, the dark…there are a long list of things that can unsettle people from time […]

By |June 4th, 2016|General|0 Comments