The human brain processes thousands of thoughts per day which can become overwhelming. The feeling of being unable to ‘switch off’ and the persistence of negative thoughts is not uncommon but can have far-reaching effects. Cognitive theories suggest that our thoughts can influence our mental health and impact on our ability to take action, possibly leading to psychological disorders such as depression and anxiety. Pushing such thoughts to the back of ...

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The modern world is fast-paced, competitive and stressful. It is also becoming increasingly digitalised. Our daily lives are busier than ever before, and we are under increasing amounts of pressure, be it work, school or otherwise. It is challenging to carve out the time in our daily routines to do the things that truly bring us joy and make us feel at peace. This combination of both happiness and stillness may ...

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Psychologist Carl Jung stated that integrating your shadow can lead to a more fulfilling life. But what is the shadow self? How do we identify it? Let’s take a look. What is the shadow self? Jungian theory explained Carl Jung was a Swiss psychoanalyst and psychiatrist who researched aspects of the human psyche in the first half of the 20th century. He was the president of the International Psychoanalytical Association for ...

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The Benefits of Journaling Journaling is an incredible tool for your mental health and improving your emotional intelligence (EQ). It’s a simple yet powerful way to manage thoughts and feelings as you move from day to day and it’s far from a new invention. Journaling helps you gain clarity, problem solve and manage stressful events. Yet often people don’t realise the enormous benefits of journaling and how it can be transformative. ...

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