When your Mind Rivals a Horror Movie – Catastrophizing

Sometimes we need to tell our mind to take a back seat… and chill We’ve all been there: stayed up all night worrying about your partner’s cryptic text message, considered all the different ways you could die after signing up for a skydiving lesson, or stopped yourself from going to dinner with your family after …

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Inaction – The Hardest Thing to Do: Action Bias.

How Jumping the Gun isn’t good for our mental health. We’ve all been there: intervened in an argument between two friends, jumped at the chance to offer some advice, although we really have no idea what the other person is going through, or accepted a business deal with a client before gathering all the necessary …

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Things We Don’t Want to See – Confirmation Bias

Confirmation Bias We’ve all been there: judged the family member with different political opinions, based an argument off of one article you read on Google. Or joined a Facebook group supporting all your beliefs. Or rejected an applicant’s file because they simply didn’t look qualified on paper. There is so much information out there – …

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The Most Important Relationship Skill – Emotional Bids

Emotional Bids and Relationships There is one very essential skill – you can consider it the glue that keeps relationships together – Emotional Bids. We’ve all been extended an emotional bid or two throughout the day: a smile from the barista at your local coffee shop behind a mask, an invitation to a Zoom lunch …

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Why “Always” isn’t Always Good – Generalisation

Generalisation – the Scourge of Generalising We’ve all been there: expected rejection letters from every company after receiving one rejection letter, believed you weren’t worthy of a placement because two schools rejected you, or refused to drive after a car accident. We just don’t want to relive the disappointment… so, we expect it before it …

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How mHealth programmes can treat depression: A randomised controlled trial.

Litvin, Silja & Markus, Maier (2019) TLDR: Mobile interventions work. We developed an EVIDENCE-BASED app called PsycAppsE and trialled it in a 2-arm RCT over 4 weeks. Depression levels were significantly lowered, anxiety levels were lowered. Attrition rates led me to abandon customary mood-tracking and CBT app-delivery and into developing eQuoo. It’s still live on …

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PsycApps Offers Free Access to eQuoo

In the midst of the COVID-19 Mental Health Crisis, we’re Unlocking eQuoo The only evidence-based emotional fitness game that builds resilience and improves mental health. London, 27 April, 2020 – As mental health issues continue to rise, PsycApps, a global leader in digital mental health, announced today it will be providing free access to it’s …

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Mental Health Tips for Self-Isolation: Boundaries

How to make it through social distancing without being able to distance yourself. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic forced millions of people around the world to stay at home and self-isolate. The process of self-isolation is becoming commonplace these days. What we know so far about COVID-19 is that limiting social contact is unquestionably the best …

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How Emotional Fitness Can Get You through the Holidays

The Miley Cyrus Family goofing around. During the holidays, emotional fitness is especially important! Some people think of holiday season as of time of joy, family and togetherness. They’re a lucky bunch, and bless them! However, most people do dread one or the other aspect of about their holiday schedule, gift shopping, entertaining and spending …

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Student Mental Health

Depression and Anxiety​ Research has incontestably reported a rise in mental illness in the student population as well as an above-population average of prevalence: 1 in 3 opposed to the 1 in 4 of the general population [1], some studies even indicate a 50% prevalence of a mental health issue during enrollment at a university …

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