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The blog of life – Episode Two: Breaking Bad Habits

Are you eating too much chocolate? Do you feel twitchy when you cannot answer your mobile? These are just the sort of habits examined in this podcast from the British Psychological Society This is Episode Two of PsychCrunch, the new podcast from the British Psychological Society’s Research Digest. In this episode we speak to psychology …

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The Blog of Life – Returning to school after COVID-19

An interactive webinar from the British Psychological Society 01 October 2020 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Register  Description Programme Pricing Contact This interactive webinar will take a whole school approach to mental health and give teachers an evidenced based toolkit they can rely on to support the young people in their classrooms as well as the …

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Blog of Life – When Causing Harm Is Unavoidable, We Prefer To Cause More Harm For More Benefits Rather Than Less Harm For Fewer By

By Matthew Warren Imagine that you’re an official faced with an unenviable decision: you must choose whether to establish a farm on existing land which can produce enough to feed 100 hungry families, or cut down an acre of rainforest to create a larger farm able to feed 500 hungry families. What choice would you make? …

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Blog of Life – The 8 Key Elements of Resilience

A roadmap for developing mental resilience skills THE BASICS What Is Resilience? Resilience is defined as the psychological capacity to adapt to stressful circumstances and to bounce back from adverse events. Resilience is considered a process to build resources toward searching for a better future after potentially traumatic events. Some of these resources come from our inherent potential and some …

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The Blog of Life – Baking Is The Best Way To Alleviate Stress—Yes, Really

So go ahead and bake another batch of cookies. Last Monday through Friday—the week coronavirus came for New York—was a stress-induced shit show that included three cancelled trips, experiments with CBD, obsessive temperature taking, and a half-hearted yet incredibly loud revue of top 40 songs from the floor of my 800-square-foot apartment. Much to my chagrin (and your disbelief, …

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The Blog of Life – Coronavirus and covid-19: Your questions answered

Why do people without underlying health conditions get seriously ill from covid-19? Some people get seriously ill from covid-19 without any known risk factors. Genetic make-up is likely to play a role – we have long known that having a parent who died young from an infectious disease puts you at a sixfold greater risk …

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Blog of Life – My experience of online counselling

With social distancing measures in place, face-to-face counselling and psychotherapy has had to stop for the time being. Jacob, 22, shares his experience of online counselling. Coronavirus and mental health Have a look at our tips, advice and guidance on where you can get support for your mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read …

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