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5 Tips on How to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions

By Dr Martina Paglia | 26 December 2018
5 Tips on How to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions

This is that time of year when we look back at the past 12 months and assess how we have been doing. We focus on what went well and what didn’t. Most of us set new year’s resolution. The new year bring a chance to do things differently and to change a little something about...

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5 Tips to Help You Tell Your Child the Truth about Santa

By Dr Martina Paglia | 12 December 2018
Cosa dire a tuo figlio se scopre che Babbo Natale non esiste

Christmas, a Christian holiday honoring the birth of Jesus, has evolved into a worldwide religious and secular celebration, incorporating many pre-Christian and pagan traditions into the festivities, including the legendary figure of Santa Claus. Many parents fear the big question: “Does Santa exist?”. Most parents feel concerned about telling the truth to their children. Should...

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5 Tips to Cope with Christmas Away From Home

By Dr Martina Paglia | 07 December 2018
5 Tips to Cope with Christmas Away From Home

Expats are sometimes unable to come home for Christmas. When this happens people can experience difficult feelings like a sense of emptiness, sadness and loneliness that gradually intensify as Christmas eve approaches. This blog post aims to help you beat the holiday blues when you are far from home.  1. Find some time for your...

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5 Tips to Cope with Low Mood and Depression at Christmas

By Dr Martina Paglia | 05 December 2018
5 Tips to Cope with Low Mood and Depression at Christmas

The Christmas holidays can be a difficult time for our stress levels and it’s even more difficult for people with a mental health condition such as low mood/depression. At this time of the year we have the additional stress of getting all ready for the holiday season. The shopping list is longer than usual, family...

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5 Tips to Cope with Anxiety at Christmas

By Dr Martina Paglia | 28 November 2018
5 Tips to Cope with Anxiety at Christmas

Christmas is quickly approaching. On one hand this time of the year brings in the warmth and joy of family get-togethers, however, on the other hand you may feel overwhelmed by the numerous commitments and chores that come with the festive season. Christmas usually comes with high expectations of happy families enjoying perfect celebrations and...

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S. Freud’s Models of the Mind Part 2

By Dr Martina Paglia | 14 November 2018
S. Freud’s Models of the Mind

This is the second article in our series on history of psychology. This post will look at Freud’s structural model of the mind. Freud presented a new theory that provides an intuitive depiction of the mind in his paper The Ego and the Id (1923), together with the effort of integrating the topographical model with...

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S. Freud’s Models of the Mind Part 1

By Dr Martina Paglia | 06 November 2018
S. Freud’s Models of the Mind

This is the first article in our series on history of psychology. This post will look at the development of S. Freud’s early ideas about human psychology and the discovery of the unconscious mind. At the beginning of his scientific career Freud had been greatly influenced by Charcot, the French psychiatrist he collaborated with at...

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Anxiety Disorders

By Mary Egan | 31 October 2018

In this series of blog posts I am going to look at Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for a range of diagnoses. In the current blog I will look at Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for anxiety. 1. What are CBT formulations for Anxiety Disorders? CBT formulation explores factors that make individuals more vulnerable to developing anxiety problems (predisposing...

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How to Reinforce Positive Behaviour in Children and Adults with Challenging Behaviour Part 3

By Mary Egan | 24 October 2018
How to Reinforce Positive Behaviour in Children and Adults with Challenging Behaviour

This is the third and last blog in our series on how to deal with challenging behaviour. In this post I will discuss antecedent-based interventions. In my previous post of this series I discussed differential reinforcement strategies. You can read the second post of this series by clicking here. Antecedent-based strategies are used to reduce...

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Psychosocial Developmental Milestones from Birth to Age 2

By Dr Martina Paglia | 08 October 2018
Psychosocial Developmental Milestones from Birth to Age 2

This is the third of a series of articles on child development from birth to 2 years. To read the second article click here. Child development is not an exact science. Every infant grows and develops at its own pace. However, the information about psychosocial development provided in this article are a useful reference for every new parent....

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