Starting the new year motivated can be difficult. And many of us can relate to a post-holiday comedown, which experts coin ‘The Blues.”
Whether you love it, or loathe it, New Year’s Eve is often hyped up as the biggest celebration of the year.
And while critics may put their distaste for the event down to the unrealistic expectations it generates, a psychologist has revealed that deeper, subconscious feelings may be at play.
As practising psychologists we often have parents and children presenting to us with complex problems, where parents are unsure of their exact therapy goals. Most often I hear from both parents and teachers alike that they are deeply concerned about our children and teenagers, and how they are managing and…
1. Model Mindfulness for your ChildWe can’t show adolescents the benefits of a mindfulness practice without modelling it ourselves. This doesn’t mean we always need to be paragons of contented bliss, but we should demonstrate our ability to manage stress and respond, not react, to setbacks.
Last year, as I handed…