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The emotional and psychological impact of infertility

The emotional and psychological impact of infertility

The desire to have children is for most people innate and only a matter of time. The drive to have children is unique to each individual and is driven by factors both in and out of our awareness. We are influenced by family, friends, society and cultural norms and traditions. Whatever the fantasy or myth, for most of us there exists a basic human need to procreate and leave an aspect of ourselves behind when we are dead.Read More

Self Compassion: why being gentle to yourself is the foundation of happiness

Self Compassion: why being gentle to yourself is the foundation of happiness

It took me a very long time to work out the difference between being kind to myself and actually being kind to myself. I used to think a long hot bath, a yoga class or a new pair of shoes would suffice to ease a low patch or quieten my noisy inner critic. These gesturesRead MoreRead More

WHY INTROVERTS DON’T LIKE PARTIES

WHY INTROVERTS DON’T LIKE PARTIES

Are you an extrovert, an introvert, or perhaps an ‘ambivert’ — a mix of the two tendencies? Psychologist Linda Blair looks at the latest thinking on the subject, plus tests to find out which one you really areRead More

FIND A THERAPIST AT WELLDOING.ORG

FIND A THERAPIST AT WELLDOING.ORG

Today we are launching the Find a Therapist directory at welldoing.org. Founder Louise Chunn explains what makes this bespoke new system so different from other ways of searching for helpRead More

Why I love the Welldoing.org find a therapist directory

Why I love the Welldoing.org find a therapist directory

I am really delighted that Louise Chunn has set up Welldoing.org and this is why. Up until now, it has been hard to know how to find a therapist and whether you get a good match with one is far too much down to luck. I’m going to share some case studies with you: AnRead More

What therapy did for me

What therapy did for me

From the outside, everything was fine in Anne Wilson’s life. Happy childhood, interesting work, good marriage, loving family – and yet she wasn’t happy. Therapy helped her, and she’s happy to say how.Read More