Struggling with everyday stress or low mood, or more extreme mental health concerns? Talk therapy with a Clinical Psychologist has proven results, whether for learning new strategies for coping with emotions or finding ongoing support to navigate the challenges life throws us all. A variety of techniques from an array of treatments offers exploration of personalities and histories, providing tools for management of symptoms and stressors.
Physical symptoms and health conditions are a normal part of everyday experience. However, ongoing health complaints, both those with a clear diagnosis and those without medical explanation, create emotional stress in addition to the physical symptoms. Psychology can help explain the connection between the mind and the body to influence symptoms and well-being.
A head injury, stroke, or other neurological disease bring with them cognitive changes or new challenges to previous lifestyles. Many people report feeling no longer themselves and having to adjust to a new way of living with an unwelcomed injury. Clinical neuropsychology has two aims: to test your cognitive strengths to help you compensate for any new cognitive weaknesses, and to help you adapt and discover a quality lifestyle despite lasting injury.
Those struggling with chronic pain conditions from injury or chronic conditions like fibromyalgia or arthritis suffer regularly with the intrusion of pain symptoms in their daily lives. By definition, pain creates an emotional response that often exacerbates stress and intensifies the experience of pain. Optimising the psychological response to a life with ongoing pain can optimise wellbeing, preventing a common downward spiral of suffering.
Many of us understand what it takes to be healthy, and normally it involves the physical- exercise, diet, sleep, basic hygiene and vitamins! This is important to optimise our body, make it work to the best of its ability and to help us prevent illness. However, all of our body reports back to one essential organ- our brain- and to what extent do we regularly and thoroughly ensure its care?
A healthy mind can be paralleled to a healthy body. A healthy mind does not mean complete freedom from any distress or illness. We all suffer colds, flu, aches and pains, or more serious disease at times. When we do, those who have prioritised the general health of their body may be the ones most capable of handling these health lows, bouncing back more quickly. The
same is true of the mind. Those who seek to optimise their
mental health will still experience the normal moments of
variable mood or stress, as we all do; however, psychology can
help these people feel more confidence in their abilities to
handle these difficult periods, having a range of tools in their
toolbox to utilise no matter what life situations are thrown their
DR AMBER JOHNSTON
Psy.D., CPsychol, PgDip Clinical Neuropsychology, MSc
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