On losing ourselves or “how did I end up here?!”

Dr Natalie Raiher, Chartered Psychologist

One of the main reasons people come for therapy is when someone or something significant has been lost and we feel all kinds of being at sea. It can be hard to recognise ourselves or the world around us when there are big holes and tears in […]

2018-11-01T15:59:46+00:00October 31st, 2018|Categories: Psychology|Tags: , , , , , |

Stress and healing

James Raiher, Osteopath and Clinic Director

We’ve known for a long time that stress has an effect on healing. Hans Selye borrowed the term from mechanical engineering way back in 1936 and he originally saw stress as a uniformly bad thing. Somehow we have been left with this view of stress, and […]

2018-11-10T17:43:51+00:00July 14th, 2017|Categories: Osteopathy|Tags: , , , , |

Getting a handle on social media and self-esteem

Dr Natalie Raiher, Chartered Psychologist

The latest research is showing strong ties between social media use, anxiety and depression. One of the reasons for this is the inevitable self-comparison that goes along with scrolling through other people’s lives. In this piece, Dr Natalie Raiher discusses how to make yourself more resilient to a hashtagged […]

2018-12-12T10:31:14+00:00June 4th, 2017|Categories: Psychology|Tags: , , , |