Living in Uncertain Times

Dr Natalie Raiher, Chartered Psychologist and Clinic Director

Things are looking more normal after the slow tumult of the last eighteen months: people are back in shops, restaurants are open and James Bond is back in the cinemas but things are certainly different from how they were before. We cannot un-experience the […]

Do you feel under pressure to cope “well” during lockdown?

Dr Natalie Raiher, Chartered Psychologist and Clinic Director

Right now, we’re being besieged by information on how to cope. Or rather, how best to cope and be at our best while coping. We’re being told how to minimize anxiety, improve mood, keep families busy, learn to craft, exercise on sofas and cultivate […]

6 Practical Strategies for Coping with Social Distancing

Dr Natalie Raiher, Chartered Psychologist and Clinic Director

These are unprecedented times and everyone is experiencing an upsurge in fear, anxiety and uncertainty about the day ahead, let alone the longer-term future. I wanted to share with you as many practical tools and skills that I can to help you manage any symptoms of […]

2020-04-17T09:08:00+00:00March 20th, 2020|Categories: Psychology|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Firing ‘should’ and ‘must’: ending the tyranny of self-criticism

Dr Natalie Raiher, Chartered Psychologist and Clinic Director

Many of us harbour lists of punitive rules for ourselves. We’re not always aware of these insidious despots but are rather more aware of a pernicious sense of constantly failing in a world that vampirishly demands of us. This feedback loop makes for exhausted […]

2020-02-27T10:37:44+00:00February 24th, 2020|Categories: Psychology|Tags: , , , , , |

Don’t make New Year’s Resolutions (but do set some SMARTER goals)

Dr Josephine Perry, Sports Psychologist

The media is full of ‘Set your New Year Resolution’ articles at this time of year. Here at The Practice at 322 we will go against the grain and suggest you don’t. New Year resolutions are not sticky (they rarely make it past January 31st

2018-12-10T11:05:12+00:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: Sports psychology|Tags: , , , , |

Five sports psychology techniques we can learn from the England football team

Dr Josephine Perry, Sports Psychology Consultant

Five of the techniques I noticed being used by the England team replicate well over to many other sports and learning about them could help us all to have better performances, whatever field, court or track we compete on.

1. Seeing competitions as […]

Being a Great Sports Parent

Dr Josephine Perry, Sports Psychology Consultant

Sport is really important for children. The physical benefits are obvious but research has also found school children who exercise improve their sociable behaviour, their classroom conduct, control their emotions better and perform better on school tests. It also increases their self-esteem and confidence, improves their sleep, reduces […]

2018-11-10T17:43:34+00:00July 20th, 2017|Categories: Sports psychology|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: , , , |
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