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Procrastination is a protest!

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Procrastination is a protest! ... against discomfort. No, it’s not because we are lazy or have poor time management skills… we actually procrastinate because we want to avoid feeling something uncomfortable. That simple. Humans tend to want to avoid discomfort at all costs. The discomfo...
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Get Set! ... Preparing to Study

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1. Study Spaces     Create a space that is conducive to study. A solo study environment should ideally be inspiring, h ave all the resources you need and b e free from unwanted interruptions.      A traditional study space may not work for you. You may find that with some tasks or 'Study...
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Meta-Cognitive strategies for academic success

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Education is a girl’s best friend… Research suggests that students who engage in Meta-Cognitive strategies achieve greater academic success compared to other students. Meta-Cognition put simply is ‘thinking about your thinking’, but in actuality it is also reflecting on your learning proces...
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Understanding ‘Shutdown’ and the Autistic Spectrum.

Sometimes we experience difficult emotions that lead to meltdown other times we are so overwhelmed that it leads to SHUTDOWN. Shutdown may have the same triggers as meltdown but it looks and feels different and can cause different types of problems. Both shutdown and meltdown are commonly see...
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Understanding Emotional ‘Meltdown’ and the Autistic Spectrum.

We accept  that  emotional  dysregulation  is  a  common  feature  of  autism,  HOWEVER,  we  can  reduce  the frequency  and  intensity  of  emotional  meltdowns  by  developing  insight  into  triggers,  protecting  ourselves  from triggers,  practicing  alternative  ways  of  coping  wi...
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Mindfulness and the realisation of impermanence

      Most of us go on with life day to day living with the false impression that things will remain. We grasp for things and crave that they stay the same, like when we purchase a beautiful item and want it to last, cling on to relationships, cling on to youth, and are devastated as we wat...
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Recovery from an eating disorder is a feminist issue.

Women who identify as feminists are reportedly more satisfied with their bodies than women who do not identify as feminist, but disordered eating is just as common (Borowsky et al., 2016). This demonstrates that whilst eating disorders are often misrepresented as simply a women’s pursuit of...
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Alternate Rebellion & Adaptive Denial: DBT Skills for (safe) self expression.

A curious skill taught in DBT is Alternate Rebellion. This particular skill talks to our punk heart. The idea is that you can express your inner anarchist in a way that is not destructive to yourself or others; a safer way to respect a desire to act out, stand out or participate in risky ende...