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The very latest news from the world of Psychology. Private Therapy Clinic blog offers information about psychological concepts, theories, therapeutic approaches and human behaviour. The articles and vides posted here also offer tips and advice written by registered Psychologist Dr. Becky Spelman and our team of Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Psychotherapists.

Male Body Positivity: Why it’s Equally Important for Men as it is to Women

Body positivity is something that has been the preserve of the female world for the major of its existence. The feminine form has been the source of such scrutiny and widespread exploitation by marketing companies that the entire concept of beauty has been hijacked. It is reimagined, repackaged and resold to us with each passing generation. That, is exactly why the movement has been such a necessary measure in the first place.

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The Truth About Ego and Why it’s Not Your Enemy

When most people think of the ego, they think of something that’s a law unto itself. We reason it must be stamped out of existence – or at the very least tamed. But to think in this way is not helpful to your personal development. The truth about it is, it’s not your enemy and never has been. In fact, you’re probably more of a threat to your ego than you are to it!

What are the 3 Main Types of Dissociative Identity Disorder?

Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is an extreme form of dissociation from oneself, which makes the sufferer lose connection with their thoughts, feelings and memories. It can happen to such an extent the person with DID can no longer discern who they are or what their true character is. The condition stems most often from severe mental trauma that causes an individual to create alternate personalities known as alters.

What Causes Our Phobias?

We all get a little rattled from time to time. Anxiety is an unfortunate but entirely natural part of our human experience. Anything from flying, visiting the dentists and certain animals can all instil a sense of fear in us. But more often than not, these are experiences that we’re able to follow through with despite our uneasiness.

Could You Be Suffering from Transgenerational Trauma?

The idea of trauma being cyclical is not new. In fact, it’s an idea that’s been around for almost as long the study of psychology, itself. Rarely, does a trauma present itself without reason. There is always a root cause responsible for the mental and emotional turmoil that is felt in the present. Transgenerational trauma is an umbrella term that addresses this concept as a whole.

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