Bayside Psychotherapy: News and Opinion

Hypnotherapy - does it really work

Submitted by on 15th Jun 2015

When we get asked "does hypnotherapy work?" (as we do innumerable times) a torrent of assumptions underpin the question. Typically we appreciate the wishful element in such a question but, in general, we recommend a healthy sense of scepticism. Recently, Bayside Psychotherapy received a visit by an intelligent, young Google employee for a survey. He also posed the question while voicing his opinion that hypnotherapy doesn't work.

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Germ phobias, ebola and human relationships

Submitted by on 22nd Oct 2014

What is germ phobia?

Sometimes articulated as Mysophobia (Germophobia), a germ phobia characterises a disproportionate emotional arousal in response to a thought associated with contamination through contact with germs (whether real or imagined). Germophobia is often thought to arise in some instances of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) however it?s possible to also have germophobia and not have OCD (or to have obsessive traits without full blown OCD).
 

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Anxiety Stories: Andrew Farrelly Interview

Submitted by on 11th Sep 2014

Anxiety disorders can affect people from any walk of life but often many struggle to recognise that they are experiencing anxiety and it can be common for people to want to keep the issue private. This means that many can find it tough to admit there is a problem, often relating it to general “stress” or in Andrew’s case being “highly-strung”. In a series of interviews conducted by Bayside, we attempt to shed light on the issues surrounding anxiety and find some common ground for those who experience anxiety.

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How To Deal with Rude People

Submitted by on 5th Sep 2014

We’ve all done it. You are minding your own business when a co-worker snaps at you for no reason or a customer raises their voice. At some point you will meet one, a rude person, and all too often we walk away from these encounters feeling frustrated, angry or upset. This is when a few well-placed techniques might help leave your encounters with rude people with your head held high and a spring still in your step.

Approach Them Calmly

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Physical Signs of Anxiety Infographic

Submitted by on 2nd Sep 2014

There are times when we don’t always recognise our feelings and it is very easy to forget that anxiety has physical effects too.

When we can identify these signs it becomes easier to tell if you are experiencing anxiety and move towards a mindful solution, which is why we have put together this guide to the physical signs of anxiety.

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Hypnotherapy is not hypnotism

Submitted by on 5th Mar 2014

Does "it" really work?

How often do we hear this? "It" carried vast assumptions usually owing to something magical and fast which supposedly bypasses conscious awareness. "Work" also carries assumptions which often involve the notion of a quick fix without any responsibility or effort on the part of the so called hypnotic subject ('can hypnotherapy cure me of my anxiety, addictions, oh and occasional sexual dysfunctions too, please?').

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Coping with panic attacks

Submitted by on 24th Nov 2013

We all experience intense stress from time to time, it?s an unavoidable component of living in a global society infused with sophisticated technology and focused on material acquisition that runs at breakneck speed 24 hours a day.

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Phubbing: Psychological reasons and remedies

Submitted by on 6th Aug 2013

Have you been phubbed yet today? Have you phubbed someone without realising it?

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Holiday breaks in counselling and psychotherapy

Submitted by on 15th Mar 2013

Easter and Passover are around the corner. While families across the world are making plans for reunions and celebrations to honour these important cultural events, for those in therapy it can also involve taking a break from sessions.

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Erectile dysfunction effecting gay and straight men

Submitted by on 7th Mar 2013

It is expected that as we age, there will be changes in our erection function. The Viagra Web site claims that half of all men between the ages of 40 and 70 experience at least occasional erectile dysfunction symptoms. For gay (and straight) men these changes are often anything but acceptable.

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