Welcome to Psychology Through the Internet

January 14, 2010
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Welcome to Psychology Through the Internet

Hi and welcome to my psychology blog. Psychology Through the Internet is for anyone dealing with problems like anxiety, depression, confidence, anger, relationships,  or children’s behaviour. That’s most people I guess. If you are a parent, you might be interested in my free ‘12 Super Child Training Secrets’ Ebook. The link is on the...
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Beat Technology Addiction: Develop Your Inner Parent

May 16, 2014
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Beat Technology Addiction: Develop Your Inner Parent

If you are reading this, then there is a good chance that you spend a fair bit of time on the internet; perhaps a bit too much time? Time has become one of our most precious personal resources. It’s up there with health, love,...
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The Challenge of the Autistic Child

October 28, 2013
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The Challenge of the Autistic Child

I sometimes try to imagine what it would like to be a child with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder . To the child with autism the world can often be incredibly irritating, loud, uncomfortable, scary and confusing. Imagine being in a crowded space, with lots...
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On Off Relationships

September 15, 2012
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On Off Relationships

On-again-off-again, push-pull, hot-cold, Yo-yo relationships can be incredibly painful and confusing. I think most people have either experienced this kind of relationship directly, or else know someone who has, so we all know how soul destroying they can be. But why can they be...
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Migrants: The Psychological Impact of Immigration

August 15, 2012
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Migrants: The Psychological Impact of Immigration

Migrating to a new country can be a highly stressful experience for individuals and families, and can trigger mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression.Psychologist, Lorri Craig, highlights some of the difficulties facing immigrants, and explores ways to reduce migrant stress.
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Wrinkles and Floppy Bits: How to Thrive in Old Age

February 19, 2012
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Wrinkles and Floppy Bits: How to Thrive in Old Age

Body falling apart. Pain from head to toe. Wrinkles and floppy bits. Hair not growing where it’s meant to. Memory fading. Energy depleting. Losing life partners, siblings and friends. Loneliness. Financial worries…. It is true that aging can be depressing and stressful at times....
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How to Create an Awesome Relationship

October 17, 2011
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How to Create an Awesome Relationship

Do you long to return to the honeymoon phase of your relationship? Have you and your partner drifted into an unsatisfying union? Do your interactions frequently turn into arguments? Have you even started to consider separation? Imagine if you were able to turn your...
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How to Protect Your Children from Family Depression and Anxiety

August 20, 2011
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How to Protect Your Children from Family Depression and Anxiety

Depression and anxiety can spread through families like contagious diseases, and children are the most vulnerable to contamination. Sure, genetic predisposition plays a part too, but a lot of it has to do with what we are exposed to as children. That means you...
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How to Disentangle from Destructive Thoughts

June 13, 2011
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How to Disentangle from Destructive Thoughts

Thoughts, images and feelings are all a normal part of our internal human world, and we wouldn’t want to be without them. They can fuel our creativity, they can drive and motivate us, they can keep us safe, and they can bring us passion,...
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Relationships: How to Stop Arguing with Your Partner

December 9, 2010
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Relationships: How to Stop Arguing with Your Partner

Partners can be incredibly annoying. They are very skilled at pressing our buttons and engaging us in arguments over nothing, but it is possible to change this pattern. Most of us can’t stand to be told by our spouse that we are wrong and...
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Child Behaviour Strategies: Focus on What You Want

November 16, 2010
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Child Behaviour Strategies: Focus on What You Want

When parents come to me for help with a child, they naturally start by telling me what is wrong with their child and what behaviours or emotional responses they would like to get rid of or change.  That is totally understandable. If a child...
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Disappearing with Dementia

November 12, 2010
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Disappearing with Dementia

My mother has dementia: Alzheimer’s we’re told. She’s 79, fit as a fiddle physically, and still coordinates her wardrobe with some of her old style most of the time, but it’s hard for her to maintain a train of thought for long. Mum’s working...
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Free Help for Parents

August 18, 2010
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Free Help for Parents

For all their lovability, children can be extremely frustrating and worrying people; especially from the perspective of their parents. As a practicing psychologist, I have worked with literally thousands of frustrated and anxious parents struggling to manage the behavioural and emotional responses of their...
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How to Feel Happier

June 17, 2010
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How to Feel Happier

Feeling depressed and unhappy can really bring you down.  Rates of depression in our population are increasing radically. In the USA rates are ten times higher than they were in the great depression of last century, and people are getting depressed much earlier in...
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Can a Difficult Birth Create Psychological Problems Later?

May 26, 2010
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Can a Difficult Birth Create Psychological Problems Later?

The trauma of birth can affect the psychological development of a child, increasing the risk of anxiety, depression and attachment problems in the child and the mother. Psychological therapy treatment will ideally focus on both the mother and child.
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Child Behavior: Is Too Much Attention Bad for Children?

May 2, 2010
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Child Behavior: Is Too Much Attention Bad for Children?

Parents are often encouraged to give their children attention, but too much of the wrong kind of attention for the wrong kind of behaviour can be bad for children. Point one: Children love and need attention, and for many reasons, some children need much...
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