Ten Expert Tips for Coping with Difficult Relatives at Christmas

Ten Expert Tips for Coping with Difficult Relatives at Christmas

Difficult relatives at Christmas can really take the shine off the festive season – if you let them. Let’s be honest, we all have that one relation who is really good at pushing all the wrong buttons. Whether they are over-bearing and controlling, overly-critical and...

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Thanksgiving and Eating Disorders

Thanksgiving and Eating Disorders

  [Read Transcript] Hi there. It's Dr Courtney Raspin, and it is almost Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is my favourite holiday, even after 20 years here in London. I always look forward to Turkey Day (we call it Turkey Day in our house). It's the only holiday that is...

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How to Deal with Christmas Anxiety

How to Deal with Christmas Anxiety

How are you feeling about Christmas? Are you excitedly looking forward to the festive season, or are you feeling utterly overwhelmed thinking about how you are going to deal with Christmas anxiety? For many of us, we are so caught up in our quest and preoccupation to...

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Can you Accept a Compliment?

Can you Accept a Compliment?

Many of us find the seemingly straight-forward act of accepting a compliment so damn difficult, without really understanding why. If this sounds familiar, you are definitely not alone, and I’d like to help you begin to accept the love and care that a compliment is...

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Why Grief Hurts So Much

Why Grief Hurts So Much

,   Today I'm going to talk to you a bit about why grief hurts so much and what you can expect from the pain of grief over time using a really lovely and simple analogy that a lot of my clients have found helpful. Now, grief is a universal human experience. We...

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Pills Or No Pills? Considering Medication for Eating Disorders

Pills Or No Pills? Considering Medication for Eating Disorders

Medication for eating disorders is an option that is sometimes suggested when you seek help. However, you may wonder which approach is best – psychological therapy, drugs, or both? You may have some fears about medications used in treating mental health problems. Some...

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My Favourite Grounding Technique: 5-4-3-2-1

My Favourite Grounding Technique: 5-4-3-2-1

  [Read the transcript below] Hi there, it's Dr. Courtney Raspin. Today I want to teach you my favourite grounding technique. It's quick, it's simple, it's easy to remember, and so I like to teach it to my clients very early on in therapy. Now grounding is...

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Letters to My Eating Disorder

Letters to My Eating Disorder

At the start of therapy, we often ask our clients to personify their eating struggles and write "letters to my eating disorder" as both ‘friend’ and ‘enemy’. This creative exercise is a great way of helping clients better understand not only their attitudes towards...

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