My previous post explaining chronic pain (and my post about how to manage it) were quite popular, so this week I'm bringing you more of my reflections on working with people who are struggling with chronic pain.
This weeks blog post is a bit different - it's a personal reflection on practising what I preach, namely self care and taking time for yourself!
It's *mumble* years since I started university, but I still remember how stressful and exciting it was. But how are you supposed to cope with it all if you're struggling with your mental health? I've got some tips.
Whilst extravagant things are interesting, we seem to have lost some of our ability to enjoy smaller, more simple things - and our happiness has suffered in the process. Read on for my defence of the simple things in life.
This week we're going to look at Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or OCD for short. What is it, how does it affect people, and what can you do about it if you're struggling? Read below the line break to find out.
Last week we looked at the best advice I've been given in my time as a clinical psychologist. But that advice has been balanced with some things that I don't feel are as helpful, so here are my thoughts on the worst advice I've been given as a clinical psychologist.
It's fast coming up to the time of year where bright-eyed postgraduates with big dreams of changing the world start their Doctorate in Clinical Psychology training courses. Inspired by that fact, I thought I'd do a post of some of the best advice I've been given over my years as a clinical psychologist.
Every time I tell someone that I work with people who have chronic pain, they want to know exactly what that means. I've been taking my time writing this blog post because it's complicated, but I think everyone should know about chronic pain whether they have it or not. Read on to find out what it is.
Most people have heard of PTSD, but might not know what it is or how to manage it. Similarly, lots of us have heard of PTSD 'triggers', and of some of the symptoms of PTSD. I'm going to break it all down for you in this post, so that it's clear what PTSD is and how you might help someone who is struggling.
Being around others is amazing, but being alone can also be great. This week's blog post is about solitude, and why being alone for a while is a good way to recharge and refocus. Read on to find out how you can do just that.
Dr Sarah Blackshaw: Clinical Psychologist, blogger, tea drinker, interested in dinosaurs and shiny objects