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Understanding triggers
Anxiety
5 Mins
June 27, 2022

A ‘trigger’ is something that sets off an emotional response of some kind in the body. Understanding why this response happens can help us to make sense of and manage what's happening.

Emotional eating
Stress
5 mins
May 30, 2022

When you experience strong feelings such as stress or anxiety, do you find yourself binge eating, grazing constantly during the day or restricting what you eat? If so, then you could be an ‘emotional’ eater.

Starting work after uni: do you have imposter syndrome?
Students
6 Mins
May 16, 2022

Imposter syndrome is the feeling of not being ‘good enough' to do your job, and it’s only a matter of time before people notice! Here are some ideas for managing anxieties, doubts and negative thoughts...

Dealing with the stress of exams
Students
6 Mins
May 2, 2022

After a weird couple of years, it might be hard to remember what a 'normal exam feels like. Here are some ideas to help you manage any feelings of stress or worry, and get ready to tackle the challenge ahead.

Coming to terms with a sexual assault
Awareness Days
7 Mins
February 7, 2022

Survivors may find themselves thinking more about their own trauma as a result of the recent increase in media attention to sexual assault. CBT can help with processing your experience, thoughts and feelings.

Feeling under pressure to have the ‘perfect Christmas’?
Stress
6 Mins
November 29, 2021

Expectations around this Christmas are high - which can lead us to feel under pressure to make everything perfect. Now's a good time to stop, take stock, and plan to make it enjoyable and relaxing for everyone.

Managing stress at work
Stress
7 Mins
April 20, 2020

Pressure on workers in many organisations has risen in recent years, especially in public services. Rising demands and tighter deadlines have coincided with shrinking staff numbers and budgets...

5 signs you might be experiencing chronic stress
Stress
5 Mins
April 14, 2020

Chronic stress is when someone has been suffering from the physical and mental effects of excessive pressure and strain over a prolonged period of time. Stress can have a negative impact on our health and wellbeing.

The importance of stress awareness
Stress
6 Mins
April 1, 2020

At this current challenging time, when most of us are facing a period of isolation, it’s likely that many more people will be feeling stressed.

How does CBT help stress?
Stress
7 Mins
January 16, 2020

Online CBT can help to treat stress. Understand what the triggers of stress are and how we react.

The six main causes of stress at work (and how to avoid them)
Workplace
4 Mins
November 4, 2019

Stress is something that will likely affect all of us at some point in our lives. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), stress is “the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures

Entrepreneurs and stress
Stress
4 Mins
June 20, 2019

Sarah Bateup, Chief Clinical Officer at ieso shares her three tips on how to manage stress as an entrepreneur.