The Wellbeing Doctor

I'm an NHS Clinical Psychologist (in training) sharing practical evidence-based ideas for looking after your mental and physical health.

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The healthiest activity in the world!

If I could bottle the benefits above and produce them in a pill, I would probably be the richest person in the world! But, there...

Your brain isn’t there to keep you happy!

🙃This often comes as a shock to the people I speak to who are struggling with their mental health. Many people assume that our...

Sensory self-care strategies for Autumn

❄️As winter comes creeping round the corner, many of us tend to notice a seasonal increase in our levels of anxiety and depression, perhaps...

Ideas for when you’re feeling emotionally numb

In my last post, I spoke about the experience of feeling numb, empty or emotionally detached. As well as protecting us from experiencing pain or...

Understanding emotional numbness

It’s very common for us to feel emotionally numb or disconnected at some point in our lives. This feeling often happens after a particularly...

Anxiety

🙃This often comes as a shock to the people I speak to who are struggling with their mental health. Many people assume that our brain’s job is to keep us happy, and if we’re not happy then there must be something “wrong” with our brain. Unfortunately,...
❄️As winter comes creeping round the corner, many of us tend to notice a seasonal increase in our levels of anxiety and depression, perhaps particularly this year, with what is likely to be a difficult winter ahead of us. However, when I first read the quotation...
⭐️Introducing...the Stress Bucket!⭐️ 💦It’s important not to under-estimate the cumulative effects of stress! 💦Imagine an empty bucket. Now every time you encounter stress in your day, imagine pouring some water into that bucket. 💦The bucket gradually gets fuller and fuller with the stress you encounter and only has a...