Category Archive: Applied Psychology

Give it a go: Out of the box thinking for elderly care.

I spend a lot of my time with the elderly now that I’m an activities coordinator, and I love it! The stories they tell, the history they share, the experiences they’ve had. There’s… Continue reading

Boundaries, Boundaries, Boundaries…

  Boundaries, Boundaries, Boundaries…   Boundaries are a very important part of any relationship; a factor often ignored or unrecognised by many people. They are the blueprint, or foundation, that relationships are built… Continue reading

Captain Do-Good – Why I’m Trying to be More Mindful

       Captain Do-Good – Why I’m Trying to be More Mindful So, I have a new favourite book (Mindfulness for Busy People, by Dr Michael Sinclair and Josie Seydel). And I… Continue reading

Listening in Order to Influence

Listening in Order to Influence While you may be aware that listening is an important part of communication; believe it or not, being able to focus full attention on listening is extremely difficult… Continue reading

Accurate Depictions of a Psychopath

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, and learned all there is to learn, a study such as this one by Leistedt and Linkowski pops up. I don’t think I would be… Continue reading

Sensory Processing

If you are an OT, sensory processing is a term that you probably know quite well. It’s something I have heard a lot about during my internship, but have never really understood what… Continue reading

Light Boxes – Do It Yourself

Light boxes are such a useful tool for therapy, and are so easy to make. That’s right, you don’t even need to spend a fortune buying a ready made one – it is… Continue reading

Emotion Regulation – World Mental Health Day

So, as it is World Mental Health Day I have decided to write about something that I find very important to mental health and wellbeing; regulating your emotions. Believe it or not, regulating… Continue reading

Mindfulness – A Useful Tool for Children

Susan Kaiser Greenland, author of The Mindful Child: How to Help Your Kid Manage Stress and Become Happier, Kinder and More Compassionate, says that when children are over-tired, anxious or stressed out it… Continue reading

Which Female Archetype Are You?

There are many reasons why men and women are attracted to each other – and why different people seem to work well as a couple. However, in an article by Rhonda Court for… Continue reading

The Importance of Listening

Shy children are everywhere – it is a common temperament for children to have. Some children grow out of it throughout their school years, and some don’t. But the question is, how do… Continue reading

Personalise your patient care; It’s important!

To some this may seem completely simple and obvious, and to others this may seem impossible – however we can all agree that personalised care is important. Each patient is different – obviously… Continue reading

12 Travel Tips for People with Bipolar Disorder

  I found this article on psychcentral this morning, and thought it may be useful for many people who are travelling this summer. Read the original article here. ———————————————– “Triggers control bipolar disorder,” said Julie A.… Continue reading

5 Ways to Improve Positivity

So, being positive is something I truly struggle with. I find that even when I have had a good day, even an amazing day, I am left with this massive hole inside me… Continue reading

7 Things Music Can Do To Your Body.

I think it’s safe to say that music is a massive part of everyone’s life. You don’t need to be a rock star, or even be able to play an instrument or sing.… Continue reading

  • Philippa Berry

    Bsc(Hons) Psychology, Mental and Physical Health at the University of Reading. Interested in Occupational Therapy, and Developmental and Social Psychology.