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Browsing Archive: August, 2011

Comedy and Cruelty: looking under the surface

Posted by Helen Hayes on Wednesday, August 31, 2011, In : psychotherapy 

Many insights into aspects of human experience can be found in literature, theatre, cinema and other art forms.  A few weeks ago I saw a play at the Young Vic, The Beauty Queen of Lenane (www.youngvic.org/whats-on/the-beauty-queen-of-leenane) which left me with a lot of feelings and thoughts.

I was actually quite irritated by the first half of the play as I felt it was drawing on ...


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Anxiety, Excitement & the Challenge of New Experiences

Posted by Helen Hayes on Monday, August 22, 2011, In : existential psychotherapy 

I’m new to blogging and I noticed that I felt quite anxious when I posted up my very first blog entry last week. 

It made me think about how I, and other people, tackle things which are unfamiliar, especially when it seems like everyone else has been doing this forever and is totally at ease with it.  Sometimes it is just a matter of taking a deep breath and plunging right in, tru...


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Holiday Stress & Existential Psychotherapy

Posted by Helen Hayes on Monday, August 15, 2011, In : existential psychotherapy 

For many people this is summer holiday season, time to relax, unwind, and enjoy a brief escape from the usual routine.  But sometimes holidays themselves turn out to be stressful experiences.  Family relationships can become strained; travel arrangements are plagued by delays, cancellations, traffic jams; minor accidents or ailments cause upset; the weather is always unpredictable; ...


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