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In Stress and Health

Wearable Devices / Mobile Apps and Your Mood

Wearable devices that can track how many steps you walked today, measure your heart rate or evaluate how well you slept last night successfully occupied the global market. Moreover, mobile technology is pushing new boundaries, aiming to measure emotional well-being as well as physical health. Tech companies claim that biosensor technology in the devices can detect stress and anxiety by tracking the body’s physical reactions. In 2017, Spire performed a Workplace Stress Study together with a Stanford psychology researcher. Spire is…

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In Stress and Health

Defence Mechanisms and Health

Earlier, I was talking about defence mechanisms which we apply when face stressful situations. Some of them are considered mature or adaptive, and as we see from their names, they are supposed to promote our health and well-being. Other defence mechanisms are seen as immature and pathological and hence play an opposite role in our lives, as they might negatively affect our health. In 1996, psychologists decided to investigate the relationship between depression development and the levels of defence mechanisms men…

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The Brief Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy Workbook: A Self-Help Tool for Solving Life’s Problems

In Press The Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) combines cognitive and behavioural therapies and has strong empirical support for treating mood and anxiety disorders. The basic premise of the CBT is that emotions are difficult to change directly, so this type of therapy targets emotions by changing thoughts and behaviours that are contributing to the distress emotions. The CBT builds a set of skills that enables an individual to be aware of thoughts and emotions; identify how situations, thoughts, and behaviours influence…

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