Part 5: Our Loss of Freedom

Welcome to Part 5 of the Lockdown Mental Health Series. If you missed Parts 1-4 you can find them here. Lots of people I talk to are getting increasingly frustrated with the extended lockdown, and no wonder. Just think about it – what do we do to punish people for really bad crimes? Or whatContinue reading “Part 5: Our Loss of Freedom”

Part 2: The Human Need for Control and Certainty

Welcome to Part 2 of the Lockdown Mental Health Series. If you missed Part 1 you can find it here. I find the concept below really helpful, when we modern humans are feeling distressed for one reason or another. Remember we’re group animals, designed to live in small tribes, in nature, and that our brains haveContinue reading “Part 2: The Human Need for Control and Certainty”

Part 1: Unprecedented Times

Lockdown Mental Health Series: as it’s Mental Health Awareness Week, we have a special series of blogs that we’ll post across the next six days. Here is Part 1 of 6:  This blog won’t be related to dyslexia, but to a situation we all have in common right now and that’s the global pandemic ofContinue reading “Part 1: Unprecedented Times”