AuthorKeith Hillman

Keith Hillman is a full time writer specializing in psychology as well as the broader health niche. He has a BSc degree in psychology from Surrey University, where he particularly focused on neuroscience and biological psychology. Since then, he has written countless articles on a range of topics within psychology for numerous of magazines and websites. He continues to be an avid reader of the latest studies and books on the subject, as well as self-development literature.

Understanding and Controlling Stress Hormones

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What is stress? While it’s a fairly abstract term, most of us would probably say that we can recognize it when we experience it – it’s a feeling of anxiousness, an inability to relax and the obsessive concern that something bad is imminently going to happen. That’s stress and almost all of us would also explain it as something that we don’t enjoy and would like to avoid...

Kaizen – How to Reduce Stress Throughout the Day With Small Changes

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At any given point in time you are likely to find yourself encountering some amount of anxiety, stress and general discomfort. Every day we are faced with challenges that make us anxious, stressed out and upset and this is just a normal part of life. Even something as simple as being stuck in traffic, running late for work or having to make difficult decisions about what to wear can cause stress...

How to De-Stress – Simple Steps to Find Calm When You Need It

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Experiencing distress? Then you need to de-stress! Stress is a serious problem and something that can affect us negatively in many ways; often without us even realizing it. If you find your stress levels increasing, then it is highly important that you know how to take some time out and how to de-stress effectively. In this post, we’ll look at the steps you need to take to effectively get...

How to Regain Confidence After Someone Puts You Down

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All of us have at some time or other experienced an unpleasant put down. While a well-timed compliment can do wonders for our confidence, a put down can have an even more profound impact on our self-esteem. This is especially true if the put down comes from someone whose opinion we value, or someone that we really like. And it can be especially devastating when the put down is referring to...

Addiction – How to Stop Enabling a Drug Addict

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Once you have found yourself in a relationship with an addict it can seem like there is no way to define your relationship without referring to the addiction like it is a third party. You can see no way of walking away from the relationship without your addict partner starting on a downward spiral towards self-destruction. Without you by his side to keep him going he would be in danger of losing...

How to Stop Caring About What Other People Think

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Life can be hard enough without always worrying about what other people think. How can you ever expect to relax if you are constantly concerned about how others are viewing you? It’s time to take a step back and look at how much the opinions of other people or your perceived ideas of how they are viewing you are affecting your daily life and your overall standard of living. If you are living your...

Why Kids Curse – How to Stop Kids From Cursing and Swearing

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One day your sweet and innocent little child is going to open its mouth and instead of the language of a child, you will hear a profanity. Your child will not understand the meaning of the word, but they will know that it is a word that they have heard and feel confident in repeating. It is how you react to your child using adult language that sets the tone for how things will continue. In years...

What Is PTSD?

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PTSD is the acronym for post-traumatic stress disorder – a condition triggered by exposure to extreme traumatic situations and resulting in numerous symptoms such as heightened arousal, difficulty sleeping, nightmares, jumpiness, increased heart rate and more. You’ve probably heard about PTSD on the news or seen it portrayed in films, but what is PTSD really? What actually happens in the...

What Is the Definition of Stress?

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Most of us would probably say that we know what stress is. Unfortunately we would often probably claim to be intimately familiar with the concept, especially if we hold down a 9-5 job that has us constantly under pressure, or if we have a boss that we perhaps don’t always get on with like a house on fire. But how do you actually define stress? Are there different kinds? And what causes it...

Spiritual Stress Symptoms

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If the following symptoms occur on a regular basis then they could be stress related and it is advisable to seek medical advice: Experience a sense of inner emptiness. Life has no meaning. The future looks bleak. You are unforgiving. See very few positive things in life. Often a martyr. Frequently cynical. Feel apathetic. Have self-doubts about your work. Constantly need to prove yourself. Feel...

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Keith Hillman is a full time writer specializing in psychology as well as the broader health niche. He has a BSc degree in psychology from Surrey University, where he particularly focused on neuroscience and biological psychology. Since then, he has written countless articles on a range of topics within psychology for numerous of magazines and websites. He continues to be an avid reader of the latest studies and books on the subject, as well as self-development literature.