Inside Out 2 and the emotional experience of puberty

Pixar released Inside Out in 2015. Told from the perspective of the emotions that influence her actions, it is the story of how 11-year-old Riley deals with her world being turned upside down when her family moves to a new city.

An entertaining film, it is an insightful look into the inner workings of a child’s mind.

Inside Out 2 comes out on the 14th of June, with 13-year-old Riley grappling with the onset of puberty and the new emotions that brings.

Let’s look at the new emotions introduced in the trailer and what they can tell us about puberty.

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Refocus your goals for Father’s Day

A parent/child relationship can have its complexities. Especially as you grow up and information being so readily available, you may start to notice how your childhood had shaped you. Father’s Day is focused on pure love and affection, but many relationship require work and rebuilding, so what can you do and isn’t today as good a time as any?

The relationship with your father isn’t as simple as offering love and gratitude to him on this one day. The history there can feel unavoidable, so whether you have a loving relationship, or it is broken, estranged or supposedly irreparable, Father’s Day is as good a time as any to reflect on how this relationship has moulded you to this point. And most importantly, how to create the happiest future for yourself.

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A therapist’s reaction to Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story

With a new season of Bridgerton approaching, let’s take a look at the conversations surrounding Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story.

The topic of mental health frequently arises in the show. One of the main protagonists, King George, is otherwise known as “the mad King”. But what does this mean? What did it mean to be “mad” back then? Was there treatment available for his mental health issues? 

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Are we really aging faster? Do Gen Z look older?

What’s been said recently is that younger generations – specifically Gen Z – look significantly older than their age.

Many are chalking this down to the increased difficulty of securing the simple things in life, like a family, a home and a steady income.

This could be one aspect, but we would say there are several factors to also consider. 

Access to knowledge and information

Generation Z are the first generation to have access to the internet from birth. This has given them a wealth of information including learning from others’ mistakes. 

Gen Z may never have entered their awkward teenage phase where they didn’t know how to dress their new bodies, or their experimentation with make-up without blow-by-blow online tutorials. For Millennials and generations prior, these are clear memories which also highlight our naivety and innocence. 

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Therapist Reacts to Baby Reindeer

With Baby Reindeer being the most discussed show on Netflix at the moment, I had to watch the first episode in order to fully understand 

1. What is so enticing about this story. 

And 2. What relation does it have to our own lives? 

She [Martha] is attempting to seek connection

This is very obvious from the moment you meet her, but what I want to understand more of is her unfiltered need to love and connection. 

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You have an adult ADHD diagnosis. Now what?

ADHD treatment in the UK has issues. Long waits for assessments are followed by lack of resources once diagnosed. A recent study claimed that UK adult ADHD services are “in crisis.”

Once diagnosed, you will likely be offered medication. This is hugely beneficial for many people with ADHD. In fact, because medication usually works so well, other aspects of treatment can be neglected. Patients left to their own devices apart from occasional check-ins.

So we have to learn to manage things ourselves. Here are a few things that help me manage my ADHD.

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