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08 Apr 2024
Diversity in Solutions: One-size-fits-all is inadequate
Diversity in Solutions: One-size-fits-all is inadequate

By Lambert Oigara, Consultant Clinical Psychologist The unintended consequence of deinstitutionalizing mental health facilities, commonly known as asylums, was a rise in homelessness. The misconception that chronic mental illnesses like Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia were curable led to a complex interplay between individuals with mental illness who self-medicated with alcohol and drugs, perpetuating a cycle...

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26 Mar 2024
Emotional Fluctuations: Understanding, Coping, and Seeking Support”
Emotional Fluctuations: Understanding, Coping, and Seeking Support

By Lambert Oigara, Consultant Clinical Psychologist Fluctuation in emotions between highs, lows, neutrality, and unpredictability are normal responses to life’s daily encounters. Emotions are influenced by daily stressors, mood states, financial obligations, relationships, and external circumstances. While some individuals naturally express emotions openly, others may suppress or struggle to articulate them due to various experiences...

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05 Mar 2024
Modern epidemic; the depths of sleep deprivation
Modern epidemic; the depths of sleep deprivation – By Lambert Oigara, Consultant Clinical Psychologist.

Modern epidemic; the depths of sleep deprivation – By Lambert Oigara, Consultant Clinical Psychologist The issue of sleep deprivation remains widespread, often normalized despite its profound impact on our well-being. Throughout history, the importance of sleep has been evident, with figures like Charles Dickens, Thomas Edison, and Abraham Lincoln sharing their struggles and innovative coping...

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01 Feb 2024
Self-Compassion: Treating Yourself with Kindness - CBT Kenya
Self-Compassion: Treating Yourself with Kindness – CBT Kenya

Self-Compassion: Treating Yourself with Kindness – CBT Kenya What is Self-Compassion? At its core, self-compassion is about treating oneself with the same level of kindness and understanding that we would offer to a good friend. It’s recognizing that perfection is unattainable and that making mistakes is part of being human. Dr. Kristin Neff, a leading...

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06 Dec 2023
Mindful eating during festivities - CBT Kenya
Mindful eating during festivities – CBT Kenya

Mindful eating during festivities – CBT Kenya As the holiday season approaches, our senses are tantalized by the promise of festive feasts and treasured treats. It’s a time of joy, celebration, and, often, an abundance of food that can sometimes lead to overindulgence. But what if we could savor the richness of these culinary delights...

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17 Nov 2023
Art therapy: What role does it play? - CBT Kenya
Art therapy: What role does it play? – CBT Kenya

Art therapy: What role does it play? – CBT Kenya Understanding Art Therapy Definition and Origins: Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that utilizes the creative process of making art to improve and enhance mental health and well-being. It is a dynamic discipline that finds its roots in the early 20th century, gaining momentum...

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06 Nov 2023
Addressing mental health concerns in men
Addressing mental health concerns in men – CBT Kenya

Addressing mental health concerns in men Mental health has long been a subject that’s been stigmatized and misunderstood. Unfortunately, societal expectations and traditional gender roles have contributed to a culture where men, in particular, feel pressured to remain stoic, strong, and silent when it comes to their emotional well-being. However, it’s crucial that we challenge...

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04 Oct 2023
October is ADHD Awareness Month - CBT Kenya
October is ADHD Awareness Month – CBT Kenya

October is ADHD Awareness Month – CBT Kenya October marks a special time of the year when the world comes together to observe ADHD Awareness Month. It’s a month dedicated to raising awareness about Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), dispelling myths, and fostering a deeper understanding of this neurodevelopmental condition. ADHD affects millions of people of all...

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07 Sep 2023
History of National Suicide Prevention Month - CBT Kenya
History of National Suicide Prevention Month – CBT Kenya

History of National Suicide Prevention Month – CBT Kenya “I think suicide is sort of like cancer was 50 years ago. People don’t want to talk about it, they don’t want to know about it. People are frightened of it, and they don’t understand, when actually these issues are treatable.” – Judy Collins. All of...

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02 May 2023
National Mental Health Awareness Month
National Mental Health Awareness Month

National Mental Health Awareness Month National Mental Health Awareness Month is an annual observance that takes place every May. It is an important time to bring attention to mental health issues, reduce stigma surrounding mental illness, and promote resources and support for those who may be struggling with their mental health. In this blog article,...

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