Jerry Kennard

Jerry Kennard, Health Professional

Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., is a chartered psychologist and associate fellow of the British Psychological Society. Jerry’s clinical background is in mental health and, most recently, higher education. He is the author of various self-help books and is co-founder of positivityguides.net.

Cure Your Spider Phobia At Home in One Session

Credit: Thinkstock One of the most common phobias I come across involves creepy crawlies, and spiders in particular. Spiders are around all year but in the northern hemisphere they are most active in the mating season, towards the end of summer and e...
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How to Lessen Dating Anxiety

Credit: Thinkstock It’s only a date, so why are you feeling so nervous? Even for confident people, the prospect of a first date can be daunting, but if you’re anxious, self-conscious, or shy, you’re in a different league altogether. The good news is, ...
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Overcoming the Fear of Depression Recovery

Credit: Thinkstock When someone slips into depression, the physical and emotional changes they experience can become overwhelming. It’s a very uncomfortable place to be and one that most people are only too pleased to see the back of. Or are they? Th...
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Hiding Behind Social Media? Here Are Tips for Breaking Free

Credit: Thinkstock The other evening, I was watching a television program about the school system in South Korea, where students are among the highest academic achievers on the planet. At one level this sounds great, but the work that goes into this ...
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When and Why to Call 'Time' on Therapy

Credit: Thinkstock Not all therapies come neatly packaged into a small number of weekly sessions, and not all of the more structured therapies suit every patient’s needs. More open-ended talk therapies may be attractive for those wishing greater anal...
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Which Antidepressant Is Best?

Credit: Thinkstock If your doctor suggests that a course of antidepressants may be beneficial for you, it stands to reason you’ll want the best. For most people, this means medication that offers the quickest, most effective and least troubling side ...
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3 Strategies for Dealing With 'Work Stress'

Credit: Thinkstock Even if you love your job, you’ll know exactly what “work stress” means. Whether it’s pressure to meet deadlines, lack of support, low pay, boredom, or some combination of them all, work stress is a sad fact of life. We know it’s a ...
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Time Manage Your Stress

Credit: Thinkstock Over the years I have both taught about and treated stress. I’ve run workshops, chaired working groups, and of course written a great deal about it. In short, I feel I’ve learned a few things about stress and the effects it can hav...
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