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Is the news distracting you?

April 14, 2020

We’ve all been caught off guard by an eye-catching headline, more often than not it will be a shocking news update that puts us in a hyper-vigilant state of concern.

But it’s not just the news. We can spend hours scrolling on social media. And when a picture or video catches our attention it is usually a negative one.

So, what can we do to stop ourselves feeling stressed or depressed from the ongoing news and social media cycle? We asked UKCP psychotherapist John-Paul Davies to find out.

‘We now not only have our own problems with our families or friends or work, we now have access to everybody else’s too.’

In his article for Psychologies magazine, John-Paul went on to discuss the importance of understanding your triggers.