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Could You Be A Good Counsellor?

By Iona Lister, Tutor, ADL Online Education on June 28, 2016 in Psychology | comments

Are you someone that friends and family go to when they have a problem or feel stuck in life? If you are, then you may have thought of training in counselling skills.

Many skills used by professional counsellors are or similar to those used by anyone who helps others as part of their working role, or relationship.
These skills include:


Animal Welfare - An Introduction

By Vicky Propopapadaki, Tutor, ADL - Academy For Distance Learning on March 25, 2016 in Animals, Pets & Psychology | comments
The proper way animals ought to be treated has been a subject of debate since antiquity. It was not until the 20th century through that a science of animal welfare was developed. 

Simply put, the science of animal welfare is concerned with improving the health and well-being of animals in any situation. Animal welfare cannot be defined in strict terms though. This is mainly because the study of animal welfare encompasses many different disciplines and approaches. Also, what we consider to constitute good animal welfare now is different from what was considered to be good animal welfare in the past and this will, most likely, also change in the future. 

Anxiety and depression is rising among teenagers - new research reveals

By Iona Lister, Tutor, ADL Online Education on March 25, 2016 in Psychology | comments
A review published last month in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry examined data across 12 countries.  It found an increase in anxiety and depression in teenagers across Northern Europe, the UK and China. The number of older adolescent girls having mental health issues  was double that of boys. Teenage girls in Northern Europe, the UK and China in particular are experiencing an increase in mental health problems. 

Is Dog Ownership for You?

By ADL Online Education on March 25, 2016 in Animals, Pets & Psychology | comments
If you have a dog, you already know how much fun and companionship they can bring. They also have some great mental and physical health benefits. We all know that they are successfully employed as guide dogs for blind people, hearing dogs, police and military aids, diabetes and epilepsy awareness - and their valuable work in international rescue operations is recorded too.

Make Every Day Special to Beat Stress

By Iona Lister, Tutor, ADL Online Education on March 14, 2016 in Psychology | comments

We are frequently reminded of the stressful components of our everyday lives. Stress may come from your work – or lack of it – financial worries,
your personal life, relationships, or just flying from task to task, never having time to do what you need to do. Maybe you are feeling more tired than usual...