The stress days of Christmas

Christmas is a time of celebration but it also brings stress that needs managing carefully,

‘‘ The psychological effects on the adults and children of domestic violence are well documented. Consider a young teen in a family where the risk of violence is high. This is a time of year he or she may dread, and then as an adult with his or her own children, and partner, the same issues can repeat.

Graeme Clarke is a clinical psychologist who specialises in trauma, depression, anxiety, couples therapy, clinical hypnosis and sport psychology. You can learn more about his work at writes Graeme Clark.

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me: the perfect present, delicious food, a splendid festive atmosphere, faultlessly behaved children, and a partridge in a pear tree ... Christmas brings unique stressors, and for many it can be an...

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