Dr Schomer: Overcoming Social exclusion by being innovative and creative

Have you been trying to fit in with your peers but it seems nothing works, Dr Schomer says Social exclusion is a common part of life.

As human beings we need each other, we are very much social creatures and when we don’t have contacts and sense of belonging, we are lonely and miserable creatures.

Dr Helgo Schomer, resident psychologist

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Dr Schomer says that feeling emotionally cut out from those around us can have huge implications on our well-being. He says it affects the heart, the brain, the way people deal with stress and the way we process information.

If you have been trying to fit in, Dr Schomer says keep on trying about three times and if your initial plan is not working, try another group of friends. He says people need to be creative and innovative -‘redirect your efforts’.

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