Self

Let's explore what makes us tick and how we present ourselves to the world.

Learn the 8 steps for 'worrying well'

'I've always been a worrier.' 'I tend to over-think things' 'I'm too analytical' These are some of the statements clients often make at the start of a first session. The trouble is, worrying can get to be a habit, and every worrying thought has an effect on how we feel emotionally and physically. It affects our behaviour too.
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Jun 16, 2015

8 ways to have an 'aha' moment

25 years ago, following the birth of my second baby, I plunged into a depression that blind-sided me. I simply didn't see it coming. At first, I thought I was just overtired due to the demands of night-feeding and having two very small children. However, before long, I had changed from a capable young woman, to someone who could barely cope with the demands of day-to-day living.
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Jun 16, 2015

Are you SAD?

Have you ever wondered why you feel more down in winter than summer? Have you noticed less energy, disrupted sleep or low mood as the days shorten and the nights draw in?
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Jun 16, 2015

Do you have a 'systemising brain?'

I ran a work shop recently about Aspergers and autistic spectrum disorder. I began with and over-view of the history of the diagnosis and recommended treatments. It certainly painted an unsettling picture, and one which illustrates my assertion that mental health is only now beginning to emerge from the dark ages.
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Jun 16, 2015

They f*** you up. The ABC of parenting

Have you ever wondered how it is that some people are just more self assured than others? They are more 'grounded' and resilient when things go wrong. They just seem more comfortable in their own skins. Surprisingly, it has nothing to do with how rich or successful they are. The ones with the top jobs, big houses and a wardrobe full of Jimmy Choo's are just as likely to be as insecure and anxious as their less well-off cousins.
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Jun 16, 2015

HAPPINESSISNOWHERE

Say what you see. It's the simplest thought experiment I know, and demonstrates an essential insight to help you change your mind and raise your personal bar to happiness. Have you ever felt 'stuck' in a situation, lifestyle or relationship? Perhaps the situation doesn't need to change. Perhaps you do?
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Jun 16, 2015