Why being thankful is good for you

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After the traditional festive season, January is a good time to pause and reflect on the things that you appreciate.  Positive psychology studies have shown the usefulness of gratitude to emotional health. Savouring and appreciating are good ways to lift mood and interrupt anxiety. 

A simple way to begin this practice is to identify five things you are grateful for each day.  They can be as simple as a beautiful sunset or a cup of tea, or as meaningful as your loved ones.  Seeking for things releases dopamine, appreciating them releases oxytocin, both chemicals natural anti-depressants.  So go on, give yourself a drug free boost, and notice what makes your smile today!

If your mood is low and you want to explore how you might begin to relieve it, then get in touch.

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Fe Robinson, Psychotherapist

Hi. I'm Fe, and I'm here to help you thrive, whatever life brings. I believe every client is unique, I work with you to help you explore, discover and grow in whatever ways are right for you. I work with a wide range of clients, both long and short term. I offer Psychotherapy, EMDR therapy and Couples Counselling to UK clients online and in Durham in North-East England. I am UKCP Accredited and an EMDR Europe Practitioner, and offer Clinical Supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists online and in person. Following a career in Organisation Development I became a therapist because it's my heart work. Before having my family and starting my private practice I worked in the NHS and mental health charities.

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