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Stress Busters!

29 March 2017

Stress Management:

More than 11 million UK workdays are lost due to stress depression or anxiety each year. Stress is a normal part of life but our body’s reaction causes changes to our physical, mental and emotional responses. For example: it can cause headaches, stomach pain, sleep issues, illness, low mood and depression.

Stress can creep up on us and can be as a result of your environment, for example; work related issues, family, relationships, bereavement, your thoughts and many other issues that happen around you.

Listen to your body. When you’re happy you laugh and feel good, try to recognize when this changes – are your muscles tense, is your heart racing. This is the time to take action and to do something different. (Eg; Get up from your desk for example and move about).

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How to help children through a divorce.

22 March 2017

Are you going through a separation or divorce? Are you finding it hard to support your children?  This article may help you understand what its like for them and how to support them.

 

http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/blog/2017/02/13/young-people-dealing-with-divorce/

 

If you feel that you or your children are struggling then seek support.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Steps to a Cooler, Calmer You.

3 August 2016

Many of us struggle to deal with anger and it’s not uncommon to over react when something riles you or indeed to under react for fear of causing friction.  Anger is one of the emotions that causes the most physical of responses, whether its an increased heart rate,a flash of rage, tension in the jaw or other parts of the body.  Anger also often leads to individuals lashing out verbally, perhaps with feelings of regret afterwards for the words that have been said.

Despite the strong physical effects of anger, it remains one of the most poorly handled emotions with individuals prone to bury it or to lash out. Dealing with anger well can improve your overall health and wellbeing.

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How Can I sleep Better if I have Depression?

3 June 2016

An interesting article recently suggested that depression may be helped if individuals can get a better quality of sleep

 

Read more of the article below:

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5 Ways to Banish the Belief that You’re Not Good Enough

3 May 2016

Do you have feelings of inadequacy and self doubt, despite having evidence to the contrary?  

 

Some individuals, no matter how successful they are, feel like a fraud.  Their beliefs rob them of being happy with their success, always thinking that they are still not good enough, could do better and often causing anxiety.   If you’ve ever felt this way then you are not alone.  If you’re not careful however, those feelings can prevent you from reaching your potential but by changing your outlook  you can overcome your self-limiting beliefs.

Here are a few tips to help:

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Want to Make your Day More Productive?

22 January 2016

Do you want to make your day more productive?  Do you feel that you could accomplish more in a day?

By simply making a few adjustments to your daily routine can improve your mood and productivity levels.  Read the article below and see how making small changes improves your day.

 

http://www.inc.com/travis-bradberry/11-tweaks-to-your-morning-routine-will-make-your-entire-day-more-productive.html?

Have you just started University?

16 October 2015

Have you just started University? Are you struggling to settle in? 

 

Are you a new university student? Are you struggling with all the changes that comes with moving away from home?

Always remember that you are not alone, there are thousands of people going through the same and that perhaps by talking to somebody about how you are feeling can help.

Heres an article from the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy with some useful information that can help:

http://www.bacp.co.uk/media/index.php?newsId=3829

 

If you are struggling, then contact the counselling service at your University.  This is a free service and really can help you put life into perspective and help you to settle in to your new environment. The sooner you seek help and support then the quicker you will feel settled.

 

Other useful links:

Samaritans.co.uk

Mind.org

Are you struggling with Gambling Issues?

16 October 2015

Struggling with Gambling Issues – You are not alone.

 

An interesting article by the BBC is definitely worth a read as this highlights just some of the issues raised by gambling.  There is help out there if you need it: Gamblers Anonymous, Gamcare and trained gambling addiction counsellors.

 

I am a trained gambling addiction therapist and can help you to tackle your issues, so if you need help or support then please get in touch.

 

Click on the link below to read the article:

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Need Help Relaxing?

21 August 2015

We often spend our time rushing around and not allowing ourselves enough time to just sit and relax.  Being able to relax helps our mind to settle which in turn can help with sleep issues.  So if  you find it difficult to relax or often feel tense and restless then read more for a quick fix:

This technique takes around 20 minutes. It stretches different muscles in turn and then relaxes them, to release tension from the body and relax your mind.

Find a warm, quiet place with no distractions. Get completely comfortable, either sitting or lying down. Close your eyes and begin by focusing on your breathing; breathing slowly and deeply.

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Perfectionism – Is it damaging you?

11 April 2015

Read more to understand how being perfect can be damaging.

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/4212069

 

 

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