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Darker Days Don’t Have to Mean Darker Moods

Darker Days Don’t Have to Mean Darker Moods

According to the Royal College of Psychiatrists, it affects approximately 3 people in every 100 in the UK – a figure which is doubled in the US, and is most common in women of childbearing age.  It is typically three times more common in women than in men reducing as we age.

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Supporting Each Other

Supporting Each Other

Kind gestures are never wasted and we are constantly reminded in life of how we are fundamentally social beings living in a community.  This has never been more important than now when we have come through a potentially concerning time, been forced into a form of...

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To Detox or Not to Detox, That is the Question

To Detox or Not to Detox, That is the Question

Soon we will be in Stoptober, where the impetus is largely focused on giving up smoking.  However, after several months of lockdown restrictions, it’s fair to say a good deal of us have engaged in consuming a little more alcohol, coffee and cake than originally...

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Coping with Uncertainty

Coping with Uncertainty

For many, trying something new triggers a fear of change – especially in our twilight years.  There is a reluctance to changing tried and tested routines that take us away from comfort and familiarity which offer us a modicum of security in a somewhat turbulent and fast-changing world.

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What does freedom mean?

What does freedom mean?

The Covid-19 crisis has brought up a lot of emotions in people and brought out the best and the worst of human behaviour.  We’ve seen people coming together, supporting neighbours and our NHS but we’ve also been witness to a significant amount of anger and injustice...

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What does it mean to live consciously?

What does it mean to live consciously?

For many of us, the period of lockdown has made us look at life in a different way and perhaps embark on new habits or learn new technology.  For some it has also brought up fears and one of the ways we can overcome these is to live more consciously. Living...

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Dealing with Grief

Dealing with Grief

One of the most prevailing feelings that I have noticed among clients and friend that has been emerging during this lockdown period is grief as people have been forced to face what lies deep within them.  This grief emerges from previously unexpressed emotions and has...

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Dealing with Isolation Fatigue

Dealing with Isolation Fatigue

With the weather warming up and the lockdown continuing now into its fifth week, it is only natural that frustration is starting to kick-in for some people and a sense of rebellion is in the air.  Whilst the vast majority of the public are staying indoors and taking...

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The Art of Connection Through Smiling

The Art of Connection Through Smiling

I was inspired by a letter in our local paper from someone in last week’s edition about greeting others during our bouts of daily essential exercise or visits to the supermarket.  In it, Chris affirmed that a smile or wave to others that cross our paths would not...

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Coping with Rejection

Coping with Rejection

Rejection is something we all experience in life whether it is within friendships, intimate relationships, family work, sports, school, hobbies or as a performer. Let’s face it, rejection can really hurt.  Particularly when you have your heart set on something or...

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