Category Archives: emotions

The Wheel of Emotion – helping you understand what you feel.

Use the Wheel of Emotion to help you understand how you feel. Start in the middle of the wheel, and pick the label that best fits how to feel and work outwards through the spokes and stop when the label makes the … Continue reading

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Giving a name to your emotion can help you control how you feel.

Sometimes you can feel such a mixture of physical and mental hurt that it can be overwhelming.  Finding a way out, or a way to control how you feel can be difficult, and imagining that you can feel differently, impossible. … Continue reading

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Can’t get a good night’s sleep & counting sheep really isn’t helping? Try these exercises to relax your mind & body.

Do you lie in bed worrying about tomorrow’s meeting with the boss at work? whether you annoyed your friend by not returning their text? who’s going to look after the kids whilst you’re at the doctors? is that a rash … Continue reading

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Understanding and talking to teenagers.

Is your teenage child moody, secretive and morose? Spending more time with friends, or on their own in their room, refusing to talk to you, and finding you a complete embarrassment? This is quite normal! As children develop and reach … Continue reading

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The fifth & final 5-a-day: GIVE

There are a number of benefits to mental health from the act of giving. These include building a sense of belonging, improving our sense of competence and providing a distraction from our own problems. So how could you GIVE……. Do … Continue reading

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Fourth out of your 5-a-day: KEEP LEARNING

Studies have shown that learning throughout life is linked to greater satisfaction and optimism, and increased self-esteem and interaction with other people (see CONNECT). Learning gives you a new goal to work towards and reaching this target can create a … Continue reading

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It’s part three of your 5-a-day: TAKE NOTICE

There is increasing evidence of the benefits of taking notice – of being mindful. It can lead to lower stress and worry, peace of mind and a greater feeling of well-being. Here’s how you can TAKE NOTICE… Be curious. Catch … Continue reading

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BE ACTIVE: your second helping of your 5-a-day

BE ACTVE…. Exercise is an excellent way to boost your mood. It triggers the release of the stress-busting chemicals endorphins which produce a positive feeling in the body. Go for a walk or run. Step outside. Cycle. Play a game. … Continue reading

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The first of your 5-a-day for mental wellbeing: CONNECT

The New Economics Foundation identified 5 actions that are linked to mental wellbeing. They are all things that we can do for the first time, do differently, or do more of. They could be thought of as your 5-a-day for … Continue reading

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CBT increases the chances of successful weight loss – two tips to try today

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can help you keep to a healthy eating regime, stick to a diet and achieve long-term weight loss. This is because it focuses on how you think and feel about yourself, and how you behave around food … Continue reading

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