Tag Archives: thoughts

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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Teenagers, social media, mental health & sleep – the latest research findings

There have been a number of news stories this week reporting studies into teenagers, access to social media and the effect on their mental health and sleep. So what does it all mean for you as a parent, and for … 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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I’m worried I am anxious – how to recognise & reduce anxiety

A client asked me the other day what is the difference between worry and anxiety? How do you know that you are anxious and not just a little worried? Here’s a quick guide to help. Worry Worry is a natural … 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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Steps to success for your New Year’s resolution.

It’s 2015 – time to lose weight, get fit, get a new job, spend less money, master meditation and learn Russian. Oh yes, and hold onto my current job, keep my relationship working, manage the house, raise the kids and … 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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How saying “I don’t” increases your resistance to temptation.

New Year resolutions are being formulated, planned…… and dreaded! A piece of research shows that a simple change in the way you talk to yourself (your self-talk) when trying to stick to a new routine or behaviour can increase your … Continue reading

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Mindfulness: An exercise to try when the going gets busy

Ruby Wax has spoken and written a lot recently about her experience of mental illness – what she calls “a rollercoaster ride of depression” for most of her adult life. In her new book Ruby describes her quest to understand … Continue reading

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