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How physical health affects emotional well being

How physical health affects emotional well being

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The link between physical health and mental health. It’s not always recognised that our physical health and mental health are closely related. However, if you’ve had a nasty cold or flu, you may remember how that made you feel a bit low in... Read More

Learning how to establish healthy boundaries

Learning how to establish healthy boundaries

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Boundaries Do you find yourself saying ‘yes’ when you’d really like to say ‘no’? Are you trying very hard to please others but not looking out for yourself? If so, then you may be struggling to establish healthy boundaries.... Read More

Time Travelling

Time Travelling

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Unhelpful Thinking Styles (7) This is my last blog in my series on unhelpful thinking styles – and it’s about taking one day at a time and living in today. Our minds have a tendency to ‘time-travel’ - so much of our thoughts can be... Read More

Over-thinking

Over-thinking

Friday, June 1, 2018

Unhelpful Thinking Styles (6) You’d be surprised how many people I come across who say that they ‘over-think’ things.  It seems to be a common problem – and causes a great deal of anxiety.  The old saying ‘making... Read More

Sunshine and Depression

Sunshine and Depression

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Sunshine and Depression Whilst I’ve been writing a series of blogs on unhelpful thinking styles, which I will continue on with next time, I thought I’d write about something a little different this week, bearing in mind the weather we’re... Read More

Emotional Reasoning

Emotional Reasoning

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Unhelpful Thinking Styles (5) In my latest blog about unhelpful thinking I’ve decided to talk about emotional reasoning – this is where you let how you think about things be guided by how you feel about things – ‘I feel bad so it... Read More

Shoulds and Musts

Shoulds and Musts

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Unhelpful Thinking Styles (4) Another aspect to being critical and hard on ourselves is the unhelpful thinking style of ‘shoulds and musts’. When we tell ourselves that we ‘should be doing ….’ Or ‘I shouldn’t... Read More

Mind-reading

Mind-reading

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Unhelpful Thinking Styles (3) In my 3rd blog about unhelpful thinking styles I’ve decided to look at mind-reading as this can often follow on from comparing ourselves with others. What I mean by mind-reading is that we tend to assume we know what... Read More

Comparisons

Comparisons

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Unhelpful Thinking Habits (2) So, in my 2nd instalment of the series on unhelpful thinking habits, I thought I’d address another error that links with being too critical of ourselves, which is comparing ourselves with others. How often do you take a... Read More

The inner self critic

The inner self critic

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Unhelpful thinking habits (1) Have you recognised recently just how you think? Would you say you’re an Optimist? Pessimist? Or perhaps somewhere in the middle – a Realist? Also – what do you think about yourself? – are you kind to... Read More

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