Guest author, Alice Porter shares some insightful tips to help us recognise the signs of undiagnosed mental health issues in our young ones (sadly, something that I come across within my work as a counsellor). Alice, who is passionate about raising awareness of children’s mental health issues, is a writer for Lorimer Fostering and shares some great tips to help with recognising the ‘signs’. Continue reading “Children’s Mental Health: Recognising the Signs” »
A stunning read from our resident guest author, Tim, that doesn’t require an introduction.
How do I cope with the stress of world events?
World events can throw a huge spanner in our works. One happened with an election result in the USA way before 20 January 2017, but the spanner arrived just then, yesterday, and with such effect that it almost feels as if the eschaton has arrived, and I am not a religious man. Continue reading “World Events and My Equanimity” »
Because even if I do have challenges (and don’t we all), I don’t want to be considered a failure. It’s not like I’m sick! (Psst! You don’t need to be ill to gain new perspectives.) Continue reading “Who the Heck Needs Counselling Anyhow?” »
The truth is, who wouldn’t sooner fix the car or some other mechanical part of our lives? Who ever heard of a ‘mechanical’ stigma? When the car breaks down or needs attention, we might get emotional about it. The inconvenience, cost, all sorts of judgements but mostly we know it has to be done, and so we bite the bullet. Continue reading “I’d Sooner Fix the Car than the Mind!” »
Just how much can we reduce the judgements and find acceptance of emotional and physical pain?
This is a call for you – or someone you know – to share a story. Whether a seasoned author or someone who wants to share their pain (in writing); be that psychological – or physiological. #bloggerswanted
Anxiety is a natural feature of our lives, unless it becomes Intrusive and consistent! Prolonged anxiety can lead to an increase in unhealthy physical and emotional states – which can eventually be more resistant to change, and may cause us longer term harm.
A heightened awareness and understanding is growing around the realities of the psychological injury – PTSD. The infographic below demonstrates some shocking statistics.
The military are beginning to acknowledge the illness (or injury), yet still, it is often many years before service personnel seek or receive assistance; numbers are sadly increasing for those ending their lives, rather than – or despite seeking help.
Of all the psychological pain points people approach me with, monkey mind – or mind chatter is number one in the frequency tables.
With my strategy for busy minded people, these cognitions and subsequent behaviours can settle down to the previously held balance and harmony.
How would you like to look, and feel, ten years younger for Christmas? Yeah, that is probably unlikely, but what about starting now – for next year?