Writing our thoughts down or maintaining a journal can be hugely therapeutic. There are also many other benefits to our mental health as shared here by our guest, Brenda Berg, who is a consultant and tutor for college students and entrepreneurs at Oxessays. Brenda believes that constant learning is the only way to success and shares her ‘writings’ at Let’s Go And Learn!
Why do we need to revisit painful times to find a better today? Is it truly necessary?
After all, we might open a ‘can of worms’!
From the perspective of the patient, Tim talks about his experiences in finding a talking therapy – and the obstacles and challenges along the way.
I saw my first psychotherapist in around 2002. I didn’t want to, but I went anyway. I didn’t like the idea and it wasn’t unduly helpful, either. Wisely, I let the experience colour me against that individual, not the profession as a whole. It made me selective. I wondered if you might like to learn a little more about that. Continue reading “The Talking Cure” »
When people are considering engaging a therapist for mental health management issues, they often do so quite intuitively. At a conscious, intellectual level however – what might this look like?
“If only I could get a full night of great quality sleep.” Something I hear from clients on a very regular basis. Sleeping disorders can affect as many as 7/10 adults, due, at least in part, to anxiety related thought patterns.
Although this question could apply to any bereavement, I wanted to touch on something that has visited my life recently – the death of a family pet.
We ask ‘What is Bipolar Disoder?’ Our guest author, Henrietta Ross, a writer and Blogger from the UK explains. Henrietta is a Buddhist, self-confessed Bibliophile, adoring disciple of Oscar Wilde and a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), who found her writers pen at a very young age and never looked back. Henrietta is passionate about mental health, having lived with Bipolar Disorder for decades, viewing it as more of a gift than an illness. She contributes regularly to the International Bipolar Foundation and has written for Black Dog Tribe. She has her own personal Blog called Conversations with Hattie where she likes to share stories and explore many different topics including mental health, being an HSP and her experiences of being an adopted child. Henrietta is currently working on two novels. Continue reading “What is Bipolar Disorder?” »
Below is a link to a 5 minute video that painfully illustrates some of the challenges a person faces when they do pluck up the courage to seek help with their emotional, psychological distress. It also provides a candid overview of some of the responses of GP’s and surgery staff and, helpfully, what mental health advocates “Time to Change” (TTC) are trying to address. Please do watch before reading on.
Are you serious? (Heh!)
There are more than one hundred talking therapies available to help guide you through your emotional and mental health challenges. With so many, which one is right for you?
Clearly, I’m unable to cover all available options here… even if I knew them all! What we can do, however, is explore a short journey around some of the offerings, and considerations.