Self care is a buzzword at the moment and if you look at marketing it suggests self care means buying a new moisturiser or getting your hair done. Don't get me wrong I love a new moisturiser or hairdo but is that what self care is about? Self care - taking care of yourself. If … Continue reading Why self care isn’t selfish
In CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) we look at how our thoughts and behaviour can influence our moods. Often we aren't aware of our thoughts as they occur and we have set ways of thinking that can make us more or less likely to experience distressing emotions. What's an unhelpful thinking style? Last week I wrote … Continue reading Are you stuck in a rut of negative thoughts? How to break the cycle when you feel down.
CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) is a style of counselling that looks at how thoughts and patterns of behaviour affect mood, I am going to do a series of blog posts about CBT. This one looks at Negative Automatic Thoughts or NATs. What is a NAT? Imagine you texted your friend Emma yesterday asking if she … Continue reading How to cope with negative thinking with CBT
The holidays are both fun and stressful. For all the ‘Most Wonderful Time of the Year’ jingles, it’s also the toughest for many people. Many people feel lonely or abandoned on the big day while some people over-commit to family, friends, volunteer tasks and find themselves over scheduled and overwhelmed. Others dread the inevitable, … Continue reading Relax Therapies Christmas Survial guide
We've just had the COP conference so the environment is big news at the moment and for good reason. It's a fact that the world is getting warmer and that we are experiencing more adverse weather events. I think it's really important for everyone to do what they can to help the environment so in … Continue reading RElax Therapies and the environment