Benefits of counselling

Mamma mia; here I go again!

Don't worry, there are no spoilers here!  I'm talking about those times when you find yourself thinking the same old thoughts and doing the same old things.  Some people liken it to playing the same old record, going round and round on a carousel, or finding themselves trapped on a downward spiral. For some reason… Continue reading Mamma mia; here I go again!

Benefits of counselling

A question of perspective

We use things to enhance our view all the time.  Us humans like to look at stuff, whether it's other people, the natural world, or crazy cat videos on Youtube.  We might pop on a pair of glasses or magnify the screen to find the information we need to satisfy our curiosity. Perspective is also… Continue reading A question of perspective

Wellbeing and mental health

Time to celebrate!

How often do you take the time to rejoice and celebrate the good stuff?  If you could throw a party for something today, what would it be for?  Getting the ironing done, making it to work on time, or hearing the words, "I love you" from someone special? The sad fact is that we often… Continue reading Time to celebrate!

Wellbeing and mental health

FOMO and sleep

According to behavioural scientist, Nick Hobson, FOMO, or the fear of missing out, has always been around, it's just we now have a formal nomenclature to describe it.  FOMO has us wondering if other people are having more fun than us, doing more exciting things than us, or living a more fulfilling life than us. … Continue reading FOMO and sleep

Benefits of counselling

The power of words

A friend observed recently how powerful and enduring words are.  She's right.  It probably wouldn't take you or I too long to recall things said to us years ago that still ring in our ears, and maybe echo in our hearts.  And the chances are that those words weren't kind or encouraging.  They probably cut… Continue reading The power of words

Benefits of counselling

Chickens and depression

For a number of years we have kept chickens, and generally let them free range (unless DEFRA tell us otherwise).  I love to watch them mooching around the garden, looking for interesting things to peck at, scratch up, or pass to each other.  Mostly, I'm fascinated that they can display an amazing number of emotions… Continue reading Chickens and depression

Wellbeing and mental health

Water and relationships

The summer months bring longer days, brighter colours and sunny weather - all factors which can enhance positive moods.  We may feel more able to relax, enjoy our free time, and address the work/life balance with a holiday or a trip out.  Also, the opportunity for a spot of sunbathing tops up our vitamin D… Continue reading Water and relationships