Monday Mojo – Find Your Sunshine

Monday Mojo – Find Your Sunshine Do you feel better when the sky is blue? Currently in the U.K. it’s a Bank Holiday weekend and the weather forecast is rain. Even without the ‘bad’ weather, Bank Holidays can be hard work. If you have to be at work, and everyone else gets a day off,Continue reading “Monday Mojo – Find Your Sunshine”

Counselling – what do you think?

Have you ever thought about counselling? In the current economic climate, clients have to wait weeks, if not months, for free therapeutic support on the NHS. If you decide to go private, spending money on yourself might feel self-indulgent. Some people worry they’re wasting a professional’s time with their problems, because they might think “there’sContinue reading “Counselling – what do you think?”

Monday Mojo – Lean In

Monday Mojo – Feel-good motivation for the week ahead: Lean in How do you cope when something hurts? Many of us try to push things away. We take a pill. We numb out. We pretend it’s not happening. But resisting our fears and feelings doesn’t push them away, it pushes them down – and whatContinue reading “Monday Mojo – Lean In”

Monday Mojo – Mind The Gap

Monday Mojo – feel-good motivation for the week ahead: Mind The Gap. Do you think of life as a journey? We plan our ideal route. Navigate twists and turns. And before we know it, we’re there. Sometimes though, the destination isn’t what we had in mind. We find ourselves somewhere, without being really sure howContinue reading “Monday Mojo – Mind The Gap”

We can just listen: why we need to stop trying to ‘fix’ people

One of the biggest challenges facing people who identify with poor mental health today (aside from the cuts in financial support, lack of funding for statutory primary care services and stretched resources within the charity sector), is the emphasis on trying to “fix” people. There is a growing number of “experts” who risk making hugeContinue reading “We can just listen: why we need to stop trying to ‘fix’ people”