Beliefs – their role in resilience

Beliefs – their role in resilience.  In this second article on resilience we will have a look at the role of the beliefs we hold about ourselves.  Why not subscribe to ensure you catch the rest of this series. ———- ooo-OOO-ooo ———- Creating Powerful Beliefs Resilient people hold positive beliefs about themselves, empowering them, and…

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Resilience – What’s it all about?

Resilience – What’s it all about?  We hear a lot about resilience nowadays, but do we understand what it is, how to achieve it, and how being resilient feels?  This is the first in a series of articles around resilience, why not subscribe to catch them all. ——————– ooo-OOO-ooo ——————– So just what is resilience?…

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Loneliness – an epidemic in modern society?

Loneliness – an epidemic in modern society?  I was planning to write a blog article today but not on this topic. My mind was changed by several things I have seen and read over the last few days that highlighted the problem of loneliness in Britain today. ——————– o O o ——————– “Water, water everywhere,…

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Surviving or Thriving?

This week is Mental Health Awareness week and I find it significant that the strap-line favoured by the Mental Health Foundation is ‘ Surviving or Thriving?’ Surviving or Thriving? So what does this actually mean?  I can best talk about this by reference to my own life experience. For many years I suffered from Anxiety…

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How I Helped Myself to Thrive

HOW I HELPED MYSELF THRIVE The story of a recent Thrive Programme client.  Just one of thousands – will you be next? I suspect my story is a familiar one, sadly. I say sadly only in retrospect, because right now I’m feeling great. Now I am living something approaching the life I’ve always aimed for,…

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One Simple tip to break that low self esteem cycle

Low self- esteem?  One simple (But effective) tip to break that Low Self-Esteem cycle. What is Self-esteem? Self-esteem is perhaps the most under-valued part of what makes up our mental health.  At worst, it can lead you to do things you’d never normally consider doing – poor relationship choice, drinking heavily and substance abuse are…

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My Bridge – How I got to where I am today

My Bridge – How I got to where I am today. My Bridge. Recently I have found people asking about my journey from depression and anxiety to where I am today.  I think it’s time I told my story so here it is. ——————-O o O——————– The first 60 years Don’t panic this is the…

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Catastrophic Thinking – a disaster?

Catastrophic Thinking – a disaster? Another in our series of brief articles discussing unhelpful thinking styles.  Today we look at catastrophic thinking and ask whether it is such a bad thing. What is Catastrophic Thinking? Do you find that you get very emotional very quickly?  Do you immediately think, or expect the worst? Is your…

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Are you a paranoid thinker?

Are you a paranoid thinker? Another in a series of brief articles looking at the unhelpful thinking styles that can hold us back in our lives. This time, the perils of being a paranoid thinker. ——————–O o O——————– Who is a paranoid thinker? Do you often worry about people leaving you or letting you down?…

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Are You an impulsive thinker?

Are you an impulsive thinker? No 3 of a series of brief articles looking at unhelpful thinking styles that form part of your mindset. This time the impulsive thinker. ——————–O o O——————– What are you like? Impulsive thinkers want to feel happy/good/safe/loved/satisfied RIGHT NOW.  They are not willing, or able(?) to postpone gratification so they…

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