Feeling in Control

Feeling in control of your life and your world is an essential component of developing strong psychological foundations.  In this short article I will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of control – and how to avoid the latter. ——————– ooo OOO ooo ——————– Feeling in Control Firstly please notice I am saying ‘feeling’, not ‘being’…

8760 hours – some thought as we approach 2018

8760 hours – some thoughts as we approach 2018.  What will your New Year Resolutions be, will you stick to them, and why do we make them at all? ———- ooo – OOO – ooo ———-   Which way to look? Well 2017 is almost over as I write this, and 2018 is just 36…

‘Tis the season to be………angry?

‘Tis the season to be……… angry? A few thoughts about anger, and anger management as we approach the festive season. ———ooo – OOO – ooo——— Family time. How often have we heard it – Christmas….it’s all about the kids, the family?  Sounds idyllic but all too often the picture can be different.  The Festive Season…

Positive Thinking and Resilience

Positive Thinking and Resilience.  Much is written nowadays about the power of positive thinking in increasing happiness and wellbeing.  Find out more about this idea, and more about resilience – subscribe to this series of blogs on resilience. ———- ooo-OOO-ooo ———-   Positive Thinking Given the choice between positives and negatives I think it is…

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…

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?…

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,…

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…

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,…

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…