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’…

Who are you at 10 past 2 ?

Who are you at 10 past 2 ? Some thoughts about the masks we wear, the acts we put on, and what it feels like when the masks and acts are dropped.  Who are you at 10 past 2 ? ———- ooo OOO ooo ———- All the world’s a stage……… How often do we put…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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?…

The 12 Thrive Days of Christmas – Day 12 – Thriving

The 12 Thrive Days of Christmas – Day 12 – Thriving A series of 12 brief articles, published daily from 25th December to 5th January (The traditional 12 days of Christmas.  Today – Thriving.   PACE and Thriving Over the past 11 days we have looked at outlines of many aspects of The Thrive Programme.…