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  • Self-Care isn’t Selfish

    August 25, 2021 by

    The term self-care is thrown around a lot, often without people really knowing what it is. It can be hard to know what to do for self-care, or if you are doing enough or even doing the right things.

    Self-care is anything you do for yourself that is good for your health and well-being. It is an act of love for yourself and the greatest gift you can give to yourself, and to the others around you…

  • Understanding Toxic Shame

    March 30, 2021 by

    What is the difference between healthy shame and toxic shame?   Imagine you are at a party and you accidentally spill a drink on your host’s nice white carpet. If you have a healthy sense of shame, you feel bad about it, you sincerely apologize and maybe offer to clean it up. Once it’s put right,… Read more

  • Coping with Intrusive Thoughts

    August 26, 2020 by

    So, what are intrusive thoughts? Intrusive thoughts are thoughts you have that don’t seem to fit with the general way you usually think. They may take you by surprise and seem to come from nowhere at all. They will feel unwelcome and uninvited, like you haven’t thought of anything else that would lead you to this thought…

  • How to Cope with Uncertainty

    August 10, 2020 by

    What do you do when you’re faced with uncertainty? How do you cope when there isn’t a clear answer or way forward in front of you?
    Maybe you’re waiting to hear a result or waiting for an answer or an outcome. Maybe life just generally feels very uncertain for you. I will help you to break into that uncertainty and explain some ways you can bring in some security and have a break from those anxious, restless, uneasy feelings…

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