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  • 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…

  • What does your inner child need right now?

    August 4, 2020 by

    We all have an inner child. The inner child is just like a real child. It wants to play and be silly and feel free. A healthy inner child is open and vulnerable to learning new things and wants to know the answers to everything in order to grow and develop…

  • How to Deal with Guilt

    June 8, 2020 by

    Guilt is a very normal and natural part of life. A healthy sense of guilt lets you know when you’ve done something that goes against your personal moral code and is an opportunity to take responsibility, learn from it and move forward. It’s a signal that you’ve done something that doesn’t fit with how you feel you should act…

  • Overcoming Self-Criticism – Becoming Your Own Best Friend

    June 2, 2020 by

    How you speak to yourself is so important. What you tell yourself will determine how you feel about yourself and your mood.
    A little self-criticism is healthy. To be a little self-critical helps you to grow and develop. But it is so important that it is tempered with plenty of kindness and self-compassion. An example of this would be taking responsibility for your mistakes and accepting them, while also seeing them as precious lessons to help you grow.
    Are you kind to yourself? Or do you criticise yourself and beat yourself up? Do you forgive yourself for your mistakes?
    How would it feel to be your own best friend? Could you imagine being as kind to yourself as you are to someone you really care about?…

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