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Images that sum up recovery.

Images that sum up recovery.

I recently returned to three images that have a lot in common for me as they sum up my understanding of recovery when applied to the subject of mental health and wellbeing. The first is this tree. I used to see it every day in the grounds of the Saint John of God...

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11 Evidence-Based Tips to Reduce Morning Stress.

11 Evidence-Based Tips to Reduce Morning Stress.

Many of us begin our working days in a state of near panic as we, maybe, sleep through the alarm for a few minutes, struggle to work out what to wear that day and then have to scour the house to find out where we have left the car keys. We might well benefit from...

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Language Helps Us Live In The Moment

Language Helps Us Live In The Moment

I have joined a number of professional associations over the years but have gained the best value by far from my membership of the British Psychological Society. As a member I have access to a vast archive of research, to informative and educational CPD events and,...

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A Random Act of Kindness

A Random Act of Kindness

I was reading something about the power of random acts of kindness yesterday and it got me thinking about something that happened to me when I was lucky enough to visit Japan with my family back in 2012. I remembered that I wrote about it on Facebook at the time so I...

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A Practical Way to Improve Teen Mental Health

A Practical Way to Improve Teen Mental Health

A Practical Way to Improve Teen Emotional Health I have been doing a bit of reading over the last few days and re-visited the excellent BPS Research Digest website. The British Psychological Society employ a team to trawl the most recent research and write about it in...

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Other Ways to Think About Mental Health Problems

Other Ways to Think About Mental Health Problems

A great deal of the research into mental health and wellbeing that has been conducted over the last few years has resulted in psychology moving further and further away from the medical model. The British Psychological Society published the Power Threat Framework in...

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Don’t Jump to Conclusions.

Don’t Jump to Conclusions.

Fundamental Attribution Error is a well-researched area of psychology. It relates to the tendency that we all have in attributing other people’s actions to the kinds of person they are, rather than to them adapting to the situation they are in. So, the fellow driver...

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More ways than one to live in the moment.

More ways than one to live in the moment.

Oliver Burkeman wrote a wonderful article in the Guardian several years ago in which he stated that he is a firm believer that every one of us meditates to some degree every day, whether we know it or not. I would fully agree. Back in the early noughties I...

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Evidence Based Ways to Wellbeing

Evidence Based Ways to Wellbeing

When we deliver our courses, people are often surprised at how much emphasis we place on monitoring and improving our own well-being and at some of the things we suggest, that might be as effective, often more effective than medication for the individual. For...

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