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4 Ways to challenge negative thinking

4 Ways to challenge negative thinking

  4 Ways to challenge negative thinking We all have constant inner dialogue running through our minds. We pay attention to some of it, but other thoughts are so automatic that we don’t even realise that we think them. They occur on an unconscious level […]

The Power of the Mind – Repeat post due to errors in original

The Power of the Mind – Repeat post due to errors in original

    This is a repost as the original post seems to have errors in it – apologies!!  Mandy x The power of the mind plays an important role in success. In order to encourage a successful outcome, it is important to watch our thinking […]

Common patterns of behaviour

Common patterns of behaviour

As a counsellor, I am very privileged in the common patterns of behaviour that I witness. I have met many individuals and couples with their own unique challenges and this has allowed me to create links between certain characteristics/behaviour and mental health issues. I thought […]

What is mental wealth?

What is mental wealth?

What is mental wealth? Mental wealth is just as important as mental health. Mental health is the physiological functioning of the brain and nervous system. Mental wealth is how successful you are at managing the content of your mind. I’m going to share a few […]

The effects of childhood abuse

The effects of childhood abuse

The effects of childhood abuse The effects  of childhood abuse can last forever. It can influence your thinking, emotional state and the way you relate to others way into adulthood.  Child abuse takes a wide variety of forms. The most common forms of childhood abuse […]

How to deal with negative thoughts

How to deal with negative thoughts

  How to deal with negative thoughts Negative thoughts live in everyone’s mind and they have several characteristics: 1) They are automatic-they pop up without any effort on your part 2) They are distorted-they rarely fit reality 3) Negative thoughts are unhelpful-they keep you depressed […]

Ignore these thoughts

Ignore these thoughts

  Ignore these thoughts Did you know that we have something like 80 000 thoughts passing through our minds each and every day? When you think about this, it is clear how important it is to become a good ‘thought manager’ who is able to […]

It’s going to be alright

It’s going to be alright

Hey, I know life can be shit at times. I’ve been there and I know what it feels like. It’s as if everyone and everything is against you. If there is a God, he is up there having a laugh. That’s what I imagine when […]