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Good little body

Good little body

I decided to write this post to show you a good example of reframing. The clinical term for this is “cognitive restructuring” and it involves adapting our thoughts in order to make them work for us rather than against us. We can choose what we […]

Are you afraid of intimacy?

Are you afraid of intimacy?

Are you afraid of intimacy? Fear of rejection stops many people from being intimate with another person. I am not necessarily talking about physical intimacy (although that is part of it). More specifically, I am referring to emotional intimacy. Letting someone in and allowing them […]

Start your own parade

Start your own parade

  Photo by Dmitry Dzhus Start your own parade Have you ever noticed someone doing something daring or brave and thought to yourself, ‘If they can do it then that means it’s okay for me to do it”. What I am referring to in the […]

Stop thinking start doing

Stop thinking start doing

  Stop thinking start doing There’s no time like the present, so stop thinking start doing. We all tend to over think things and then end up worrying about all sorts of things that may never happen. As a result, we often end up doing […]

Impatience is a virtue

Impatience is a virtue

  Impatience is a virtue I was very ill when I was 26 years old. A sudden blood disorder called Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP for short) struck and I became very ill. So ill in fact, that I ended up in Intensive Care on a […]

Be kind to yourself

Be kind to yourself

  Be kind to yourself Why is it that we tend to give other people more slack than we do ourselves? I know that I do it and I see it during my therapy sessions with numerous clients. They are willing to tolerate behaviour and […]

Top tips for online dating

Top tips for online dating

  Top tips for online dating Online dating offers access to all sorts of potential partners – people you might not normally cross paths with in your daily life. Novice online daters tend to be quite naive though with regard to their expectations, thinking they […]

Getting back to happy

Getting back to happy

  Getting back to happy Getting back to happy can be tough when life has dealt you a tough blow. At times it can seem as if the world is against you and nothing is going right. Just remember though, that one good thing about […]