What happens during counselling?

What happens during counselling?

I’ve been a counsellor for so long that it all seems very normal and natural to listen to complete strangers tell me their deepest secrets. I do appreciate however how strange this must feel to someone who is new to counselling. I thought it would…

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent” – Eleanor Roosevelt The truth is that there will always be someone who is trying to tear you down. They may be overt with their belittling behaviour or they may be passive-aggressive. Passive-aggressive behaviour can…

How to snap out of a negative mindset

How to snap out of a negative mindset

Find out ways to snap out of a negative mindset in this blog post.

Learn how to focus your thinking

Learn how to focus your thinking

If you want to self-actualise you need to control those errant thoughts that distract you so often what’s really important. Read below for my advice given in an recent interview…Mandy X   The Power of Managing Your Thoughts       Photo by Elena Taranenko on Unsplash

Three simple ways to reduce stress and anxiety

Three simple ways to reduce stress and anxiety

There are three simple ways to reduce stress and anxiety. If you’re anything like me, I find life stressful to varying degree but it’s rare that I have days on end with no stress or anxiety. Knowing simple ways to reduce stress and anxiety is…

The Impact of Sleep On Your Mental Health

The Impact of Sleep On Your Mental Health

When you aren’t getting enough sleep, everything becomes a challenge. Tasks that would normally be easy suddenly seem impossible. You’re bumping into doors and tripping over your feet. And you can’t seem to remember the important things you have to do.    Sleep is vital for…

Is it working?

Is it working?

What do you fear the most? Is it being alone, being poor, being rejected or something else? We all fear something and we develop behaviours to help us avoid these real or imagined outcomes. Sometimes the plans we create work well for us but often…

Compare and despair

Compare and despair

One of the leading causes of unhappiness in the world is due to the fact that we all compare and despair. Cognitive Behavioural Therapists refer to this as a thinking error. Often we are making a faulty comparison as we are comparing what we know…

How to protect your mental health

How to protect your mental health

There are sure fire ways to keep yourself chipper and more content with a few little insights into how your mind works. Knowing how to protect your mental health is a super skill that everyone should know and use. This world can be a tough…

Why you shouldn’t suppress negative thoughts

Why you shouldn’t suppress negative thoughts

The white bear problem “Try to pose for yourself this task: not to think of a polar bear, and you will see that the cursed thing will come to mind every minute.” Fyodor Dostoevsky The more you try to suppress thoughts, the more they are…