For better or for worse, the power of imagination is incredible. We can create a catastrophic story so compelling that we convince ourselves we’ve written a factual autobiography instead of a fictional novel. When it’s done, we drop ourselves into the devastating starring role. We then mentally suffer the foregone conclusions as if they’re 100% […]
The boundaries of Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) tend to be less robust than those of others for several reasons. Yet stress and resentment which build up over time don’t do anyone any good – not us and not the people we care about. That’s why boundaries are an important form of self-care for Highly Sensitive […]
Dogs have a mental health advantage over humans – they fight what they believe they can control, but they don’t fight with their minds. My dog has been sick this week. The vet diagnosed “kennel cough” and suggested he probably picked it up from his recent visit to the dog park. He’s a big boy […]
Hypnosis can help with a wide range of problems, and is supported by solid scientific evidence. Studies show that hypnosis can be useful for issues such as depression, stress, chronic pain and anxiety, as well as in assisting people to change negative habits and even to lose weight. Hypnosis can also make a great adjunct therapy to try alongside counselling.
Q: How can I deal with panic attacks? They’re keeping me awake at night. Photo by John, CC BY-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons A: Firstly, practise reminding yourself (even when calm) not to trust anything that looks real when you’re having a panic attack, no matter how convincing it might seem. Panic attacks are […]