Tag: counselling

From Darkness to Light: How to Stop Overthinking and Start Loving Yourself

The journey to self-acceptance Joy does not emerge from a fight against our darkness, our problems, our overthinking and our imperfections. Freedom only comes from an unconditional acceptance of reality, and discovering a trust in our own basic goodness (yes, you really have this). Inner peace develops as we learn to become true, loyal and […]

Boundaries as Self-Care for Highly Sensitive People

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 don’t fight with their minds

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 […]

Could hypnosis help me?

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.

Panic

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 […]