For me, movement is a healer. When you cannot speak your truth, or perhaps your head is ‘too full’ or when you just cannot find any words to articulate how you feel, sometimes all we have is the gestures and body language we create through movement. I find that when I get overwhelmed, sometimes I… Read More Movement is a Healer
What is Acupuncture? “Acupuncture is a treatment derived from ancient Chinese medicine. Fine needles are inserted at certain sites in the body for therapeutic or preventative purposes. It is used in many NHS general practices, as well as the majority of pain clinics and hospices in the UK. Acupuncture is often seen as a form of complementary or alternative medicine… Read More What it's Like Getting Acupuncture.
Suicidal Today I admitted to my husband and to my boss that I was feeling suicidal. I’d been holding this feeling in and not wanting to tell anyone, mostly because I don’t want anyone to worry. (this is apparently really common). But because I’ve been here before, and I know the importance of reaching out… Read More How keeping a Journal can help with Anxiety & Depression
The following blog post will describe for you the TFB cycle, and explain a little about what it means, how it works, etc. this is a useful tool to use during CBT training to help you understand the things you’re struggling with. The idea is this; your thoughts, feelings and behaviours are not separate, but… Read More The Thoughts Feelings Behaviours Cycle (TFB)
In the same way that not all OCD sufferers have an issue with constant hand washing (although that is a common one) Anxiety suffers aren’t all ‘triggered’ by the same types of situations or events. It can be difficult for non-anxiety sufferers to fully understand anxiety, so with this post I hope to shed some… Read More What triggers anxiety?
Both Anxiety Disorder and the variations of Depression are common mental health disorders which are sadly becoming more and more commonplace. It’s often difficult to tell where one ends and the other begins. Some people suffer with just 1 and some people suffer with both of these disorders. I have both and am learning to… Read More Anxiety or Depression? Or Both?
When you find yourself at a point where you cannot face your day job, because your depression or anxiety has gotten too much recently… sometimes you do just need to take a step back, even if it is just for a day, to look after yourself. Sometimes, when it all gets too much; that can… Read More Off sick with Anxiety &/or Depression
CBT Stands for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. CBT uses the idea that your thoughts influence your feelings – so; what you think in your mind, will then control how you feel emotionally. Therefore, by learning to acknowledge, accept and then challenge your thoughts; you can then influence whether or not those thoughts have an effect on… Read More What is CBT?