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Embrace Who You Are, You Are Unique and that is Priceless!

Accepting yourself as you are flaws and all (we all have them) brings such as sense of freedom. Knowing yourself well enough to know your flaws and to work with them instead of against them brings great strength and wisdom. The best thing I ever did was accept that I am not perfect. I am uniquely me. Love me or hate me it doesn’t matter it is how we see ourselves that truly counts. 

 

Take a moment to feel Happy!!

If you want to feel happy, you need to think positively. If you feel down take a minute right now to think of something or someone that makes you happy…

I bet you are smiling and feeling joy right now. Hold on to that thought, embrace that feeling and use that trick when you need a lift.

Happy Friday! 

“To Thine Own Self Be True” William Shakespeare

I believe that being honest with your self is an extremely difficult thing to do. Most of us don’t really want to face our flaws, actions or behaviours. To really truly understand our judgements and motivations can be a painful and unsettling experience. Speaking the truth can sometimes leave us feeling vulnerable as people around us may not understand or agree with where we are coming from. It is important to remember that this is ok; they don’t have too, as long as you are being true to yourself and respectful to others you will grow as a person and cultivate deeper, more intimate relationships.

What is your Story?

As Maya Angelou once stated, ‘there is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you’.

I believe the moment in which an individual who is in great emotional pain shares with you the cause of their distress is one of great significance and relief. It takes great courage to speak your truth and face your pain. I am fortunate in my role as a psychotherapist to share these most powerful and humbling moments with my clients and I encourage everyone to seek to heal themselves and move forward. The journey to healing begins by sharing your story; the path forward may not be easy but is certainly worth going the distance. 

Unspoken Support

Sometimes the best thing we can do for someone is to just be there.

At times we all need support but some times we don’t want to talk, we don’t want a hug, we may not even want to move off the couch!

Having a friend, family member or partner that understands you and knows that just being in the room with you or sitting next to you in silence is all the support you need is a blessing.

Working with a counsellor who listens, supports and understands you, that sits with you comfortably in that vulnerable moment allowing you to feel safe and cared for is equally powerful.

 

 

 

 

The Truth About Depression BBC Documentary 2013

Depression is possibly one of the most common and spoken about mental illnesses experienced today. With reportedly a one in four risk of someone experiencing depression in their life time and yet there is still a massive stigma around it and mental health in general.

Thankfully mental illness, in particular depression, is being highlighted in the media on a regular basis which is helping to educate and encourage those who suffer to seek out treatment be that talk therapy, anti-depressants or a combination of both.

I wanted to post this BBC Documentary because I found it to be particularly interesting both from a medical understanding and from first hand accounts of people’s experiences of depression in how it affects them, their lives and the lives of people around them.

 

http://youtu.be/F5YubjEqbZ8

 

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How would focusing on the positive change your life?

If we are to simplify our lives by focusing on what is really important (family, friends, love, fun, a sense of belonging, helping others etc) and took the time to appreciate the little day to day things, how much of a difference do you think that would make to your life?

Happiness

Growth Yes Please!

If we are to grow we need to recognise where we have been, where we are now and where we want to go. Growth is achieved through making mistakes and learning from them. Perfection is an illusion, a standard not possible for anyone to reach. Be yourself, make mistakes and move forward on your journey for your mistakes will make you stronger and wiser enriching your your life.

 

Growth – Yes Please!

 

If we are to grow we need to recognise where we have been, where we are now and where we want to go. Growth is achieved through making mistakes and learning from them. Perfection is an illusion, a standard not possible for anyone to reach. Be yourself, make mistakes and move forward on your journey for your mistakes will make you stronger and wiser enriching your your life.

 

It is nearly the weekend!

 

Make the most of your weekend, love laugh and be happy!!

 

 

 

7 Reasons Most People are Afraid of Love by Lisa Firestone, Ph.D.

I stumbled across this interesting article on psychologytoday.com on the reasons why most people are afraid of real love. It is written by Lisa Firestone Ph.D and is a very interesting read. Enjoy!

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/compassion-matters/201401/7-reasons-most-people-are-afraid-love?tr=MostViewed 

“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.” – Bob Moawad

Hope – Where are we without it?

Tips for Preventing Burnout!

Tips for Preventing Burnout

Set boundaries: Learning how to say ‘NO’ will allow you not to over extend yourself or take on additional tasks that may cause you stress. Remember it is important to say ‘NO’ so you can have time for yourself or the tasks you would prefer to be doing.

Try to start the day with a meditation or by taking a few minutes to clear your mind and just breathe.

Eat healthy, exercise regularly and get good nights sleep. This will help with your mental health in general enabling you to manage life’s daily challenges better.

Ban technology for at least an hour every day. Switch of your PC, Laptop, phones and communication devices. Allow yourself to disengage completely.  

Take up a hobby, something that you will enjoy and look forward to doing.

Why not try something you have always wanted to do but never gotten around too? Or return to that kickboxing class?

Connecting with nature and being creative can be very therapeutic. Allow yourself to be creative in any form that works for you. Painting, drawing, kitting, writing songs, poems etc..