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Mental Wellbeing

Overcome Stress & Anxiety by Building Resilience

Have you ever stopped to think about how resilient you really are? You’re most likely too busy juggling home, children, career and attempting to establish some form of work-life balance to notice.   “Resilience is a precious skill. People who have

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Relating

Empty Nest – Syndrome or Bereavement?

As September heads to a close, many youngsters are embarking on a new phase of their life – university. Although fresher’s week will be very different this year due to the current pandemic, parents are still having to wave good-bye

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Book Reviews

The Empty Nest by Celia Dodd

Every year parents have to deal with the challenges of seeing their offspring fly the nest. It’s one of the most heart wrenching phases of parenting, often creating feelings of loss, lack of purpose and crisis of identity that can

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Book Reviews

‘Facing Love Addiction’ by Pia Mellody

This book unravels unhealthy love relationships. It addresses why there are some people who always fall in love and seem to attract those who do not love them back. In this book Mellody explores needy and co-dependent personalities, commitment phobic

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Relating

Why Affairs Are a Catalyst for Change

What happens when you discover your partner is having an affair?  Infidelity is centuries old. I will spare you the history lesson and focus on why it happens, the impact it has on all parties concerned and how you can

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Relating

Reasons Relationships Fall Apart

In my previous article I referred to how any relationship cracks you’ve avoided addressing before the lockdown can become great big chasms after being cooped up for nearly three months. Those fragments of frustration, quirky behaviours, lack of communication, misunderstandings

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Relating

How Relationships Can Impact Stress Levels

Many unresolved relationship issues contribute to high stress levels, and if left unresolved can lead to much bigger problems, including separation or divorce. What once started as small frustrations often become big irritations when ignored. Sometimes we go into denial

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Book Reviews

‘Reasons to Stay Alive’ by Matt Haig

‘Reasons to Stay Alive’ is Matt Haig’s personal account of how he pulled himself away from the brink of suicide, worked through depression, anxiety and mental crisis, and learned to live again.  We are all touched at some point in

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Book Reviews

‘Games People Play’ by Eric Berne

This book explores the psychological games we play in our relationships with family, friends, work colleagues and loved ones.  Every interaction or social intercourse with another person is an opportunity to unconsciously play one or more of the many games,

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Leadership
Book Reviews

‘Dare to Lead’ by Brené Brown

This is an empowering book about having the courage to handle difficult conversations with honesty and compassion. It offers insights and techniques to help you develop qualities of leadership with sincerity and communicate truthfully with others. It describes the fears

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Different ASD
Mental Wellbeing

Coping with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Having your child flagged-up as potentially being on the Autism Spectrum is not something a parent wants to hear from the nursery or primary school they attend. The suggestion of a CAMHS referral (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) fills

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