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How do you C.O.P.E when your stress bucket overflows?

As we have reached mid-summer I thought it might provide a focus for some positive reflection on action and take the opportunity to take stock, stop and look around, as life moves pretty fast and you might miss it. In this context ‘it’ is the good things you are already doing to ensure a positive [...]

By |2021-07-20T12:32:30+01:0020th July 2021|Blog Post, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to fuel a positive mind

June, what a glorious month, the flowers are blooming, the bee’s are buzzing and the sun is shining! My wish is that you are taking the time to pause and notice, savour and value those things that bring you joy. The mindful practice of making time for you to notice, savour and value is good [...]

By |2021-06-21T13:56:14+01:0021st June 2021|Blog Post, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Do you want to Socially Re-connect?

I am a fortunate to be a member of the Rowan House community, all the staff and therapists at Rowan House are committed to supporting you on your wellbeing journey. Being a member of such a dedicated community is both humbling and affirming. As a ‘one-man-band’ psychotherapist it can be a professionally lonely experience, compounded [...]

By |2021-05-19T20:57:06+01:0019th May 2021|Blog Post, Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 tips for getting back into the swing of daily life

It’s been a long and arduous year for all of us however there is light at the end of the tunnel and we realise that we may need to prepare for becoming reacquainted with our ‘normal’ lives. The landscape of living has drastically changed both personally and professionally so we have put together a 5 [...]

By |2021-04-19T13:04:37+01:0019th April 2021|Blog Post, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are you ready for the New Normal?

We are told things are returning to normal, road maps, vaccines, schools re-opened and non-essential services opening soon, I for one will welcome a haircut! The world around us is returning to some sort of normal but what does return to normal mean for you? Let us get one thing clear form the outset, ‘return [...]

By |2021-04-19T11:59:00+01:0019th April 2021|Blog Post, Uncategorized|0 Comments

A note to All the Mother’s on Mother’s Day

The past 12 months has seen unparalleled change for us all, but possibly the most effected have been mums with school aged children. Roles have changed and the magnitude of hats in your closet just got bigger and now include Teacher, Entertainments Manager, Sports Coach, Councillor and Advocate. You have lost your normal support team [...]

By |2021-03-13T08:55:22+01:0013th March 2021|Blog Post, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Manageable Moments of Self-care for Busy Mums

As mothers, self-care is often the first thing that we neglect, especially in times of stress and anxiety. Self-care can seem like a luxury and something that we need time and money to achieve; for example an indulgent spa day with friends, a relaxing massage/facial or a long walk by the beach. These things are [...]

By |2021-03-13T07:40:51+01:0010th March 2021|baby massage, Blog Post, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Are you a good friend to yourself?

Being as good a friend to yourself as you are to others is an act of kindness, self-compassion. Self-compassion is the ability to nurture, encourage and be patient with oneself. Self-compassion is not self-esteem however, self-compassion enables the individual to reset the metric, stop benchmarking oneself against others meaning ‘you don’t have to feel better [...]

By |2021-04-19T11:44:25+01:0016th February 2021|Blog Post, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Resolving conflicts with your inner self

Listening to our inner self is unique to the individual but, answer this if you can, what voice do you hear most often, that positive, compassionate and nurturing one (when we are our own best friend) or that negative, pessimistic and corrosive one (the bully that resides in all of us)? This conflict with our [...]

By |2021-01-18T07:42:15+01:0018th January 2021|Blog Post, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Your 2021 Guide to Positive Affirmations

This month we will consider the power of affirmations. As a solution focused practitioner, I am committed to helping people identify the solutions that are right for them, providing a safe, nurturing and non-judgemental package of support to improved wellbeing, so I am an advocate of positive thought. Why use positive affirmations? Often people will [...]

By |2020-12-17T12:39:21+01:0017th December 2020|Blog Post, Uncategorized|0 Comments