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Author: creativedifference
I work as a counsellor and coach in the Hungerford and Marlborough area, and also via Skype and telephone.

Magic Mushrooms and depression

Below is a link to a Guardian article about current research surrounding psilocybin (the active ingredient in ‘magic mushrooms’) and depression. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/jun/10/magic-mushrooms-treatment-depression-aztecs-psilocybin-mental-health-medicine If you have had any difficulty integrating psychedelic experiences, I can offer a confidential space to explore those

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Self-Care

Often I hear self-care described in terms of what we can do. We can balance work with rest and play. We can care for ourselves through nutrition, exercise, socialising and getting support when things are difficult. Acting to manage life

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Narcissism

For a good article on what narcissism is, and ‘healthy narcissism’, read Dale Kushner’s article on Revisiting the Myth of Narcissus and “Healthy Narcissism” .

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How the Modern World Makes Us Mentally Ill

This is a video from the School of Life that points to some of the challenges modern life hands us. Whether you agree with what it says or not, it’s worth looking at to get you thinking about your lifestyle

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Coming off prescribed medication

Medication prescribed to help people through mental health issues may itself become a difficulty, especially when taken long term.  For anyone who wants to know more about medication, how it works and about the potential withdrawal effects of coming off

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The Guest House

Translated by Coleman Barks This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they’re a crowd

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Suffering

  “Many people think that the point in life is to solve their problems and be happy.  But happiness is usually a fleeting sensation, and you never get rid of problems. Your purpose in life may be to become more

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New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year! I’m posting this a day or so early as most of us, myself included, make resolutions on the New Year. I’m not normally a big fan of New Year resolutions, as while about 60% of us make

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The trouble with happiness

Counselling and Life Coaching in Marlborough and Hungerford

Happiness is something we all pursue, especially over the Christmas season. The modern fount of all wisdom, Wikipedia, defines happiness as “a mental or emotional state of well-being defined by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy”.

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Christmas Holidays

I’m taking a break over Christmas, from December 24th through to January 2nd.  Apologies if you try to contact me during that time and I am slow to respond.  Wishing you all a good Christmas season and, hopefully, some calm and

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