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Keeping safe in Lockdown

The rapid changes of the last week are challenging, and we need to actively support our mental health during the lockdown. Both the threat from the virus and the changes in how we live are stressful, so you really have

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Coronavirus and mental health

Below is a link to a BBC article on basic mental health, including protecting yourself from what I would call the ‘stress virus’ associated with the news. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51873799

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Guidance for Psychological Therapists: Enabling conversations with clients taking or withdrawing from prescribed psychiatric drugs

New guidance gives psychological therapists information to help clients struggling with side effects and withdrawal issues which have resulted from an increase in the prescription of psychiatric drugs. While this guidance is aimed at therapists, if you are interested in

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Overcome trauma with yoga

yoga for trauma therapy

Trauma and distress become lodged in the body, so often it is useful to combine physical movement with a talking therapy to support recovery. Yoga is one way to do this, and in the video below Bessell van der Kolk

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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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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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Stress, fatigue and burnout

Modern life can often be stressful. If it is stressful over a long period it can lead to fatigue, burnout, health and relationship problems. Without proper self-care, rest, relaxation and time, even the most resilient of us will reach a

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Thinking about killing myself

Suicidal thoughts don’t have to be acted on – they are common and you can get past them. In this article I provide a different perspective on these thoughts and urges. If you are thinking about killing yourself today the call the Samaritans on 116 123.

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Letting Life Flow Through You

Video about the need to remain open to emotions and let them flow through you

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Ash Wednesday

Meaning and Purpose

Part of ‘Ash Wednesday’ by T.S. Eliot, that I find useful during meditation: “I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope, for hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love, for love would be

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