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Developing Healthy Thinking Skills

September 29th, 2020|

Cognitive distortions can strongly impact the way we feel, respond and behave on a daily basis. These are traps that manifest front and centre in trying times like these with the unprecedented levels of uncertainty we see daily across all domains of our lives. Some of the thinking errors I discussed were mind reading, all

Building Your Resilience In Times of Covid19

July 10th, 2020|

Waking up to taking care of your health I always tell my clients that they only have one health and they should look after it and not take it for granted. Taking care of our mental and physical health and wellbeing takes time and effort. Often, it is only after receiving some kind of health

Invoking Self-Compassion In Times of Covid19

July 10th, 2020|

I often see clients who believe that spending time on helping themselves to grow and change is ‘selfish’, ‘self-indulgent’ or ‘self-serving’. I tell them that being in pursuit of their best selves isn’t selfish. It is in fact an act of self-compassion; of finding a way to be gentle and tender with themselves, helping themselves

The Role of Kindness

May 28th, 2020|

Kindness is a fundamental human value. All cultures, each in its own way, value kindness as is evident in the recurrence of the theme of kindness in folk wisdom and lore. The religions of the world also value kindness as seen in the occurrence of the theme of kindness in sacred texts and moral codes.

Tackling Impostor Syndrome with Kindness

May 21st, 2020|

InsideOut's psychotherapist Edu Hardy shares how 'being kind to others fosters relationships, being kind to the world around you ensures respect and connection to your surrounding, being kind to yourself means you can succeed in doing both'. The term impostor syndrome was first used in 1978 by Dr. Clance and Dr. Imes in their article

Vision Boarding for Success In Times of Covid19

May 12th, 2020|

“The Law of Attraction … uses the power of the mind to translate whatever is in our thoughts and materialize them into reality. In basic terms, all thoughts turn into things eventually. If you focus on negative doom and gloom you will remain under that cloud. If you focus on positive thoughts and have goals that

COVID-19 Coping in Crisis

May 12th, 2020|

We are living through an unprecedented time; our lives have changed dramatically and without warning. We are all affected by fear of personal risk, potential loss of loved ones, through the consequences of self-isolation, loss of earnings, and uncertainty about the future. Many are working in the front line, as key workers, particularly NHS staff

Top tips for managers to manage change in the workplace

May 12th, 2020|

As a manager, dealing with change effectively is key when looking at managing stress levels and fostering positive mental health in the workplace. Taking time to assess how organisational change (large or small) is managed and communicated in your workplace is fundamental to assess how you can make things better for yourself and your team.

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