10 WAYS TO DOUSE THE FLAMES OF ANGER

Ready to get your anger under control? Start by considering these 10 anger management tips. Think before you speak In the heat of the moment, it's easy to say something you'll later regret. Take a few moments to collect your thoughts before saying anything — and allow...

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Talking therapy: Frames of Reference

Linking in with yesterday’s post about ways of thinking, have you ever thought about what might shape our thoughts? Or at least contribute to them? In therapy, we often call this our Frame of Reference. What does this mean? Frames of Reference are about how our...

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Mastering Ego

We often come across ego-clashing in our lives; in the workplace, in our families, with peers or even passing strangers in the street! Ego-clashes can be nasty and leave us feeling wounded or angry, and the atmosphere is made uncomfortable… even for the people who are...

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Circling Thoughts: Rumination

How often do we say we’re stressed? And what does it really mean? Stress is when our thoughts tell us we are unable to cope. And that’s a big statement. A lot of the time our thoughts reflect this through one factor…. rumination; regurgitating the same thoughts over...

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Four Simple Secrets for Living in the Moment

Sometimes I find it hard to live in the moment. So often I find myself resisting life, rather than allowing it to unfold. Instead of riding the wave, I find myself fighting against the tide, and when I do that, I end up drowning. That is because life goes forward in...

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Why did I quit Internet

The internet is an addiction. I didn’t realise this until I stopped using it. I have been off the internet for about a week now. Well, not completely. But I have blocked all the sites I used compulsively – social media, news sites, and TV and video sites. The effect...

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#1000MilesofMadness for Suicide Prevention

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. It is rare to want to talk about suicide.. but a father and son from Wetherby, both of whom are close to my heart, are going to extreme lengths to challenge that status quo. #1000milesofmadness is their pledge to honour the life...

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