Cold, wet and miserable?

My morning’s dog walk could have been cold wet, dark and miserable. It was 7am, still very dark, raining, with quite a cold breeze. Change Perception Yet, it was really quite ok.  As I made way around one of my usual routes I found myself thinking about how much our perception can change our feelingsContinue reading “Cold, wet and miserable?”

Christmas Stress

In the midst of the celebrations and holidays, whether religious or otherwise, I hope that you have had the opportunity for good times spent with people you love and care about.  Unfortunately for some people Christmas will  have meant a host of family arguments, relationship problems, disappointments, painful memories, losses and grief. Stress at ChristmasContinue reading “Christmas Stress”

How does Change Happen – Or Notice the Little Stuff.

I’ve been remembering some of my experiences of change. One that was very significant for me was a few years ago now. I had been walking my dogs first thing in the  morning and I was reflecting on my internal sense of self and how I was feeling on a day to day basis. AsContinue reading “How does Change Happen – Or Notice the Little Stuff.”

Motivation

There are a multitude of motivational tips, lists of how to’s and steps to achieving change.  Some useful, some less so. I though this was a good article on motivation and ritual by Elliot Begouin in the interesting Huffington Post.  A different and helpful perspective. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elliot-begoun/the-ugly-but-honest-truth_b_7999448.html    

What’s a Therapy Group Like?

Never, it’s not for me, I don’t have the confidence for a therapy group. Probably just a few of the responses you might have to the idea of being in a therapy group with people you have never met before. And sometimes it can be the very fact that you do not know the other members of theContinue reading “What’s a Therapy Group Like?”

Integration

Exercise Routine I exercise every morning for about an hour, and sometimes again in the evening for another half an hour. Weekends I do more, may be three or four hours on one of the days.  What ever the weather, this is my exercise routine, its easy, I rarely miss a day and its nearlyContinue reading “Integration”

Fun in the Sun

In just a few weeks the long summer holidays begin. Will it be a time of fun in the sun or a stress ridden nightmare with the kids hanging around the house driving themselves – and you – up the wall? What is stress? Why do we feel stressed?  Stress has its basis in ancientContinue reading “Fun in the Sun”