2020 and more

Let's consider January 2020.  A time when the news appeared to be filtering through that there was some global “bug” going round; we’d heard these sorts of news items before…

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Psychobiotics for Anxiety

For the original source, click here The author of this article used to walk around ruminating, struggling with inner turmoil and nervousness all the time which never went away.  An…

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Tips for the New Year

New Year often comes with a desire to make those changes, start afresh, have a clean slate. Often people make New Year’s resolutions but without any clear plan to follow…

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What Is Your Conflict Management Style?

NB For a downloadable, printable version click here. Instructions: Listed below are 15 statements. Each statement provides a possible strategy for dealing with a conflict. Give each a numerical value.…

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Mental Health Awareness Week

During May 13 - 19 2019, we had "Mental Health Awareness Week" in the UK. There were a series of programmes which featured some TV presenters / actors, I watched…

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Our Capacity for Growth

Between stimulus and response there is a space.  In that space is our power to choose our response.  In our response lies our growth and our freedom.  [attributed to Frankl…

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Words, Semantics & You

It’s interesting how we evolve through our words, how we talk to ourselves and others and the words that we use. Many words we use may be based on an…

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Resolving Conflict

The first time we come across someone with a different perspective from us may determine how we go about conflicts in general. Because we believe our perspective is right, we…

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Depression in the News

According to the BBC news website, there has been a jump in antidepressant medication.  You can click on that to get the link. A total of 70.9 million prescriptions for…

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