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Depression

  • What you’re afraid of is smaller than you imagine

    As children, without the increased knowledge or experience to rationalise and put things in perspective, we find fear in lots of places. We learn from the world around us what is dangerous and what might hurt. And we pack up that fear and store it inside our bodies in order to keep us safe as we grow and explore the wider world.
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  • Get Out of Your Own Way

    Let’s cut right to it: sometimes, you get in your own way. This week, we’re exploring the way Self-Sabotage Sally shows up in our lives, what she usually sounds like and how to get her out of the way.
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  • The Practise of Letting Go

    Letting go is a process. It is sometimes painful, sometimes effortless but should be continuous. In this piece, we’re not talking about burning everything that once belonged to your ex, sending angry text messages, having a big cry or dancing the pain away (though the last bit sounds fun). We’re talking about facing up to the emotions and the pain.
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  • How to kick ass for the rest of 2019

    So, half the year is gone and Christmas is just six months away. We’re not freaking out… you are. Before you start panicking about everything you haven’t done yet, give yourself a pat on the back for making it this far and let’s do a little check-in.
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  • How to beat the winter blues

    It's not unusual to get a little blue around winter time. The drop in temperature, lack of sunlight, wet and dreariness can easily creep in and impact our mood and overall wellbeing. It's an important time of year to take good care of yourself - particularly if you find yourself feeling seasonably glum or irritable. Below are a few tips to help you ward off the winter blues, and find your invincible summer...
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  • 5 reasons you’re not getting therapy

    1 out of 5 people have a mental health condition, but 5 out of 5 people could benefit from therapy. Why? Because we believe we should live to thrive, not just survive. But there is still plenty of stigma around seeing a therapist, and we thought we’d explore the top five things that are holding people (maybe even you) back…
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  • What to do with unhelpful thoughts

    Have you ever thought about what you think about? (Bit trippy, isn’t it?) At first it’s an odd thing to consider. Thoughts drift and swarm and dart and pound in our minds often non-stop through our waking hours. But rarely do we take the time to observe them – What are they about? What are they telling us? Where do they come from?
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