Mental Health

Strong Women

The 3 Components of Mental Strength

Mental strength is a lot like physical strength. When it comes to growing stronger and becoming better, good habits are important. But your good habits will only get you so far in life if you’re performing bad habits right alongside them. If I wanted to grow physically strong, I might lift weights. But if I […]

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Motherless Daughters and the legacy of loss

by Hope Edelman Early mother loss is often an isolating, lonely experience for the daughters left behind. When my mother died of breast cancer in 1981, I was seventeen and none of my friends had been through anything similar. My siblings and I felt like our own little island floating in a sea of dual-parent […]

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Padraig O'Morain Mindfulness & Kindfulness Exercises

Exercises In Mindfulness & Kindfulness From Padraig O’Morain

We all know what it’s like to feel overcome by worry, to suffer the aches of tension in our body, to catch that critical little voice inside telling us we must be better. Mindfulness – the act of focusing your wandering mind on the present – can help you conquer this negativity. Psychotherapist Padraig O’Morain […]

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Winter

Every Day We Have A Choice

Hazel Gale, author of FIGHT, cognitive hypnotherapist and former kickboxing world champion is sharing with us the 5 life-changing things she learned being a therapist. 5. Every day can be a good day Bring all these points together and you get this: At any moment, on any day, we always have a choice in how […]

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Emotions

All Emotions Are Useful

Hazel Gale, author of FIGHT, cognitive hypnotherapist and former kickboxing world champion is sharing with us the 5 life-changing things she learned being a therapist. 4. All emotions are beautiful and useful I battled with fear for a very long time. So much so that my body started to break down — I burned out from the exertion […]

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Variety

Acceptance of Others = Acceptance of Yourself

Hazel Gale, author of FIGHT, cognitive hypnotherapist and former kickboxing world champion is sharing with us the 5 life-changing things she learned being a therapist. 3. Everyone is doing their best Perhaps the most wonderful gift that therapy gives is tolerance. No, “tolerance” isn’t the right word. What I mean is “love”, no matter how cheesy […]

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Mood Tracker

Manage Your Mood – It Starts With Awareness

Hazel Gale, author of FIGHT, cognitive hypnotherapist and former kickboxing world champion is sharing with us the 5 life-changing things she learned being a therapist.  2. We are beings that think, not beings that are thought Contrary to how it can seem, happy people are not happy because they just don’t have negative thoughts. Their […]

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Hazel Gale

Five life-changing things that I learned from working as a therapist

Five life-changing things that I learned from working as a therapist Working as a therapist is a transformational thing. In connecting with client after client, and in watching them overcome their own mental demons, this job (re)teaches me on a daily basis how to live a freer, closer and more satisfying life. Over five posts […]

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Boys

Boys Don’t Cry : Why I hid my depression and why men need to talk about their mental health

Meet Tim. For nearly a decade he kept his depression secret. It made him feel so weak and shameful he thought it would destroy his whole life if anyone found out. And Tim is not alone. Suicide is the single biggest killer of men aged 20-45 in the UK. Depression and undiagnosed mental illness are huge […]

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A Beginner's Guide to Losing Your Mind

A Beginner’s Guide To Losing Your Mind

‘This is a funny, brutal, kind, sobering, remarkably brave and clear-eyed book. Compelling and necessary.’ Warren Ellis, author of Normal, Gun Machine and Transmetropolitan ‘Emily Reynolds is a brilliant writer on an important subject. And hilarious too.’ Adam Rutherford ‘This book isn’t just brilliantly written and welcoming in its tone; it’s honest, practical and important. […]

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