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Time to Talk day 2019

Time to talk day is approaching so we made a video to give what we think of as essential basic for having a healthy Mental Health conversation. Please do not let the still you can see here of Julian Hall looking like a muppet put you off. He is a muppet at times but quite often…

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To Find A Purpose

Those of you who read this blog regularly will be aware that we do not often accept guest blogs. If we do they have to be decent quality and fit with the messages we are trying to reinforce. When I read this from Charlotte I wanted it on our site immediately. I hope you enjoy…

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New Year – Old Resolutions

I was privileged to be invited on to local radio to talk about New Year’s Resolutions. To listen to that interview click here I wrote a year ago (see here) about these and felt it was worth revisiting simply because I talked about issues that I have not covered before. Here are a few things…

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Anger Management…what is it really?

Before we look at Anger Management as a subject it is best that we understand what anger is and why we may like to manage it.   “More than one in ten (12%) say that they have trouble controlling their own anger”  Mental Health Foundation, Boiling Point Report   What is anger? In its essence…

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Keep Calm and Carry on with Christmas!

Christmas should be a time of festive cheer, love and laughter with treasured friends and family, but sadly, for some people, it can mark the start of an extremely stressful period.  These worries tend to go far beyond whether they’ve cooked enough food, or if their presents will be well received. Money worries, family issues,…

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Is Stress Hereditary?

I write this brief note because there has been research into hereditary stress and because it is a common question asked by stressed parents who are worried (double the stress again) that they will pass this on to their children. The answer is more than a simple yes or no. It is yes, no and…

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Poetry in Motion

A lot of our clients stay in touch with us and they update us on their progress. Occasionally they go further when the work we have done with them inspires them to other activities. In this case, our client, who went through our Intensive Weekend Workshop, subsequently spent some months meditating on their inner shame…

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What do I think of mindfulness?

This is a question that I get asked a great deal or the other common question is “does mindfulness work?” The prevalence of this question is down to a number of reasons – Mindfulness is becoming popular and high profile. There are a lot more people qualifying as mindfulness teachers A lot of people are…

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