Waiting to find the time to relax and unwind doesn’t happen, which is why you’re not doing it. Here’s why you need to create the time.
When I speak with parents and carers about their child’s anxiety, the parent/carer is rarely without anxiety about their child’s anxiety. “What do I need to do to help them?” “Am I making it worse?” are familiar questions. In this blog I give 8 strategies which, when used consistently, can promote emotional awareness, communication and reduced worry and fear; for the parents, carers and children
Anxiety is spoken of a lot, but do you really understand what it is? In this blog I cover some of the anxiety basics to help develop your awareness and to facilitate the next stage; management.
Sometimes we think it’s the children that need to change how they respond to life, but there are ways which we as parents can make changes that will have a positive impact on how our children function with emotions i.e. anxiety
Starting therapy can feel like a huge up hill struggle, add a group setting in the mix and you can be forgiven if you run a mile. However, group therapy is a brilliant option for many reasons yet, you may find you’re already talking yourself out of it. If that’s the case, I answer 6 common concerns from my inquiries in this blog post.
Let me introduce you to a wonderful Tweeter I came across; Just a Girl. She is an amazing woman, and I’m sure on reading her story, you will also agree. Just a Girl is a mental health campaigner, columnist, tiara wearing cat lady. She’s had a really difficult time in the past few years and she has chosen to share it with you in this blog. Continue reading to hear of her abusive relationship, her addiction, homelessness and where she’s at today.
Andy has written about the trauma of his obsessive compulsive disorder with grit and passion; explaining why he finds it difficult when people flippantly say ‘I’m a bit OCD’. Andy is a Media and Cultural Studies Graduate from Liverpool John Moores University, originally from Manchester. He loves writing, sports and the arts and is passionate about mental health awareness; especially concerning male mental health.
Wondering if group therapy is for you? Here are 9 benefits available by joining a therapy group.
If you live in or around the Hull area, and you’re looking for a therapy group - click here.
This is a fabulous activity to do with the whole family or with individual children. With a little creativity, it can be a really useful tool, whatever your aim. I have explained how to use the tool and have given some examples of how I may use it too. Make sure you get information like this by signing up to my newsletter for parents and carers!
If you’re concerned that your relationship, or that of a loved one, is emotionally abusive, in this blog I share some of the content I wrote for Teen Vogue; using my 12 years experience of supporting women and children survivors of domestic abuse.