The Difference Between Hearing And Listening

Hearing what someone says, and listening to their words, are not the same thing. There are fundamental differences between them. Listening can be harder work than hearing, but it’s important to have people in our lives who listen to us and to listen to them in return. Hearing The dictionary defines hearing as: “the process,…

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What Emotional Capacity Is and Why It’s Important

Stress is our body’s normal response to increased physical and emotional pressure. When we’re repeatedly adding to our level of stress, and don’t have anything in place to counterbalance it, those stress levels go up and up until we reach our capacity, our emotional limits – negatively affecting our mental wellbeing. We all have a…

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Coping With Foggy Brain Days

Coping With Foggy Brain Days

Brain fog is something that many of us deal with day in, day out. It’s not a diagnosable condition but is a common symptom for many different illnesses. Brain fog can range from being an occasional annoyance to a persistent condition which impacts many areas of our lives. What Causes Brain Fog? There are lots…

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The Mental Health Jargon Buster

The Mental Health Jargon Buster

Accessing mental health services can be overwhelming. On top of the muddle of feelings we’ve got going on, we also find ourselves grappling with jargon. Someone might refer us to an SPA, who contact IAPT, who refer us to CMHT where we end up with a CPN as our CCo. It sounds like gobbledygook and…

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Losing A Loved One To Suicide

Losing A Loved One To Suicide

Experiencing bereavement is really tough. Whether it’s the death of a pet, family member, friend, or even someone we see each time we go to the supermarket, it can hit us hard and send a big jumble of messy feelings our way. When our loved one dies by suicide, we experience unique challenges and our grief…

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Self-Care As A ‘Power-Up’

Many of us can relate to the ‘pendulum of self-care’. We’re feeling great, firing on all cylinders and self-care doesn’t feel half as important. And then it swings right back to the opposite end of the scale and it becomes everything. It becomes the tool that helps us to hang on by our fingertips, the…

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The Very Thoughtful Gift Guide

As the festive frazzle kicks in, most of us are used to battling crowds, and weaving in and out of sweaty shops, on the hunt for the ideal gift. When shopping online, we swap hunting for an elusive car-parking space, for scrolling around website after website, trying to tick off our gift list. It’s time…

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To The Person Who Feels Alone In This

To The Person Who Feels Alone In This

There are times when no matter how many people we have around us, we feel alone – even in a room of our most favourite people. Depression weighs us down and anxiety clutches our chest. We Could Tell You That You’re Not Alone The standard response to ‘I’m alone’ is ‘no you’re not’. We know…

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Coping With Anxiety: Breathing And Grounding

Coping With Anxiety: Breathing And Grounding

Our anxiety levels will come and go in waves (whether we’re diagnosed with an anxiety disorder or not). At times when our anxiety levels are high, grounding and breathing techniques can help to bring them back down to a manageable level. This can be particularly useful if we start to feel panicked, detached, or breathless….

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How Hormones Affect Our Mental Health

How Hormones Affect Our Mental Health

Hormones are smaller than the eye can see, but despite their size, they play a big part in both our mental and physical health. What Are Hormones? Hormones are chemicals which live in our body as part of our endocrine system. They act as chemical messengers, communicating between cells in different parts of our body….

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