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The power of friendship

They say cliches are called cliches because they're true. Some cliches around friendship that I have come across state that friends are like the stars, ...
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The challenge of feeling your anxiety to broaden your world

  At this time of year, our thoughts often turn to looking back at what we've achieved and perhaps at looking forward to planning goals. ...
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Strike a pose to make a good impression and feel confident!

In looking at how to make a good first impression last time, we explored a little about verbal and non-verbal communication and how that may ...
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On why first impressions count

It has been said, that we form an opinion of someone we have never met before within the first 3 seconds.  Not only do we ...
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It’s good to be back!

I have not written here for a few weeks, I have been on holiday and I have been on study leave; and I have a ...
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On the science of kindness.

Kindness.  Back in the 1980's kindness would have perhaps been seen as a sign of weakness.  The 80's was all about the individual, shoulder pads ...
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Thoughts are not facts.

  In my work as a counsellor and mindfulness teacher I listen carefully to what I am being told.  The details of what I might ...
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Sleep. Want more?

Sleeping in the recent hot weather has brought with it the conundrum of open velux windows to feel cooler versus the early morning sun waking ...
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Retreat. Just for Buddhists?

This retreat centre has been my home for the last week, with a Triratna Buddhist community.  I am not a Buddhist, however as a Mindfulness ...
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Kim, a Wrexham Counsellor looks at what it means to be a “professional”.

When we seek help from a professional there are certain expectations we have.  We expect them to treat us courteously, with respect and to meet ...
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Can we foster resilience?

I don't know about you, but I have in the past often felt trodden on by others and have had to encourage/force myself to get ...
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Resilience building is the new stress management! Wrexham counsellor Kim investigates.

Resilience is the ability to bounce back after the knock-backs of life, and stress is the physiological, cognitive, emotional and behavioural responses to those knock-backs ...
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Counsellor in Wrexham, Kim discusses the role of music in physical & mental health.

I love music.  I love listening to it, going to gigs and festivals and most of all singing and dancing along.  OK -  I get ...
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Kim talks about her first presentation at a conference.

Thursday May 19th saw me heading along a very breezy seafront in Brighton.  I hadn't been to Brighton since my youth when we would go ...
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Feeling like getting outside with the sunny days? Counsellor Kim discusses mini-habits to get fit!

      With the warmer sunnier days becoming more frequent as we move into May, more of us venture outside in the day time and ...
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Kim joins Calon FM as a (more) regular presenter on the Diet, Health & Fitness Show

Kim, a Wrexham-based counsellor and mindfulness teacher has been part of the Diet, Health and Fitness show on Calon FM for 18 months.  Initially I ...
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Are you held prisoner by your to-do list? Wrexham counsellor Kim looks at breaking free!

  Are you the sort of person who can't leave work until you have answered all your emails?  Do you check your smartphone or tablet for ...
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How to handle you teen! tips from Wrexham counsellor, Kim

Teenagers- urgh! It almost happens overnight...your child once did what is asked of them without question and then they reach puberty...the arguments, the grunting, the slamming ...
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Horse logging in Maes-y-Pant- come along! 9th April 9am all day.

Maes-y-Pant is constantly evolving.  The seasons of course bring changes, the volunteers too, greatly contribute to the beauty of this open space for bringing family, ...
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Wrexham counsellor Kim explores how distractions at work affect us.

Do you work from home and find yourself feeling that you "should" be sorting the laundry rather than dealing with emails?  Perhaps in work you ...
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Counsellor in Wrexham, Kim, talks about relationships…and changing your approach?

Relationships are a big part of my work.  Firstly, there is the establishing of a "therapeutic relationship" with my new client...where the client may check ...
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Death Cafe in Gresford a success!

The day before the Death Cafe in Gresford, I received a telephone call from BBC Radio Wales in Wrexham.  They had heard about the Death ...
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Wrexham embraces meditation!

Setting up a drop-in meditation group in Gresford, Wrexham  was a leap of faith on my part.  I had no idea who would attend, if anyone, ...
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Counsellor Kim discusses opportunities in coaching & counselling.

Christmas feels a long time ago and  my thoughts are turning towards the year ahead and - I have lots planned in the diary outside ...
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