Some research has looked at the stress-reducing benefits of a summer break away. It suggests that an active holiday where you try new sports, new food/drink and go to different places has much longer lasting stress reduction and builds resilience more than a sun lounger-based holiday. Trying new things really takes our minds off work Continue reading
Depression in its most common form (from stress) most usually happens to those with certain characteristics such as: reliability, moral strength, diligence, strong sense of responsibility and conscience, a tendency to focus on the needs of others before ones own, vulnerability to criticism, sensitivity, self-esteem dependent on the evaluation of others. These individuals react to Continue reading
How we think can have a direct impact and influence how we feel, act and behave. How we act and behave can directly influence how we feel and think. If you suffer from a low self-seteem or low self-confidence, acting more confident (without feeling more confident) can actually lead to you feeling more confident! Confident Continue reading
…. and those figures relate to people who do not have any support or treatment (London School of Economics, 2012). Depression and anxiety are very common, with 1 in 4 of us experiencing a mental health problem at some point in our lives. Medication and counselling are used to treat depression and anxiety and may be Continue reading
Events far in our past sometimes have the power to reach us in our present. We are, as we are now, the sum of all that has happened to us-good and bad. Sometimes our past seems to stop us having a now or a future and we may feel “stuck”. Counselling may help you to Continue reading
The emotional impact of a stroke can be as devastating as the physical effects, warms the Stroke Association. Depression and anxiety are experienced by over half of the 2,700 stroke survivors that were questioned by the Stroke Association. Relationship difficulties, loss of confidence and anger were also highly reported. Carers were also identified as experiencing Continue reading
Have you noticed those thoughts that keep going round and round your head-“mind chatter”? Have you noticed that this mind chatter is usually negative? Have you noticed that the mind chatter does not help you find solutions to your difficulties and may instead create more questions? Stress management counselling may help you to turn the Continue reading
Kim has joined the team at “Back to Health” to offer counselling for all manner of concerns and difficulties. She is also working alongside the physical therapies and allied professionals to provide a holistic and individualised package of care for those living with chronic pain and long-term health health conditions.