mental health and wellbeing

Time to Talk Part 3

And lastly in this series you can never have too much practice.  If we can have success in a practice situation then our brain will store this as a ?win? and remember this good experience for next time.  Our anxiety will go down and our confidence will go up.  It?s called ?positive expectancy?

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mental health and wellbeing

Time to Talk Part 2

The next three steps in this series on having great conversations focus on listening and content.  If we can focus on listening to the other person it takes our mind away from self-criticism and lowers anxiety.

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mental health and wellbeing

Time to Talk

How do we go about starting a ?real? conversation with someone we are attracted to or need to have a business relationship with when we struggle with anxiety and low self-confidence?  Building relationships in our personal lives, or in business, relies on us being able to utilise the innate resource we have to build rapport.  With the increase in social media to find a partner it seems we might have forgotten that we have this skill.

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Pat Capel

Psychological Abuse Part 2

What are the tools of abuse?

Tools of abuse include:

1.Uncertainty – not just a result of psychological abuse it can be used as a tool to keep the victim in a permanent state of indecision, unable to take action. This can be a subtle way of removing someone’s sense of autonomy and control one of our essential emotional needs.

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abuse and mental health

Psychological Abuse Part 1

What is psychological abuse and coercive control?

Coercive control or controlling behaviour became an offence in December 2015.? According to the Home Office: Coercive or controlling behaviour does not relate to a single incident, it is a purposeful pattern of incidents that occur over time in order for one individual to exert power, control or coercion over another.

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mental health and wellbeing

It’s a given

In this blog, Hannah reveals her motivation for training as a Human Givens therapist.

In 2008 my husband Patrick died whilst we were on holiday in Italy. One day we were walking around a market in Calabria and the next day he was gone. As with any loss, I took time to adjust and the natural grieving process played itself out. However, at 42, husbandless, childless and with no real career path to speak of, I went into a decline.  Extremely stressful events like losing a loved one, divorce, even moving home, can send us into a spin and although nerves don?t break down, mine felt as though they were.  I couldn?t stop crying; I slept all day and all night and, if I wasn’t sleeping, I was watching endless TV, cutting myself off from friends and living on the sofa.

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