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When you read the World is your Oyster! by Jane McNeice

Posted by on 1 Apr, 2020 in Mental Health | Comments Off on When you read the World is your Oyster! by Jane McNeice

When you read the World is your Oyster! by Jane McNeice

Reading will almost always be my solace in life, but right now it’s even more than that. From us being people who might travel the length and breadth of the country, or travel thousands of miles globally – the world being our oyster – we’ve transgressed to measuring and living in square metres, maybe acres if more fortunate. Our life playgrounds are much reduced. But they don’t have to be… Our minds are powerful tools, they can create hopes, dreams, and glorious images. If today you don’t want to be in your sitting room, kitchen,...

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An update from our Director

Posted by on 30 Mar, 2020 in Mental Health | Comments Off on An update from our Director

An update from our Director

I hope this e-bulletin finds you all fit and healthy, and suitably adjusting to your new lives during the Covid-19 outbreak. It is a challenging time for us all, both as individuals and as a global community. We encourage you to check out our blog area and related articles for things to consider to help you stay well ‘Covid-19: Resilience in Adversity’ and ‘No one Told the Sunshine!’ and please share our ‘Get Support Now’ page with anyone you think may need it during this time. Like yourselves, the Mind...

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No one Told the Sunshine!

Posted by on 26 Mar, 2020 in Mental Health | Comments Off on No one Told the Sunshine!

No one Told the Sunshine!

Over the last few weeks my own anxiety and mood has been a roller-coaster, with more downs than ups. I hit what I refer to as ‘the wall’ the day before yesterday, which is something I hit in times of trouble before I reach acceptance. It involves tears, an external out pouring of my anxiety and low mood – which is unfortunately contagious to others – and then I usually make a psychological shift towards acceptance. In past times, when I have reached acceptance, it’s not simply a static state, its more positive...

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My WHOLE Self: Chronicles of an Anxious Small Business Owner during Covid-19 Coronavirus, by Jane McNeice

Posted by on 26 Mar, 2020 in Mental Health | Comments Off on My WHOLE Self: Chronicles of an Anxious Small Business Owner during Covid-19 Coronavirus, by Jane McNeice

My WHOLE Self: Chronicles of an Anxious Small Business Owner during Covid-19 Coronavirus, by Jane McNeice

So my husband says “Please stop talking about Coronavirus, you’re killing me.” And I get it, when I’m highly anxious about something I just can’t contain it. It becomes contagious and as equally painful to others as it is to me. So I’m trying to spare my husband and write down how I feel instead… Two weeks ago, week commencing 24th February I had started to get anxious about Covid-19 Coronavirus. I’d already gone into my preferred coping mechanism of over-planning, fuelled further by the heightened anxiety. For me, maybe it was more...

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Covid-19: Resilience in Adversity, by Jane McNeice

Posted by on 19 Mar, 2020 in Mental Health | Comments Off on Covid-19: Resilience in Adversity, by Jane McNeice

Covid-19: Resilience in Adversity, by Jane McNeice

Well I have to say that when I sat down and put together the March e-news in late February, I didn’t for a moment think that my next bulletin would relate solely to a virus, Covid-19 Coronavirus no less! What a difference a month can make, but that gives me hope too… I’m hoping that out of this adversity can come better things, among other things more resilience. But we don’t just need to be resilient, we need to be flexibly Resilient. For those of you that have attended our Strengthening Personal Resilience...

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Mind Matters – COVID-19: Training Room Health & Safety

Posted by on 16 Mar, 2020 in Mental Health | Comments Off on Mind Matters – COVID-19: Training Room Health & Safety

Mind Matters – COVID-19: Training Room Health & Safety

In light of the current circumstances with the COVID-19 Coronavirus, we’re reaching out to share how we are going to manage our training environment. Please rest assured that we are monitoring the situation closely and will provide further updates as necessary. If you have any questions, please contact us and we’ll be happy to assist you. At this time, we are not cancelling any training unless it is scheduled in an area that has been deemed high-risk or we have been directed to do so by the authorities. In most areas, the risks are low,...

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Health & Wellbeing at Work Conference 2020: Dame Carol Black ‘Healthier Tomorrow – There Yet?’

Posted by on 12 Mar, 2020 in Mental Health | Comments Off on Health & Wellbeing at Work Conference 2020: Dame Carol Black ‘Healthier Tomorrow – There Yet?’

Health & Wellbeing at Work Conference 2020: Dame Carol Black ‘Healthier Tomorrow – There Yet?’

This year’s Health & Wellbeing at Work Conference was another successful event, despite the intentions of a certain virus out to ruin the proceedings. Understandably Coronavirus did impact event numbers which were lower than in previous years on both days, however delegates were still in good spirits and the CPD lectures were really interesting and a great source of knowledge as always. Dame Carol Black’s address was a typical full house where she picked up on last year’s theme ‘Healthier Tomorrow – There Yet?’ feeling that it was useful...

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The Zeta Room, By Louise Moss

Posted by on 28 Feb, 2020 in Mental Health | Comments Off on The Zeta Room, By Louise Moss

The Zeta Room, By Louise Moss

Louise Moss has written about her Adverse Childhood Experiences and how they led to problems in her adult life. She offers the account to organisations involved in mental health training to use to promote an understanding among the public of the issues involved: In order to cope with an over controlling mother and a rigid, inflexible father, I became two separate people – the inner one or the ‘real me’ and the outer one, the one that did what I was told. I would watch myself doing what people told me to do or saying what they wanted me to...

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Distract your inner fears by directing your focus on helping others… By Jane McNeice

Posted by on 1 Jan, 2020 in Mental Health | Comments Off on Distract your inner fears by directing your focus on helping others… By Jane McNeice

Distract your inner fears by directing your focus on helping others… By Jane McNeice

As someone who has experienced a lifetime of Anxiety, occasionally acute but always constant, and these days (mostly) manageable, I do still have times when the management has to step up a gear. It’s those times when I’m well and truly out of my comfort zone. As a Myers Briggs INFJ I’m mostly out of my comfort zone when I have to be more extrovert, and in a world mostly geared up for extroverts, this is quite often. One of those times is when I deliver training. When I train I step out of my introvert world and very much into an extrovert...

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The Bowen Technique & your Mental Health, By Debbie Guest

Posted by on 23 May, 2019 in Mental Health, Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Bowen Technique & your Mental Health, By Debbie Guest

The Bowen Technique & your Mental Health, By Debbie Guest

I’m not going to say numbers or quote statistics. You can seek and discover these for yourself and all the figures are different. No one is a number. I can say feeling wound up and stressed is a common symptom in life; low mood, sleep problems and anxiety are others. What I will say, is that the Bowen Technique can help to achieve and maintain balance within you. Not just the physical balance within your body, Bowen Therapy is incredibly beneficial for emotional relaxation. It’s a great supporting tool that can help relieve stress, low mood,...

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