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  • Letting go of shame

    Letting go of shame

    Shame is one of the hardest and most toxic of human emotions. It is centred in the belief that there is something wrong with you and carries thoughts such as ‘I’m bad’ or ‘I hate myself’. Because of its inherent behaviour of self-attack, it can be very difficult to seek help and support. Shame is

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    Taking responsibility for our health

    Taking responsibility for our health

    The NHS is in the news on a daily basis at the moment, either with news about its potential demise, or reports from patients about the shoddy level of service that they have received. And within the NHS, it’s not least the local doctor, the GP who comes under the firing line very frequently. It

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    Gotta have faith

    Gotta have faith

    Faith is one of those classic abstract nouns, something that is impossible to see, touch, smell or taste. Rather than being something concrete and tangible, it’s a personal choice to view life in a certain way and live accordingly to that perspective. Life is Worthwhile Many of us resist the idea of simply believing that

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    How highly sensitive people view the world

    How highly sensitive people view the world

    Highly sensitive people can view the world differently to others and that is not necessarily a bad thing. Elaine Aron, the researcher who coined the phrase ‘highly sensitive people’ (HSPs) and author of many books on the subject, estimates that somewhere in the region of 15-20% of the population would be classed as being highly

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    Mindfulness for mums

    Mindfulness for mums

    Mindfulness has become a buzzword in the last few years. It has been the biggest tool to demystify meditation, taking it out of retreat centres and monasteries and bringing it smack bang into mainstream of life. Benefits of mindfulness Simply put, it’s about being in the moment, attending to what is going on here and

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    What is a personality disorder?

    What is a personality disorder?

    A personality disorder is defined as: “a deeply ingrained and maladaptive pattern of behaviour of a specified kind, typically apparent by the time of adolescence, causing long-term difficulties in personal relationships or in functioning in society.” Put simply, a personality disorder is a mental health condition that affects the way a person thinks, behaves and

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