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Understanding gaslighting and emotional abuse

Understanding gaslighting and emotional abuse

Gaslighting is a type of psychological manipulation and emotional abuse in which a person or group seeks to make someone doubt their own perceptions, and memories. The term “gaslighting” originated from the 1938 play “Gas Light” by Patrick Hamilton, which was later adapted into two films, both titled “Gaslight” (1940 and 1944). (A recommended watch)

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New beginnings in life

New beginnings in life

Life is full of ups, downs, twists and turns, and new beginnings can mark the start of wonderful new chapters in our life. They can take various forms, such as moving, changing careers, having a family, retirement or embarking on a journey of personal growth and development.

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Navigating Grief and Loss

Navigating Grief and Loss

Grief is the natural emotional response to the loss of someone close, such as a family member or friend. Grief can also occur after a serious illness, a divorce, or other significant losses.

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The stigma in counselling

The stigma in counselling

I write this with a passion to try and help all of us understand the importance of not bottling up how we feel. We are now living in a world that is becoming more accepting of the many emotional health problems that exist in society, and where many people are beginning to accept that having the stresses of life is nothing to be ashamed about. There has been so much discussed about this on TV, magazines, social media etc and it feels like it’s beginning to be heard. 

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Tips for lessening anxiety

Tips for lessening anxiety

Millions of people struggle with anxiety daily and are looking for ways to find relief. Learning to control anxiety is a long-term process – not something that can be completed overnight. But there are ways to fight your anxiety that can be integrated into your daily life.

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Managing and Recognising Low Self-Esteem

Managing and Recognising Low Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is how we value and perceive who we are. It’s created by our opinions and our beliefs about ourselves and our belonging in the world. We might also think of this as self-confidence.

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What is overthinking?

What is overthinking?

Overthinking is thinking about a certain topic or situation excessively and analysing it for a long length of time.

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What is Self-reflection?

What is Self-reflection?

What is self-reflection? It is a process that involves looking at our thoughts, feelings, actions, and motivation to gain a deeper understanding of ourselves.

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Mastering active listening skills

Mastering active listening skills

Listening is a skill that underpins all positive human relationships.

Good listening skills benefit our personal as well as our professional lives.

It can improve our confidence, and our general well-being.

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Mindfulness for brain-fog and low mood

Mindfulness for brain-fog and low mood

Some days it can feel hard to just ‘get on with things’ so much can get in the way of feeling OK.  I struggle with this sometimes, especially if I have a lot on my mind, if I’m too busy, or if I have that awful night’s sleep of tossing and turning!

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