Emotional Freedom Techniques (tapping)

“When our emotional health is in a bad state, so is our level of self-esteem. We have to slow down and deal with what is troubling us, so that we can enjoy the simple joy of being happy and at peace with ourselves.” Jess C Scott This week I have been discussing “Emotional Freedom Techniques”…

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Self-care 2022 style

“Self-care is how you take your power back.” Lalah Delia I wrote about self-care in December, and I feel that it is once again timely to remind you all that this is such an important thing to do.  It is an essential task that we all need to do, to spend time on activities that…

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Being flexible….

“I am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times.” Everett Dirkson This week’s topic is flexibility and for those of you that know me well, this is not physical flexibility! I am talking about flexibility in our thoughts and thinking patterns.  The ability to…

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Funding options to see an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker

“When an actor comes to me and wants to discuss his character, I say, ‘It’s in the script.’ If he says, ‘But what’s my motivation?, ‘ I say, ‘Your salary.’” Alfred Hitchcock This week we are investigating funding options to attend counselling or therapy sessions.  As always if the sessions are fully or partly subsidised…

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Perceived value!

“I love the irony. I’m perceived as being really young and yet I have the clinical condition of an old man.” Michael J Fox Perception is always tricky and more so when discussing money or fee for service. Ironically, my theme for this week is perceived value and I often preplan some of my marketing…

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Making decisions for change!

“Everything in us presses toward decision, even toward the wrong decision, just to be free of the anxiety that precedes any big step in life.”  May Sarton As the quote above highlights, making decisions are often fraught with anxiety!  From the simple decision (or perhaps not) of what to wear each day, what to cook…

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Keeping Well

“Life just happens. That’s not the crazy part. The crazy part is when people fight it, when they don’t let it just happen.”   C JoyBell C Keeping well is an art form.  For some people, this is their physical health BUT mental health is just as important.  Without both, our mind and spirit does…

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Evidence based therapies

“Look … first and foremost, I’m a scientist. That means it’s my responsibility to make observations and gather evidence before forming a hypothesis, not vice versa.”  Allen Steele For those who are seeing a therapist/counsellor under a Mental Health Treatment Plan, there are a number of guidelines we need to meet.  The treatment needs to…

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Local or out of region?

“We don’t heal in isolation, but in community.”  S Kelley Harrell This week’s topic is always interesting – local or out of region?  Many people love to shop online, however this does not work for me for a number of reasons.  The same with services, we have a similar choice apart from services that do…

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Receiving support – a new experience

“Asking is the beginning of receiving. Make sure you don’t go to the ocean with a teaspoon. At least take a bucket so the kids won’t laugh at you.”    Jim Rohn Receiving support can be difficult at times. For me, I like to provide the support, both professionally and personally.  So, this was a…

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