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Cultivating Confidence Takes Just 2 Minutes 

By Liz Jenkins | September 16, 2022 | Comments Off on Cultivating Confidence Takes Just 2 Minutes 
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It may feel like some people are just born confident, but you can begin cultivating confidence with this fairly simple strategy.

Therapy Can Help You – Here’s How 

By Liz Jenkins | August 21, 2022 | Comments Off on Therapy Can Help You – Here’s How 

Starting therapy can be daunting so let’s break down how therapy can help you overcome challenges and see a brighter future

Mental Health Stigma. Is It Still a Problem? 

By Liz Jenkins | July 18, 2022 | Comments Off on Mental Health Stigma. Is It Still a Problem? 
Mental Health Stigma. Is It Still a Problem

We all have health. Mental health and physical health. So why has mental health stigma been a thing, and has the tide finally turned? 

Too Embarrassed to Get Therapy?

By Liz Jenkins | June 16, 2022 | Comments Off on Too Embarrassed to Get Therapy?
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Far too many people never get the help they need because they are too embarrassed to get therapy. But you don’t need to feel that way and you don’t need to struggle through alone.  There are no prizes for doing everything single-handedly. Life is a team sport and we can all help each other in…

How to Cope with Loneliness 

By Liz Jenkins | May 20, 2022 | Comments Off on How to Cope with Loneliness 
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Loneliness has been a hot topic over the last couple of years with the pandemic and lockdowns and has been the theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, but you don’t need to be alone to feel lonely.   Loneliness when surrounded by others Many people suffer from loneliness despite being in relationships, living with…

Coercive Control: Spotting the Signs 

By Liz Jenkins | April 19, 2022 | Comments Off on Coercive Control: Spotting the Signs 
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Coercive control is a form of domestic abuse that is often overlooked. Victims can feel trapped and isolated, and may not even realise they are being abused. In this blog post, we will outline what coercive control is, the signs to look out for, and how counselling can help you recover from coercive control or…

Gut Health and Mental Health: Can You Eat Your Way to Wellness?

By Liz Jenkins | March 18, 2022 | Comments Off on Gut Health and Mental Health: Can You Eat Your Way to Wellness?
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Did you know that there is a link between gut health and mental health? The gut microbiome can play a role in the development of mood disorders. In this blog post, I will discuss the links between gut health and mental health, as well as how to improve gut health in order to boost your…

Mindful Activities to Relieve Stress

By Liz Jenkins | February 22, 2022 | Comments Off on Mindful Activities to Relieve Stress
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Here are some mindful activities to relieve stress, switch off from being busy and bring some much needed calm into our days.

How to Improve Your Mental Health With Laughter

By Liz Jenkins | January 18, 2022 | Comments Off on How to Improve Your Mental Health With Laughter
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Swap the weight of your problems for resilience, and improve your mental health with laughter and playfulness.

Making 2022 Your Best Year Yet

By Liz Jenkins | December 14, 2021 | Comments Off on Making 2022 Your Best Year Yet
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After a tough couple of years I want to encourage everyone to step into next year with a positive outlook and hope for good times to come, and with a commitment to make 2022 your best year yet.