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5 Signs You Need Stronger Boundaries

By Liz Jenkins | September 16, 2021 |
5 Signs You Need Stronger Boundaries

Nobody wants to be treated like a doormat or taken advantage of, so how can you ensure that it doesn’t happen? Boundaries. They are the line that people know not to step over. It might seem harsh, but it’s not. Putting boundaries in place doesn’t make you mean – or mean that you don’t care.…

How to Stop Worrying and Calm Your Mind

By Liz Jenkins | August 18, 2021 |
How to Stop Worrying and Calm Your Mind. Worry.

It seems like our world is changing rapidly at the moment and given much of the news coverage over the last year or so, it would be hard not to worry about what it all means for you and your family. It’s natural to worry when times are uncertain, but when this becomes consuming or…

PTSD; Myths and Misconceptions

By Liz Jenkins | July 15, 2021 |
PTSD; Myths and Misconceptions

Once known as ‘shell shock’, we now know much more about PTSD and how to avoid the devastating effects it can have if not treated. But there are still many misconceptions surrounding it, so let’s bust some PTSD myths.

The Power of the Pause

By Liz Jenkins | June 10, 2021 |
Mature lady with grey hair and glasses smiles whilst sitting outside with leaves behind her. The Power of the Pause. Irinni Counselling

Life can be hectic at times and the tasks on our to-do list seem never-ending, but there is power in the pause, if only we slow down, even for just a moment. With jobs to go to, children or relatives to care for, homes to clean, shopping to do, meals to cook, appointments to organise,…

7 Ideas to Enjoy Nature for Better Mental Health

By Liz Jenkins | May 14, 2021 |
Woman walking in nature with children | 7 Ideas to enjoy nature for better mental health.

This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is focused on the theme of nature and there is a good reason for that. There are many proven benefits of being exposed to nature and the positive impact it has on mental health and wellbeing. Being in nature helps you take time out from life’s everyday demands and…

Are Embarrassment, Shame, and Guilt the Same Thing?

By Liz Jenkins | April 14, 2021 |
Are Embarrassment, Shame, and Guilt the Same Thing?

It’s a complete misconception that embarrassment, shame, and guilt are the same thing, in reality, they are different sides of the same coin (if 3-sided coins were a thing) and I think it’s important to recognise the difference between them. Last month I shared what shame is and how shame might be affecting you, even…

Shame Might Be Affecting You More Than You Realise

By Liz Jenkins | March 16, 2021 |
Shame Might Be Affecting You More Than You Realise

Shame is a wide-spread epidemic and left unaddressed it ruins lives, often for generations, but what if you don’t even realise that shame is at the root of your problems? I don’t believe that shame is helpful. In fact, shame is more likely to be the source of destructive behaviour than the solution or cure,…

Divorce Doesn’t Mean Failure

By Liz Jenkins | February 16, 2021 |
Divorce Doesn't Mean Failure. Couple looking out to sea.

Marriage is forever, except when it’s not. And it’s high time we stopped seeing divorce as failure and started embracing the new chapter we move into when marriage comes to an end.

Stop Worrying About Breaking Your New Year’s Resolutions

By Liz Jenkins | January 19, 2021 |
Stop Worrying About Breaking Your New Year’s Resolutions

Are New Year’s resolutions really worth the hassle if we just break them? And is there a better way to achieve goals we set for ourselves?

Making the Most of Christmas When You Feel Down

By Liz Jenkins | December 16, 2020 |
Making the Most of Christmas When You Feel Down.

Christmas time is often portrayed as a time of joy, laughter, family, and magical experiences. But that is not the case for many, and it’s ok to not be ok at Christmas. 2020 has been a difficult year for a lot of people, with redundancies, businesses struggling to survive, stretched finances, children at home 24/7…