Emotions - Early Warning Alarm System
Your emotions are part of your early warning alarm system. They are a signal. They are our body and mind’s way of telling us when things are going off-track somewhere in our lives. Unfortunately, many of us are very good at ignoring these signals. That’s what I did for most of my life. I believed the BS around, “if you think positively enough, everything will be great and you will attract the life of your dreams”.
How important are the words that you use when speaking with your child?
Most parents have read or heard about some of the benefits surrounding using positive language with their kids but did you know that the words you choose to use can literally change your child's brain?
The Difference between Emotions and Feelings
“Emotions play out in the theatre of the body. Feelings play out in the theatre of the mind.” –Dr. Sarah McKay, Neuroscientist
Although the two words are often used interchangeably, there are distinct differences between feelings and emotions. For starters, they originate in different parts of the brain.
Regarding the support available for Children with mental health problems - sometimes only the F word will do...
SOMETIMES ONLY THE F WORD WILL DO when talking about the support available for children and teenagers with mental health issues...
A couple of days ago I watched BBC Panorama, Kids in Crisis. This shocking programme about Children's Mental health is still available on BBC i player but be careful... it's likely to make you cry.
Watching this programme made me feel so terribly sad, then frustrated and then bloody angry. I don't swear very often but sometimes only the F word will do. So, here goes...the support available on the NHS for children and young people suffering with mental health issues in the UK,- is a fucking disgrace.
Positive Thinking Versus Feeling More Optimistic
Positive thinking doesn’t work. In fact, it can be dangerous.
Now there's a controversial statement! Life coaches around the world will be scowling at me right now! But hear me out...
My Positive Mental Health Tips #MyMessageToYou
Bullying in the UK - the shocking statistics.
Opening Up About My Mental Health #MyMessageToYou
The Best Meditation Apps and Resources
Number 1 - Insight Timer
How To Choose A More Helpful Thought
Some if you may have heard of CBT, or Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Some of you may not have. I’m going to tell you what it is, some of the benefits, along with a really simple way to use CBT in your day-to-day life.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is a form of talking therapy that focuses on how your attitude, thoughts and beliefs can affect the way you feel and behave. CBT uses cognitive therapy and behaviour therapy, whilst teaching you coping mechanisms for dealing with your problems. Cognitive therapy examines what you think about, and behaviour therapy examines the things you do and the way you behave.