compassion

Tips for getting unstuck

Tips For Getting Unstuck When You’re in a Rut

Recently I’ve noticed that a number of people are reporting feeling stuck, with repetitive negative thinking patterns and associated negative feelings that they just can’t shift. And the more they focus on being stuck, the more anxious they feel, as well as being lower in mood as they feel evermore helpless. Looking back at the …

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How to respond to someone with anxiety

How do you reply when someone tells you “I’ve GOT anxiety”

Recently I had a conversation with a teenager, that went like this (shortened version): Me: “How are you?” Them: “Not good, I’ve got anxiety and I’ve got lots of problems that no-one seems able to help me with.” Having had several conversations before I had a good handle on the problems so decided to take a different …

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Supporting those Bereaved and Grieving

“Empathy is a strange and powerful thing. There is no script. There is no right way or wrong way to do it. It’s simply listening, holding space, withholding judgement, emotionally connecting and communicating that incredibly healing message of ‘You’re not alone.’” Brene Brown Bereavement and grief can be challenging in ‘normal’ times. However, the current …

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