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What Do Dogs In a Park Teach Us About Our Emotions?

By | Anxiety, Emotional Release, Mindfulness

What Do Dogs In a Park Teach Us About Our Emotions? It’s a walk in the park Have you ever gone for a walk in a park on a beautiful day? I’ve often found this simple pleasure to be something that just grounds me and allows me to become a content observer. Walking through the park, I’ll come across a wide variety of people going about their day, taking a break from work or going for a job although my favourite tends to be people taking their dogs out for a walk. I simply love watching dogs. Apart from being simply adorable to look at, you have to love their spirit. They always mean well. They’re always there to protect their owner at a moments notice and will switch from playful and joyous one moment to being on alert and guarding the next. Even the smallest of dogs can sometimes forget their size and take on the responsibility of guarding their owners. Have you seen what happens when dogs start to approach each other? Some will be playful and friendly, generally sniffing parts we steer clear of as a way of saying hello. Others, though, may immediately stand on guard….

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 07/05/17

By | Confidence, Counselling, Emotional Release, Happiness, Weight Management

Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 07/05/17 This is a weekly post to act as an additional resource for both clients and fellow therapists alike. This week, we’re presenting some of the best from the past week featuring topics as diverse as success (or lack of) with weight loss, insight into group counselling, stress and the nervous system, working with a fear of success, the psychology of music, how to be fearless, and how to find happiness at work. If you have a video that you would like featured in our weekly roundup, then drop Lawrence a line with a link to your video. The Psychology of Eating Podcast: Episode #205 – Successful in So Many Ways Except Weight Loss By Institute for the Psychology of Eating The Psychology of Eating Podcast features real people, and real breakthroughs. For more than 3 decades, Marc David has helped millions discover the true causes of their unwanted eating habits like overeating, binge eating, emotional eating and the inability to lose weight. In this unscripted show, Marc coaches real clients using his unique blend of psychology and nutrition. Then he peels back the curtain to explain why he asked the questions…

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 16/04/17

By | Emotional Release, Mindfulness, Relationships, Shame

Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 16/04/17 This is a weekly post to act as an additional resource for both clients and fellow therapists alike. This week, we’re presenting some of the best from the past week featuring topics as diverse as OCD and compassion, a brilliant lecture by Deepak Chopra on finding your true self, a meditation to help release from attachments, the Hero’s Journey, the impact of shame on relationships, and a couple of pieces on the topic of mindfulness. If you have a video that you would like featured in our weekly roundup, then drop Lawrence a line with a link to your video. 12: Why Mindfulness? By Steps for Change What is all the fuss about mindfulness and mindful meditation? Dr. Greg Hamlin briefly describes what mindfulness is and how it enhances emotional intelligence. He then explains three ways that mindfulness can increase your happiness by helping you to tune in to what is positive, store up positive memories, and reduce the time you spend on negative memories that are not worth your attention. Finally, he suggests a very practical way to instantly get started practicing mindfulness. Donna Bloom: The Mindfulness Formula By Paul…

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 09/04/17

By | Confidence, Depression, Emotional Release, Happiness, Mindful Eating, PTSD, Trauma

Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 09/04/17 This is a weekly post to act as an additional resource for both clients and fellow therapists alike. This week, we’re presenting some of the best from the past week featuring topics as diverse as trauma recovery, healing physical and emotional pain, battling depression, binge eating, deactivating negative emotions, a sneak peak at fantasies, and lastly a look at secrets of happiness and how to install resilience, confidence and compassion. If you have a video that you would like featured in our weekly roundup, then drop Lawrence a line with a link to your video. Trauma Abuse Recovery–Coming Out of Denial For Our Own Sake By Lisa A. Romano Breakthrough Life Coach Inc. Narcissistic abuse, sexual abuse, as well as emotional abuse, are terribly difficult to heal from. Many of us are in denial about just how bad our abuse has been. Healing will require us to learn how to let go, but not many of us know how to do so. I wanted to highlight a letter from a Youtube viewer who was struggling with accepting their life just the way it is now. They want things to change and…

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Being OK With Not Being OK

By | ACT, Counselling, Emotional Release, Grief, Loss | No Comments

If you’re like me, you may be thinking that 2016 has been one of the more difficult years we’ve experienced in a while. It seems like every day, as I check into my social media and see what is happening in the lives of my friends, this year has been riddled with challenging situations, difficult decisions and most painful of all, loss. Even as therapists and counsellors, we are not immune to these difficult experiences. I’ve personally had a very challenging past month and have recently noticed my own feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, anger and even rage coming to the surface. While I am no stranger to these emotions, when they do present themselves in my life, they come as something of a surprise as they’re feelings we feel so infrequently, and when we do, so uncomfortably. The rage is especially challenging. It seems to be fuelled by a combination of hopelessness and self-anger for being unable to control what life is throwing at us. It bubbles under the surface and then we find something small and insignificant can trigger it off. When you find that a car taking too long to turn a corner or people taking too long…

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Unexpected Emotions Around Orlando

By | Anxiety, Emotional Release, Hypnotherapy, LGBTQI, Shame | One Comment

I woke up to the news of the Orlando massacre. Like many within the LGBT community, there was something about this horrific situation that seemed to stir something in me far more than I had ever anticipated it would. It’s a sad reality of the modern world that stories about massacres, devastation and situations that just went wildly wrong are almost daily occurrences and, while we could point to the obvious, it seemed to whip up something within me far greater than the obvious connection with the location being a gay club. As the days went on, it became obvious that I wasn’t alone in feeling this way. The Gay and Lesbian community have gone through a lot in recent years. Just as it felt like things were progressively making their way forward, we’ve been greeted with plebiscites, reversed laws, government led bigotry, cherry picked bible statements and, most horrifically, massacres. Perhaps we have reached a tipping point where we had tolerated the hatred for so long but Orlando represented the final straw. Perhaps we’ve reached the point where we are being subtly (and not so subtly) told that we’re viewed as second class citizens, or worse, that we’re being…

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