Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

What is PTSD? Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has been around for a long time. People know it under many different names. Previous terms for PTSD have included; ‘shell shock’ during WWI,. Also, ‘war neurosis’ during WWII, and ‘combat stress reaction’ during the...

Time to Talk About Education and Mental Health

THE PROBLEM When your children start school or university and are warned about mental health issues, you assume that the warnings and reminders of support are for other people, those who already have mental health issues, or who are already at risk. That might not be...

Facing empty nest

At this time of year many families are facing an issue they probably feel ill-equipped to handle – I know I do. Eventually all of us leave home but when older kids go to Uni it’s like a halfway stage in that they move some of their stuff but do not completely...

Maternal Mental Health

  Recently there has been a lot of attention in the media focused on women’s postnatal mental health.  Good mental health is hard to establish and maintain today without children, let alone throwing a newborn baby into the mix along with all the sleepless nights,...

PRECIOUS FRIENDSHIPS

I haven’t written in the last few weeks because but life has been busy!. I finished my second book ‘Taking the Stress Out of Leadership!’, and except for having the cover designed, this will be sent to Amazon for its print on demand section soon. I will also turn it...

Making mistakes

Recently, I was asked to comment on BBC radio Kent as I often am. The subject was making mistakes and the impact that can often have if you’re in the public eye. There had been an unfortunate incident where a cricketer had tampered with the ball. His apology both on...

Stop Thinking, Start Living: Book review

Last week I wrote a blog based on the key messages from this book because I felt it was a valuable insight in to how to avoid thinking too much. This week my associate Georgina, has written a critique of the book covering the main points and what she recommends we put...

Do you think too much?

I have recently been reading an excellent book. I stumbled across it because a client recommended it. It’s called ‘Stop Thinking, Start Living’, and it’s by Richard Carlson. It is in fact a few years old now having been written in the 1990s but is quite brilliant in...

 Handling Negative Emotions is a Life Skill

All of us in life at one time, if not regularly, experience negative and often intense emotions. Feelings of sadness, frustration, anger, and disappointment all serve a purpose, but often their purpose is lost. In our haste to anaesthetize ourselves we prefer, or even...