Learning from Failure

What’s the Problem? People always say, “the best way to learn is through the mistakes that you make.”  But what if we don’t learn from our mistakes, our misdemeanours, our failures?  What if instead of learning from them they weigh heavily on our shoulders and we...

Men have Eating Disorders Too!

Historically  Eating disorders have long been perceived to occur primarily in women; however, the first description of eating disorders in the English language included descriptions of men (Morton, 1694). Men with eating problems have thereafter consistently appeared...

Can We Work if We’re Stressed?

People assume that if you’re stressed while you’re at work, you’re stressed with the workload itself. That’s not always the case, though most careers are demanding. Sometimes our personal lives tangle with our professional lives, and you find yourself crying at your...

Men and Mental Health; are men more emotional than women?

The Statistics. Recently, the Prime Minister David Cameron pledged almost a billion pounds in an attempt to address the mental health crisis which has gripped the UK.  Speaking on the topic, David Cameron made mention to the four most common mental health issues in...

Building Resilience For Adults

Following on from the last blog I wanted to concentrate on how to build resilience for adults. The link between wellbeing and resilience. Interest in how to boost human wellbeing is growing. This may be the result of an acceptance that stress is part of everyday life,...

Building Resilience in Children

  What is Resilience? The term resilience comes from the Latin word ‘resilio’ – to rebound, recoil or spring back.  In 2006, in an article titled, ‘Implications of Resilience Concepts for Scientific Understanding,’ Michael Rutter defined resilience as, “An...

How to Use Self Talk to Improve Your Life

Have you ever noticed the kind of language you use in your day-to-day life? Do the following statements resonate with you? “This is going to be really difficult…” “I’m totally exhausted…” “Sorry to bother you…” These phrases may seem harmless and inoffensive enough,...