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Blogs allow you to look ‘under the hood’ of the person who’s writing; to see their beliefs and mores, and assess the validity of what’s being said. I like Blogs because they allow me to write from experience on things that are topical and greatly affect people - always looking for a better way through. If any issue isn’t covered, you can always request it.

Banishing the scourge of Anxiety

Author: Caroline Day
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  I’ve worked with people suffering from anxiety for the last 30 years and there is a clear route which will remove anxiety as an issue in your life – as long as you do the things that are required. Now, some people will instantly stop reading when they hear that sentence ‘. . .as long as you do the things that are required’ because what they’re hearing is a suggestion that they are somehow conspiratorial in the continuing anxiety…

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Worried about coming out of Lockdown?

Author: Caroline Day
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It’s been a year almost to the day now since the Prime Minister announced that we had to ‘lockdown’ to protect ourselves and our loved ones from this dreadful Coronavirus.  And what a roller-coaster of a year it has been since! Whilst I sincerely hope that you have managed to find some small joys from not leaving the house as much (second cup of tea in bed in the morning?), we are all very aware that the situation has taken…

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Legacy of Lockdown – Helping organisations to build back better

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Most of us remember hearing the announcement of ‘Lockdown’: we’d seen Covid in China and watched it creep ever closer until the day it was confirmed here. As a solution, ‘furlough’ was seen as an innovative way of protecting business, jobs and income, but the reality is that Lockdown has fragmented workforces and created pockets of low morale in managers and staff. This report is on how best to reinvigorate employees and restore levels of performance and loyalty. These are…

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BLUE MONDAY? PAH! REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL

Author: Caroline Day
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  “Blue Monday usually falls on the third Monday of every New Year and is considered the most ‘Depressing’ day on the calendar.”  This is all over the internet and has even been on the news – so we can get ready for it! We’ve got used to doing what we’re told to do but this time, we’re going to be DEFIANT!  We’re going to say NOT IN MY WORLD and do something else. Why not make it HAPPY MONDAY? …

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Guilty Pleasures of a Lockdown Christmas

Author: Caroline Day
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I saw a lovely cartoon last week where the mother was on Zoom explaining how she was getting used to the idea of not seeing the family, and the husband, out of shot, was opening the champagne.  So, how is your Christmas going to be affected and have you noticed a secret bonus to it all? Guilty Pleasure 1 – The Perfect Excuse If you’re lucky enough to have a family that is craving your company, but you’re not sure…

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Has your marriage improved during lockdown?

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Did you see the headline that suggested lockdown has benefitted some marriages? Want some tips on how it could?

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What to do if you’re suffering from Depression

Author: Caroline Day
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Depression ranges from mild to moderate to severe and strikes without warning.  Sometimes you know the reason, other times it seems there is no reason.  Depression affects your thinking and your very soul. If you speak to anyone who’s been through depression, they’ll say it’s like being at the bottom of a deep, dark hole with the ladder removed and no way out. Medication will dull the pain, but drugs can’t undo whatever triggered your depression in the first place. …

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Stress Awareness Week

Author: Caroline Day
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A client asked me recently what they should do about their stress. I replied, nothing! At first glance, that may sound flippant, but let me explain. How you talk to yourself If I could banish any two words from your self-talk they would be should and but. I really should mow the lawn today, but it’s chilly. I really should lose weight, but I live for doughnuts. I really should apply for jobs but I’m too experienced. As soon as…

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Is Lockdown Causing You Stress – Again?

Author: Caroline Day
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(Will it end in tiers…?) “Not again!” I hear you say – and most people are saying it, too.  But whether it’s because of the Covid restriction tiers or another reason, your frustration is a sign that you’re feeling stressed.  So, are Covid tiers a red herring – a symptom and not the real problem? When I started working with people, it was too easy to take at face value the thing they said was causing them stress.  But that…

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CAT STOPPED PLAY

Author: Caroline Day
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It’s as definite as Rain Stopped Play in cricket and that’s the thing I love about cats. Unlike dogs who merely INTERRUPT you with their charm, playfulness and a ball, cats STOP you in your tracks. Because, show me a cat owner who will interrupt a settled cat having a good nap! But how does the average domestic cat create a world that gives them everything they need? CATS ARE EXPERT MANIFESTERS Cats are good at having a thought and…

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COMING OUT OF LOCKDOWN

Author: Caroline Day
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Go shopping, they say.  Have a coffee, meet your friends, go back to work (because it’s safe) but remember to wash your hands, attend to social distancing and wear a mask (because it’s not safe).  Go on holiday…(safe) Oops!  You have to do fourteen days quarantine…(not safe) or maybe it’ll only be ten. If this is making you a bit anxious, I’m not surprised. In fact, people are more concerned now than ever before. With the risk of a second…

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BRING YOUR DOG TO WORK DAY

Author: Caroline Day
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As we mark ‘Bring Your Dog to Work’ Day, I’ve pondered on the wellbeing benefits of having your canine companion around. From being a welcome distraction to a source of creativity, I think there are lots of reasons why an animal can be a benefit, even at work.

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WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO HELP SOMEONE IN A CRISIS?

Author: Caroline Day
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Have you ever been talking with someone about a problem you’re both facing, and you wonder if it’s the same problem?  Could be anything: coronavirus, lockdown, social distancing, the loneliness of grief, McDonald’s being closed…? Of course, to you it’s blindingly obvious what they should do, but when you suggest it, they won’t have it.  All they keep saying is ‘that’ll never work’. There’s a very good reason for that.  It’s a bit technical but stick with me on this……

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FEELING ANXIOUS ABOUT GOING TO UNIVERSITY?

Author: Caroline Day
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Last summer, we wrote about some of the common anxieties that everyone is likely to feel when taking a big new step like going to Uni. We’ve updated the piece to reflect the additional challenges of trying to make new friends in a world of coronavirus restrictions and face masks.

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MY CHILD’S GAMING CONSTANTLY – SHOULD I BE WORRIED?

Author: Caroline Day
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Are you concerned that your child seems to be spending far too much time attached to their games console? Worried how to help them stop?

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IS ‘LOCKDOWN’ PUTTING YOUR RELATIONSHIP UNDER PRESSURE?

Author: Caroline Day
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Living with someone can be tricky at the best of times but the current lockdown is throwing difficulties into sharp relief! That’s because however much you love your husband/wife/partner, when they start doing something that irritates you, that’s all you notice. Even relatively small things can become super-significant and, if you’re not careful, it’s downhill from there!! That’s because, having become aware of them being irritating once, you’ll notice it the next time they do it and again and again,…

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BLAST Technique – a new method to offer our clients

Author: Caroline Day
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BLAST Technique is a new way to overcome trauma and PTSD. I was feeling frustrated that some traditions methods can take time so I am very pleased that BLAST can see results for some sufferers after just one session.

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CORONAVIRUS – A SPANNER IN THE WORKS OF MY DIVORCE

Author: Caroline Day

Getting divorced is one of the most traumatic events that most of us will ever have to go through, and the present situation is making it even harder.  One of the unintended consequences of the current Lockdown is the disruption to divorce proceedings and you may suddenly find yourself in limbo, with any settlements or house sales thrown in to doubt.  For many, this is causing even greater distress than the divorce did in the first place.  So, let’s look…

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CORONAVIRUS – HOW EVER SHALL I PASS THE TIME?

Author: Caroline Day
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Staying occupied during these difficult times is good for your wellbeing but it can sometimes be a challenge. We’ve become used to having activity provided for us and so need to reinvigorate our imaginations. But there’s also a danger of being overwhelmed by choice. How can we use our time wisely just now?

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CORONAVIRUS: I’M SO WORRIED – WHAT CAN I DO?

Author: Caroline Day
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For many people, the rug’s been well and truly pulled from under their feet – including where you work, where you can go and who you can meet – and that can be unsettling to say the least. People who find themselves stranded in the wrong place are desperate for ‘home soil’. This is enough to unhinge the most rational person. It’s unprecedented, and there’s a growing anxiety particularly among people who now fear being isolated for an extended period of time.

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CORONAVIRUS AND YOUR WELLBEING

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What’s the best way to preserve your wellbeing in the current climate of worry? We think it all comes down to confidence and trust.

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