Mind Traps – being mindful of the power of your thoughts…

'Mind traps' or 'thinking traps' are patterns of thought and are also know as 'cognitive distortions' as they usually come with a negative swing which prevent us from seeing things as they really are. It is a way that our mind convinces us of one thing when in reality its completely untrue. Mind traps can … Continue reading Mind Traps – being mindful of the power of your thoughts…

Psychological wellbeing, what about a mental health MOT ?

You take care of your physical health – but what about your emotional and mental health? Are you taking the right steps to psychological wellbeing? What is psychological wellbeing? Mental well-being relates to a person’s psychological functioning, life-satisfaction and ability to develop and maintain mutually benefiting relationships. Psychological well- being includes the ability to maintain … Continue reading Psychological wellbeing, what about a mental health MOT ?

With the nights drawing in how can we feel happy when we maybe SAD?

With the clocks going back on Sunday 27th October there's not much we can do about the changing weather and long, dark nights. But we can fight back against seasonal mood slumps. Light plays a huge role in our moods and daily rhythms and this is where the two chemicals in our brains really come … Continue reading With the nights drawing in how can we feel happy when we maybe SAD?