Learning How to Wobble and not Fall Down

Back in the 1970s when I was growing up, before the era of touch screens and computer games, Weebles were all the rage. These little egg-shaped toys were perfectly balanced, earning themselves the strap line: “Weebles wobble but they don’t fall down”. And it was true, they didn’t. Whether their tree house had been struck by a natural disaster or Read More …

The Top 5 Benefits of Self Compassion

When I am working with clients to help them thrive, one of the many areas that we work on is self-compassion. Almost without exception, clients discover that they are being hard, judgemental and often unkind to themselves on a daily basis. This is because we can develop a belief that unless we treat ourselves like a harsh sergeant major, we Read More …

One Simple (but Effective) Tip to Break that Low-Self-Esteem-Cycle

  Self-esteem is perhaps the most under-valued part of what makes up our mental health. At worst, it can lead you to do things you’d never normally consider doing – poor relationship choice, drinking heavily and substance abuse are classic symptoms of low self-esteem – but at best it can propel you to achievements and courses of action that are Read More …

Beyond Resilience: Why Bounce Back When You Can Bounce Forwards?

Resilience is a word that we hear and read a lot about at the moment. It can be defined as the capacity to recover quickly from set-backs, difficulties or life changes. Whilst the ability to bounce back from challenging situations is clearly a step in the right direction and much better than struggling to cope, there is something even better: Read More …

A Room with a View- and No Anxiety!

I recently had a lovely stay in the Hilton Hotel, Manchester. It was only when we were en-route to the hotel and my husband pointed it out in the distant skyline, that I realised that the hotel is really rather tall! It is currently the 11th tallest building in the UK, being situated in the 47 storey Beetham Tower. Why Read More …

Who Will I Be Without Anxiety?

Part of my work as a Thrive Consultant is helping clients become aware of their limiting beliefs so that we can work together to change them. As the name suggests, a limiting belief is one that is holding you back in life. Sometimes, clients have maintained that unhelpful belief for so long, they don’t realise it is just a belief Read More …

Bipolar and me | Psychreg

I’m tired today!  I’m tired of chasing the tail of this bipolar monster.  I never seem to be able to take it by the scruff of the neck and start controlling it!  It always controls me!  Its always ten steps ahead, telling me how my moods are going to be!  I’m worn out by it. … Source: Bipolar and me | Read More …