Art Therapy

Art Therapy

The following is a guest post blog from The Innocent Lotus: There have been several periods in my life where I have needed to seek help from a professional. The most recent involved around regular visits to a wonderful lady named Andrea. Seeking therapy or counselling should never be something that one feels ashamed about. Without her ability to listen with her whole being, care, and see the big picture I wouldn’t be as grounded as I am today. Therapy can seem difficult or even impossible at the best of times. It relies on your own ability to voice your concerns and…

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5 reasons not to argue by text

5 reasons not to argue by text

How many times do you have arguments by text.  I was talking to a colleague the other day who refuses to engage in this kind of conflict.  As she so rightly pointed out, once something is in writing there’s no taking it back. In arguments we might say things we would not normally say, hurtful things or attacking comments.  We sometimes blame others when things go wrong before we have had a chance to think things through.  Then the arguments start, you said, he said and she said.  Feelings can explode in an unhelpful way. Now I’m not saying it isn’t…

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How do I stop worrying?

How do I stop worrying?

There are some people who are always worried about something. Take A.  She is worried about whether she will be able to climb the steps of a holiday villa that is not even booked yet.  In addition she is also worried that her usual taxi driver won’t be able to drive her to the airport and whether she will get everything in her suitcase for the Ryanair flight. Take B.  He is worried about going into meetings at work.  Will he stumble if he is asked a question? Will his colleagues look at him?  Judge him?  Will they think he doesn’t…

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When your mind goes blank

When your mind goes blank

Do you find you are still tired first thing in the morning.  Pressure building before you even get out of bed.  You are probably have too much on your plate, feel overworked and stressed with life. You and so many other people right now.  Taking on so much.  Maybe not eating properly due to lack of time or inspiration.  Lack of sunshine or exercise.  Too many demands on you and your energy is low. Another day in the week would be good. Listen to your mind. Relax your body. If you have a to-do-list look only at the top 3…

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Can you help worrying?

To worry is to be overly concerned with a situation or problem, spending time, thoughts and energy on something that has already happened or might happen, . There must be so many people around the world that spent last night worrying about Hurricane Sandy and the damage it might inflict, or loved ones caught in the storm.   Will the rivers overflow, will buildings be damaged, trees fall down and people get hurt?  What will it all look like tomorrow? If we didn’t worry about that then we might be worrying about other major world issues such as the fighting in Syria…

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