The Urban Shaman goes camping

The Urban Shaman goes camping

For those that know me well and follow me on social media I LOVE the forest and being out in nature.  Every day I walk with a passion and there is no greater feeling than the earth beneath my feet and connecting to the energies of the universe.  I’m no Urban Shaman.  However I have to admit that a few years ago I did have a long-standing fear of camping and staying outdoors all night.  This irrational fear, which felt perfectly rational at the time related to a long standing allergy to mosquito bites.  When I was around 17 I lived on…

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I’m always tidying up. Is this OCD?

I’m always tidying up.  Is this OCD?

So you tidy up a lot, you like all your food tins to be facing the same way and you double check you have locked the door at least twice before you leave the house.  You laugh at yourself quite readily in front of friends and when your partner calls you OCD you kind of agree with him. How many people do you know right now in your life who describe themselves or others as a bit OCD? OCD otherwise known as obsessive compulsive disorder is a term that is readily applied these days to anyone who might otherwise have…

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) looks primarily at: how you think about yourself, the world and other people how what you do affects your thoughts and feelings CBT works with you to modify your thinking (“Cognitive”) and what you do (“Behaviour)”. These changes can help you to feel better. Unlike some of the other talking treatments, it focuses on the “here and now” problems and difficulties. Instead of focusing on the root causes of your distress or symptoms in the past, it looks for ways to improve your state of mind now. It has been found to be helpful for many…

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Two pints of happiness and a packet of crisps?

We can all be happy but some of us have forgotten the feeling. This article will help you to reconnect with your happiness For many years we have been sold the idea that happiness will be ours if only we have the latest gadget, car, lifestyle, mobile phone etc. These ideas have been fed to us via myth and media and have fuelled consumerism and the desire to gain a happy status or identity in a material world. Whilst it’s important to have goals and challenges the reality is that in chasing the dream many of us have forgotten how to…

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