How do I find the right therapist?

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Any stigma that has been associated with seeking therapy is declining – which is a good thing. Overall health, whether mental or physical is the key to happiness and well-being. With the world having moved more online in terms of video calls, ‘zooming’ has become normal. It is easier now to reach out to a […]

Beating Anxiety through drumming

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What is ‘OFF BEAT’ OFF BEAT is a 3-part introductory drumming workshop designed to help balance, manage anxiety, gain energy and confidence, and feel grounded through group drumming lessons. Each 2-hour long session will be co-led by both a professional drummer and a trained counsellor. What will I learn? You will learn everything from how […]

Do weighted blankets work?

Centre for Therapy

For many people, weighted blankets have become a routine part of stress relief and healthy sleep habits. With the changes to all our lifestyles due to the pandemic, and now post-pandemic it seems that more people are experiencing anxiety and the resultant difficulty in sleeping. Research suggests weighted blankets may benefit people with anxiety, stress, insomnia and […]

6 things to do when you wake up feeling anxious

The Centre of Therapy & Counselling Studies Glasgow

Great video from Mel Robbins on how she approaches anxiety when first waking up. These are the six things she does to improve anxious feelings. You can find out more about Mel Robbins on her website. We also recommend the Music and Meditation Podcast from the BBC

6 Articles on coping with Menopause

Centre for Therapy

Research from Kings College on the menopause Researchers from King’s College London have, for the first time, shown that brief self-help therapy for women to manage menopausal symptoms had a significant positive impact on their working lives. Find out more about self-help therapy and the menopause NHS on the Benefits of HRT The main treatment […]

‘6 Ways to turn around a bad day’

Centre for Therapy

If you woke up on the wrong side of the bed today, here is a great article on the BBC’s website recommends 6 ways to turn around a bad day. What would make today great? Focus on one thing at a time? If in doubt breathe it out? Name three good things Strut your Stuff […]

Ciarad Lloyd and What we have learnt about Grief

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The comedian and award-winning creator of Griefcast, Cariad Lloyd, investigates the science that is revolutionising our understanding of grief in a new programme on Radio 4. With a mixture of empathy and humour, Cariad reveals the new thinking which has superseded outdated notions like the much-quoted ‘Five stages of grief‘ and asks whether extreme grief […]

Challenging ‘cognitive distortions’

Centre for Therapy

In a recent article entitled ‘People With Depression Show Hints Of Distorted Thinking In The Language They Use On Social Media’ Emily Reynolds discusses the inaccurate thought patterns that often affect those with depression. These distortions include jumping to conclusions, catastrophising or self-blame – all of which can cause sincere distress for those experiencing them. […]