Do you look after your emotional hygiene?

We're familiar with personal hygiene, such as washing and brushing our teeth, but how often do we attend to our emotional hygiene? This popular TED talk by Guy Winch looks at how we can "close the gap between our physical and emotional health." He explains how a reduction in self-esteem makes us more vulnerable to… Continue reading Do you look after your emotional hygiene?

“Is everything we know about mental health wrong?”

I recently listened to an interview that Johann Hari conducted about depression. Hari states that depression is not purely biological in nature but is also largely to do with the way we live our lives. We have learnt to value expensive things rather than our communities, and we judge our success by the size of… Continue reading “Is everything we know about mental health wrong?”

Listening is the most potent force for change that I know ~ Carl Rogers ~

It's funny how counselling works. I see clients change in front of my eyes, they see it in themselves, but when they try to explain how it happened, or identify the exact moment of change, words fail them. Change occurs in different ways; changes in thoughts, behaviours and feelings, changes in the relationship with ourself… Continue reading Listening is the most potent force for change that I know ~ Carl Rogers ~