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Relationship Anxiety

Posted on: 05 Sep 2021

Relationship Anxiety Learning how to Cope with Relationship Anxiety “Are they cheating on me?” “Are they really where they say they are?” “I only feel secure when we’re together, but feel extremely anxious when we’re apart”  In some cases, even after the exchange of “I love you” in the relationship, these questions still remain. If… Continue reading Relationship Anxiety

Fear of Abandonment

Posted on: 05 Sep 2021

Fear of Abandonment The fear of being abandoned is an overwhelming worry, and people around you will leave.  Anyone can have a fear of being abandoned. It may be deeply rooted in your traumatic experiences as a child or painful relationships in adulthood. If you are afraid of being abandoned, it is can feel almost… Continue reading Fear of Abandonment

Recovery Journey ‘Sometimes Life is Like a River’ by M. Russell

Posted on: 04 Sep 2021

My Recovery Journey ‘Sometimes Life is Like a River’ by M. Russell Could you create a handbook for your own recovery journey? Has this inspired you to get the help you need?

Internalised Homophobia

Posted on: 03 Sep 2021

Internalised Homophobia By the end of this tool, you will hopefully understand what internalised homophobia is, how to recognise internalised homophobia in yourself and others and have some practical solutions to overcome it.   What it is and why people experience it Internalised homophobia occurs when a person is subject to society’s negative perceptions, intolerance,… Continue reading Internalised Homophobia

5 Signs of Unhealed Trauma

Posted on: 03 Sep 2021

5 Signs of Unhealed Trauma ✔️ Patterns of self-destructive and out-of-control behaviour For example, participating in addictive behaviours (eating disorders, drinking, drug use), self-harm or injury, feelings of avoidance (promiscuity and excessive sleeping). ✔️ Staying stuck in victim perpetrator or rescuer roles They routinely seek out relationships with abusive partners, or take on the role of abuser,… Continue reading 5 Signs of Unhealed Trauma

Fear of Sick

Posted on: 03 Sep 2021

Fear of Sick Emetophobia Emetophobia is an extreme fear of vomiting, seeing vomit, watching other people vomit, or even feeling sick. It can affect people in lots of different ways, but if you think you may be struggling with emetophobia, you are not alone – help is available. Here are some peoples experiences: Anna, 23,… Continue reading Fear of Sick

Fear of Heights

Posted on: 03 Sep 2021

Fear of Heights Acrophobia Acrophobia is an excessive fear of heights, manifested as severe anxiety. A person may have an attack while walking up stairs or climbing ladders. Sometimes the fear is so great that one cannot move. Acrophobia can create a dangerous situation for someone who has the fear of heights. How can I… Continue reading Fear of Heights

Voice Is Mine (a poem by anonymous)

Posted on: 03 Sep 2021

Voice is mine A flower doesn’t question itself A lion doesn’t second guess its stealth A piano can’t play a note wrong A day it not a second too long A faint noise that holds me stuck in my mind A voice I can choose to fight or remind You can be kind As this… Continue reading Voice Is Mine (a poem by anonymous)

Supporting Someone through a Crisis

Posted on: 03 Sep 2021

How do I respond in a crisis? People with mental health problems sometimes experience a crisis, such as feeling suicidal, or experiencing their own or a different reality.  You may feel a sense of crisis too, but it’s important to stay calm yourself. There are some general strategies that you can use to help: ✔️ Listen… Continue reading Supporting Someone through a Crisis

Types of Rest

Posted on: 25 Aug 2021

Sleep and rest are not the same thing, although many of us incorrectly confuse the two. We go through life thinking we’ve rested because we have gotten enough sleep — but in reality we are missing out on the other types of rest we desperately need. The result is a culture of high-achieving, high-producing, chronically… Continue reading Types of Rest

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