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Why Balance is Important.

Over the last three week I have posted a number of therapeutic tips to help care for your Mental Health during COVID19 lockdown. In self-assessing and monitoring your progress, there is a balance to be achieved in looking after your Mind. Applying the Goldilocks’ Test can help in this situation: Not to worry ‘too much’ to cause anxiety, or become …

Grassroots Suicide Prevention

Grassroots Suicide Prevention have a great reputation for delivering excellent resources, tools and guidance on this very relevant subject. Grassroots is a UK leader in suicide prevention. We help to create safe spaces in our communities for Real Talk about suicide. We support people in our communities to develop the skills and confidence needed to save lives. Here are some …

Coping Techniques for Crisis Situations

Three weeks after Fort Cumberland closure, it seems appropriate to demonstrate how Forgotten Veterans UK (FVUK) has resurrected support to Veterans by moving online. The below post shows how the Charity has mobilised with both individual members and small team action groups stepping-up to assist and maintain Veteran’s wellbeing through engagement, involvement and good humoured military banter. Behind the scene, …

Mental Health Top 5 Tips

To complete my series of six posts on coping with Anxiety in a Crisis Situation, here are my top five tips. Adjust your routine for staying at home & practice guided relaxation. If the brain is relaxed, neither the body nor mind can become anxious. Use technology to maintain social contact but limit your access to COVID19 reports. Find new …

Psychology of the Mind

To understand anxiety, you need to examine the Psychology of the Mind and the Science of Wellbeing. The Mind has a tendency to overestimate the emotional effect of both good & bad events. Misleading intuitions can quickly become a focus of negativity. But our Minds can adapt and naturally find a path through crisis. This is especially so, if reinforced …

Mindfullness

Mindfulness can bring focus to ‘being present in the moment’ and ‘crowding out’ anxious or negative thoughts. There are many effective techniques that get stronger with regular practice. Keep yourself ‘grounded’ with a pebble in the pocket or a comforting wrist band. If home, slip-off your socks & shoes and practice mindful walking on your bedroom carpet or garden grass …