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  • Meeting our Needs in the Modern World

    Published 26/02/21, by Emma Tyreman
    Apart from the obvious human survival needs of air, water, food, sleep, shelter and clothing,we also have basic living needs that must be met in order for us to function and feel well. There are many ideas and theories about our b
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  • Getting a Good Night's Sleep

    Published 24/02/21, by Liz Callan

    Sleep tends to get disrupted when there is underlying stress going on – so it’s not surprising that at the beginning of a new school year or at exam time, some people start having problems, though, of course, sleep problems can hit at other times too.

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  • Keeping in Touch - Social Media

    Published 12/02/21, by Emma Tyreman
    According to some reports, around 40% of the world’s population use online social media – spending an average of two hours every day - sharing, liking, tweeting and updating on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchap, and the l
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  • Covid effects on daily life

    Published 09/02/21, by Liz Callan

    The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting our daily lives and is having a huge impact on most people. It can lead us to experience, loss of safety, unpredictability, and loss of connection with friends, family and loved ones, which can affect our mental health and wellbeing.

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  • How do you prioritise?

    Published 05/02/21, by Emma Tyreman
    When there is so much to do, and the tasks just seem endless, how do you prioritise what to do first?  We all face times and situations where we might have an extra-long To-Do-List, and then there will be times when there really isn&rsqu
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  • Managing winter lockdown

    Published 04/02/21, by Liz Callan

    Many of us are spending unprecedented amounts of time hunched over computers. We are in the ‘sad chimp’ position.

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  • Thoughts for a ‘dark’ lockdown

    Published 02/02/21, by Liz Callan

    So here we are in lockdown again and this time without the sunshine!

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  • Self Care First Aid Kit

    Published 01/02/21, by Emma Tyreman
    One habit that I really encourage you to consider developing is that of taking stock of your self-care; by self-care, I mean your emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing. Remembering that we aren’t just a brain on a stick, we are compl
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  • Remembering the Good Things

    Published 27/01/21, by Liz Callan

    As we start a new academic year, I’m reflecting on the aims I had at the beginning of the calendar year, in January 2020. Those of you who follow this blog will know that I take time out to reflect on my life from time to time and consider how my life is going - where to next? Ha! If only I had the gift of foresight!

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  • Combat ANTs (Automatic Negative Thoughts)

    Published 21/01/21, by Emma Tyreman
    To really combat our negative emotions, we first need to understand where they come from. Most often, our emotions are directly connected to our thoughts; the combination of these two will influence our behaviour, and our physical selv
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  • Expecting the Unexpected

    Published 18/01/21, by Liz Callan

    Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths.......

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  • The Importance of Posture

    Published 07/01/21, by Emma Tyreman
    I imagine that many of you are working in your bedrooms whilst we continue to work from home. I wonder how many of you are tempted to sit on your beds, propped up with pillows or even lying back with your device on your lap. If this is you
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