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Stuck in Life

Does it seem like you’re going round in circles doing the same things over and over again, repeating patterns of behaviour and making the same mistakes, especially when they don’t end well or you’re not happy. Your brain loves habit, to the primitive part of the brain which we share with animals, habit is good it feels safe, it’s the unknown that is scary, so when you lapse or default to the primitive brain it will resort to anything it knows well. Habit is good for children and animals, but when adults are operating from this part of the brain life starts going around in circles instead of moving forwards. You can get unstuck and move forwards again.

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Good Grief, an interview with Dipti Tait

Grief is something that touches everyone’s lives at one time or other but grief is an integral part of our lives in so many way that may not be instantly recognisable. It was fascinating talking to Dipti about what inspired her to write a book and learn more about how many people are struggling with grief without realising.

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Horse Therapy

At Dreams of Horses Farm Gozo horses become the therapists and humans have the breakthroughs. I was privileged to observe a session of Victor Muscat working with the clients who were working with the horses to find answers and direction.

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Random Act of Kindness (Enclosed)

This is a personal blog about a really crappy couple of weeks I’ve had that I would like to share with you because it all turned around due to one random act of kindness, read it, I will do a random act of kindness for you.

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My Top 6 Self Help Books Review

People often ask me which book they need for depression, grief, anger, anxiety etc so I thought I would do something different today and review the top 6 books that I recommend for helping with an array of emotional conditions.

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How to Help Someone with OCD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder can be hard to ignore if you’re living with someone who has it. The temptation is to buy into the OCD and either join the person helping out with their obsession by buying wet-wipes for the person with a germ OCD for example, or to try and stop them carrying out their habits or rituals, encourage them to resist the compulsion. What should you do for the best?

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How to Help Someone With Depression

Depression is really hard on the people around it and it’s difficult to know what to do for the best. Understandably the nearest and dearest want to help and want to reach out to someone who is depressed, but how do you do that without buying into the depression, having to listen to the negativity every time you see or talk to them and becoming depressed yourself. There are strategies you can use that will help the depressed person without getting into conflict, becoming frustrated or being pushed away. Listen to the video for some tips of what you can do.

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How To Help Someone With Anxiety

If you are close with someone who has anxiety you know how frustrating it can be to persistently tell someone that their fears are unfounded and irrational. However, there are strategies you can use that will encourage the person suffering from anxiety to think in a different way.

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How to Help Someone

When you have a loved one, friend or family suffering from anxiety and/or depression or some other emotional or mental disorder it is natural to want to help them. There are things you can to do help someone, but it might not be what you think it is. Make sure you are not doing these things if you do want to help.

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Subconscious conflicts

Does what you think you want to happen never seem to happen and you end up sabotaging your own thoughts and not doing the things you need to do to achieve desired results or changes? It could be that your subconscious mind is not aligned with your conscious mind.

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The secret psychology of recovering from Anxiety and Depression

For years we’ve been trained to mentally exam what is wrong, when is it at it’s worst, how bad are things, what are all your painful (emotional or physical) symptoms. Where that is necessary to help the doctor diagnose and prescribe medication, it is not necessary to aid recovery from anxiety and/or depression.

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