Self Help

Escaping with Alcohol

Posted on Feb 25, 2013 in Self Help |

Escaping with Alcohol

It’s easy to slip into the habit of a glass of wine, or a beer at the end of a day.  It starts with using alcohol to relax and forget about the stresses of everyday life, and ends up becoming often or regular, in increasing volume.  Using alcohol can become a coping strategy. Friday 1st March is Self Harm Awareness Day dedicated to increasing understanding about how and why people behave in ways that hurt themselves, and sometimes the people around them.  Excessive drinking, including...

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When divorce gets messy

Posted on Feb 18, 2013 in Blog, Self Help | 1 comment

When divorce gets messy

  Divorce is a process of separation which can be painful for many people.  Even when both parties agree that they no longer wish to share their lives with each other, there can be arguments and disagreements. The inevitable consequence of separation is division, a division of assets, resources and parenting responsibilities.  Often the two processes become entwined so the pain of separation interferes with practical decisions that must be made.  The attempt of mediation is to mediate...

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Change of heart?

Posted on Jan 12, 2013 in Self Help |

Change of heart?

The relationship isn’t great and hasn’t been for some time. You give it a last chance. Can you really expect anything to change? Can you have a change of heart? Often the last chance is about a change in behaviour. It is often a request, or a demand, that someone starts doing something, or stops doing something. But does that work, does it last, and most importantly does it lead to a more loving and satisfying relationship? There is a problem with tackling relationship difficulties at the...

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Strong Management, or Bullying?

Posted on Jan 3, 2013 in Self Help |

Strong Management, or Bullying?

In difficult economic times, how easy is it to tread the line between strong management, and bullying or harassment? Line managers are under particular pressure. They are sandwiched between the demands from above to hit productivity targets, and managing their team’s performance, motivation and morale. The workplace has changed, with technology allowing people to be scrutinised on their individual output and quality. Fast and accurate is often what is required, and measured. Measurement of...

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How to listen

Posted on Jan 3, 2013 in Self Help |

How to listen

Many people can be described as good listeners. They naturally have the skills learned by counsellors.

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Social Anxiety

Posted on Jan 3, 2013 in Self Help |

Social Anxiety

Some people find it hard to relax in the company of others.

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