Posts Tagged "Bereavement"

Getting it right on Mothers’ Day

Posted on Mar 4, 2013 in Blog |

Getting it right on Mothers’ Day

Getting it right on Mothers’ Day   It’s one day a year, and you better not forget it!  Why are there such high expectations on Mothers’ Day? It’s easy to get caught up in the commercialism of Mothers’ Day, with the huge amount of advertising for cards, flowers, and presents, and restaurants and hotels promising the best treats Mothers’ Day is now celebrated by 46 countries throughout the world.   It started Anna Jarvis who campaigned for a day of recognition, after the death...

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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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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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Get Over It and Move On

Posted on Nov 1, 2012 in Blog |

Get Over It and Move On

People are often told to get over it or move on. For most people this means ignoring or forgetting about the problem. Sometimes this strategy works, but as many as 1 in 4 of us find it impossible to do at some time in our life. So what can you do, if you find yourself in this position? One of the strategies that can help is to talk it through with someone. Other strategies that many people use include: putting on a brave face; burying your head in the sand and hoping it will just go away;...

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