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How to navigate your shitty thoughts

Around 80% of our thoughts are negative.  Does that number surprise you? In my twenties I did some volunteering as an Appropriate Adult for vulnerable adults being interviewed by the Police. (Side note: a lot of my mates will have a giggle at me having the title “Appropriate Adult”) 😆 As part of that training we learned about mental health and anxiety provoking thoughts that can lead to behaviour change during interviews. As homework we were told to pay closer attention…

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A tumour is to cancer what thoughts are to depression

Crazy when you think of it that way, but it’s true. It’s the negative thoughts that we choose to think that easily and quickly spiral us downhill. Yes, I said CHOOSE to think. When you’re stuck in a negative thought spiral it can be easy to think that we have no control over our thoughts – but that just isn’t true. It’s not necessarily easy to change your thinking, it doesn’t happen overnight, but it’s worth it. It takes discipline,…

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Surround Yourself With Positivity And Watch Your Life Change ? #toptips

Hey guys I did a Facebook Live today about my top tips to surround yourself with positivity and watch how your life changes. Watch the video here.      My tops tips to flood your brain each and every day with positivity are: Set the alarm for half an hour earlier than usual. When it goes off, plug in your headphones and listen to a meditation, affirmations, subliminal affirmations or binaural beats – I listen to all of mine on…

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Grab an umbrella {the power of positive thinking}

Are you aware of quite how much your thoughts are influencing your behaviour (and as a result, your decisions and actions)? A good example of how our thoughts impact our behaviour is from the time I spent living in London. Over one summer, we had a few weeks of good sunny weather (almost unheard of in London!) and everyone was noticeably happier. One day, I stepped out of the door and it was grey, rainy and miserable. I shrugged my…

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F*ck positive thinking (when you’re depressed and suicidal)

Hey guys I was just reflecting on a conversation I was having with a new client last week. He’s in a pretty bad way, he’s very depressed and he’s attempted suicide a number of times now. To watch the video on YouTube click here. During this initial call we had, he mentioned how many people had talked to him about positive thinking – you know, “just think positively.” I know a lot of people who are depressed, or who are feeling…

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How are you today?

What do you say when people ask “how you doing?” Do you say “ah, not bad”? Or do you say “fantastic thanks!” How many times a day do you get asked this question? Just a short blog today to get you to consider the words you repeat to yourself often. What we affirm to ourselves all day long can have such a huge impact on our mood. Our brain doesn’t really listen to words like “not” and “no” within affirmations,…

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