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Featured Worksheet – Understanding Your Feelings

Featured Worksheet – Understanding Your Feelings

The vicious cycle is a way of understanding why we feel as we do. The good news is it can also spin the other way and become a virtuous cycle. This can be used by supporters as a initial assessment – to help people see what is going on and how it is affecting them.

New Year, New Intentions!

New Year, New Intentions!

There is the expectation to execute your New Year’s Resolutions from the 1st of January. If like many of us, you don’t mange this it can often leave you feeling like a failure. Evidence shows that most new year resolutions have been forgotten by mid-to late January. One reason for this is that people do have good intentions, however an intention is not necessarily a well-planned goal!

Rule of Assertiveness

Rule of Assertiveness

Information Leaflets available from Living Life to the Full.Written by Dr Chris Williams.   Being More Assertive   The Rules of Assertion BACKGROUND Assertiveness is about being able to make sure your opinions and feelings are considered. You can be...

Problem Solving with Our Easy 4 Step Plan

Problem Solving with Our Easy 4 Step Plan

Problems can feel like mountains – so large – where can you even start? In fact the best way to get over a mountain is to break it down into steps. The same applies to problems. So use the suggestions below to get started on your problem. Take a series of small, steady steps and you will get there.

Men’s Health Awareness Month

Men’s Health Awareness Month

November is Men’s Health awareness Month, with International Men’s Day falling on November 19th. The month and the day was created to highlight and bring awareness to a number of issues around men’s health.

Stress Awareness Week

Stress Awareness Week

International Stress Awareness Week is a major annual event focusing on stress management and campaigning against the stigma associated with stress and mental health issues. Recent years have been most challenging times for everyone, with overcoming the pandemic,...

Worrying – and how to manage it when it gets too much

Worrying – and how to manage it when it gets too much

We all worry from time to time – it’s normal. However, worry can become a problem if it gets in the way of you leading the life you want to lead. There are many things that potentially we can worry about. Read our blog to find out tips about handing your worry and feeling better.

Dealing with Negative Thinking

Dealing with Negative Thinking

BACKGROUND Bad thoughts are the kind of thoughts that actually CAUSE bad feelings. They also often cause you to starting acting in unhelpful ways that makes how you feel even worse. Bad thoughts are really common and affect everyone- but at times when we feel under...

Shyness ‘Socially Anxious’

Shyness ‘Socially Anxious’

Shyness is described as a feeling of anxiety or apprehension when around other people. Someone who is shy typically judges themselves negatively and may feel judged or fear rejection when around others. This may focus on how they look, our abilities or performance, or how we look so they feel different from and inferior to others. Read our blog about shyness and social anxiety here…

Living Life to the Full for Older Adults

Living Life to the Full for Older Adults

For some people as they get older in years, staying happy and ‘Living Life to the Full’ may seem be harder. Perhaps because it may mean living in care homes or living at home on their own. For some this can be a lonely time, they may experience depression, low levels of satisfaction and overall sense of wellbeing. As we get older, we may feel a sense of loss of identity, when we can no longer do the things we used to, this may be due to illness, disability, physical weakness or being isolated socially as we may have lost a partner and perhaps don’t have the same social circle, hobbies and interests as before.

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