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10 Quick Tips For Body Confidence

...e up, thank your body for resting and rejuvenating itself so you can enjoy the day. Every evening when you go to bed, tell your body how much you appreciate what it’s allowed you to do throughout the day. Tip #8: Look at yourself as a whole person. When you see yourself in a mirror or in your mind, don’t focus on specific body parts. See yourself as you want others to see you – as a whole person. Tip #9: Sur ...

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Stress Less Travel Tips

...ap. Scheduling alone time can also be beneficial if you are holidaying with others – anything that irritates you normally will agitate you even more when you’re living in close quarters and in company 24/7. If you notice yourself becoming snappy, take time out for yourself to recharge and decompress. Take care of yourself while you travel, and the fun will take care of itself. Ly is a genuine and compassionate psy ...

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When You Have Thoughts You’d Rather Not Have

...ns reflect something negative about themselves, for example, that they must be crazy, or a bad person, or else they mistake these thoughts to mean they’re in danger. Depending on the content of the intrusions, these negative self-judgments can come with strong emotions such as fear, worry, shame and guilt. Ironically, however, the real problem lies not in the intrusive thought itself, but in how the person thinks about the intrusion in the first...

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4 Fast Ways To Help Your Child Manage Anger

...OK Ways To Express Anger After normalising and validating the emotional experience of anger, draw the distinction between ‘ok’ and ‘not-ok’ ways of expressing anger. Explain that angry behaviour that hurts others, hurts yourself, or damages property is not an effective way of communicating anger and may cause harm (both physical, and to relationships with people that we care about). Tip #4: Support Your Child In ‘Keeping Cool&rsq ...

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Why Avoidance Doesn’t Work

...genuine and compassionate psychologist who is dedicated to providing adults and adolescents with a supportive, safe, and structured environment in which to make sense of their difficulties and take charge of their lives. She is committed to tailoring evidence-based treatments to each individual, and enjoys working collaboratively to help clients develop skills and self-knowledge to bring about meaningful and lasting change....

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How Mindfulness Can Help You … At The Dentist

...genuine and compassionate psychologist who is dedicated to providing adults and adolescents with a supportive, safe, and structured environment in which to make sense of their difficulties and take charge of their lives. She is committed to tailoring evidence-based treatments to each individual, and enjoys working collaboratively to help clients develop skills and self-knowledge to bring about meaningful and lasting change....

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Make The Most Of Your Mistakes

...and so on There’s a lot of steps involved here (and probably a lot of history), but this just means there are multiple opportunities to plan ahead and put strategies in place or make alternative choices to avoid finding yourself in the same mistake again. For example, you could: 1. Woke up late and hungover – Limit alcohol, have an early night, and set an alarm the night before family events 2. Feeling tired, irritable, and sensitive...

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Mindfulness For The Time Poor

...f to think about other things – memories of the past, plans for your day ahead, judgements. This is completely normal, thinking is what minds do. If you notice your mind has wondered, be careful not to criticise or judge yourself, instead simply notice that your mind has wandered and gently bring your attention back to your here-and-now experience of performing the task. If you do notice your mind wandering, rest assured you’re doing the task...

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How To Find Your Life Balance

...ch from seeing large groups of friends to spending more time with close friends and family. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, quieter leisure time may be called for. This also takes a bit of experimenting. Being honest with yourself at these times, and doing the things that you know are helpful for you, instead of what you most feel like doing, is especially important. Finding your own individual balance, and adjusting it when things are...

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The Key To Ditching Decision Making Guilt

...hould have known something you couldn’t possibly have known ahead of time. So next time you notice yourself getting tricked into thinking you should have been able to predict the future, try saying something like this to yourself instead – “Wow, there’s that hindsight bias. I’m beating myself up for not knowing something I couldn’t possibly have known. How human of me to think I should have known more than ...

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