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Mental health

How to Calm an Anxious Mind

By Sarah Rees

An anxious mind is poor in concentration and focused on what could go wrong. It is full of ‘what ifs’, uncertainty and catastrophes. Feeling anxious distorts how we think. We become much more threat-focused, finding problems, not solutions. Our thinking is also narrowed with a bias to finding further information to fuel our stress and … Read More about How to Calm an Anxious Mind

Talk in a kinder way to yourself

5 Tips to Tackle Your Inner Critic

By Sarah Rees

What is an ‘Inner Critic’ and Why Is it a Bad Thing? ‘Inner critic’ is a term used to describe the negative thoughts we have about ourselves. While these thoughts can help us recognise where we’ve gone wrong and how to put things right, many people find their inner critic goes too far. Rather than … Read More about 5 Tips to Tackle Your Inner Critic

What is Health Anxiety and How Can CBT Help?

By Sarah Rees

Although restrictions are starting to ease and there’s plenty of hope on the horizon, we’ve been living through a global pandemic for over 12 months. It’s hardly surprising that I’ve noticed more and more people in my clinic struggling with health anxiety. If not treated properly and promptly, health anxiety, like all mental health conditions, … Read More about What is Health Anxiety and How Can CBT Help?

CBT and Sleep Disorders

CBT, A Sleep Solution Without The Side Effects

By Sarah Rees

Cognitive behavioural therapy is a sleep solution without side effects. The foundation of a healthy life is our sleep and improving this area of your life will transform every other aspect. If you struggle to sleep you are not alone, one out of four people reports having trouble with sleeping. Many pop a sleeping pill … Read More about CBT, A Sleep Solution Without The Side Effects

How to Build Emotional Resilience

By Sarah Rees

What is Emotional Resilience Emotional resilience is the ability to adapt and bounce back when something difficult happens in our lives. More resilient people ‘roll with the punches’, adapting to adversity without lasting difficulties, while less resilient people find it harder to cope with stress and change. To implement changes straight away you can download Building … Read More about How to Build Emotional Resilience