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It’s not all “in your head”

By Chris Welford on 18th February, 2021 in Feelings and Emotions, Psychotherapy & Counselling

It’s been a tough 12 months.  Even the most resilient of us is starting to feel frayed round the edges.  How do we maintain mental stamina?  Here are some ideas that we hope will help. Firstly, recognise the problem of creeping normalcy.  This is the phenomenon, sometimes referred to in...

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The Art of Change

By Chris Welford on 9th February, 2021 in Change, Exercise

As lockdown 3.0 grinds on, it may be that you are using the time to engage in a project of personal improvement.  Changing isn’t easy, so a useful way to think about it is offered by psychologists Prochaska and DiClemente, who broke down the process into five steps.  Let’s use...

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The Soft Skills Paradox

By Chris Welford on 2nd February, 2021 in Feelings and Emotions, Getting Help and Support

Despite the fact that companies will frequently say that ‘our people are their greatest asset’, the reality is that many leaders and managers find emotional issues difficult to deal with.  All too often the so-called soft stuff is quietly brushed under the carpet! The last year has been a “Coronacoaster”...

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We used to work from home, now we live at work…

By Chris Welford on 27th January, 2021 in Stress and Pressure, Wellbeing

A phrase you may have heard and perhaps a sobering thought?  Overstated?  Maybe … but it’s clear that something feels very different. Recent research from The Office Group (nice, flexible working spaces by the way), which surveyed over 2,000 workers found that 59% are working longer hours, 42% are unable...

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Lockdown 3.0

By Chris Welford on 8th January, 2021 in Resilience, Wellbeing

Last March, we all relied on one aspect of our resilience: the controlled application of fight/flight emergency response.  This time, it’s all different!  This time we need psychological stamina and this is shaped so much by who we are, how well we know ourselves and the self-care habits that we have formed.  The...

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