I have written before about how interested I have always been in the link between mind and body. Have you noticed when you feel low that you also get a sense of your body feeling heavy? Certainly, when you are anxious you are likely to experience several physical sensations such as a racing heart or […]
Today I was really happy to collect the keys to the new psychology practice that Ashdown Psychology Services will be running from. We are moving to a lovely space in an old dairy building in the beautiful village of Glynde, near to Lewes. The site is easily accessible from the A27 or a short walk […]
With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to have an impact around the world we really need to be paying attention to our wellbeing. Today is World Mental Health day which is perhaps just a reminder of that fact. Reported rates of mental health problems are increasing, and that’s what is actually reported. If you are struggling […]
As things start to become more uncertain again, and we are faced with the possibility of further restrictions, possibly over our winter months, now might be the time to reflect back. On a personal level, what learning can you take from how you managed lockdown restrictions previously? What worked well for you? What habits did […]
We all feel low from time to time, and sometimes this can develop into depression. In this YouTube video I share some ideas for using activity scheduling and mood monitoring to start to improve low mood.
In these times where we are just coming out of lockdown, and social distancing is still very much in play, we are continuing to be reliant on our use of technology in order to stay connected. Over the last few months I have been continuing to provide therapy sessions online via Zoom. It has taken […]
We all have difficult thoughts and feelings at times. In this YouTube video I talk you through a visualisation exercise called ‘leaves on a stream’ to help with managing difficult thoughts and feelings.
We all know we tend to feel better when we have done some exercise, but how is our mental wellbeing connected to working out? I’ve joined with Anytime Fitness, Uckfield for their National Workouts and Wellbeing Week to look at how our physical and mental health and wellbeing are connected. Stress is a big issue […]