Which has the severest impact:
Long term job loss, economic downturn, psychological downturn or CV2?
The secondary wave of ill health I predict is not CV2
We know there’ll be CV2 impacts but can we be Mindful in advance?
Does anxiety cause poor decision making? This way or that? Should I stay or should I go? Is she the one? Yeah, she ticks a lot of boxes. As a person she is reliable and caring, so unlike the ex. Still not sure, that does sound really tame and boring.Maybe she’s a bit suspect, things don’t quite add up. Should I trust my instincts and get out before I get hurt or do I just cruise along, enjoy one day at a time and learn to chill?mpairment’s which amazingly pop up on cue:
If we are not seen to have the former are we failures? Think back, has there ever been a time when you had no ambition in life? Were you in a happy place? Think of a moment when you felt your best, uplifted, what else was happening? Is wanting to do a headstand a silly ambition and wanting to be a CEO desirable?
We all have it in some measure. An instinct, a desire to find honour, pride, victory. Why did Francis Drake travel to the North Pole with no sponsor and no reward? No matter what our age or where we are from we want to leave our mark on the world, to prove our existence was worthwhile.
Do you have it? Do you need it? Is it OK if you don’t have any? How do you deal with it? Love and marriage, the workplace and a career, sports and games, win and lose, first and last. We can’t all be winners, Brad & Angelina, The CEO, top dog, Chris Vroom, Bill Gates. What if the desire to compete is missing? What if we are happy to tend the garden and don’t want to set foot on the starting block?Is there an alternative to the rat race?
We don’t always reach for food to simply satisfy hunger. Many of us turn to food in times of distress, boredom, or uncertainty. Other problems, such as depression, anxiety, chronic anger, or poor self-esteem can also result in overeating, and consequently, unwanted weight gain. According to recent studies, 75% of overeating is caused by emotions.
Have you ever been ambushed by your emotions and found yourself fighting back tears, possibly with a lump in your throat, unable to speak as your stomach contracts? Possibly this emotional ambush is accompanied by intense embarrassment which you believe ‘simply must not be seen’.
As a child, we’re guided pointedly towards the need for goals.
“What do you want to do when you grow up?”
“Paint pictures” is laughed off. “Help those in need” is not seen as a serious goal.
We learn money is the measure of success that needs addressing.
As an experienced counsellor and Therapist based in London, I am confident in treating a variety of issues experienced by many people that simply need a little bit of help. These treatments include, but are not limited to:
Mental Health Issues | Depression | Bereavement Therapy | Relationship Counselling | Anxiety Treatment | Self Harm | Domestic and Sexual Abuse | Stress Management