Sarah

Are You Bullyied At Work?

As a coach, I have spoken to a lot of people over the last 18 months who have been struggling with anxiety. Whether that is something an individual was dealing with before the Covid-19 pandemic, something that has crept in over time through the ongoing lockdowns, changes in restrictions and constantly having to navigate another …

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Anxiety And Bipolar

  Very often with the territory of bipolar comes anxiety.  This can be distressing, but the good news is that with time, effort and knowledge it can be managed well.  I’ve written a new book called ‘Bipolar Feelings’ which discusses this aspect of anxiety in bipolar.  Overall, I aimed to make it an uplifting and …

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Self-love is a Super Power

We all have self-esteem, whether it be low, high or just right (to quote Goldilocks). At the very centre of your self-esteem are your core beliefs, these are the basic assumptions you have of yourself and are usually developed in childhood. If you have high self-esteem they might be “I am confident in making right …

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Pill Shaming

This morning I woke up and downed my medication. It’s something I do every day and it keeps my symptoms in check and allows me to function at a relatively high level. There have been times in my life when I didn’t need medication but coming off tends to lead to relapse. Throughout my illness …

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What is Mindfulness? Interview with Bellsie

So Bellsie, I can see that you’re desperate to start. So what on earth is mindfulness? Mindfulness was defined by Jon Kabat-Zinn, an American doctor who first conceived the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course as; “paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.” (Kabat-Zinn, 1994) What does that actually …

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