Powerful ways to control anger

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This final in a series of blogs about anger looks at more powerful ways to control anger, focussing on mindfulness, breathing and relaxation techniques and visualisation. Most people want to control their anger. Most, but not all, feel guilty after the outburst and want to stop. Indeed they may promise…

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Controlling Your Anger

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This fifth in a series of blogs about anger looks at more powerful ways of controlling your anger. Most people want to control their anger. Most, but not all, feel guilty after the outburst and want to stop. Indeed they may promise to stop, but “lose it” again and again.…

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Managing Anger

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This fourth in a series of blogs about anger looks at powerful ways of managing anger. Most people want to control their anger. Most, but not all, feel guilty after the outburst and want to stop. Indeed they may promise to stop, but “lose it” again and again. Modern brain…

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Angry Thinking Styles

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Angry thinking styles This is the third is a series of blogs about anger - an issue which brings a lot of people to counselling. Of course we all get angry and the way we tend to think when we are angry is pretty similar. It's worth being aware of…

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Healthy and Unhealthy Anger

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 Healthy and Unhealthy Anger This is the second in a series of blogs about anger and looks at both healthy and unhealthy anger. Anger is a very important emotion and healthy anger has been described as "a surge of calm energy, an empowered and energised feeling without tension or anxiety."…

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Learning About Anger

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This is the first in a series of blogs about anger and is a general introduction to the topic. Learning about anger management is a common reason why people come to counselling. We all experience anger.  It is a normal emotion with a wide range of intensity, from mild irritation,…

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The Six Stages of Sleep Retraining

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The Six Stages of Sleep Retraining My previous two blogs looked at the key ways of establishing a good routine around sleep but with chronic insomnia and disturbed sleep, sometimes a more radical approach is needed. Retraining ourselves to sleep better will take time – our bad habits will probably…

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More Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

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Research shows over and over that establishing good routines and habits around our sleep can make the difference between insomnia and exhaustion and having a good restorative night’s sleep. This blog is a continuation of my previous one, looking  at more tips for a good night’s sleep.  Our brains may…

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Top Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

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Top Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep Research shows over and over that establishing good routines and habits around our sleep can make the difference between insomnia and exhaustion and having a good restorative night’s sleep. This blog and the following one, will focus on top tips for a good…

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Why We Have Sleep Problems

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This is the second in a series of blogs about sleep and how to resolve sleep problems and get a really good night’s sleep. This blog looks at some of the most common reasons why we have sleep problems. We all know that when we are stressed or worried about…

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Sleep Problems

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There is nothing worse than not being able to get a good night’s sleep and this blog looks at types of sleep problems, why we need sleep and the different kinds of sleep. It also explains why it is important to jump out of bed fairly soon after waking in…

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Emergency Drill for Panic Attacks

Panic attacks can be very frightening. When panic attacks occur, you might think you're losing control, having a heart attack or even dying. Learning the emergency drill for panic attacks can give you a sense of control over these powerful feelings. A panic attack is a sudden episode of intense…

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