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Mindfulness

Mindfulness means paying attention to our thoughts feelings, body sensations and the environment. This way of being can help us to bring our experiences into the moment and in doing so can enable us to feel more in control and less anxious. It can be practiced by children, young people and adults. There are various […]

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Online security and counselling

Online security and counselling For the past three years I have attended the OCTIA annual conference, either in person or online. This is an annual conference for counsellors who work on the internet. This year there was a lot of talk about security and protecting our clients’ confidentiality online. Part of this was a discussion […]

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Therapeutic Writing Groups

Therapeutic Writing Groups Bereavement Therapeutic Writing Group – on Tuesdays, from 27th January 2015 fortnightly Time: 11.30 – 1.30pm (6 sessions) – Free General Therapeutic Writing Group – on Tuesdays, from 3rd February 2015 fortnightly Time: 11.30 – 1.30pm (6 sessions) – £6 per week, see below To be held at Breaks Manor Youth Centre, […]

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Mindfulness

I recently attended a short workshop on “Recovery through Mindfulness – based cognitive therapy”. A representative of Mind ran the workshop. Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way in the present moment and without judgement. Following introductions we did a group exercise called the ‘Raisin Exercise’. It was incredibly relaxing and we concentrated on […]