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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

10 Keys to Happiness

The Action for Happiness movement suggests there are 10 keys to creating a happier life for yourself. To find out what they are click on the link below:

10 Keys to Happier Living

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Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Free App for Managing Your Mental Health

I recently saw a short feature on BBC TV about a free app you can download to your smartphone to help manage your mental health using video diaries that you record for yourelf. To find out more about the app, if it sounds like it may be of interest to you, please click on the link below:

Mental Snapp - Free App

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Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Strategies for Self-Acceptance

Are you unduly self-critical? If so, you may find the strategies involved in the ACCEPT acronym useful for cultivating an attitude of greater self-acceptance. Please click on the link below for more information:

Self-Acceptance

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

The Art of Conversation

It may sound obvious but good converation involves a balance between listening and speaking. You can see this highlighted implicitly in 2 conversational techiques that were highlighted many years ago in Manuel Smith's best selling book When I Say No, I Feel Guilty:

1. Following up on free information - this is when you show that you are listening and interested in what someone else says by responding sensitively with interested comments or queries in response to informaton they give you in conversation about themselves or what they have been doing;

and

2. Self-disclosure - when you freely disclose something about yourself or what you have been doing in conversation.

If you don't know the person you are conversing with particularly well then the kind of following up of free information or disclosure about yourelf that is being discussed here is usually nothing too personal but acts as a kind of invitation or encouragement to continue the conversation. In effect you are oiling the wheels of conversation by using these techniques.

If you sometimes get anxious in conversation or doubt your social skills, as a start remember that conversation is a balance and try the above mentioned simple techniques.

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Thursday, 2 November 2017

Stress Management Tips

Today's blog post consists of some basic stress management tips. If you feel stressed or overwhelmed it's easy to forget some of the simple things that can help. Please click on the link below to access the tips:

Stress Management Tips

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