The expression of empathy

How do we offer real help to someone who is struggling? One way is through expressing empathy. Helpful words and behaviours flow from genuine empathy and can really make someone feel heard, understood and accepted - just as they are, without judgment. We don't always have to offer solutions to...

10 October 2018 is World Mental Health Day

Welcome to October! The World Health Organisation will be observing World Mental Health Day on 10 October 2018. Let's raise awareness and break the stigma. The first step is to acknowledge that mental illness isn't a choice, or something that is "just in someone's head". This logic wouldn't ever be...

The iceberg that sunk the Titanic

The anger iceberg Imagining anger as the tip of an iceberg can be a useful way to start exploring your own emotional experience, as well as understanding others' emotional experience when they are expressing anger: "Think of anger like an iceberg. Most of the iceberg is hidden below the surface...

The power of personal choice

Happy Monday! This week, try to engage fully with your own autonomy and agency by being mindful of the spaces between internal and external stimuli and your responses to them. Practice your power to choose how you move through this week's challenges and opportunities. Spend some time thinking about Frankl's...

The good life

A little Monday motivation where you are, right this moment, is part of the process of building your life. Since it's a process and not a state of being, you don't have to hurt yourself through self-criticism for not having reached the end-goal yet. Take some of the pressure off...