The discipline of relaxation. And kittens.

I think we realised today that relaxing takes a conscious effort, you would think it might just happen naturally, but often we are so busy either physically or in our own thoughts that it actually takes a concerted effort to stop and breath! Some of us came to the group today feeling so busy withContinue reading “The discipline of relaxation. And kittens.”

Can we find hope to live?

Today in the group we revisited an exercise we had previously done in the group some time ago.  The exercise looked at the pros and cons of taking my life.  It looks into someone’s beliefs around this and breaks them down into two categories, the pros and cons. Taking my own life Pros    Continue reading “Can we find hope to live?”

Our Favourite Books

People’s favourite books varied as books were chosen from different stages in life and helped them or resonated with them in different ways.  The snow kitten, about a lost kitten had stood out to a person when they were at primary school because they felt a bit lost too.  Most people had fond memories ofContinue reading “Our Favourite Books”

Working Together To Create A Better Future

  On Thursday 26th May 2016 some group members attended the “A sense of belonging” conference which was held at Heriot Watt University.  It was good to meet up and network with people from the different mental health services in Lothian.  One of the first topics discussed was people’s experiences of going to see their GP regarding theirContinue reading “Working Together To Create A Better Future”