What shopping means to me

At our group today the topic for discussion was Shopping! A bit unusual and some members felt a bit dubious about it however as usual it led to a lively conversation! We discussed how you would often see women loving the shopping experience and how you would see men waiting sitting waiting patiently but clearlyContinue reading “What shopping means to me”

2020 So far…

In our first group in January we looked at how people had got on over the Christmas and New Year period. It was fair to say it was pretty much a mixed bag in terms of this answer. Some people were pleasantly surprised with how well they coped while for others it felt like aContinue reading “2020 So far…”

Last group of 2019

On Thursday’s group it was our final group for the year. We had decided to have a Christmas party.  However, as the group is called a life worth living we do acknowledge how Christmas can be a really difficult time for people.. We discussed how the run up to Christmas can seem to go onContinue reading “Last group of 2019”

What do books mean to us?

The group met to discuss how books and reading have been a useful resource for recreation and learning throughout our lives. Aspects of this broadly broke down upon experiences of reading and being read to as children, books that have inspired or moved us, and any fiction character or real life person that we couldContinue reading “What do books mean to us?”

Struggle thoughts and counter thoughts

At this time of year now when we are noticing a lot less light in the morning and evening, it can be quite typical for people to notice a drop in energy and mood and experience sleep disruption. There did seem to be a sense of this in the group this week so we didContinue reading “Struggle thoughts and counter thoughts”

Pain Management

It had been requested by the group to look at ways of managing pain. Chronic pain, often with an undiagnosed cause, and for which medication is not effective affects about 7.8 million people in the U.K, 25% of whom have lost their job and 16% of whom experience such bad pain that at times theyContinue reading “Pain Management”

Dealing with shame

It had been requested by the group to look at dealing with shame as a group topic. We began by watching the video clip of Brene Brown talking to Oprah about her research about shame. Group members responded to this idea that talking about shame is helpful as some of them had experienced that thisContinue reading “Dealing with shame”

The lightness of arts and crafts

In this group in a season fast approaching autumn with nights growing longer and more darkness around, people are beginning to notice the difference of less light, increasing tiredness, disturbance of sleep and possible changes in mood. So we focused on light; how when light shines in the darkness it can’t be dark anymore, andContinue reading “The lightness of arts and crafts”

My beliefs about me in romantic relationships

Today’s group looked at how we saw ourselves in romantic relationships. The way we are in relationships stems from beliefs we hold on our self. The blueprint for how we see ourselves most likely originates from our first relationships, Our parents and family. We did an exercise to look at this and find out whatContinue reading “My beliefs about me in romantic relationships”