Recognizing triggers and eating bananas

Today the group looked at the things which trigger anger or depression and other negative emotions and discussed how to be aware of these and strategies to get out, this was a difficult exercise to do. On a lighter note we looked at 10 ways to feel better; these included eating bananas and drinking smoothies,Continue reading “Recognizing triggers and eating bananas”

Are you strong enough to keep your temper?

Today was a very productive group. The big thing from today was people learning to change the way they respond in unpleasant situations which they have no control over. Once again, the big thing for people is to learn to show more compassion for themselves and not to be so self depreciating in situations theyContinue reading “Are you strong enough to keep your temper?”

If it makes me feel better, why should i stop it?

Today we had another good group. It was really good to hear members commenting on how they had used some of the new skills learned through the group and the “Living Life To The Full Programme” to make new positive changes in their lives. We worked on Part 6 of the L.L.T.T.F course which wasContinue reading “If it makes me feel better, why should i stop it?”

Breaking Down Worries Into Small Pieces

Some group members were struggling a bit today with various issues in their lives. It was sad to see people in these places but also encouraging to see after speaking to group members how they felt less alone and had gained more hope. June (Action on Depression) was back after a few weeks to doContinue reading “Breaking Down Worries Into Small Pieces”

Midway through Living Life To The Full course

Today at the group we talked about our new Facebook page and ideas for it. Group members requested having a music tab on the page to put inspirational music on that means something to them. A group member brought in lovely inspiring photo/poems in for the group. We did the “I’m not good enough” sectionContinue reading “Midway through Living Life To The Full course”

First week of L.L.T.T.F. Course

We had another big turnout for the group today which was great. People were commentating on how good it is being able to talk about things rather than holding things and struggling with certain thoughts. Today it was great to welcome June Dickson (from Action On Depression) delivering the first part of the “Living LifeContinue reading “First week of L.L.T.T.F. Course”