The current social distancing guidelines and living in self isolation means that many of us will have had to meet with ourselves in these times. Where ordinarily we would be with others we may now be alone, where we would find distraction and comfort in going to other places we are now at home. WhereContinue reading “Be kind to yourself during Covid-19 Lockdown”
Today we looked at what food meant to us. To assist us in this we used the questions below as a guide; What is your favourite food and how does it make you feel?. Do you cope with your emotions by using foods? If yes, what kind of foods do you consume at suchContinue reading “Food – friend or foe?”
“I don’t see what others see in me”. This is a saying that we can hear a lot of in society throughout all walks of life. Is this a default position we go to or are there cultural reasons for it? Certainly here in Scotland and the rest of the U.K. there does seem toContinue reading “Strengths”
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While preparing for our group programme in advance we are always mindful of the need to make sure it is finely balanced between light topics and others that are a bit heavier. After having a few deeper sessions it felt nice to mix it up today having a session on fun! It’s something that isContinue reading “Having fun increases our well-being”
We posed the question to people in the group as to whether receiving a mental health diagnosis had been a helpful experience. For those who had experienced a correct diagnosis and accessed the right treatment, this was extremely helpful as they could now understand what was happening and what to do to best look afterContinue reading “Exploring Mental Health Diagnoses”
Anxiety is part of our make-up as people, it’s built deeply into our brains to protect us. At appropriate times and in the right measure it is necessary and helpful to us. But it can get stuck, leaving us feeling uncomfortable and overwhelmed with life. In recent groups we have looked at some practical waysContinue reading “Coping With Anxiety”
We did an exercise in the group last week which we have not done for a while whereby each group member will write down positive qualities and skills that they see in each of the others. This is an exercise that from the outset requires trust amongst the group that the relationships are connected enoughContinue reading “Words Of Encouragement”
How do we view domestic abuse from all genders?
Today we were originally scheduled to visit Queen Street Gardens to spend some time in nature but sadly we had to postpone this due to the Scottish summer weather! Fortunately we had a contingency plan in place if this were to happen! We did another session on art and crafts making balloon bowls. The materialsContinue reading “Bowled Over By Creativity”