Where would I like to (virtually) visit?

*Due to the current CV-19 world health pandemic and how it affects us all we felt it would be good to have a look back at a group we did a couple of months ago.  We hope doing this can provide some hope in what are uncertain times.  We also hope  through this health crisisContinue reading “Where would I like to (virtually) visit?”

Making a breakthrough

At this group we considered how we can feel very stuck in life at times, we can feel stuck in situations, or in our thinking, or in the way we feel.  Group members talked about how they had experienced breakthroughs at different points in their lives.  One person talked about how they were having difficultyContinue reading “Making a breakthrough”

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?”

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”

Can I Accept Compliments?

Today we looked at what compliments meant to people. We broke the discussion into four key points; How do you find giving compliments? How do you find receiving compliments? What are the rules/beliefs you attach to giving and receiving compliments? Is there any difference between confidence and arrogance? Group members did not seem to haveContinue reading “Can I Accept Compliments?”

Overcoming Fear of Failure

The word failure in of itself can create quite a negative feeling for people by conjuring up feelings of humiliation, disappointment, smashed expectations and things that went wrong. We explored the difference between what failure actually is, and what it means for us and our identity. Failure is something which did not work, or somethingContinue reading “Overcoming Fear of Failure”

Dealing with intrusive thoughts

Obtrusive Thoughts, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Mental Health The life worth living group met today where the discussion surrounded around intrusive thoughts, OCD and mental health concerns more widely. As always it was a lively, constructive and considered sharing of our own lived experiences and/or those of others. The first question posed was: WhatContinue reading “Dealing with intrusive thoughts”

Taking a risk for the better

At today’s group we spent some time seeing how life was for group members. Most group members were going through struggles in their lives.  Being able to talk about these struggles helped them feel better and less alone.  When people are going through hard times in life it can feel really tough to say how youContinue reading “Taking a risk for the better”