Wanting a happier outlook?

Posted on : May 24, 2016

It’s easy to focus on all the negatives in life, in fact it’s what we are programmed to do. It’s part of our drive for self-preservation. It helps us to identify and avoid situations that maybe undesirable or dangerous. The problem however is that constantly focusing on things we perceive...

The 3 minute re-frame

Posted on : May 24, 2016

How you feel at any given time depends largely on what you are thinking about at that moment. Dwelling on a negative experience will cause you to relive the moment over and over again. Similarly, thinking of positive experiences will lift your mood. The 3 minute reframe is about putting...

Time to Talk Day

Posted on : May 24, 2016

The importance of promoting wellbeing in the workplace is widely accepted, but it isn’t always clear how to do it. If you are looking for ideas then why not support Time to Talk day on the 4th February, it’s the perfect opportunity to get people talking about mental health in...

Needles, but no drugs …

Posted on : May 24, 2016

In a society where a large number of men struggle with mental illness in silence because they find it hard to express how they are feeling, it’s always nice to see new forms of help. The traditionally considered non-masculine past-time of knitting is gaining popularity with men thanks to celebrity...

I never went to a female suicide

Posted on : May 24, 2016

As we approach mental health week I couldn’t help reflecting on why I became involved in the business of personal wellness. See, I’ve always been interested in physical health and maintained a steady effort over the years to keep a good level of fitness. For many years however, I ignored...

Mindfullness for UK Police?

Posted on : May 24, 2016

I was recently sent a photograph showing a group of Canadian police officers meditating and it really got me thinking. As a former police sergeant who now has a regular mindfulness practice could I ever see this happening in the UK? The more I thought about it the more it...

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