“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.” - Eckhart Tolle Personal development and spiritual gurus agree, living in the present is the aim: To be fully engaged in the now without our minds wandering into the past or future.
Is the thought of making a ‘New Year’ resolution quite frankly depressing? Knowing that you have been there many times before, starting out optimistic that ‘this is the year’ and one month later your optimism is jaded and the thoughts of failure are on the horizon again. Oh the pressure!
Human beings are weird! I should know, I am a Psychotherapist - amongst other things. Even within what we might call the ‘normal’ range of thoughts, feelings and behaviours, we are a little bit odd - all of us, and I include myself in that. We have weird and wonderful ways of behaving, thought processes, and ways that we can unconsciously sabotage ourselves from doing the things that we want to do.
With long dark Winter evenings it’s easy to start to feel gloomier. With one in four of us expected to succumb to winter blues or full-blown Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), here’s how you can get through the season smiling:
Be Prepared: It’s said that ‘there’s no such thing as bad weather - just bad clothes’. Take heed and kit yourself out properly.
In the last few years, children and young people find themselves under more and more pressure with education, sport and hectic social lives. Whilst being given the practical skills to work through these, very few children are given the tools on how to look after their bodies in a holistic way. That is why I have developed this service to meet those demands.