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FridayFacts: Healthy Perspectives on Emotion

 FridayFacts   This week's FridayFacts focus on some myth-busting about feelings and emotions.    We work with many people in psychotherapy, counselling, in support groups, training and in other capacities who have come to believe (for many reasons) that feelings and emotions are 'bad', a sign of 'weakness', 'too much', 'something to be avoided', and that will 'last forever', amongst many other things.   My team and I also work on emotional regulation, tolerating distress and uncomfortable feelings with many clients attending therapy. This work can be very powerful, especially if they believe that feelings and emotions are 'bad' or 'intolerable'. Learning more about what feelings, emotions and moods are is really important and useful and can have a really good impact on our perception of what feelings and emotions are and on our mental and emotional wellbeing generally.   The poster below provides some 'facts' and 
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CBT Therapist: Adult Eating Disorders (Vacancy)

CBT Therapist: Adult Eating Disorders    You will see clients at our offices in Glasgow city centre Talking EDs: Eating Disorders Support Service Scotland seek to recruit a suitable CBT Therapist to join our friendly, supportive team of psychotherapists, counsellors, mental health practitioners and dieticians. We are currently a team of 14. We are looking for an Affiliate CBT Therapist: Adult Eating Disorders to provide in-person therapy and counselling appointments at our offices in Glasgow city centre. This role is not suitable for newly qualified therapists (0-3 years) or those with little or no experience or training in eating disorders and disordered eating. We are looking for someone to see our clients for one of the available clinic times below. We request that Affiliates commit to seeing a t least 5 clients per week during one of the clinics below. Other work will be available here and at our other non-eating disorder practices, should you want extra clients. We

VACANCY: Trainee Therapist/Counsellor for In-person Appointments in Glasgow City Centre

VA CANCY ANNOUNCEMENT:  TRAINEE THERAPIST / COUNSELLOR We are looking for another Trainee Therapist to join the team. Trainees in their 2nd year may apply at this time. However, if you are in 1st year and already have some experience of working with clients/patients, we will consider your application. You will be required to see clients in-person at our offices in Glasgow city centre. You are responsible for securing your own clinical supervision (although we can provide students with discounted supervision with our clinical supervisor here). We will, however,  be involved with your placement and offer regular support, check-ins and monitoring. You will also be invited to attend team meetings and support and supervision groups with other team members. You will receive referrals from all 3 of our practices and will work with clients experiencing a range of concerns including anxiety, stress, depression, eating disorders/disordered eating, difficult emotions, relationship pr

VACANCY: Counsellor/Psychotherapist: Adult Eating Disorders

Counsellor/Psychotherapist: Adult Eating Disorders You will see clients at our offices in Glasgow city centre Talking EDs: Eating Disorders Support Service Scotland seek to recruit a suitable psychotherapist, counsellor or psychologist to join our friendly, supportive team of psychotherapists, counsellors, mental health practitioners and dieticians. We are currently a team of 11. We are looking for an Affiliate Psychotherapist/Counsellor: Adult Eating Disorders to provide in-person therapy and counselling appointments at our offices in Glasgow city centre. This role is not suitable for newly qualified therapists (0-3 years) or those with little or no experience of eating disorders. We are looking for someone to see our clients for one of the available clinic times below. We request that Affiliates commit to seeing a t least 5 clients per week during one of the clinics below. Other work will be available here and at our other non-eating disorder practices, should you want

Fill Your Emotional Cup

#FridayFacts This week's facts look at 'The Emotional Cup'. It's really important that we do what we can as parents, teachers, aunties and uncles, grandparents, friends, healthcare staff and as any other significant person in a child's life, to help ensure their 'Emotional Cup' is filled, as much as is possible. Why? Because being soothed appropriately; being taken seriously; having feelings and experiences validated; being made to feel worthy and important; and knowing that someone cares for them and that they feel protected, helps a child build their self-esteem and self-compassion, helps us grow and nurture our identity, values and self-worth. It also helps us to manage and regulate feelings and emotions more appropriately. It ensures we are more resilient and able to deal with stress, loss, conflict, distress and much more in the future, as adults. We see so many people in psychotherapy, counselling and psychology who have not felt safe and secure growin

Monday Motivation: My Body

  Monday Motivation: My Body Hope you like this weeks #MondayMotivation ! It's a lovely insightful poem that we have read at the end of our former support groups a few times. It's called 'My Body' by Marianne Elliott. Hope you like it too! 'My Body' ''My body has taught me what feels good and what doesn’t. When I need kindness and when I need rest. She’s taught me to slow down, and to use all my senses to wander this world. She’s taught me about patience, even though I’m used to running her to the ground or condemning her for supposed flaws. She’s taught me forgiveness. She’s taught me that I am resilient, even though I often forget that I am. My body has taught me the beauty of laughter, a piece of music, a balmy wind against my face and the soothing warmth of green tea with honey. She’s let me release pentup powerful emotions, pen stories and create art that I am proud of. She’s taught me how to listen and care for my needs, especially when sickness st

How are you feeling today?

  How are you feeling today? Low mood? Desperate? Depressed? Can't get out of bed? Feeling life is on top of you? Some signs and symptoms of depression and low mood include:    * Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness * Sleep problems (e.g. disturbed sleep, waking up early, wanting to sleep all the time, difficulties getting up etc.) * Feelings of guilt and/or shame * Changes in appetite (eating more or less than usual) * Feelings of anger or agitation * Using alcohol, drugs or smoking more * Withdrawing from family, friends, work, life * Problems concentrating or focusing * Loss of interest or motivation in things that used to interest you * Dread in facing the world * Self-harm * 'Dark' thoughts (e.g. ending your life, thoughts of death, not wanting to exist anymore, harming yourself etc.) * No energy or feeling tired or lethargic all the time   Remember, some people will have all of these symptoms, some people with have some and some will have other symptoms that migh