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Monday Motivation: The Tricky Brain

# MondayMotivation This week's # MondayMotivation focuses on 'The Tricky Brain'. We often talk about this in therapy and counselling and it can really help clients to see that many of the problems they blame themselves for are not their fault: the old part of our brain hasn't kept up and presents us with all sort of problems. Basically, the hardware and software in certain parts of our brain have n't updated, through no fault of our own, making things quite tricky for us, especially when it comes to anxiety, worry, panic and stress. So, parts of the brains operating system, built to help us many 1000s of year ago haven't updated, yet we still live out lives according to that old, outdated operating system. If you don't update your phone or laptop, it starts causing problems over time, right? Certain parts of the brain are the same. However, we can't reach into the brain and tinker about with those parts that haven't evolved so well

#MondayMotivation: make your own safe box or comfort kit

  #MondayMotivation Every Monday, we post some 'motivation': this could be a quote, picture, activity, story, articles etc. This week's 'motivation' involves making a 'Safe Box' or 'Comfort Box'. Read about how to do this below. Make yourself a 'Safe Box' or a 'Comfort Kit'. This can be very useful during times of distress, overwhelm or when we feel under threat in some way (e.g. anxious, confusing feelings etc.) What you put in your box/kit is up to you; however it's purpose is to provide you with a 'go to' a toolbox that you can reply on during times of distress or discomfort. You can choose from various things from the kit or box that will help you when you are feeling distressed, upset, unhappy, angry, sad or when your eating disorder thoughts, feelings and behaviours are overwhelming or difficult to control. Some of the things the box/kit might include are: * relaxation CDs; favourite music that you can dance to/cheer

Two New Therapists Have Joined the Team

Welcome to Fiona and Gayle! We're delighted to announce that new therapist have joined the team of our 3 psychotherapy and counselling practices.  Gayle and Fiona can provide therapy & counselling appointments on Tuesdays & Fridays, in addition to the availability offered by our other therapists.  We looking forward to working with Fiona and Gayle and to providing our clients with any more therapists and appointment slots to choose from. The team now consists of: Alexandra (founder and clinical director); Alana, Amanda, Sue, Stephen, Shirley, Gayle and Fiona   See our websites here: Feel free to get in touch if you need any more information, have any questions or wish to book an appointment. Best wishes, Alexandra  

Special Therapy/Consulting/Counselling Room Hire Offer on Mondays

Special Therapy/Consulting/Counselling Room Hire Offer on Mondays Looking to get back to seeing clients in-person? Maybe you're looking for a new or additional space in which to see clients/patients? Or perhaps your new to private practice and want a comfortable, central location to see your clients from? Whatever the case may be, we have a special offer on Mondays. Book the full day (8am-4pm) for only £65 (instead of £96 based on out hourly rate of £12/hour). Want more information? Have questions? Want to book a viewing? Then, get in touch with us: Email: Website: Why not take advantage of this special offer and get your practice on the go again. We looking forward to hearing from you.    

Monday Motivation: Growth

This week's #MondayMotivation is below. Hope you like it! Have a good day.    

#MondayMentalHealth: Children and Youn People

#MondayMentalHealth: Children and Young People Schools are back to business here in Scotland this week. So, instead of posting our usual #MondayMotivation , we're posting some tips on how to support you young person's mental health. Hope you find the posters below helpful.               

VACANCY: Psychotherapist/CounsellorPsychologist: Eating Disorders (Adults and Young People)

We are recruiting! We're looking for a Psychotherapist, Counsellor or Psychologist to work within one of our practices, Talking EDs, working with adults and young people experiencing eating disorders, disordered eating and eating and food distress.   For more information, see our Indeed Job Listing here: Thanks and we welcome your applications. Best wishes, Talking EDs (Glasgow and West Eating Disorders Support Service)    

FridayFacts: Myths About Emotiond

# FridayFacts Every Friday we'll post some 'facts' and information about mental health. This week's facts focus on 'myths about feelings and emotions'. Please see the picture below. EXTRA INFO: Emotions are something that we all experience, and yet so many people misunderstand or apply judgements against them. Misunderstandings sometimes lead to individuals being mocked, shamed or dismissed for feeling and expressing emotion (or for not publicly expressing emotions, especiall y in times of grief). There are numerous myths or misunderstandings about emotions that lead to people feeling they need to bottle everything up inside or not express themselves, but that can just lead to things building up inside of us over time. And what happens when something is held in and builds up and up and up? Eventually it explodes! This explosion can come in the form of tantrums, tears, anger or even violence, and unhelpful coping techniques. If you are have som