5 Things You Must Know Before Seeing Your GP for a Mental Health Care Plan

If you are experiencing a stressful life event and struggling to cope you may consider seeing your GP for a mental health care plan (MHCP).  And for some people this can be helpful. However, this is not your only option. You also have access to numerous counsellors and psychotherapists with…

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Christmas Grief and Loss: 5 Strategies to Help You Through the Holiday Season

Christmas is traditionally a time of celebration, meeting of family and friends, delicious food, and giving of gifts. Everywhere we see messages of happiness and connection. Yet, this time of the year can put a lot of stress on relationships, with increased numbers of break-ups and divorce. And for those who…

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The Silent Pain of Loss: When Grief Counselling Can Help

I witnessed a tree fall today. I heard the crashing sound first, and then saw it falling through the trees and shrubs before hitting the ground. We have lost a number of trees into the water at the back of our home. But unlike this tree they had laid there for…

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The Truth About Grief: Myths and Facts And How You Can Cope

Grief can be an excruciatingly painful and lonely experience. This can be further compounded by grief myths that suggest your reactions and behaviors aren't normal. My hope is this article will extinguish some of the shame or fear these myths generate so you can be free to grieve in your own way…

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Body Betrayal: How “You Can Live Well” With Chronic Pain And Illness

I have only just come across the term “body betrayal”. It concisely summarizes the overwhelming thoughts and emotions that flood in, when you realize your body is never going to be the same. I know this journey all too well; the sense of injustice, feeling angry at my body for letting…

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