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Sandra Dean – Registered Member


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It’s World Mental Health Day 2020 and a difficult time in the world so I want to talk about the importance of self care and what it means

Lack of self care is often a feature with clients, which can be a sign of lack of self esteem and/or self worth. At best, it means we do

What are my personal needs?

not live our lives in the best way we can and do not nurture ourselves, and at worst it

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Coping with and embracing change, especially during this 2020 Covid-19 pandemic. Ways to stay in control, be positive and enjoy life.

Change can be a great thing if we are in control of what it is and how it’s done, but when change is thrown at us out of our control

bees, outdoors and change

it can be harder to deal with. From the big things like losing a job, splitting up with a

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Do you compare yourself to others’ or expect too much from yourself? Be different, be unique and stop thinking ‘I should…’

I have written about expectations other people put on us, and expectations we may have of others’, but I want to question the

Be unique

expectations we put on ourselves. Possibly the worst type of expectation of them all. And are we just trying to fit in with the crowd or do we

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Do you ever have dark negative thoughts you want to avoid? And is your avoidance of your ‘shadow’ harming you and your relationships? It’s OK to be human.

I want to talk about something I think could help a lot of people.

I recently did a course called ‘Shadow Mastery’ for my counselling profession, but found it extremely useful for myself also. Our ‘shadow’ is a name for the side of ourselves that we do not wish to acknowledge, we want to avoid

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Tips for keeping well, active, entertained and good mental health during this Coronavirus pandemic and a positive boost for the rest of your life

Outdoor walks

Monday 17th March 2020, I took the decision to temporarily stop all face to face counselling and offer telephone and e-counselling only. It has taken research, discussions, a lot of communication and a trial to make sure it all works and I am capable of doing it, but it is working

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Acceptance of our past, present, future, ourselves and what others do is a key to contentment and happiness and very helpful to combat anxiety and depression

Acceptance of our PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE, OURSELVES and what OTHER PEOPLE do is a key to contentment and happiness, and helpful to combat anxiety and depression. Carrying around resentment, annoyance, or ill feeling about things we cannot change or our past negative experiences serves only to weigh us down with negative vibes.

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