Category Archives: Blog

  • To Learn by Jorge Luis Borges

    Posted on September 15, 2016 by in Blog

    After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul, and you learn that love doesn’t mean learning and company doesn’t mean security. And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts and presents aren’t promises, and you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and your […]

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  • What You Can Do If A Friend or Relative has Depression

    Posted on September 10, 2016 by in Blog

    Watching a friend or a family member suffer from depression can be very difficult.  Patients who suffer from depression may experience symptoms of lethargy, apathy, and crying spells. They may also lose interest in activities that they previously enjoyed.  In cases like this you may begin to feel helpless and hopeless too. You want them to get better, but […]

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  • Do You Suffer From Information Overload?

    Posted on September 5, 2016 by in Blog

    The answer is probably yes. Information overload is a problem that a large number of us face every single day. This is one of the biggest concerns of the modern, digital age and can have devastating consequences on our health and on our mood. But what exactly do we mean when we use the term […]

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  • Top Tips for Assertive Behaviour

    Posted on September 1, 2016 by in Blog

    Top Tips For Assertive Behaviour Many people find it very difficult to be assertive, whether it is in the work place, or in their personal lives. All too often, there is confusion between being assertive and being aggressive. It is my belief that you lose credibility and the moral high ground as soon as you […]

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  • Quick Hack to Improve Stress

    Posted on August 30, 2016 by in Blog

    For most of us, stress is inevitable. Stress is a behavioural adjustment to change and we need a little bit of stress in our lives. Stress gives us an adrenaline boost and acts as a source of motivation. However, when stress mounts to the extent that we feel overwhelmed by our daily routines, this is […]

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  • Brené Brown on Empathy

    Posted on August 24, 2016 by in Blog

    What is the difference between Empathy & Sympathy? How can we create a genuine empathic connection with others? Sometimes it can be hard to know! This beautifully animated RSA short with Dr Brené Brown explains. Brené Brown Topic on Youtube

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  • The Neuroscience of Emotions

    Posted on August 16, 2016 by in Blog

    What is Emotional Intelligence? Our emotional intelligence is used to measure our ability to understand ourselves and others. This is how we know and regulate our emotions. This can be more valuable than general intelligence due to the benefit it brings to your work and personal relationships! We have broken emotional intelligence down into learnable bites. […]

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  • Jealousy Has Destroyed Many Good Relationships

    Posted on August 8, 2016 by in Blog

    The Green-Eyed Monster Hides in the corners of an insecure mind and once it surfaces it can become extremely hard to control. Jealousy destroys marriages through creating a pool of anger and resentment that slowly begins to divide partners. The misery felt by spouses can be difficult to deal with, as well as the impacts […]

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  • Confident not Conceited – How to avoid coming across Arrogant

    Posted on August 1, 2016 by in Blog

    Sometimes people fear that by acknowledging their strengths they will come over as conceited.  Occasionally people approach Birmingham Counselling Services because they are confused and wary about acknowledging their positive aspects.  Some thoughts on this issue are contained in this article. If you have confidence in yourself you generally know when to trust your own […]

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  • Do You Have a Stress Addiction?

    Posted on July 27, 2016 by in Blog

    People that are addicted to stress ‘thrive under pressure’. They constantly stay late at work and never take time off. When unwinding, they feel bored or agitated. They constantly feel wired and as though they are trapped in a vicious circle. People with stress addictions distance themselves from others and find that their friends and family […]

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