• 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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  • Dating with Confidence

    Posted on July 18, 2016 by in Blog

    A first date can be a nerve-wracking experience for many people. After all, you could be meeting your future partner. You might be feeling very vulnerable. The point of dating is usually to get to know someone else on an intimate level, or at least to begin the process.  Normally we want to make a […]

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  • Self Appreciation – The Flip Side of Self Compassion

    Posted on July 14, 2016 by in Blog

    “Sometimes it’s more difficult to see what’s right about ourselves than what’s wrong. For some of us even thinking about our positive traits makes us uncomfortable. Praise and compliments can make us squirm, and we often don’t know how to respond without self-consciousness. Flattery feels a lot better than insults, of course, but how many […]

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  • How to Avoid the Trap of Self-Improvement

    Posted on July 14, 2016 by in Blog

    Recognise the Inner Critic who Wants Nothing to do with Self Compassion   “The judging mind can always find something that isn’t quite right, particularly when it’s looking from this nebulous thing called “self.” We tend to get the standards by which we judge ourselves by looking around and comparing ourselves to others. But if […]

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  • What Are The Symptoms of Low Self-Esteem

    Posted on July 3, 2016 by in Blog

    People with low self-esteem rarely live their lies to the full. They distance themselves from others, and are thus denied love and support. They rarely, if ever, make full use of their abilities. Instead, they end up brooding about the injustices of life. Such people are a loss to themselves, their family and to society. […]

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