At the heart of the struggle with Bulimia Nervosa is an extreme focus and worry about weight and body shape, with a person’s sense of self and judgements of self-worth dependant on achieving a particular body shape and weight ideals. Thoughts often involve themes of low self-esteem; being dissatisfied with body image and need for perfection. A person with bulimia can experience cognitive distortions very intensely and frequently: All or Nothing Thinking e.g. “I can eat the whole box of chocolates or none at all” Overgeneralisation e.g. “When I ate carbohydrates I was fat, so I can’t eat them at all” Magnification or minimisation e.g. “If others notice I’ve gained weight, I can’t go out” Disqualifying the positives: “When they say I look healthy, they really […]
There are a variety of self-help strategies for depression you can explore to support you in dealing with depression. Depression You may be suffering depression if you have felt sad, empty or hopeless or lost interest or pleasure in usual activities for a period of two weeks or more along with a number of other symptoms such as: • Significant changes in weight, either weight gain or weight loss or changes in appetite • Sleep problems • Feeling tired all the time • Feeling worthless or guilty • Difficulty concentrating or making decisions • Suicidal thoughts, ‘life’s not worth living’ Self-help strategies for depression: 1. Try one of the freely available computer interventions for help with depression giving you the flexibility of working through […]
If you are suffering panic attacks, you are not alone! At least 5% of the population have experienced panic attacks. There may be many more people who never tell anyone about their attacks. This blog is sharing some good news!
“Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered” Dr Suess In the ideal world how do you want your child to remember you; what you have been to them in their life and what you have stood for as a person? Parenting mindfully helps you to slow down and experience being with your child. It involves bringing your purposeful awareness to the present moment with your child with an attitude of openness and curiosity. When being fully present with your child you are more able to appreciate them for the unique person they are, even in their worst moments. Mindful parenting assists you in letting go of unhelpful thoughts about your child or worries about what other people may think […]