When deciding on an appropriate counsellor or therapist, it can be useful to understand the different therapies they may use. While all can be effective, you may find one approach more appealing than another, or find that some approaches are better for a certain area of counselling than others.
Springtime heralds the arrival of warmer weather, lighter nights and the promise of new life all
around us – embrace the new season by adding some fresh activities to your mindful routine.
The current crisis with the COVID 19 pandemic has caused major changes to our usual daily routine, including social isolation, social distancing, and lockdown for extended periods of time. On top of this the messages we receive from the government and media are often confusing, inconsistent, and quite frankly alarming. Economic insecurity during this turbulent time has also had a severe impact on our home, family, and work life balance.
It’s often said that our closest relationships present us with our greatest challenges in life, so it’s little wonder that family gatherings over the festive season can be fertile ground for tension and conflict.
If you look at the two photos and pretend that they have different faces, which one would you be more drawn to? What thoughts, beliefs and perhaps stereotypes do you have for each?
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a seasonal form of depression sometimes called ‘winter blues’, or ‘winter depression’ and symptoms generally start around autumn/winter time.
The National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia says: “Based on the assessment of the evidence of effectiveness of homeopathy […] there are no health conditions for which there is reliable evidence that homeopathy is effective.”