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Ghosting, bread-crumbing, cloaking, and EMGs

Social media may be able to bring people together, and it may be able to help them stay in touch.  But it’s also the case that it can enable bad behaviour in new and fresh ways as well.  And ghosting, bread-crumbing, cloaking, and EMGs are all these.

Flow states

Many of us have been lucky enough to chance across an experience where everything just seems to flow, and perhaps even seems effortless. Unsurprisingly those times are really good for us – so how can we make them happen more often?

Values – are yours hurting you?

Living in accordance with your values is often the final step in the therapeutic process.  But what if living in line with them could make you miserable?

Childhood fears – 6 tips for talking to children

Being left alone: the dark; dogs; clowns; injections; school; and, of course, the monster under the bed.  Perhaps you recognise your own childhood fears in there.  But how can you talk to your children about theirs?

Your weekend lie-in – is it helping?

Most of us enjoy the thought of a lie-in at the weekends – jobs and children and animals allowing of course.  But do they actually help us?  Or could they be making things worse?

Sleep texting – what’s that about?

Sleep texting? Surely that’s got to be a made-up story? And if it isn’t what on earth is going on?

5 steps to greater optimism

Our ‘internal conversation’ is perhaps the greatest influence on our day-to-day lives – but what if you’re stuck listening to a nay-saying pessimist? The good news is that optimism is a skill that can be learned.

Revision – 6 tips to help children

Revision isn’t just a chance for children to get ready for exams – it’s a chance for them to learn how to cope with pressure, and to develop their emotional resilience. So how can you help them best?

4 tips for childrens’ screen time

Screen time for children is an increasing public health issue, with potential links to increased obesity, sleep problems, and effects on social and learning skills. To help parents the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has published their first ever guidelines .

5 tips for greater gratitude

Gratitude is having a bit of a moment, with on-line courses and printed ‘gratitude journals’ freely available and strongly marketed. However, there is evidence of a real association between increasing gratitude and increasing wellbeing.