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Mental Health Emergency

Maybe you have had an experience of what this looks like.  Or, maybe you haven't? The key word to have in mind if you see or feel unsure about someone in a mental health emergency is: SAFE. Phrases for a mental health emergency: ARE YOU…
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Why Identify Emotion?

Emotions move and change - Emotions are a constant continuum of shifts, changes and movement.  Hopefully you have found a way to simplify the words you are using at home to identify your feelings.  See previous blog…https://powex.co.uk/emotions At…
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Emotions

Emotional language How many words do you think you can give to one emotion? Well, that’s an interesting question isn’t it, because do we really know what ‘emotions’ are in the most simplest form?   TASK Use a diary/paper/pen/notes…
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How to work out?!

Basics Warm up. Have a workout game plan. Cool down. Simple?! I didn’t think so. My main tips for working out are going to be broken down into different sections.  A ‘warm up’ can look like a lot of things. From a gentle…
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How to be Mindful

Being mindful can be done in a variety of ways: Lets start with Chocolate - Mindful participation - This is a great one.  Chocolate!   Challenge - Get a chocolate that has texture in it, or just a piece of chocolate that you…
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Mindfulness Introduction

Mindfulness is: Mindfulness is not a religion.  It is not brain washing.  No magic here. Mindfulness is: Being in the moment you are in. Noticing how you feel in the present moment. Noticing the thoughts that you may have in…
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I haven't slept...HELP!

What to do when you have not had enough sleep? My previous post touches on how to get into good sleep habits.  It is important to think about what 'your normal' is.  As much as a Doctor, nurse, Psychologist can generalise and prescribe what…
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Sleep Hygiene

Why is sleep so important?  Recover Replenish Revive Biologically/physically and mentally, our bodies need sleep.  Anyone who has not had enough sleep may have experienced the following:  Loss of appetite.  Desperate…
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Are you really Listening?

Who am I to tell you? I have worked in the mental health field across London for the last 15 years.  I predominately worked with teenagers and learned ‘on the job’ about how to be a therapeutic listener initially.  Reading about…
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My Postpartum Recovery

My aim on my blog (and in person) is to document my experience and advise what I wish someone had told me when I was pregnant and for my post part recovery.  With my https://powex.co.uk/fit-pregnancy/ blog and this, I aim not to be 'preachy'.…