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Therapies

Therapies It’s often clear to me that a lot of people have no idea between different Psychological therapies.  It shouldn't be this way. It’s like choosing your grocery shopping, if you don’t know what an item is, you’re unlikely to…
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Nurse

My day to day job….what do I do? Dish out medication?  Talk to Doctors?  Run around? Well, something I want to try and debunk with knowledge and information is some of the taboo that is connected to mental health and how to access…
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Fitness Classes

Fitness classes I have learned through my own fitness life and experiences of being out of fitness and getting back into it that I do actually know a lot of stuff in fitness. Maybe you think I am big headed?  But the reason I know a lot of…
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Find Your Daily Happy - Even In Nursing

Hashtag nurse So I hashtag nursing all the time….why? Because it is a tough job that has little reward and I kind of want people to know that I am working really hard! Both in nursing but also trying to build a business in fitness and health. I…
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Anxiety

Anxiety Oxford Dictionary – ‘A feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome.  As a mental health nurse and having trained in psychoanalytic observation, I like to think that I am quite good at reading…
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Depre-shhhh-ion

Depression - ‘Generally, a mood state characterized by a sense of inadequacy, a feeling of despondency, a decrease in activity or reactivity, pessismism, sadness and related symptoms’ Reber and Reber (Psychology Dictionary). Depression…
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Fitness Without A Face

You may notice from my instagram that until recently, I did not have my face in any of my pictures.  https://powex.co.uk/about-melissa/ of course gives you a bit more about me: Why no face you may ask…. Well this is for a number of…
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Mental Health

The World Health Organisation (2014 online) depicts mental health clearly as ‘A state of well being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully,…
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Fitness is Therapy - Read with Caution

Ok – I’m going straight in with the negative.  First point.  Fitness is not therapy. I’m starting to see this message being posted across social media and it worries me.  I have spent 10 years working in mental health with incredibly…
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PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder -  ‘a psychological condition, characterized by anxiety, withdrawal, and a proneness to physical illness, that may follow a traumatic experience’ (Oxford dictionary.) PTSD was initially identified…