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A problem shared is a problem halved

This is a saying my Mum used to say to me that I find myself saying to my own daughters. I love the simple concept that just talking about a problem makes the load we carry feel a little lighter. Not by solving or fixing the problem, simply through sharing it. There is such power that can come...

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Relief and Recovery as our starting point for a revolution

I’ve been talking a big game of late. About the need for no less than a revolution in the health and social sectors at a time when our energy and wellbeing reserves are depleted. Whilst the challenges are seemingly mammoth in proportions and change is invariably slow and incremental, it can...

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The case for a revolution

Burnout has certainly become a topic of interest in recent times. It is palpable in workplaces, accentuated and brought into stark light during the COVID-19 pandemic but real and present well before the virus infiltrated our services, our communities and our lives.

Despite burnout being first...

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The ‘R’ word

I have spoken with many people working in the health and social sectors about burnout, wellbeing and resilience in recent times. There’s push-back on the term ‘resilience’ - it’s even been described as ‘the ‘R’ word’ – a term that should not...

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Check your expectations

 

I’d like to share with you a piece of prose (author unknown) and invite you to reflect on how you are travelling at present:

If you can start the day without caffeine or pep pills

If you can be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains

If you can resist complaining and boring people with...

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It’s okay to not be okay

 

This blog is the final in a six-week series focussed on simple, quick techniques that have been proven to reduce stress. Every single one can be done in 60 to 90 seconds and can bring some relief at an incredibly challenging time and when you are time poor.

Week 6 – Give yourself...

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The power of thank you

 

This blog is the fifth in a six-week series focussed on simple, quick techniques that have been proven to reduce stress. Every single one can be done in 60 to 90 seconds and can bring some relief at an incredibly challenging time and when you are time poor.

Week 5 – A simple act of...

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Meaningful connections in short moments in your day

 

This blog is the fourth in a six-week series focussed on simple, quick techniques that have been proven to reduce stress. Every single one can be done in 60 to 90 seconds and can bring some relief at an incredibly challenging time and when you are time poor.

Week 4 – Transforming...

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Fill your GAS tank

 

This blog is the third in a six-week series focussed on simple, quick techniques that have been proven to reduce stress. Every single one can be done in 60 to 90 seconds and can bring some relief at an incredibly challenging time and when you are time poor.

Week 3 – Fill your GAS...

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As simple as 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

 

This blog is the second of a six-week series focussed on simple, quick techniques that have been proven to reduce stress. Every single one can be done in 60 to 90 seconds and can bring some relief at an incredibly challenging time and when you are time poor.

Week 2 – Mindfulness of...

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