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Each month we are encouraging our bloggers to write about a themed topic. The topic for November is 'Self Care'.

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Mindfulness is helping me expand my recovery experience. I have a tendency to recoil from the uncomfortable, and then dive downwards into despair. Mindfulness is helping me recogni...
Posted by
Alis
11th Jun 2015
Mindfulness accepts what is. If I can allow myself to be in the present moment, there is the possibility of recognising my thoughts, emotions and behaviours. Mental illness like an...
Posted by
Alis
06th Jun 2015
Searching Connection and Structure I absorb the Shocks of the Past, and Into the Present the Chaos Settles My Struggle for Freedom Expanding my Perception Softening my Coarse Edges...
Posted by
Alis
04th Jun 2015
The worse thing about being me is the isolation, the lack of opportunity to connect with others. Even if I force myself to enter into a room of other people, or make the effort to ...
Posted by
Alis
02nd Jun 2015
The sessions I had with a CBT therapist helped me to expand my awareness, perceptions, experiences and respect for both myself and for others. Much of my past experiences of therap...
Posted by
Alis
01st Jun 2015
I just had 12 sessions of cbt. It was sort of useful. But the therapist thought I had too much stuff. So it ended up being a bit futile. I worked really hard, but left feeling defe...
Posted by
Alis
29th May 2015
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