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Values based living (avoiding dead person’s goals)

February 05, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   0 Comments

Do you find yourself talking to yourself in ways that wish for something to be gone? This is especially common, and understandable, in relation to feelings we find uncomfortable. For example do you say to yourself ‘I don’t want to be depressed any more’ or ‘I don’t want to feel like this’? In ACT (Acceptance […]

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“Vulnerability is not weakness” TED by Brene Brown

January 22, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   0 Comments

When we are struggling with some aspect of our lives we can be quick to judge ourselves as not strong enough. This is especially common in those who have achieved great things in their life or career. Seeking help at this point can be an uncomfortable, if important, step to take. This TED talk by […]

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Palliative Care Thoughts

January 20, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   0 Comments

This is an interesting article questioning the nature of dying alone and our cultural narrative which speaks as if this is always an unwelcome possibility. Working in end of life care it does seem that people choose, not infrequently, to die when they have finally been left alone; sometimes to the bewilderment of their family, […]

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Accepting Emotions

January 11, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   0 Comments

It is a truth of human existence that emotions are notoriously difficult to control. This can be a source of great despair when it reaches the point where life becomes difficult as a result; often that is what leads people to seek specialist psychological support. Many people will have a struggle of this kind at […]

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Joining York Clinic for Integrated Healthcare

December 22, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   0 Comments

I will be joining York Clinic for Integrated Healthcare from January 2018.  I previously based my independent practice there for a period of time between 2011 – 2012 before moving my NHS post to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough so it will be good to rejoin the team.  My first appointment information sheets are […]

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