Working with emotional activation

In the last post, I talked about taking your emotional temperature, which is something I try to practice most days because it isn’t something that comes naturally to me. Nevertheless, I find it invaluable in helping me to notice and work with my emotions. As I have practised noticing my levels of emotional activation, I … Continue reading Working with emotional activation

Working with intrusive thoughts

It is all too easy to get caught up in an endless loop of thinking about things, particularly if you are feeling anxious, depressed or lonely.  These might be thoughts about a social situation or event, career plans, a mistake that just keeps playing on your mind or even persistent self-criticism.  Thoughts and emotions can … Continue reading Working with intrusive thoughts

5 ways to address depression, apathy and staying in bed

Anyone that has experienced a significant bout of depression is probably all too aware of just how difficult it can be to do seemingly simple things like getting out of bed, showered and dressed. Bed can feel like the one place that you're in control of. It can give a sense of comfort. Frankly, the … Continue reading 5 ways to address depression, apathy and staying in bed