On Sunday morning I felt like the walking dead because I had only had about 5 hours sleep. As you know the best way to increase your resilience is to get a good night’s sleep. So what happened? Before I
Fear is an emotional state; one of 6 core emotions, and when using Robert Plutchik’s flower model of emotions, fear branches to terror, apprehension, and isolation. When you break down emotions this way it not only gives you a more extensive vocabulary
In August 2011 I found myself in a Polish hospital which was scary enough because all I could say in Polish was hello and can I have a beer. I was bleeding profusely and was told I would need to
Initially when I saw all the information in the media about Coronavirus I was very sceptical because it felt like scare mongering. However the more I read from sources that I trust, the more I find myself feeling the need
At some point I bet you felt that sense of fear that comes from having to sit an exam at school or university. That’s normal but for some it goes so much deeper than that. I was a grade A
When I was young if my father spoke quietly with me and said he was disappointed in me, it had a very powerful effect. I could feel the full weight of his disappointment and felt awful for letting him down.
Jane and her partner were out together for a meal, something that they had been looking forward to for ages. Theirs was a complex relationship as they both had children from previous relationships and so these times together as a
In 2011 public awareness of the importance of mental health got greater awareness when Antonio Horta-Osorio, the Lloyds bank CEO, took eight weeks off with the consent of the board. Anxiety over the precarious position of the bank was affecting
Your daughter (although I use daughter throughout this article it could also be your son) asks to speak with you alone. You go into the living room and within minutes she’s very distressed. She bares her soul, revealing a deep unhappiness.