Solo walk for health – Week 1 (Badocks Wood, Greenway Centre Walking group)

How much things can change in a week. I said goodbye to everyone last week and uttered the words 'see you next week' Accept I now won't be seeing everyone 'next week' as the group is now on hold due to the Corona Virus. I have been walking with a Walk for Health walking group …

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Endings in mental health treatment

This week I've been thinking about the endings of connections in mental health services. I've experienced one ending last week which didn't go well and will be having a further ending this week. In mental health care relationships are often built between patients and professionals. As a patient you may see someone regularly and may …

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Mindful photography at Westonbirt – an exhibition.

I've written about Westonbirt Arboretum many times on this blog. We joined as members nearly 2 years ago now. I've taken my camera with me on each visit and rather than take some of the stereotypical photos of landscapes (which still have a good place in photography) I've tried capture the detail of the Arboretum, …

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The power of a factory reset

Yesterday was a horrible day, everything felt like it had fallen into piles of tiny pieces. It took a long time to calm myself. When something distressing happens I can often hold it for some time, running it over and over on repeat, the painful feelings conducting my behaviors, like an errant orchestra. In a …

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Mindful photography

Before I had my most recent period of being acutely unwell from the results of having an eating disorder I had started studying for an online course. I'd had to extend my deadlines a number of times due to my health. It was distressing me that I still hadn't completed it, so as part of …

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