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Talking to your children when Trauma strikes.

Trauma is what for the system cannot take in When something traumatic happens there are rings of effect to those who are immediately impacted by the event; those who are friends and loved ones; those who are psychologically close and  identify with the people involved In
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Most modern of Fairy Tales

The Magic Fairy heard her shout Appearing in a blaze of light She said, my dear are you alright “All right” cried Cindy can't you see I feel as rotten as can be                                           Roald Dahl, 
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Warring parents at Christmas

“It's beginning to look a lot like ChristmasToys in every store But the purdy-est sight to see Is the holly that will be on your own front door” The sing song background music,the image of the wreath bedecked front door opening to welcoming hugs and warmth is the dream
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Sober Chaperones

Since the #metoo movement,behaviours in the workplace have come under intense scrutiny and  now with the Christmas period upon us some companies have taken the pre-emptive step of issuing guidelines to staff ahead of time to avoid the pitfalls and the scandals that can ensue 
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Christmas pressures!

There are so many pressures around Christmas and many of them relate to  the extended time with family, without the punctuation of work It's important to think ahead of time about how you're going to handle these situations that you know to be difficult I recently answered a
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The Christmas Party

HAVE A CHRISTMAS PARTY THAT IS MEMORABLE FOR ALL THE RIGHT REASONS!    The season to be JOLLY at the Christmas  Party is upon us The prosecco is chilled and the party dresses are ready    Who is hot, good fun and a "disaster" gets redefined in every
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TALK ABOUT THE “GOOD STUFF” BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!

Many breakups could be avoided by taking the simple step of sitting down, together as a couple, to do a regular review rather than waiting until problems overwhelm Marriage and all relationships are a complex mix of shifting needs and desires and functions against a backdrop of
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BE GRATEFUL- GO ON, GO ON!

The research is so strong and unambiguous on the positive effects of  grateful thinking that many clinicians, like myself have applied it directly to their work, by asking clients to make a written note of three things that they have been appreciative of that day and to give
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The Job of Life – 70’s 80′

The reality is older people are getting smarter richer and healthier every day Ageing is no longer about sitting in a rocking chair Older people skydive, travel, cycle and get tattoos, have a love life, even new partners So don't consign yourself, if you are over 70, or anyone
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The Sixties – Job of Life

Sixties - New Horizons Is it the beginning of old age I prefer the term Senior It implies knowing more and having more experience That is what sixty is about The truth is all of life is a transition We are all Pioneers on our own journey You  have never been here
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