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Covid-19 Update

Due to the most recent government advice, Lifeways will be closed from Tuesday 24th March until further notice. We will be answering queries over email info@lifewaystherapycentre.com

If you have any queries regarding arrangements with an individual therapist, please contact them directly. If you are seeking counselling, many of our therapists are continuing talking therapies by phone or through online appointments and so may be able to help you.

The Latest

Lockdown - the positives

During this time of upheaval and change, it is good to remember the beneficial things that have come about recently to contrast with the news we hear on a daily basis.

James Pavitt, Lifeways Manager, reflects on the positives.

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Using Positive Psychology to help you through this tricky time.

Positive Psychology coaching enables individuals to look at their lives as a whole and find ways to use their strengths to build a life where they are thriving and flourishing.
During these uncertain times, this can feel like quite a challenge.

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A Time for Everything – finding wellness during lockdown

Jasmin Earnshaw is a therapist and Bodyworker and Qigong practitioner who brings together breath work, massage and music for wellbeing. Jasmin has a wealth of ideas for those looking for holistic and natural ways to thrive during lockdown. She has teamed up with Clare Cameron, a flower essences practitioner, to suggest resources and practical ways for self-development and wellbeing.

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My first Blog Post, by James, Lifeways Manager

Lifeways' Manager, James, considers some of the reasons why this is the best job of his life.

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I feel like my voice has been shut down!

We are all very aware of Covid19, and read with intent daily about it and see the suffering going on in the world. However, I wanted to acknowledge, others who are still suffering but in a different way. Codependency is a behavioural condition in a relationship where one person enables another person's addiction, poor mental health, immaturity, irresponsibility, or under-achievement.

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Remember the Circle of Control

We are all dealing differently with the current situation and finding our own ways of coping. We asked some of our counsellors to share their thoughts on regulating stress in these strange times. CBT and Emotional Therapeutic Counsellor, Heather Shipley is sticking to watching the news once a day, walking the dog, and dealing with anxiety by remembering the circle of control.

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Help surrounding domestic abuse and sexual violence

Home should be a safe space, but the police are expecting a rise in cases of domestic abuse during the Covid 19 crisis. We have put together a list of local and national helplines for those in crisis as well as organisations providing telephone counselling and support for those dealing with past experiences of abuse and sexual assault.

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My 1st Time At Lifeways

Before our temporary closure, we were joined by Rebecca, a year 8 student undertaking volunteering as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Rebecca likes writing and we thought it would be interesting to see Lifeways through her eyes as a young volunteer, so we asked her to write a blog piece. We think it is rather good and hope you’ll agree!

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Online and phone support during Covid 19

Our therapists are finding ways to support clients through this difficult time through online sessions or phone support. Find out more here.

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Disclaimer

The opinions expressed in the blogs belong solely to the author, and not Lifeways.

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