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Guest Article: The Empathy Ingredient: The Gift of the Trauma-Wise

In this article written by Lisa Precious of Smiley Blue, we look at the importance of developing Empathy.  Trust can blossom when we connect with people who, perhaps like me, have known adversity and broken. The individuals who have worked through their trauma are some of the strongest, most resilient people you could ever wish to …

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Reality, Inception, and the Powers That Be

In the intricate tapestry of human experience, reality is a fragile and subjective construct, intricately woven from the threads of our perceptions. Just as an artist manipulates paint on canvas to evoke a specific vision, individuals and institutions sculpt the essence of what we perceive as real. Christopher Nolan’s 2010 film Inception delves deeply into …

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Emotional Regulation & Resilience Training versus MHFA

In 1998 I was at my lowest point. My best mate had shot himself in the head a few months previously and thankfully had survived. I was getting divorced, losing my job and my house and had lost the ability to manage my emotional state. This had a hugely detrimental effect on my physical health …

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Emotional & Psychological Resilience in Human Performance

In the nuanced fabric of personal and professional existence, one might consider the prospect of holding a thread of subtle yet steadfast quality, which intertwines the spheres of proficient performance, emotional equilibrium, and steadfast determination. As you find yourself at the threshold of a significant journey, we extend an invitation to explore the grounded realm …

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Breathing is an automatic bodily function, we can also regulate it.

Research has shown that purposeful breathing can have positive effects on the nervous and cardiovascular systems, subsequently influencing our physical and mental well-being. By intentionally slowing down our breathing, we can invoke the calming ‘rest and digest’ reaction orchestrated by the parasympathetic nervous system. Methods such as Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training (IMST) and mindful deep …

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The Consequences of Unregulated Emotions.

Unregulated emotions can have significant consequences on our relationships with family, friends, colleagues, employers, and clients. When our emotions are unregulated, they can often manifest in extreme or uncontrolled ways, leading to negative outcomes and strained connections. Let’s explore some of the consequences of unregulated emotions and how they can impact our relationships: To mitigate …

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Preventative Mental Health Programs in the Workplace

Abstract: This short summary paper explores the significance of implementing preventative mental health programs in the workplace. It discusses the efficacy of these programs, their return on investment, the practicalities involved, and the most effective measures for fostering mental well-being among employees. The paper underscores the need for organisations to prioritise mental health in order …

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