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Blog Entries from May 2016

Did you know that we have two completely different ways of thinking? One is automatic, fast and unconscious; the other is the complete opposite.

To understand this, answer the following questions. 1. Mary had a little ……..? 2. Roses are red and violets are ………..? 3. Blondes have more …………? 4. What is 54 times 37?

Imagine a medical epidemic, like mumps or flu, which affected one in four people and left the sufferers in distress, discomfort and affected their ability to get on with their day. And now, in this imaginary situation, consider that half of the people affected were reluctant to seek help for their suffering.

Most of us rarely get through a week without feeling angry. It’s part of being human. We can get wound up by the antics of others, by the things that get in our way, by the fact that life isn’t fair, or by people being disrespectful. The feeling of anger isn’t really a problem. It’s what we do with it that sometimes gets us into trouble.

Guest Author - Sarah Counter, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with Outlook South West

Have you wondered why cows have 4 stomachs?  They belong to a group of animals called ‘ruminants’. They ‘chew the cud’ and go through several processes to repeatedly break down their complex food sources. They are what is known as ‘ruminates’.