Author: John Belchamber

Mental Health and Workplace Productivity

Mental Health and Workplace Productivity: A Vital Connection The importance of mental health cannot be overstated. Mental wellness significantly impacts workplace productivity, influencing everything from an individual’s creativity and decision-making skills to their overall job performance and satisfaction. Understanding this connection is crucial for both employees and employers aiming to foster a healthy, productive workplace. […]

Coping with Major Life Changes

Coping with Major Life Changes: Navigating Significant Life Transitions Life is a journey marked by constant change, and while some changes are anticipated and welcome, others can be unexpected and challenging. Major life transitions such as divorce, relocation, or career changes can bring about a whirlwind of emotions and uncertainties. Navigating these transitions requires resilience, […]

The Power of Psychological Safety

The Power of Psychological Safety: Fostering Trust and Innovation in Teams In the fast-paced world of work, where collaboration and innovation are key, creating a culture of psychological safety is more important than ever. Coined by Harvard Business School professor Amy Edmondson, psychological safety refers to the belief that one will not be penalised or […]

Top Ten Questions About Going to Counselling

Seeking counselling can be a daunting but incredibly rewarding step towards better mental health. However, it’s normal to have questions about the process. Here are the top ten questions people often ask about going to counselling: 1. What is counselling? Counselling is a professional service that helps people cope with emotional or psychological issues. It […]

Nurturing Self-Care in a Complex World

Nurturing Self-Care in a Complex World: Strategies for Balance and Well-being In our fast-paced, interconnected world, the demands of work, family, and personal life can often feel overwhelming. It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle, leaving little time for self-care. However, prioritising your well-being is essential for maintaining balance and resilience […]

What Lies Beneath Anger?

What Lies Beneath Anger: Understanding the Emotions Beneath the Surface Anger is a powerful and often misunderstood emotion. It can flare up suddenly, seemingly out of nowhere, or simmer beneath the surface for a long time before erupting. While anger itself is a natural response to certain situations, what lies beneath it can be complex […]

Mindful Eating

Mindful Eating: A Practice for Nourishing the Body and Mind In our fast-paced world, meals are often rushed affairs, eaten on the go or in front of screens, with little attention paid to the food or the act of eating. This lack of mindfulness not only diminishes our enjoyment of food but also impacts our […]

The Struggle Switch

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a form of psychotherapy that encourages individuals to embrace their thoughts and feelings rather than fighting against them. Within ACT is the concept of “The Struggle Switch,” which refers to the tendency to resist or struggle against unwanted thoughts, emotions, or experiences. This concept plays a crucial role in […]

Person-Centred Counselling: Empowering Growth and Healing

Counselling is often seen as a journey of self-discovery and healing, a process that aims to support individuals through difficult times and empower them to make positive changes in their lives. One approach that has gained significant recognition for its effectiveness is Person-Centred Counselling. Developed by psychologist Carl Rogers in the 1940s and 1950s, Person-Centred […]