Client Story: Little Miss Nervous

A lovely story from our 9 year old client.   Once upon a time there was a girl named Sophie. One day she got very nervous, and then a little girl appeared in her stomach. The little girl in her stomach made her feel even more nervous, so even when she was having fun she still felt nervous. The little …

Narrative Therapy

Narrative Therapy, as explained by Sekneh Beckett (MAPS)

“Every time we ask a question, we’re generating a possible version of a life.” – David Epston   “The problem is the problem, the person is not the problem.” – Michael White and David Epston Narrative Therapy Recent movement in the neuropsychotherapy field examine the positive significance of engaging with peoples’ ‘narratives’ to benefit therapeutic outcomes. For example, Seigel & Bryson (2011) …

Exercise by prescription Q&A – meet Longevity, one of our partners

Why does our partnership make perfect sense?  Longevity’s team of Accredited Exercise Physiologists prescribe bespoke exercise as medicine for both the treatment and prevention of disease particularly mental health, by working together for a collaborative approach to treating and managing mental health issues. As part of a treatment plan research shows us that exercise can make a positive difference to …

Mindfulness and Meditation Q&A – meet Janelle

Meet Janelle   How were you introduced to meditation? Many years ago when I was working in a corporate job I met someone who was doing meditation classes and I signed up with the same teacher. I had been curious about learning to meditate but it wasn’t as popular back then, actually it was probably thought of as a bit …

Wise words from a client

SEK: I wonder what tips you would offer other young folks about switching the ‘staying relaxed’ gear to automatic? Wise words from client at Northpsych: For advice I’d just ask them to consider what the consequences of not staying alert will be, usually there’s nothing to worry about. Sometimes people think that things will go wrong if they get complacent, but …

Client Poem, Choosing to be better

You choose to love yourself for who you are. You choose to be beautiful in your own skin without being self-conscious. You choose to gain self-confidence. You choose to stop comparing yourself to others/ being judgemental in regards to weight. You choose to live life to the fullest. You choose to think rationally/clearly to make wise decisions. You choose to …

Eating your words

Eating your words

  Many people would know the feeling of being bossed around by food… By the apparently 200+ food decisions we each make on average per day. How about that tub or packet of whatever that is calling out to you, sapping your energy every minute you try to resist it?   Lately I’ve been noticing the language we use to …