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Feeling Fancy!

Today I want to share with you my guest blog post for the lovely Lauren Sapala.

I feel very honoured and special to be included on Lauren’s blog so thank you Lauren!

Read my article here!

https://laurensapala.com/an-inf-happy-ending/

Can Kindness really cure?

It’s World Mental Health Day… here’s my take on it

Sarah Terry is a School Counsellor and Author who works in Central England. Her interests include Counselling and Psychology, Personality Types, walking and Yoga and Meditation. Find out more here

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Is your cup half empty or half full? Time to re-evaluate!

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Is your cup half empty or half full? Time to re-evaluate!

Are you finding it hard to view your cup as anything but half empty at the moment?

There seems to be a real feeling of despair as we approach Christmas, a typically fun and social time of the year. Families are deciding who makes the Christmas day “cut”. Farmers are putting Turkeys on diets to keep them small enough for 6 and retailers and the leisure industries are bracing themselves for more lean times.

At times like these, it’s worth remembering just how well off we really are in much of the World.

We have food in our bellies.

We can still get out and about, even if it doesn’t seem as fun.

We have technology so that we can communicate with loved ones.

So let’s spare a thought for those of us who’s daily struggle is not the fact that they forgot their facemask when they went shopping, or they can only stay out until 10pm in the UK.

Let’s spare a thought for those for whom Covid-19 rules and regulations would be welcome instead of their daily battle for food and safety and freedom.

Start by giving thanks for yourself and try this quick exercise…

Write down 3 things that you are thankful for

Read it and breathe a sigh of relief for exactly where you are right now…cup half full!

Sarah Terry is a School Counsellor and Author who works in Central England. Her interests include Counselling and Psychology, Personality Types, walking and Yoga and Meditation. Find out more here

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“Be Gone Covid-19” – Anxiety Busting Tips

Anxiety – Why do I feel it?

Anxiety – Top Tips for Instant relief

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Anger – 5 Things you need to know!

I know I’ve talked many times about anger but it remains one of the most popular issues faced by my clients.

For this reason, I’ve decided to give you a re-boot, re-fresh, whatever you care to call it with my top 5 things you should know about anger. Here goes…

  1. Anger is a physical reaction to a thought or feeling. It is NOT an emotion. When we say we “feel” angry we are feeling the physical effects of anger, such as clenching fists, headache, clenched stomach and a general need to “fight or flight”. The single best way to deal with this reaction (which is the same as the anxiety reaction) is to BREATHE!!!! Oxygen helps to dilute the hormones that our body has created and helps it to return to normal levels. See my post on breathing techniques here
  2. Anger often comes from a lack of control somewhere in our life. We feel that we are unable to change something and this often makes us feel stuck which can lead to an anger reaction. An example may be where we allow a person or situation to really “get to us” (note the wording here, because we have control as you’ll see later). Address areas of your life where you find yourself getting angry – try and write down what’s bugging you and spend some time analysing why you feel the way you do – don’t forget to be really honest!!
  3. As mentioned before, we are ultimately in control of our own anger. Our anger belongs to US because we create it! Blaming others only serves to re-enforce angry outbursts. This is perhaps the only golden rule of anger if we truly wish to manage it. Until we take responsibility for our anger, it will always be something we are at the mercy of. Take control today by accepting responsibility for your own anger.
  4. Get to know your anger – keep an “anger” diary for 7 days and note when you became angry. Make sure you add as much detail as you can such as time, place, who you were with, had you eaten, etc. After 7 days, track back over the listings and see if you can find any patterns. You may also want to look for key situations, times etc. so you can build a picture.
  5. Remember that anger is GOOD when used as a force for good! We only have to think about campaigns like #BeKind #BlackLivesMatter #MeToo to see that anger, when directed, can be a powerful tool for change. Don’t try to chase your anger away, it’s better to acknowledge it and make friends with it. This way it can be your assertive ally rather than your destructive enemy.

For more about Anger, why not try my short course for just £9.99. You can use it for yourself or as a coaching tool when working with others.

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Sarah Terry is a School Counsellor and Author who works in Central England. Her interests include Counselling and Psychology, Personality Types, walking and Yoga and Meditation. Find out more here

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What label are you wearing today?

Anxiety – Top Tips for Instant relief

TRAGEDY!!

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#BeKind…to yourself!

Now, more than ever, we need to make sure that we are kind to each other and that we can provide support to one another too.

After many years of being asked, I’ve decided to merge my two areas of expertise – Counselling and Course design to create an online course for those of you who want to learn exactly how I do what I do!

The Course is Accredited by The International Association of Therapists who I am very proud to be working with and my course is also now available on Udemy at a heavily discounted price for a few hours only!

Check it out BELOW and, if you’re interested, watch out for a very special treat announcement TOMORROW AT 5PM GMT on my Facebook Page (please like my page if you haven’t already!)

NOT TO BE MISSED!!!!!

All Hail Gen-Covid19

After a long, enforced break, I’m (sort of) trying to get back to my normal job of counselling young adults with very mixed results!

Interestingly enough, said teens and young adults don’t seem at all phased by the Global pandemic much beyond the boring few weeks of lockdown where they were unable to see friends in person, forced to stay at home with equally boring parents with nothing to do except eat, watch TV and enjoy the unseasonably good sunshine! (Bummer!)

In most cases, the 6 month gap felt more like 6 days with most picking up where they left off.

This got me thinking…

Have we created too much support for young adults?

Do they automatically seek out support as an easy option instead of solving the problem?

Are parents who are struggling to cope, expecting schools to pick up the miracle working where they left off?

Furthermore, I like to muse on the theory that this situation will create a league of superheroes the like of which we have not seen for a generation

The Corona-Heroes! The extraordinary young adults who, despite missing 6 months of formal education managed to… dare I say it…not only survive but THRIVE!

No, perish the thought!

Sorry, I’ll be back to doom and gloom normal after a brief look at the News

Sarah Terry is a School Counsellor and Author who works in Central England. Her interests include Counselling and Psychology, Personality Types, walking and Yoga and Meditation. Find out more here

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You don’t know what you don’t know…

Attachment-Do we really have a generation of Velcro kids?

Having a little DejaVu? – and an announcement…

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You don’t know what you don’t know…

A saying I picked up from a good friend of mine and it just about sums up the situation of “Unconscious Incompetence” We are incompetent in something but we don’t even know we can’t do it yet! It hasn’t entered our World.

Let’s use the analogy of learning to drive a car…

Unconscious Incompetence – the stage at which we can’t drive and we don’t even know what we need to do to learn how to drive!

Conscious Incompetence – we are still unable (incompetent) to drive but we now realise what we need to do to become a driver!

Conscious Competence – we have now learned the skills (competent) but really have to “think” about what we are doing (turn the music down, I need to concentrate!)

Unconscious Competence – the time when we drive from A-B and don’t even remember how we got there! We are so competent we are unaware of what we need to do, as our sub-conscious does it for us!

Where are you in a particular area of your life? Where do you want to get to?

Unconscious Competence is the tip of the iceberg and Unconscious Incompetence is the power-house of possibility that lies beneath the surface!

If you are finding that you need to explore the depths of your unconscious incompetence, then check out my online courses. In particular, my Accredited Counselling Skills Course which is selling really well…

Online Courses

Sarah Terry is a School Counsellor and Author who works in Central England. Her interests include Counselling and Psychology, Personality Types, walking and Yoga and Meditation. Find out more here

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Having a little DejaVu? – and an announcement…

Hello all you lovely people!

Today’s offering is a video which is part of the personality types series. Today we talk about the differences between Intuitives and Sensors. Which one are you?

I’m also excited to announce that my new ACCREDITED online course “Counselling Skills with a Young Adult Specialism” will be ready for release soon! Keep an eye out as places are limited!

FIND OUT MORE HERE

And in the meantime, enjoy…

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Counselling Skills Accredited Online Course!

During the past few months we have all been through lots of changes. As a counsellor, I have seen big changes in the way I have had to work.

I have also had lots of enquiries from friends and colleagues who have been thinking about their careers and may want to add another string to their bow.

It is for this reason that I have written a counselling course which can be taught and assessed online!

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Not only that, the course will be accredited by an independent international body that specialises in accrediting holistic courses taught online.

The course, entitled “Acquire Develop and Practice Counselling Skills with a Young Adult Specialism” will be based on the first course I took in Counselling. The NCFE Level 3 Diploma. This course helped me to understand the mechanics and challenges of counselling and helped me fall in love with it.

I have added the Young Adult Specialism as this is the area I have seen the highest demand in. Further specialisms will include Mindfulness, Coaching, Personality Types and more.

There are many counselling courses available online, some better than others! Obviously this one is amazing!

This course is delivered via pre-recorded video with exercises and assignments added in. The course will last for 25 weeks. You will get email support from me and one 40 minute zoom session at a point in the course to suit you!

CHECK IT OUT HERE!!!

If that’s not enough, you will also get access to my online course aimed at Young Adults dealing with Anxiety for free! You can use this as a learning tool, a mentoring tool whatever!

I believe that counselling practice properly starts when you begin to use the skills you have learned. That is why the course involves lots of reflection and practice which you can upload for assessment. I also believe that learning should take place in a safe, non-judgemental and supportive setting, which is why I have decided to restrict each accredited learning qualification group to 15.

I will shortly be releasing dates for the beginning of the first group so if you want to register your interest, please do so here

You may want to register your interest quickly to avoid disappointment!

So if you want to learn a new skill and help yourself and others, please get in touch!

Learn to love Pandemic Life!

As we enter a new age, a new beginning, a new normal; we can’t help but reflect and assess how, not only our lives but our World has changed!

When I did my counselling training many years ago, there were very strict rules around how counselling should be administered, where it should take place etc.

Until even the last few months, in my work in a school as a counsellor, the rules were made for a pre-pandemic World.

Human contact became a bad thing. Separation became the new way of showing love.

Face coverings, until now had been seen as a bad thing and had been discouraged. Now they are compulsory.

In a year which so far has seen a global campaign asking us to #bekind in tandem with a cry to end racist hate crimes, how do we know where we stand?

Our young adults will grow up with a range of words and phrases we only learned in adulthood…

R-number, Covid, Social Distancing, Self-isolating, Lockdown, Zoom, Support Bubbles, Covidiot…and many more

I have adapted my counselling to an online service, which to my surprise has worked really well. We adapt, we move on.

As I prepare for a return to school at the end of the summer, I will be sharing the apprehensions of my co-workers and my students. We are all in this together and together, we will find a way to get through it. In fact, we already are!

I will be endorsing the message to my Young Adults that Covid-19 will be written in the history books along with The Ancient Pyramids, The Plague, World Wars 1 and 2, The Great Fire of London, the list goes on.

And so that makes us all special!

We are all part of the time when a virus brought the Modern World to a halt!

Technology couldn’t help, weapons couldn’t help.

The only thing that helped was being human.

It’s something we can never fully explain to anyone who has not been through it, and when we talk about Lockdown Hair styles and Zoom Quiz Fridays, we will all raise a smile because we will “know”

Sarah Terry is a School Counsellor and Author who works in Central England. Her interests include Counselling and Psychology, Personality Types, walking and Yoga and Meditation. Find out more here

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Where is Your Boat Heading?

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