Don’t put people in boxes

A dove in a hole

It will help you all get on together It’s common in groups and particularly in families for adults and children to fall into roles that become increasingly stuck. For example one parent or carer might be seen as the disciplinarian and the other the soft one; one child might be viewed as the clever one and another, the one that gets […]

Communicate better in families & groups

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Know the impact of your non-verbal and verbal communication on each other What people say generally accounts for 20-50% of what we communicate, the rest is down to body language. When family relationships are going through difficulties family members tend to talk less so it’s really important to be more aware of how you communicate […]

Choose people who are good for you

A group of people sitting on a wall

Being with some people makes us feel better. Being with others can make us feel worse. The exercise helps you assess a relationship you’re not sure about and suggests an assertiveness technique you can use to help improve the relationship.   If you think a friend, partner/girl/boyfriend is making you feel low in mood when […]

Lift your mood

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A mood diary helps you monitor and track your feelings. Quite soon you’ll be able to spot patterns because you’re scoring how you feel and linking it to what you do. You’ll become aware of what makes you feel happier and what doesn’t. For instance when your scores indicate a downturn in mood you can […]