It’s Good to Talk

“Treatment intended to relieve or heal a disorder.” This is the Oxford English Dictionary’s definition of what therapy is and yet if you suggest the idea of therapy or counselling to some and there is often an instant rebuttal or refusal to even entertain the idea. There is a stigma surrounding counselling or therapy which when taken down to…

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How to deal with grief during the Christmas period

If you look around at Christmas time, mostly what you will see is smiling faces, laughter, happiness, perhaps a little over indulgence and someone flustered behind the scenes from trying to get everything done and perfect. What you don’t tend to see or perhaps a better way to put it is don’t want to see is sadness and grief….

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How to help those that are grieving

One of the worst experiences we are faced with in life is loss and bereavement. Some people will be fortunate to have never experienced any kind of grief and unfortunately others are all too familiar with the feelings of loss and bereavement. The Oxford English Dictionary defines grief as “intense sorrow, especially caused by someone’s death.” This is as…

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What is Palliative Care and Why is It Needed?

No-one wants to think about becoming ill or being faced with the harsh reality of mortality. However, if you have been told that you may not get better then you might hear the term Palliative Care mentioned. But what is it? Palliative care is generally for people living with a terminal illness where a cure is no longer possible….

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