It’s Good for the Brain

Excerpt from my Facebook page: Dean’s Facebook Page In my role as a psychotherapist, I highlight the merits of physical activity and physical well-being in relation to maintaining positive mental-health. There is much research that evidences how regular exercise, healthy diet and a healthy lifestyle improve cognitive function and increase the ‘happy’ chemicals produced in […]

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Keep It Real

I am a Writer for ‘Parkinson’s Road’ global support community. “Life seems sometimes like nothing more than a series of losses, from beginning to end.  That’s the given.  How you respond to those losses, what you make of what’s left, that’s the part you have to make up as you go.” – Katharine Weber. One […]

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Let’s Get Physical

I am a Writer for ‘Parkinson’s Road’ global support community. Over the last week, I did something rather extraordinary, for me!  I signed up to membership of our local Leisure Centre! I now have access to use of all of the facilities; including gym, pool and the various classes that run from there.  I have […]

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You Are Not Alone

I am a Writer for ‘Parkinson’s Road’, global support community. “Shame derives its power from being unspeakable.” – Brene Brown. As a co-facilitator of a support group and support community for people with Parkinson’s, I see that one of the most difficult aspects for anyone participating, is to disclose personal difficulty.  Whatever we may be […]

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10 Year Landmark!

In 2008, alongside my employed roles, I set up my own practice. This year, I celebrate running my practice for 10 years! I’ve been completely self-employed since 2011. This year, 2018, my practice continues to develop, with the addition of ‘Writing Services’. The ‘Writing Services’ will gradually be grown into the larger aspect of my […]

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You Do What You Believe

Aaron Beck (born 1921) is known for further developing Cognitive Behaviour theory.  I have found that he is known to have developed studies and clinical observations of clients, in the 1960’s, in relation to the treatment of depression. Beck became known for having further developed Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and a ‘Model of Depression’.  The aim […]

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Dear Conservative Govt.

I was shocked, recently, by a decision affecting my mother’s care.  Our lovely Conservative Government and Conservative Local Authority, continues to make the rich in our society richer, while cutting back vital support for the poor and disabled.  Our Prime Minister must have a wooden heart, for Theresa May’s policies are hurting the most vulnerable […]

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