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Self talk: how to be kind to yourself

Sounds simple, but we know in practise it can be really tricky. We’re often our harshest critic. It’s time to change the way you talk to yourself, and we can help get you started. 

Kick the habit

Think back to the last time you made a cup of tea. Can you remember turning the kettle on? Stirring your brew? Binning the teabag? Probably not, but that’s ok.  

How fear can hold you back

Everyone knows what it’s like to be filled with fear. We feel it emotionally and physically and it’s not pleasant. So why does fear occur when we try to change for the better and what can we do about it? 

What is emotional wellbeing? 

Just like we have physical health, we have emotional and mental health, but we tend not to notice it unless we become unwell. Find out why emotional wellbeing is just as important as physical wellbeing and what can affect it. 

Do you self-medicate your mental health with alcohol?

Drinking alcohol is not only accepted across many cultures, it’s encouraged. Readily available during celebrations and commiserations and a fixture in many homes, using it to manage feelings isn’t uncommon. 

How to start meditation

Welcome to part 1 of 3, of our guide on how to start meditation with help from our Stop Smoking Advisor, Arjun. The ideas and philosophies of meditation (and mindfulness) are demanding lots of attention here in the West. You may have seen the terms in magazines, the news or perhaps your favourite celebrity practice […]