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Gratitude or Causal everyday magic

Today’s blog is about finding things to be grateful for, whatever situation we find ourselves in. It has been expertly written by Phoebe Crook, Assistant Psychologist at Headspace Guildford. Following on from last week’s blog post about looking after yourself, I wanted to focus on casual everyday magic. I cannot remember exactly where I came […]

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Lockdown Patience

Today’s blog has been written by Phoebe Crook, Assistant Psychologist at Headspace Guildford. It’s about Patience during lockdown but will be just as relevant in the times beyond lockdown too. Stuck at home with your children and feeling frustrated? Is lockdown making you lose patience? This week we will focus on patience and how you […]

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Lockdown exhaustion

Today’s blog has been written by Headspace Guildford’s Assistant Psychologist Phoebe Crook Today’s blog post is going to discuss lockdown exhaustion. At the time of writing the UK has been on lockdown for over 6 weeks. Undeniably nobody could have anticipated this and there is no way to know how much longer this might go […]

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Not there yet: Finding our way to a new normal

It sometimes takes a while to publish a peer reviewed paper. It has been so with one of my papers. Having written this journal article in 2010 it was finally published in 2020. This feels all the more poignant as the title is ‘…finding the way to a new normal’ and it was published just […]

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The NHS: Not perfect, but amazing

When I’m not working at Headspace Guildford, I work at St George’s Hospital in London. More of my time and headspace has been there in recent weeks, because of coronavirus. I am proud to work for the NHS, but not just because of the times we find ourselves in. I’ve always been proud to work […]

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Hang in there: We are in this together

Today’s blog has been written by Headspace Guildford’s very own Assistant Psychologist, Phoebe Crook. The weeks of lockdown are slowly turning into months and there has been a realisation that things may not go back to normal for a while. At present you might feel disconnected from people and this is totally understandable. The initial […]

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Getting through lockdown: Managing yourself

Today’s blog has been written by Phoebe Crook, Assistant Psychologist at Headspace Guildford. We know there are many challenges at this time, and many things out of our control. But we also know that looking after ourselves and taking responsibility for what we can manage can help look after our mental health. Here’s what Phoebe […]

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Using books in times of uncertainty – help for children and teens

Today’s blog has been written by the brilliant Phoebe Crook, Assistant Psychologist at Headspace Guildford In the current circumstances you might have more time on your hands. Whilst it is okay to watch the TV to distract yourself, it might be useful to try other avenues of distraction. A simple and effective distraction technique is […]

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Using mindful strategies with yourself and your child

Today’s blog is written by the wonderful Phoebe Crook, Assistant Psychologist at Headspace Guildford. Both you and your child might be feeling anxious due to the uncertainty of the world at the moment. It is important to recognise when you might be feeling too overwhelmed and anxious. Are you struggling to focus on a task? […]

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3 weeks into lockdown…

This week’s blog is guest-written by Phoebe Crook, Assistant Psychologist at Headspace Guildford. Thanks Phoebe! Whilst we may have been in lock down for nearly 3 weeks now, it is still perfectly normal to feel lost and unmotivated. Every day we are bombarded with more information, most of which isn’t positive. So naturally anxiety during […]

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