We hear a lot about bullying in schools, for example, in relation to Kate Middleton’s experiences as a young teenager. Many parents are aware of the possibility that their child may experience bullying, and schools are required to have procedures to deal with the problems that arise. Bullying in the workplace is also well recognised, […]
Do you have a problem saying “no”? When your boss asks you to work late, and you’d rather go home and watch TV with a glass of wine, do you say “yes” when you mean “no”? Do you find it hard to directly refuse a request for help or for money from a family member, […]
Are You Good Enough?
In the film X Men First Class, a group of teenage mutants struggle with self acceptance. Raven, a blue skinned young woman with shocking red hair who can assume the form of anyone or anything, disguises her unusual form as a beautiful blond. Hank, a genius with hands instead of feet, works to produce a […]
Dealing With Difficult Feelings
Sometimes strong feelings can well up, and it can seem that they might take over, leaving us finding it difficult function. If this happens to you, there are many things you can do to help yourself. Remember that everything changes over time, this will help the feelings to pass. Adopt a healthy lifestyle. Eat well […]
Relationship Endings – When is the Time Right?
Many relationships have a natural life. A contract of employment, for example, may have a fixed term. Most teacher / student relationships last only for the duration of the course or schooling. Work based friendships often end when one person moves on to a new job. Parents’ friendships with the parents of their children often […]