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We are pleased to share information about The MACCAS project, which has evolved through the sudden loss of Thomas McCauley.
The Maccas Project was born in memory of Thomas McCauley in the hope to support the emotional well being & mental health of young men in North Staffs area. The Facebook paaage set up in his memory goes on to explain:
Everyone at The Hope Street Centre is delighted to welcome on board therapist Catherine Burbridge. Catherine works as a Person Centred Counsellor and brings a wealth of experience in addiction counselling, and supporting those with post natal depression.
Catherine says: 'As a Person Centred counsellor, I believe passionately in people’s value and worthiness of attention. The therapeutic relationship between counsellor and client forms the foundation of my work. From within the heart and soul of the relationship, clients can begin to flourish, enabling therapeutic change...
How else can we become more resilient and happier, so leading to greater success?In this article, Resilience Coach and Trainer Tianne Croshaw argues that if you can train yourself to live in the moment rather than focussing on the negatives of your past or worrying about your future, then you would feel less anxious and be happier.
In this article, Jessica Woolliscroft reports on a talk at the AHP/B and HIPC Joint Conference (Association of Humanistic psychology/Britain and Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College of UKCP, titled Celebrating 50 years of Humanistic Psychology Opening Presentation. The talk, delivered by Professor Mick Cooper, revealed that contrary to popular opinion, emotion- focused therapy was reported to be more effective than Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in many Randomised Controlled Trials.
Layers shift and press,geologic stress bears down, makes brilliant result
a hyku by www.grumpygranny.wordpress.com
As the above Hyku suggests, the beauty of a diamond comes from an incredible response to adversity. Indeed, there is no difference between a lump of coal and a diamond. A diamond is simply coal that has been put under extreme pressure.
So, what can managers, employees and individuals learn from this process?
Firstly, we can recognise the pressures on us and know that they offer the potential for transformation to occur. In times of pressure, diamonds, amazing work or successful teams can be created. We can also look to the scientific process for further insight into resilient teams.
Brightstone Clinic has recently launched a series of short video clips titled 'Brightstone Talks'. The aim of these videos is to provide easily accessible information to clients and referrers about counselling, how the Clinic works and how to access the service.
In the first of the series, Ann Webster, Outreach and Development Manager for Brightstone introduces the Clinic and explains a little more about why the Clinic was set up and the philosophy behind it. If you would like to watch the video, you can click here to be taken directly to the Brightstone website.
Watch out for the next video, in which Jessica Woolliscroft, Director and Supervisor at Brightstone answers your frequently asked questions about the process of counselling and the free consultation, which Brightstone offers to every client.
Is there such a thing a mental health or mental illness? For some people going to see a counsellor is like a visit to the doctor. We have symptoms of something wrong, we expect a diagnosis, some treatment and then we get better. In the article that follows, Dennis Richards - a Counsellor and Hypnotherapist at The Hope Street Centre argues that psychotherapy is more like a journey than a visit to the doctor.
Herbalists frequently see people suffering from eczema. In the UK 1 in 5 children and 1 in 12 adults suffer from eczema. In this article, Hope Street Centre Herbalist Laura Stannard describes the ways in which herbal medicine can treat this condition.
'I am not mentally ill I just have a severe personality disorder'
On Friday 28th June 2013 Ian Brady, the notorious serial killer jailed for life in 1966 for the murder of three children and responsible for the deaths of a number of others, lost his bid to be transferred from Ashworth high security psychiatric hospital to prison. He argued in a week long tribunal, which was filmed and broadcast to the public, that he should not be held in a psychiatric unit because he is not mentally ill. He claims instead that he has severe personality disorders.
Brightstone Clinic will soon be launching it’s own bi-monthly newsletter. The Clinic uses The Hope Street Centre as it’s base each weekend to offer lower cost therapy, and staff are delighted to be in a position to be able to share news, information and topical articles. As a Community Interest Company, Brightstone has at it’s core the aim to improve and increase wellbeing within the local area, and the newsletter help us share details of the great work taking place to achieve this.
As a subscriber to our regular Hope Street newsletter, you will continue to receive newsletters in the usual way. You will automatically begin to receive the Brightstone newsletter – however we are very keen to ensure that everyone on our mailing list is happy to hear from us. If for any reason you want to be taken off the mailing list for one or both newsletters, please email us using the contact form on the link below.