Chester CSVSS are facilitating a workshop on Dissociative Identity Disorder which is being delivered by Carolyn Spring from PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors). Carolyn herself has a diagnosis of D.I.D. If you are interested in what will no doubt be an interesting insight into the condition then please contact Jo Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and a booking form (bookings and payments need to be received by 29th March at the latest).
We are delighted to share with you a recent article in Pretty Nostalgic magazine, which features one clients' experiences at The Hope Street Centre. In the piece, freelance writer Lisa Jarmin describes her time as a client with us, and shares some beautiful images of Hope Street.
Lisa says of her experience:
As we move towards the end of January, many of us will be either starting to feel the benefits of sticking to our New Year Resolutions, or will be noticing that we have let some of that resolve slip. A good way to stay on track and achieve your goals is to identify a person who can act as a role model in your decision making. In the article that follows we discuss the function of a role model in our lives, and provide some thoughts on choosing someone who feels right for you.
Hope Street Centre Homeopath Dave Masters is pleased to be offering a series of free online Webinars on treating common winter
health problems naturally. There will be two every Saturday between now and February at 10am and 4pm. They are free to attend. Dave will be offering advice on how to self prescribe for early stages of coughs, colds, sore throats and chills using three 'kitchen' remedies
and about four common Homeopathic remedies that are readily available.
Dave has created a registration page where you can chose a date and time to watch it (but only the next two dates will show on the registration page). If you can't make it on the day, as long as you have registered you will receive an email containing a link to a replay that will be available for about 24 hours.
How to enrol
To get to the registration page is easy.
Practicing Mindfulness can be an effective way of managing the stresses of everyday life, and can be particularly useful during the Festive period when there are added pressures on finances, time and relationships. In this article we provide some introductory information about what Mindfulness is, and suggest a number of ways in which you can begin to practice it, if you want to give it a try.
2012 has been a very positive year for The Hope Street Centre. Not only have we launched Brightstone Clinic – a low cost service operating from The Hope Street Centre at the weekend, we have started to offer The Resilience Programme to individuals as well as organisations. In addition, we have brought in a number of new Therapists meaning that the range of services we offer has strengthened. Here, Maurice Tomkinson, Director and Psychotherapist at The Hope Street Centre provides a brief overview of the new services available at the Centre, and sums up 2012 as it comes to a close.
Established in 1987, The Comprehensive Yoga Fellowship (CYF) aims to ‘make known to its members the ideas and philosophy of some of the greatest Yoga Teachers in the world, and provide a teaching and expertise that will equip its graduate teachers with the right background and teaching, so that they may become among some of the best in the field of Yoga.’ Here we provide some information about the Fellowship, as well as details of teacher training opportunities and local yoga classes.
With 2013 fast approaching, many of us are thinking about our goals and hopes for a New Year. How we achieve those goals requires motivation and dedication.... However, the question of what motivates people is always not straightforward as we are all motivated by different things. In the article that follows, The Resilience Programme Coaches Maurice Tomkinson and Tianne Croshaw discuss what being motivated means to them, and share some experiences of overcoming feelings of demotivation.
At The Hope Street Centre we receive many enquiries from people seeking help, a large number of whom ask for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). In recent years there has been much promotion about the effectiveness of CBT in treating a wide variety of emotional issues; however we feel it is important to provide further information which may help individuals make a more informed decision, as CBT is not always the best option for everyone.
In this article, we discuss the types of problems that CBT is most helpful for, whilst also discussing other therapies which might be better suited to the wide range of problems that bring people to us.
The question of how to take care of your health and wellbeing in the workplace is a matter of understanding your own needs. We all respond differently to situations and so having an understanding of your own stress triggers and how to manage them is a good first step.
In the article that follows, The Resilience Programme team discuss the ways in which they take care of their own wellbeing at work, and share some experiences of dealing with stressful working environments!
• What does being well at work mean to you?