mental health

grlclb's big list of feelings

hi friends, if you would like to take part in the 'emotional engaging' exercise on my other worksheet, you may find this resource useful. sometimes it can be really hard to pluck feelings out of thin air, so i've compiled a list of 80 different emotions, that you can work through to see which apply to you - you might even realise you're currently feeling something that you hadn't been able to put your finger on before! i hope it's helpful.  you can view the list on this page, or open it in a separate window to download/print by clicking...

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grlclb's emotional engaging worksheet

hi friends, as anyone who has been through a course of CBT knows, identifying and then engaging with, how we're feeling is one of the most important tools we can possess in terms of maintaining good wellbeing - especially with regards to our mental health. but, as the majority of people have not been through a course of CBT, it's important to acknowledge, and remember, that this act of consciously analysing our emotions is not an easy, or natural, thing to do. for many of us, it feels entirely alien to attempt to do so but - especially at times like...

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grlclb's checking-in checklist

hi friends, as though it isn't hard enough dealing with the direct fallout of a global pandemic - loss of loved ones, fear, job security, loneliness, loss of income, trying to pay rent, juggling childcare with everything else 24/7 - the impact of losing all sense of routine cannot be underestimated. for those of us who live by strict routines usually - implemented by jobs, responsibilities, a social life - the sudden absence of this can be entirely overwhelming. it can, however, also be fairly insidious - that is, it can creep on so gradually & subtly that you're not...

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roobs vs mental health awareness week (again)

every year i think it’ll be different. every year we approach this week in may and i think i’ll finally have it all together enough to perform. and every year i realise once more: ….to PERFORM!!!    this is what happens when you put a hashtag in front of a worthy cause. it becomes harder and harder to enact change or reach people in a meaningful way because it has become a spectacle. it has become a default printed ‘holiday’ in corporate diaries. corporations that do nothing to help their employees the rest of the year are suddenly leading the...

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roobs vs the physical health bias

i read a really gross article today (BY A PSYCHOLOGIST) that said we shouldn’t treat mental illness like physical illness unless there is a biological basis for it, because otherwise it just gives mentally ill people a free pass to continue being mentally ill and an excuse to continue indulging in what are really just ‘behaviour problems’. he argued that most mental illness was actually just learned behaviours that left us helpless, a burden, and unwilling to help ourselves. and before i get into, let’s start with this - tbh he’s sorta right. eating toast for every meal for 2...

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