I've been talking a lot about grief recently, so it seemed like a good time to do a blog on this difficult topic - this week we'll talk about what grief often looks like (with apologies to Bastille for the title!)
Why Boredom is Good for you
This week's blog post is about boredom, and how it can actually be good for you. Strange, right? At least if you're bored by this blog, it's not such a bad thing!
What is EMDR?
As a psychologist I love learning about different types of therapy. I've recently been training in a new (to me) therapy called EMDR, so I thought I'd share a bit of what that looks like with you!
Well, here I am again. The last year has gone so fast that I haven't had chance to slow down and consider what's important to me. I followed absolutely none of my own advice in my last blog post about burnout and, whilst I never actually got to a stage that I would call burnout. I've definitely been struggling to find a balance between what I do for a living and what I enjoy in life.
Enter: the new year. It's a time of reflection, and my friends are always really good at getting me to stop and think about what I'm doing. I realised this year that if I continue to prioritise my work life (which is important, don't get me wrong) then I'm going to completely lose some of the other things that I value about my life, including writing, which is a creative outlet for me as well as something that helps me to focus my thoughts on different topics. So, one of the things I've decided to do is to start blogging again.
Dr Sarah Blackshaw: Clinical Psychologist, blogger, tea drinker, interested in dinosaurs and shiny objects