Riding the Waves of Grief: Understanding the Dual Process Model

By: Jonathan Morgan, RP(Q), BA Hon, MPS   To have loved another means that we feel the pain of their absence when they die. It is because we loved that we suffer. This may seem apparent, but I find it is helpful to remember when we find ourselves navigating the swamplands of grief. To love […]

A Fashionable Partnership

By: Malgosia Wenderski, MEd Counselling Psychology Candidate, BSc   I invite you to think about words related to mental health. What’s coming to your mind right now? You may find these words floating in your thoughts: “exercise”, “self-care”, “eating well”, “baths” or “colouring books”. But what about fashion? Clothing? Accessories? Shoes? A connection between fashion […]

Dismissing Unrealistic Body Standards

By: Ann Rogerson, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)   Welcome to the fourth and final blog of the positive body image series, we’re glad you’re here! Today we’re jumping into the last component of positive body image as described by Avalos et al., (2005) and Menzel & Levine (2011), being aware of and dismissing unrealistic body standards. […]

Listening to the Body

By: Ann Rogerson, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)   Welcome back! We’re in the third blog of the “positive body image” series and we’re jumping into the second component of positive body image: Understanding the needs of your body and attending to them. If you’ve missed the first component of positive body image, feel free to check […]

What Is My Body Capable Of?

By: Ann Rogerson, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)   Welcome to the second blog in our series on cultivating a positive body image. Today we’re exploring the first component of positive body image – acceptance and appreciation of the body. I know what you’re thinking, “easier said than done”. And you’re right! It is difficult to change […]

Body Image Basics

By: Ann Rogerson, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) “Beach body ready” the caption reads as I scroll through social media. Seems the body based captions have once again emerged from their winter slumber. Am I beach body ready? I think. Wait. Was I influenced that easily? The answer is yes, and if you’re reading this, maybe you […]