Category Archives: Carer wellbeing

Parents, helpers, leaders, friends: All expected to care forĀ others but provided with little opportunity to engage in self-care. Here I provide some thoughts on prioritizing carer wellbeing with suggestions on boundaries, self-compassion, and rest.

Conditions of acceptance: Are you up to the challenge?

Albert Ellis, founder of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy said: “Acceptance is not love. You love a person because he or she has lovable traits, but you accept everybody just because they’re alive and human.” How is it that we so desperately crave unconditional acceptance, but are so slow to give it to others or ourselves?

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What helps people change?

Some days I wish that I was a fairy godmother (or had a fairy godmother) who could swish a magic wand and take all the problems and suffering away. That would be so much easier than needing to undertake a process of personal change! If you have ever tried helping somebody going though a hard time you will be well aware that there are no magic wands. So what does help a person going through a change process?
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