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Your "stress canaries" and how to take care of them

As recently as the 1980s, canaries were taken into coal mines by miners as an early warning system for toxic gases. The reason for this was that canaries are highly sensitive to such gases and so they become sick (and even die) at lower concentrations than people do. Therefore, the miners...
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Enjoy a longer working life

Nowadays it’s assumed that people will work until their late 60s and even early 70s. For some this will be because they choose to, for many it will be due to necessity. Some studies suggest that working for as long as possible can help keep people healthy. I suspect this is...
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Reaching agreement could be easier than you think

I’m fascinated by the different ways in which people use language. For me, understanding how and why a person is using the words they are is key to really understanding the meaning of what is being said. In fact, many conflicts are based on misunderstanding of another person’s vocabulary. One of...
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Therapy haiku: Instant gratification

A new Getting You There therapy haiku every Thursday...
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Life lessons from a terrier

Steve and I were on holiday recently, with our two Parson terriers, Eddie and Juno. Eddie is very keen on being in water – rivers, the sea, ponds, even the deep puddles on Burbage Common. He is always keen to get in and to have a paddle or a swim. After...
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Therapy Limerick for #NationalLimerickDay

It's National Limerick day today, so we've a therapy limerick for you, instead of the usual Thursday Therapy Haiku.  A new Thursday Therapy Haiku every week.
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Therapy Haiku: Hypnosis

A new Getting You There Therapy Haiku every week.
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Three ways to resolve conflict

Are there people in your life – at work or at home – with whom you always seem to clash? Perhaps it feels that you are frequently misunderstood by an individual (or you frequently misunderstand them). In this situation we often get frustrated, assuming the other person is “difficult” and knowing...
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