Kimberleys experience with CBT

I’ve recently re-started CBT. I’m not a newbie at this. It’s the third time I’ve been through this process. Having gone through the process before I’ve had a real learning curve about what to expect and how to best use the time with the therapist I think the first time I didn’t know what to expect, so just went along with what the therapist was telling me. I didn’t spend the time outside of the sessions working on what she’d told me. The second stint was better, but I really only dealt with the surface issues and the things that were bothering me at that exact time. And you need to probe below the surface to get the best results. Share This:

Mental Health – Jamies Story

December 2015, i was stood on a bridge ready to jump, I had decided that was my day to die. Instead of jumping I decided I was going to become an actor. January 2016, i walked into The Trinity Arts Centre, Gainsborough with apprehension and a little bit of fear. I was looking for Bill Rodgers, i had previously had a long telephone conversation with Bill. Bill runs a theatre company for people who either suffer with, have suffered with, care for someone or anyone connected to mental health. Share This:

Mental Health – Harrys Story

I woke up early. I had my coffee in the kitchen. I showered and dressed myself without outside encouragement. I left the house and took the bus alone. I went about my day, had lunch in Costa, met friends and came home. Enjoyed dinner with my family. I sat in the lounge and enjoyed some television before going to bed and falling asleep soon after. Today was a good day. I was able to take part in life. Share This:

Book Review – Life Beyond Chronic Pain by Jaime Heidel

I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. I am not a big reader but when I was given the opportunity to read this book I jumped at the chance. Anything to do with chronic illness and pain is of interest to me. I found this book so interesting I literally read it all in one sitting! By reading this book Jaime made me feel like I wasn’t alone and it was lovely of her to tell her personal story to show others that they aren’t alone. She portrays herself as a very personable and relatable individual whose book I thoroughly enjoyed reading and will keep to one side to refer back to. Share This:

N:Rem foam mattress topper review

Disclaimer: I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. I was so excited to hear I had the opportunity to review the N:Rem foam mattress topper. I suffer from neck and back pain majority of the time. Several of the nights my legs also ache, I can only describe it similar to growing pains when I was a child but more severe. I was thrilled to read that this mattress topper was “designed specifically for pain sufferers, all N:rem products are customisable to your exact needs.” (N:rem Website) This sounded like the perfect product for me. Share This:

Stress Free Thrive App – Review

When I was offered the opportunity to review the Stress Free application from Thrive free of charge for a month I jumped at the chance. I was asked for a review for their website in exchange for the free trial but because I have enjoyed using this app I thought I would also post about it on here. The ‘Stress Free’ app consists of several sections including breathing, meditation, deep muscle relaxation, self-hypnosis and the zen garden. I thought this would be beneficial for my mental health mainly my Anxiety by being able to relax myself. I also thought the deep muscle relaxation may be beneficial for the general pains I get in my limbs. Share This: