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Sorry I haven't been on, it's been a really busy week at work and its drained me. Thankfully it's Friday and I can just relax for the evening ❤
Did you have a good week? Are you happy the weekend is here?
The truth is... Depression and panic attacks don’t care if your in sunny Florida with 80 degree temps and nothing to worry about or if your home and it’s snowing and you need to go to work. These pictures were taken on the same day and a panic attack hit me so hard I rushed back to the room and hid in bed all day long.
Just like today...I got up had my coffee, made my way upstairs, turned on the shower and realized there was no way in hell I had the strength to shower today let alone get ready for work and make my clients happy. So guess where I am...in bed. Not because I want to be but because depression/anxiety is so overwhelming and exhausting. My brain makes me feel worthless, helpless, like a failure, like I should quit my job, but I love my job, i should get up but I have no energy. My brain argues back and forth all day long and it’s not even noon.
Depression sucks so bad. I hope whoever is reading this never has to deal with it. For all my family, friends, and clients who are kind, understanding, and patient thank you. You make the “dark” days a little more bearable. #mentalhealthawareness#depression#panicattack#bekind#selfcare#mentalhealth#dontgiveup
Gym selfie cuz I'm down 5 more pounds. 35 total since September
I haven't felt this good about myself in 7 or 8 years, and I have so much motivation to get to my goal right now, even when I woke up this morning thinking, "I don't want to go. I'm tired." Now, here I am, pumped the fuck up for the rest of the day
I have to give a shout out to @gwen_koko who has been an immense inspiration. Her fitness is what made me finally commit to getting in shape. And @eqclubs has been an amazingly supportive community to join for this lifestyle overhaul.
I finally kind of love my body ❤️
When someone refuses to participate, how do you respond?
So often, I hear things thrown around like “they’re just being defiant”, “they’re just lazy”, “they always do that, they’re just grumpy”, “they’re trying to manipulate you” or statements of the sort.
Drawing a line from point A to point B based solely on observation is reductionistic, the easy way out; rarely is life ever that simple. We are complicated beings - a wealth of variables play into why we do what we do, a whole world exists beyond what is seen.
If you find yourself making these statements or find yourself in the company of others who say such things, I invite you to challenge yourself and others to dig deeper... to get curious, to consider what exists beneath the surface.
I share this story because yesterday a kiddo refused to practice learning to tie his shoes. He got pretty upset, actually, when I introduced the idea. After working with him for a year, I figured safety needs were met, we had developed a positive therapeutic relationship, and learning to tie his shoes would facilitate engagement in the school basketball team (meaningful occupation). Getting curious, I came discover the fragility of his sense of self — how he felt he sucked at everything, how incompetent he felt about learning, and how even just looking at the shoe-lace tool reminded him of how much of a failure he was at 14 years old, still unable to tie his shoes. Oppositional Defiant Disorder? No. A kiddo who feels threatened by his perceived incompetence, yes. Shoe-tying will happen in time... addressing and celebrating his successes trumps all else.
Feeling overwhelmed, out of control, and on the edge of burn out?
Having a hard time juggling everything going on in your life?
Feeling like you’re letting everybody down, including yourself?
It’s stress and you’re not alone.
Stress affects us all! Our bodies are equipped to handle it in small doses, but when stress is chronic and intense, we are not capable of handling it on our own. It's too much!
Reaching out for support will help you learn how to turn your mind off, prioritize, say “no,” and truly relax, maybe for the first time in years. Therapy will ease the burden and sense of overwhelm that feels like just too much to handle.
You don’t have to do it on your own anymore.
Včasih nihče ne razume mojih nasmeškov. Zakaj bi nekdo ob že ob 6ih zjutraj nasmejan. Ko se zbudiš in je tvoja prva misel »še bi spal« takrat najraje vstanem. Zakaj? Ker je prva misel karkoli drugega kot hrana. Zadnje čase sem postala še bolj pozorna na to. Enostavno zato, ker je čas da to pustim za sabo. Ker vem, da sem lahko dovolj močna, da grem naprej. Ker ne želim, da me to definira celo življenje. Stara sem 32 let in ko pogledam nazaj.. nekje do 30. leta je bilo moje življenje popolno. Ne samo na ven. Kljub temu, da sem se takrat borila z bulimijo pa se to vseeno ni dogajalo pogosto in nekako to ni vplivalo name na tak način kot kasneje. Še vedno sem trenirala brez težav, zaradi mladosti je moje telo take napore brez problemov prenašalo. Takrat. In nekako sem šla naprej. Ne vem ali se sliši grozno ali ne ampak težave s prenajedanjem so bile zame hujše kot bulimija... no, ali pa so enostavno dosegle večje razsežnosti. Začela sem se zapirati pred vsemi. Zopet ne na ven ampak na notri kar je hujše. Zelo redko kdo je opazil, da nisem več ista. Da sem izgubila iskrico v očeh. In to je tisto kar počasi prihaka nazaj. To. Zdravje. Pristno veselje. Biti srečna sama s sabo.
DōTERRA definitely saved the best BOGO for last this week! Today’s BOGO oils are amazing on their own, but combined they work some extra ✨magic✨ these blends mixed in a roller bottle or blended in a diffuser can work wonders for your emotional health! And one of the bonuses is that is smells AMAZING!
b a l a n c e is our grounding blend.............
s e r e n i t y is our restful blend. With their powers combined, you will receive soothing, calming, and just some good ole ‘chill it out’ benefits.
Check out this roller bottle blend that we use:
+10ml glass roller bottle
+20 drops of serenity
+30 drops of balance
+top off with FCO
+take everywhere you go
+roll over pulse points, breathe in
+apply as needed all throughout the day for mental health support for you, the kids, or the babes! ENJOY!
Funny how I keep eating so fucking much crap and my weight is only going up and my self esteem only going down and I pretend it's nothing but it's destroying me and I have my first pole class on Sunday and I'll be in my balloon body so that will be interesting and stressful
Living with bipolar is very difficult. It’s hard when loved ones tell me something and my brain of negative thoughts convinces me otherwise. Getting a grip on reality is almost always out of reach. But there is no quitting. #endthestigma#mentalhealth#bipolar
“Life is a dance between making it happen and letting it happen “ - Arianna Huffington 😌🌷
The past few of months have taught me that when I learn to accept that somethings just need to be the way they are. Also, that I am still capable of making positive progress no matter what by be happening around me. ~
Compassion is a tricky thing to build within yourself when there is such a pull against willing to love who you are & be grateful for where you are at right now. Though the most spectacular moments happen when we let be and live with intention to pursue our hearts desires.
Keeping yourself constantly in good spirits is not realistic. We are human after all. So instead we need to acknowledge that sometimes we need to let be what be, and make the most out of every situation we find ourselves in.
In time you will be able to look back and say that you never gave up, you carried on, & your love has grown even more for the person you are 🦋✨
It's time to have those difficult conversations with your kids. Don't be ashamed or embarrassed if your children tell you they're struggling mentally or emotionally-- it's not a reflection of your parenting. Sometimes, it's a chemical imbalance or stress at school.
Ask the hard questions
Get your kids the help they need
It's okay to be notOK!
According to the most recent PEW study (written by Juliana Horowitz & Nikki Graf): When it comes to the pressures teens face, academics tops the list: 61% of teens say they feel a lot of pressure to get good grades.
By comparison, about three-in-ten say they feel a lot of pressure to look good (29%) and to fit in socially (28%), while roughly one-in-five feel similarly pressured to be involved in extracurricular activities and to be good at sports (21% each). And while about half of teens see drug addiction and alcohol consumption as major problems among people their age, fewer than one-in-ten say they personally feel a lot of pressure to use drugs (4%) or to drink alcohol (6%). The pressure teens feel to do well in school is tied at least in part to their post-graduation goals. About six-in-ten teens (59%) say they plan to attend a four-year college after they finish high school, and these teens are more likely than those who have other plans to say they face a lot of pressure to get good grades.
It’s been a while.
How are you? I hope you got that promotion, BPD or something, that you always talked to me about. I’m not sure how long it’s been - but you left me long enough to sit down and write.
And write I shall.
When we were together, you’d be the first thing I think of when I woke up; the moments in-between waking and slumber; the dying embers of consciousness before I settled my head upon the pillow.
Depression, I remember the first time we met, vividly. I was the enamoured Disney princess, taken for a fool by your vows to turn me into a lonely, thoughtful artist - the kind poets dream to become; tricked into believing all the lies you fed me about myself,. You were wild, passionate - full of emotion. I remember the stinging sensation of your lascivious, lewd lashings upon my mind; you were something else, let me tell ya.
Depression, I still feel vapours of frost from your clammy, ghostly talons. I shut my eyes, and feel your ghastly lips, embracing me with a kiss of death, as you slowly uprooted me from my loved ones. I was the burden, you said; the world would be so much better off if I were dead.
I got to spend more quality time with you as a result. We moved in together swiftly after.
Depression, by the time I stood up for myself, you were no longer the quirky, unkempt hair or deranged verses of a madwoman or skipped meals; you were something far worse - something far more sinister. And yet, you gave me so much comfort, and an odd degree of stability amidst the darkness. You are strange, depression.
Depression, you nearly took my life away - but you gave me so much more, in the end. So this is a letter to thank you.
Thank you for making me a better partner to the new significant other in my life - myself. Thank you for teaching me strength, courage, and self-belief when you tried to take that all away. Thank you for showing me that love, light and healing are truly possible - something I want to teach others in their own darkness.
Thank you for, indirectly, lighting my way to happiness and freedom.
Thank u, next.
Your job, for your one beautiful and challenging and weird and meaningful life, is to be authentic, kind and present.
Your job is not to make sure everyone around you “gets it”. Your job is not to win every argument.
Your job is not to make sense, stay the same, or make others comfortable with your growth.
Your job is not to shrink, to hide or to fake perfection.
Your job is not to smile and nod in response to someone’s bullshit just so you won’t cause trouble.
and your job is definitely not to be liked. What other people think of you is none of your business.
Bring us who you really are. That’s who we need.
I chopped my long hair off!!! My hair thin/fell out like CRAZY about the three month mark after #gastricsleeve!!!!! I started taking biotin Natures Bounty and started seeing baby hair growing! I also noticed more hair growth after starting a #lowcarb#keto lifestyle. Slowly but surely my hair is coming back! #flashbackfriday#hairloss#hairlossaftervsg
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Who better to have a conversation about growing from a boy to a man than my best friend 🤔? Check out my convo with @moviestarsam on my latest podcast episode. Sam is a funny man but we get serious and talk about his role as a husband and father. We also chat about how our friendship has evolved as our lives have changed. Link in the bio to listen!
Cruisin’ into new territory like...am I doing this right?! 🤣🤗😎
Newness will always feel odd. But that means growth, baby!! Young Living is now paying for my oils simply because I love them so much and want others to know about these little bottles of plant juice too. How they offer so much, replace so much that you’d already buy, and it contains none of the crap that isn’t regulated and is actually harming you long-term (and short term!) 🌱
Are you looking to incorporate more joy into your life? Oils are accessible, which is maybe why Americans are obsessed 🤣 they’re simple! But powerful.
I’m seeking to partner with 2 humans this month who have that fire of curiosity starting to burn. No pressure, let’s dialogue. I can’t promise it’ll be a match for you, but why not be friends anyway🙏🏻💘 slip into my DM’s 😎
For some reason, my biggest struggle has always been wearing the clothes that make me feel like me. ⠀
It’s a constant back and forth of finally leaving the house feeling pretty but then all of that is destroyed by one judgmental glance in public. When you aren’t comfortable being yourself, it is easy to feel like the world is judging you.⠀
On this journey, never ever forget to love you for you. Wear what you love, be who you love, and love who you love. No matter the looks you get, no matter the words you’re told. Never let anyone get in the way of being the real you. Not even yourself🌷⠀
🍓bol de smoothie🍓
-1 cs collagène en poudre
-1 ++ tasse de fraises, pêches, mangues congelées
-1 ct poudre d’açai
-1/2 tasse lait d’amande
-Graines de chanvres
-Noix de cashew ———————————————————————————
Peu importe ce que tu as comme fruit chez toi tu peux les mettre au malaxeur ! Tu ajoutes le lait de ton choix, ou de l’eau! Petit-déjeuner, collation, pré workout, pourquoi pas ? !
C’est génial car tu peux y ajouter tes suppléments en poudre favoris! C’est une option vegane
Et tu peux l’apporter avec toi!
Garanti que ça te décroche un sourire bouchée après bouchée!.....ou gorgée après gorgée loll
Partagez-moi votre ingrédient préféré dans les commentaires :)
GOAL ORIENTATION -- "When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. " Confucius.
This beautiful butterfly artwork at Sculptures by the Sea inspired a post on goal orientation. This is the term used to explain the mindset applied to achievement-related activities. The type of goals you set can have a major impact on your long term performance.
People tend to adopt goal orientations depending on the situation or environment, but there can also be some stability in these orientations – simply the way one naturally approaches work & learning. Generally, there are 2 types of goal orientations people adopt: mastery and performance.
Mastery orientation is described as a focus on learning & improvement. Performance orientation refers to a focus on demonstrating competence relative to others (eg. trying to appear smart). Psychologists tend to agree that a mastery orientation is highly adaptive & carries the most positive qualities, including perseverance, seeking out challenges & a desire to learn. A performance orientation can also yield positive outcomes (eg. good grade, job promotion), but at a detrimental cost. People who are focused on outperforming others & looking smart tend to be more anxious.
Interestingly, there is evidence of a lasting positive effect with exposure to mastery-oriented environments, as people seem to maintain adaptive motivational patterns even in new situations.
The practical application is that teachers or leaders could allow people to have choice in what they're doing, allowing more autonomy, rather than giving orders or micromanaging. Leaders also can structure environments that encourage intellectual risks, rather than punish mistakes. Reducing social comparison & competition can also foster mastery & reduce performance-goal orientations.
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SYMPTOM: IRRITABILITY 🌵
Irritability is a feeling of agitation, being frustrated or upset easily. You may experience it in response to stressful situations, or it may be a symptom of a mental or physical health condition. Some common causes of irritability are:
Sleep deprivation: if you are not getting adequate sleep, you are likely to feel irritable the next day. It is worth introducing a consistent sleeping schedule, allowing for at least 6 hours of sleep per night. If you have a medical condition like sleep apnea, consult with your GP about treatment options.
Attention Disorders: ADD, ADHD and other attention disorder can cause a person to be irritable and frustrated. With these conditions, it can be difficult to focus and complete tasks. This can create problems at work, at school, and at home.
Anxiety And Depression: mental health issues effect thoughts, behaviour and mood.
Unprocessed Emotions: Your irritability may evolve from unprocessed emotions – feelings that you’ve bottled up or havent had time to deal with.
Regardless of the cause of your spikey mood, it is important to self contain rather than be aggressive, rude or edgy with others. If you feel irritable on a regular basis, and you don’t know why, make an appointment with your doctor. They can help you identify possible causes. They can also discuss treatment options and strategies to manage your mood.
Photo: Sculpture by the Sea, Oct 2018. 'Macrocosmia Series Sargasso Sphere' by Elizabeth Kelly.
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