Blogs and Podcasts

You do not need to have a diagnosed mental health issue to go to therapy or learn about improving your psychological well-being. Learning through reading and listening are also ways to reflect and explore and increase awareness of how stress, mental health, coping and relationships may be impacting us. We aim to support you to increase your awareness and explore strategies for the future. Discover more about equine assisted therapy and psychology here.
Ideas for coping and getting out of the house to socialise in the Pandemic

Ideas for coping and getting out of the house to socialise in the Pandemic

What Just Happened? Coping with a 'new normal'  during and following the COVID- 19 Pandemic…. Across the world the management of COVID-19 has changed lives, socially, emotionally, physically, and spiritually,  due to restrictions, social distancing and isolation...

Pandemic Flux Syndrome

Pandemic Flux Syndrome

What is Pandemic Lux Syndrome? Amy Cuddy Ph.D coined the ‘Pandemic Lux Syndrome’ to synthesise a non-clinical term describing a mix of feelings associated with changes to life and lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Pandemic Lux Syndrome is defined as ‘Blunted...

Making a psychologist appointment

Making a psychologist appointment

For many people making the decision or being advised to seek psychological counselling can be difficult. Many people often comment that the hardest part was making the first appointment. There may be worry and anxiety about picking up the phone and making a booking,...

Loneliness and Social Distance

Loneliness and Social Distance

We need other beings. The feeling of loneliness is powerful and can be emotionally painful and can affect people in many ways. The idea behind loneliness is that is draws us back to others to reduce the pain. The areas of the brain that deal with social exclusion are...

Podcasts

Harnessing Wellness Weekly is an irregular podcast on topics related to harnessing psychological wellness and equine assisted therapy. We try to be weekly however through the pandemic, working and life sometimes meant a weekly podcast was tricky. We try to discuss a variety of topics on mental health, stress, coping strategies and some challenges related to the pandemic of COVID-19. We also talk about all things horses, as we love them, and Equine Assisted Therapy and how they can be incorporated into therapy. Various equine professionals are interviewed about how they work with horses and care for them in various capacities- stay tuned. This podcast is in no way a substitute for therapy, rather designed for educational and informational purposes.

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