Category Archives: personal illness

“TIME AND TIDE WAITS FOR NO MAN”. (Continued from previous blog.)

And there is another important lesson for all of us to learn here. I remember returning home from university during undergraduate days at the commencement of vacation, about two years after my father had died. At the time of his … Continue reading

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“O DEATH, WHERE IS THY STING…?”  Cont’d from prev. blog)

“O DEATH, WHERE IS THY STING…?”  Cont’d from prev. blog) “My problem at present is coping with feelings about my family. I just don’t want to leave them. I look at Marianne (his wife) when she is not looking and … Continue reading

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’Shades of Einstein”·. (Cont’d from previous blog).

It is not a bad idea to just jot down your thoughts, as currently they exist, on one side of an A4 sheet of paper. The task thereafter is to spot and distinguish between realistic negative thoughts and errors in … Continue reading

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Thinking your way out of trouble. (Cont’d from prev.)

As With thinking, so also with behaviour: we can and we must sometimes unlearn problem and negative behaviour and replace it with something better, more productive. Indeed, it is the application of just such a proposition that leads the sports … Continue reading

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“Progressive relaxation”: a brief historical account.

 “It takes all kinds to make a world”; so runs the old saying and – certainly, in my dealings over the years with both patients and members of healthcare staff – it has, if nothing else, proved to be almost … Continue reading

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Change (of emphasis and perspective) can be as good as a rest. (Continued from previous blog).

I intend for a moment to return to the analogy of “the untidy room”, to which there is a self-evident need to restore at least a semblance of order out of chaos and upon which I opted to focus in … Continue reading

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