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Monthly Archives: August 2016

Unhelpful Thinking : Part 2

As promised, here is the second part of my ‘unhelpful thinking’ blog. Continuing from where I left off….. Catastrophiing: This is my favorite 🙂   I think we all do this at times. So this is when we see a situation and we add and embellish the ‘story’ in our head and turn it in to […]

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Keeping On Track

In addition to the group assignment I was bleating about in my last post, I have a bunch of deadlines coming up before the mid-semester break, and I’m determined to do better than I did on my first assignment. At least this time I’m organised, or at least more organised than I was at the […]

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A 10 point Guide for not Offending Transgender people

Language is very powerful in conveying explicit and in-explicit messages. Values and feelings are often conveyed clearly through language use. Even when we perhaps don’t intend to offer a point of view or offend someone- we inadvertently do this through our use of language. This is  why using correct terminology and being respectful of how […]

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Working in a Group

Group assignment. Were ever more ominous words spoken in a tutorial? I get that they’re necessary. No sheep is an island. Teamwork makes the dream work. Et cetera. And most of us will spend a great deal of our professional lives collaborating on projects, so it makes sense that we start now. But let’s be […]

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Unhelpful thinking styles- what are they ? And how can being aware of how I think help me?

Leading on from my last post about future predicting here are some of the other unhelpful thinking styles we may adopt , when anxious,  in an attempt to ‘control’ our environment. I have a really good poster in my room which I often give to people  but I’ll try to summarise it here, over the […]

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First Assignment Feedback

Remember that first assignment I handed up a few weeks back? My tutor returned it on Friday, and, friends, I did not do well. I passed, but only by the skin of my chompers. I knew at the time that I didn’t bring my A-game, and I wasn’t expecting a High Distinction or anything, but it […]

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“Have you filled a bucket today?”

I came across this delightful children’s book titled “Have You Filled a Bucket today?” by Carol McCloud and illustrated by David Messing and I thought that I would share it with you. Although this book is written for a very young audience I found it to be very helpful and insightful. Since reading it I […]

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Trying to Maintain Balance

If you’re a regular reader, you’re probably under the impression that all I do is study, study, study. And you’d be right. Uni has completely taken over my life! In our study group, Ewe-nice was telling me about her weekend. She and her friends climbed Mt Lofty, her band played a gig at the Woolly […]

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Future worry – is this a useful realistic strategy or wasted time ?

I often find people struggling with worry about the future.  In fact often they will try to convince me that this is not only very real but a productive and useful life strategy.  Typically the arguments will include the idea that in worrying about the future they will accurately predict every up-coming event and be prepared and rehearsed when the inevitable happens. But […]

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Settling into a Routine

I’m sure you all spent the weekend stressing about this, so I’ll put you out of your misery: I made the deadline for my first assignment on Friday! It felt great to get it out of the way, even if it was a bit of a rush job. In fact, overall, things are going really […]

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