Tim Hill Psychotherapy

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What do we know about what happens after death?

What do we know about what happens after death?

Why we can't get clear about what pornography is.

Why we can't get clear about what pornography is.

Common sense can seem so, well, sensible - but watch out.

Common sense can seem so, well, sensible but it can really lead us astray in mental health.

Many of us are trying to make changes in our lives. There are many approaches to making changes, and different ones work for different people. Consequently, any approach you take to making changes needs to reflect this, giving you the best chance for success. Understandably, we tend to focus on positive means of change, forgetting how much we are motivated by fear – and that this motivation can produce positive results.

Making Changes: Motivated by Fear

We have all heard the expression ‘think positive’; it's often claimed that if we start thinking negatively, then all is lost. Negative thinking is seen as always a bad thing, and positive thinking is seen as always a good thing. However, this is a dangerous over-simplification; we forget the power of negative thinking.

We are told that positive thinking is good and negative thinking is bad. Truth is,both have their place and we forget the power of negative thinking.

To make a start towards improving our metal health we need to concentrate on one thing at a time. Let's start with what you already have; your ideals, ambitions and skills.

To make a start towards improving our metal health we need to concentrate on one thing at a time. Let's start with what you already have; your ideals, ambitions and skills.

We can sometimes be in too much of a hurry to define ourselves, ignoring the advantages of having a flexible personality.

We can sometimes be in too much of a hurry to define ourselves, ignoring the advantages of having a flexible personality.

Is it possible to spoil a child if we give them too much?

Spoiling a Child: Arid Plenty and Indulged Deprivation

However, the price of honesty is honesty; are we truly ready to hear honesty?

Sometimes when we're in arguments with people and are feeling strong emotions like anger and frustration, we can say and do things that go too far. When this happens, the other person can get so upset that you end up burning your bridges with them. How can we have robust discussions with people without doing permanent damage?

We all get into arguments with others, and sometimes these arguments do damage to relationships. How can you avoid burning your bridges with others?

In popular culture we sometimes told that couples should solve their problems through making a deal. I’ll agree to do this, if you agree to do that. It’s seen as a compromise and a win–win solution; however the results can be unexpected. Perhaps there is a better way

The pitfalls of making a deal with your partner sometimes only become obvious after we have made them - are we setting ourselves up for failure?

Common sense can seem so, well, sensible - but watch out.

Common sense can seem so, well, sensible but it can really lead us astray in mental health.

To make a start towards improving our metal health we need to concentrate on one thing at a time. Let's start with what you already have; your ideals, ambitions and skills.

To make a start towards improving our metal health we need to concentrate on one thing at a time. Let's start with what you already have; your ideals, ambitions and skills.

Sarah E. Clark on overcoming financial stresses in relationships: “The problem is really about differing values and views about money.”

Clark on overcoming financial stresses in relationships: “The problem is really about differing values and views about money.

Marg Ryan with some great practical things you can do to maintain your work - life balance.

A number of sources are predicting that 2012 is going to be a big year for telecommuting. Take a look at the top 2012 job trend.

Amy McManus with some really practical suggestions about The Rules: “[T]eenagers get a buzz from arguing with you. The good news is that teenage brains are wired to challenge authority, so if your teenager is arguing with you, you know their brain is working and developing just like it is supposed to do.”

Easy parenting tips for tackling difficult topics with kids.

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