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Flipping Through Emotions

The mental health flip book or ‘Flipping Through Emotions’ book, is a development of the Realigning Thoughts Workshops. The flip book is another way to look at realigning negative and intrusive thoughts into more positive ones. When creating this object I took influence from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), as during this form of therapy youContinue reading “Flipping Through Emotions”

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Realigned Mental Illness Symptoms, Sign

I decided to realign the general signs and symptoms of mental illnesses. The point is that these sentences sounded negative before I rearranged them. They were factual, but the dark realities of mental illness. This rearranging shows how words can quickly be changed from one meaning to another, showing that our negative thoughts are notContinue reading “Realigned Mental Illness Symptoms, Sign”

Going Back to the Start.

To move forwards with my project I felt it was necessary to go back to the start and rediscover where my interests lie. I relearnt that I took influence from the work ‘Yoga’ which derived from the Sanskrit root ‘Yuj’ meaning “to join” or “to unite.” This led to me wanting to create something thatContinue reading “Going Back to the Start.”

Realigning Thoughts Workshop Series 03

Realigning Thoughts and Today.Friday 19th February 2021 at 11 am and 2 pm (GMT). Week 3 of the Realigning Thoughts Workshop Series reflected on the present moment, today. The workshops were slighting shorter this week as I decreased the number of activities so participants could concentrate on specific feelings and thoughts more specifically. The firstContinue reading “Realigning Thoughts Workshop Series 03”

Realigning Thoughts Workshop Series 01

Realigning Thoughts and Colour.Friday 5th February 2021 at 11 am and 2 pm (GMT). I began the workshops with a short guided meditation as spending a few minutes quietening thoughts is highly beneficial. This weeks meditation was to ensure a clear mind and let go of any negative thoughts or stress. The affirmation that accompaniedContinue reading “Realigning Thoughts Workshop Series 01”

Can rearranging your words realign your thoughts?

From both personal research and a selection of workshops I have so far gathered that rearranging your words can begin to realign your thoughts. That said, it may be an activity that helps in the present moment and so further work needs to be done to discover if long term effects can happen. The workContinue reading “Can rearranging your words realign your thoughts?”

Realigning Thoughts & Poetry Workshop

My second (virtual) workshop was an extension of the previous one, answering the question again can we realign our thoughts by rearranging our words. I held two workshops on Wednesday 30th December at 2pm and 6pm. I believed holding these workshops before the end of 2020 was a positive and calming way to end theContinue reading “Realigning Thoughts & Poetry Workshop”

Realigning Thoughts Workshop

Friday 11th December at 2pm. The workshop consisted of one small activity that lasted 15 – 20 minutes. The activity was to answer the question, can we realign our thoughts by rearranging our words? During the (virtual) workshop, I directed everyone to write a negative thought, either one that has been bothering them lately orContinue reading “Realigning Thoughts Workshop”

Down Days

We’ve all been there, woken up and just thought, “I can’t wait for this day to end.” The days where the only thing appealing seems to be lying in bed or on the sofa all day long. There are many self-help books out there with tricks and tips of how to avoid these days andContinue reading “Down Days”