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The Book

 In 2010, exactly one month after the end of her marriage, a thirty-seven-year-old psychologist is diagnosed with two primary breast cancers. Determined to help herself, she develops her own toolkit to conquer cancer's psychological minefield of grief & loss, infertility, surgeries & survival. 
A Hole in My Genes is Dr Jodie Fleming's first book and is now widely available in paperback and eBook. 
Published in Pages
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Doing Mental Health - To Be

Mental Health Week begins on October 7th, 2018. To celebrate, we are sharing a series of articles by seven different writers each of whom have chosen a verb that for them, relates to mental health. We’re calling this series ‘Doing Mental Health’ and you can look forward to reading ‘to Talk’ ‘to Be’ ‘to Self-Care’ ‘to Change’ ‘to Permit’ ’to Speak’ and ‘to Balance’. You’ll find one new article every day of Mental Health Week and we hope you enjoy each and every one. Yours in mental health, The Psychology of It. 
Published in The Coping Toolkit
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Invaluable Values

"Our values are important because they help us to grow and develop. They help us to create the future we want to experience. Every individual and every organisation is involved in making hundreds of decisions every day. The decisions we make are a reflection of our values and beliefs, and they are always directed towards a specific purpose. That purpose is the satisfaction of our individual or collective (organisational) needs."Barrett Values Centre
Published in The Coping Toolkit
Recently, we put a call out to our The Psychology of It Village to contribute to our very own list of pleasant activities. This is what you made Village!
101 fabulous ideas to fill your cup on days when you need some self-care, self-compassion or some plain old inspiration.
Share this one with your family and friends, print it out, stick it on the fridge, but most of all, let us know if you've found it useful.
Taking ideas for the second edition now!
Published in The Coping Toolkit
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Love: The Article

Love has been the topic of conversation of late on The Psychology of It Facebook page. In particular, what attracts us to one person and not another? What helps us fall in love and what keeps us in love? All those questions and more are answered in this, our first article on the Psychology of Love!
Published in Analyse This
Formal relaxation practice is not only an effective way to manage life's stressors, but it has a magnitude of well-researched benefits. In this piece, you'll find a 25 minute relaxation tool to add to your own Coping Toolkit, to use for your own personal practice in both audio and audio-visual formats, for your convenience. 
Published in The Coping Toolkit
Have you ever wished you exercised more, ate less junk-food, didn't drink as much alcohol, could quit smoking or change any number of other lifestyle factors to improve your health? Well, this article is for you!
Published in Analyse This
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Grief & Loss: The Psychology of It

"Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them." Tolstoy
Published in Analyse This
"If you're pretty crazy then you're in good company because the human race as a whole is out of its goddam head." Albert Ellis - founder of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) and pioneer in the development of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).
Published in The Coping Toolkit
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Thinking Tools 101

Today in the Coping Toolkit, I'm going to teach you five of my favourite, very quick, very effective thinking strategies to help prevent your unhelpful thoughts from making you feel like crap.
Published in The Coping Toolkit
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