Prioritising wellbeing is difficult.
So far in my blog posts I have been offering tips and tools based mainly on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help you to boost your wellbeing. The tips I write in my blogs are things I have used personally and used with clients.
However, I have come to a realisation that even though I use these tools myself, I am not always very good at prioritising my wellbeing and sometimes it can fall off my radar. My own wellbeing can sometimes get a little patchy.
I am used to looking after the wellbeing of others. I am less used to looking after my own. I’m guessing that this is familiar for a lot of people reading this too. It is so easy for wellbeing to be pushed further and further down your list of priorities.
So, I have made a decision to embark upon a personal wellbeing project and I would like to invite you along for the ride.
I am purposefully going to try therapeutic approaches and methods that are different from my own to get a broader look at the things that can help us in our self care and wellbeing.
I am going to commit to being open minded about methods and approaches that I might not have otherwise considered. (With my training in CBT, a heavy emphasis is placed upon the evidence base and clinical trials, but in my personal exploration I am going throw out my pre-conceptions about what ‘works’ and find out what works for me.)
I will blog (and maybe vlog) about my experiences to give you an insight into some different types of therapies and wellbeing methods. Hopefully it can give you a little more information about what is out there and help you embark upon your own wellbeing journey too.
As well as taking care of my own wellbeing and helping people to see a variety of different approaches to wellbeing, I hope that I can be helpful in promoting the work of other wellbeing practitioners. I would love to be able to support my fellow therapists, coaches and entrepreneurs to showcase their methods. I’d call that a win-win-win!
If you are reading this as a fellow wellbeing practitioner or coach and you would like a blog/vlog about your particular approach, please do get in touch!
Of course, I will be continuing to offer my usual workplace wellbeing sessions based on my training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.