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Can I Befriend my Pain?

Can I Befriend my Pain?

Anxiety & Panics Attacks Can I Befriend my Pain? One of the barriers people often face with being mindful is the idea of being in the moment, when that moment is terrible. I’ll admit that this is the reason I struggled to see the benefit in Mindfulness for a long...
Welcome to Max

Welcome to Max

Hi there Welcome to Max Hi, I’m Max and firstly can I just say, thank you for welcoming me to Valleys Steps. It is a pleasure to be working with such a wonderful charity and team. So, a bit about me. I have been working within the mental health sector for roughly 14...
Janes Top Tips for Christmas

Janes Top Tips for Christmas

‘Tis the Season to be jolly? Janes Top Tips for Christmas I recently read an article by a ‘lifestyle guru’ regarding the run up to the festive season. To make for an enjoyable Christmas the following was suggested: 1. It is vital to have a clean home.   Ah...
Body Transformations vs Self Compassion

Body Transformations vs Self Compassion

Exercise wpengine My older brothers are both physical specimen. Kickboxing champions, fitness enthusiasts, you know that weird breed of human that seems to like exercise? I am not that breed. I was always a scrap of skin, bones and anxiety. I always dreamed of...
Yoga for Mental Health and Mindful Living

Yoga for Mental Health and Mindful Living

Rhondda Yoga Blog I was feeling totally overwhelmed and stressed out. We were having a very challenging time at work, and my personal life was in meltdown. The pressure on me was too much to bear, and I thought I would never cope. I felt my flight or fight response...