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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...
The Worst Year of my Life?

The Worst Year of my Life?

Here’s to 2020 The Worst Year of my Life? Ever had one of those years where it feels like everything goes wrong? It feels like the world is against you and as soon as you manage to pick yourself up from one disaster, you immediately get batted down by another...
Christmas Could be the Worst Time of Year!

Christmas Could be the Worst Time of Year!

It’s Here Again Christmas Could be the Worst Time of Year! Christmas starts earlier every year it seems. Products in the shops, adverts on the telly, marketing emails and flyers each promising perfect experiences. I have had some of my most difficult and...
Letting Go of Expectations

Letting Go of Expectations

The most precious gift Letting Go of Expectations In modern-day society, there is a huge build-up to Christmas with advertisements on the TV, cookery programmes about the perfect Christmas family dinner, the perfect presents to buy, shops playing Christmas songs,...
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...