My next #SelfCare project has arrived!!!!!!!

These will be made into shawls that I will #crochet.

The tester is the purple one for myself and then I will make the other 3 for family 💜

Thanks @hobbii.uk for your awesome offer on the #YarnCake range! https://t.co/GkRVK6urG2
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My next #SelfCare project has arrived!!!!!!!

These will be made into shawls that I will #crochet.

The tester is the purple one for myself and then I will make the other 3 for family 💜

Thanks @hobbii.uk for your awesome offer on the #YarnCake range! https://t.co/AG5TwrqCPx
KConlinetherapy photo

Tis me! I cannot wait 💜 https://t.co/uJLhvYJ6ft
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HMSA Charity @HMSACharity
Introducing our next guest speaker for the HMSA Professional Education masterclass.

Kim Clayden is a Hypno/Psychotherapist. Her approach to mental health and pain management is with brain-based therapy.

For more info & how professionals can join - https://t.co/J2OBmbSP7t https://t.co/wqVD7SSelY

Managing long term health conditions takes all sorts of coping strategies. Laying down for my #PoTs in between clients and meetings with a hot water bottle on the back of my head. https://t.co/nyxIjMBJ9n KConlinetherapy photo
Online Psychotherapist
Online Psychotherapist
My next #SelfCare project has arrived!!!!!!! Those colours 🤤

These will be made into shawls that I will #crochet.

The tester is the purple one for myself and then I will make the other 3 for family 💜

Thanks @hobbii.uk for your awesome offer on the #YarnCake range!

These will be done in between my charity projects for @hookclick 🧶

I reckon it should keep me out of mischief at least for a little while? 🤔 🤣

Kim
Online Psychotherapist
Online Psychotherapist
Managing long term health conditions takes all sorts of coping strategies. Laying down for my #PoTs in between clients and meetings with a hot water bottle on the back of my head for the #OccipitalNeuralgia.

I don't share this for sympathy, more for awareness that it takes all sorts of things to keep us going and positive self-management.

As the lovely @JBOccyTherapy says, you can be in pain, fatigued and happy at the same time. I am managing my conditions with strategies that work for me and I am still happy 💜

(I have learnt to crochet this way too!)

Kim
Online Psychotherapist
Online Psychotherapist
#Repost @neurosculpting
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Neurosculpting Institute

“For the average adult in a resting state, the brain consumes about 20 percent of the body’s energy. The brain’s primary function — processing and transmitting information through electrical signals — is very, very expensive in terms of energy use.

The exact percentages are difficult to ascertain, but we have pretty good estimates of where that energy is going, though it varies by the area of the brain. In the cerebral cortex of mice, about a quarter of the brain’s energy goes to maintaining the neurons and glial cells themselves — the processes that all cells go through to remain alive. The remaining 75 percent is used for signaling — sending and processing electrical signals across the brain’s circuits. These numbers seem to be very similar in humans.

The bulk of that energy is consumed at the synapses — the tiny gaps between brain cells where signals are sent and received. There, the cells are steadily pumping ions into the gap between cells — exchanging potassium and sodium to create electrical charges. This pumping action is fundamental to the operation of brain circuits, but they are very energy intensive.” —BrainFacts/SfN

How interesting that all the joy and pain of life can be reduced to electricity. How does that thought change things?

📷: @saraillamas