Awareness. Acceptance. Performance.
And other secrets to enhanced living

Enhance Life Psychology is about helping you work towards living an enhanced life. Collaborating closely, we explore the person you want to be and the life you want to live in.

Your journey

The road to change can be hard. Weโ€™ll help you master the right tools to grow your life independently, whatever it takes.

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Extra reading

Some wonderful resources exist online to get you thinking about what wellbeing means to you. Weโ€™ll be featuring some of them here.

Resources

Our approach

Warmth and acceptance are the starting-point for our work with clients. Nonie Carr works with adolescents through to adults, on a range of issues.

About Nonie

Are you learning anything new? Iโ€™ve decided to try to make sourdough bread; and the first step is to make the starter from flour and water. Itโ€™s a successful start! ๐Ÿ˜Š
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Learning new things is good for the brain. When we learn new things our brain grows by making new connections. .
Iโ€™d love to hear what new things youโ€™re learning at the moment. (I know that we donโ€™t all have extra time at the moment to learn new things... but learning how to manage working from home might be your new thing, or maybe itโ€™s how to ask for help.)
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This wonderful image from @drrebeccaray might help you respond differently when faced with problems that seem unsolvable. .
We always have a choice about how we respond to what happens around us... but what choice is most helpful can sometimes be uncertain...
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- ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—น ๐—ถ๐˜? If yes, choose from all 4 options. If no, then the grey options are yours to choose from.
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- ๐—”๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜, ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€: By this, I mean the psychological definition of acceptance, which is to acknowledge something is the way it is without resisting or fighting with it. It means you conserve your energy for living by your values even when you don't like it or don't want it to be the way it is.
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- ๐—–๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜, ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€: This means to accept what you can't control and to change what you can control.
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- ๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜, ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€: This means to walk away, even when it's hard, and to continue to commit to doing what's important deep down in your heart.
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- ๐——๐—ผ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜: Otherwise known as having a massive tantrum that solves nothing and probably makes your experience of the situation worse (raise your hand if you know this one well ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜†!)
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Where are you at, and which option resonates most right now? xo
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๐Ÿ“šWhen was the last time you read a book... a real paper book? I recently rediscovered reading, I made a choice to read as part of my bedtime routine. Iโ€™m loving reading again... as a teenager I would read until early morning devouring my latest book... possibly instead of studying!! ๐Ÿ™„
It might be time to rediscover reading and the joy of holding a real life book!
Astronaut Scott Kelly recently wrote in the New York Times that โ€œwhen you are confined in a small space you need an outlet that isnโ€™t work or maintaining your environment.
Some people are surprised to learn I brought books with me to space. The quiet and absorption you can find in a physical book โ€” one that doesnโ€™t ping you with notifications or tempt you to open a new tab โ€” is priceless.โ€๐Ÿ™Œ
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A very apt reminder for us at the moment...
Thankyou @buddhadoodles โค๏ธ
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At this time we need to be kind in everything we do. Maintain your physical distance from those with whom you donโ€™t live... but continue to social connections. Check in on your loved ones, connect with your friends and wave to your neighbours. ๐Ÿ‘‹
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@lovemeloveyoufoundation providing helpful tips to help you to shift your perspective. ใƒปใƒปใƒป
If you are self-isolating or in quarantine please take care of yourself. Itโ€™s not easy having to shift our behaviour so much so quickly.
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Sometimes itโ€™s helpful to look at another perspective...
How can you reframe those unhelpful fearful thoughts that youโ€™re having? I get it, itโ€™s not easy, but it is possible... and this might help.
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@damon.gameau
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Add it to the lexicon ๐Ÿ˜Š
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๐Ÿ–With thanks @revelatori
Hereโ€™s a great list of ways to cope and look after your mental health during this time of pandemic.
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