Mindfulness

Mindfulness can be described as ‘being present, in the moment without judgement’ and is increasingly recommended for improving your mental health and as part of psycho-therapeutic treatment. When we are mindful, we are in the moment, aware of thoughts feelings, emotions and behaviours but without judging them, and not thinking abut past, past but being very much in the present.

An example? Well, I was reminded of this a few weeks ago. I’ve loved ‘The Who’ since my teens and was thrilled to see them at London’ sO2 Arena. A mass of people, OK, I was really far away (see photo) but could see and hear Pete Townsend wind-milling his guitar, Roger singing lyrics I know so well from singing badly in my car and fabulous drumming from Zac Starkey. Loud, fabulous rock music, and consciously tried to be in the ‘now’ to imprint the concert as a memory in my long term.

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Perfectionism; is Good Enough Good Enough ?

A Perfect Sunset ?

A Perfect Sunset ?

A perfect sunset or could it be better? Does that boat on the horizon ruin the experience and spoil the whole thing. Have I failed because this isn’t a perfect photograph?

We all like to do well, but if you find yourself rarely satisfied with the result or perceive yourself as having failed despite doing well then you might be a perfectionist. 

Of course having perfectionist traits often results in high achievement and being the person at work or in the home that can be relied upon to do the job. But if you are never satisfied with the results, or always feel you could have done better then this will impact negatively on your self-esteem. Being perfectionist is also exhausting;  all that constant striving!

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Welcome to my Blog at Emma Forbes CBT

Welcome to my blog  !

I have always found anything to do with the mind and psychology fascinating, and hope to blog about things that inspire, interest me and hopefully you will too !

I am a BABCP Accredited CBT therapist and RMN (Registered Mental Nurse) with 25 yrs mental health experience. I am confidential, holistic and professional and am passionate about what I do ! CBT works, and if you haven’t heard of this evidence based therapy then do check my other pages.

 

I practice at the The Practice Rooms Salisbury.

 

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