Gemma’s Blog


Aug 1 2021

Firstly, we’re going to make it clear that anger is not necessarily a bad thing. It’s very often used in negative situations which makes it seem like a bad thing but as is the case with all of your various different emotions none of them are actually bad[…]

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Jul 1 2021

I’m going to teach you something called ‘ecology’. Ecology is the study of how things impact on the world around you. Sometimes we get a really good idea about what it is that we might want to do or achieve in our lives and it’s really difficult to[…]

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Jun 1 2021

I am going to be speaking to you today about making friends. Making friends should be easy but sometimes it is not! I remember when I was little, I just used to walk up to random people and go ‘hello, would you like to be my friend?’ and[…]

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Sep 1 2020

Why it is that sometimes we desire to be different from everybody else and sometimes that might feel a little bit uncomfortable? What you might not know is that this is a perfectly normal pattern that all human beings rotate throughout during their lives.  When we start out[…]

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Jul 1 2020

I’m going to ask you to do the biggest psychological stretch that you’ve ever been asked to do because this month I’m focusing on behaviour. I know from my work with families and young people in Hertfordshire, that often when there are behavioural problems in a family the[…]

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Jun 1 2020

How do you make good apologies? I know I have spoken to you before about certain words that you may want to use (and particular words that you may want to avoid) when you are negotiating with people. Apologizing is not that dissimilar to negotiation, except there needs[…]

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May 1 2020

A lot of parents often bring their young people to see me at my therapy clinic in Hertfordshire when they are struggling with the problems and challenges that life often throws at us. They are in need of some resilience boosting. But what does that actually mean? Resilience[…]

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Apr 1 2020

Today I want to speak to you about that habit that you might have of taking on other people’s nonsense. Sometimes you, young people, you are so caring and you are so good at problem-solving that you end up taking on other people’s stuff! You might have a[…]

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Mar 19 2020

NLP is also about thinking and attitude. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t just about fluffy positive thinking or unrealistically hoping for the best. But having a positive attitude will generally mean that you approach tasks in life with an energetic open mind and this can positively impact[…]

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Mar 16 2020

More children than ever are suffering from clinical anxiety and depression from as young as 3 years of age! Those who do not receive help and who continue to suffer with anxiety, will, by the age of 13 years, go on to experience further mental health issues as adults.  These are[…]

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