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  • ‘Empty Your Stress Bucket’ Now available on Amazon!

    ‘Empty Your Stress Bucket’ Now available on Amazon!

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    Using Self-Hypnosis to Release Anxiety and Cultivate Calm

    By Gareth Wait

    “Empty Your Stress Bucket” by Gareth Wait offers an innovative approach to managing stress and anxiety through self-hypnosis. Drawing on his extensive experience as a hypnotherapist and psychotherapist, Gareth presents a thoughtful exploration of the psychological underpinnings of anxiety and provides readers with practical, evidence-based strategies to regain control of their mental health.

    Key Concepts

    • The Divided Brain: Understand how the brain’s structure—particularly the emotional and rational divisions—affects your ability to handle stress and anxiety.
    • Stress Bucket Metaphor: Gareth introduces the ‘Stress Bucket’ as a metaphor for how stress accumulates and overflows in our lives, illustrating how to manage and empty this bucket to maintain mental well-being.
    • Self-Hypnosis Techniques: Detailed guidance on using self-hypnosis to reduce anxiety, including scripts and step-by-step instructions to help readers practice on their own.
    • Building Resilience: Methods to enhance emotional resilience, such as cognitive restructuring and the development of adaptive core beliefs.

    Featured Reviews

    “A masterful guide to understanding and overcoming anxiety. Gareth’s use of clear, practical self-hypnosis exercises makes this book a must-read for anyone looking to find peace and calm.” – Lisa Feldman, Therapist

    “Gareth Wait combines scientific insight with practical advice in a way that is both enlightening and accessible. His book is a compelling tool for anyone wanting to empty their stress bucket.” – James Peterson, Personal Trainer

    From the Author

    “In my years of practice, I’ve seen how unchecked stress can overshadow lives. This book is crafted to empower you with the knowledge and tools to clear out the clutter of anxiety and stress, using proven techniques that offer relief and restoration.” – Gareth Wait

    Dive Deeper

    • Real-Life Applications: Each chapter integrates real-life case studies that demonstrate the effectiveness of the strategies discussed, offering readers examples of how others have successfully managed their anxiety.
    • Interactive Exercises: Engage with a variety of exercises that encourage active participation and provide a hands-on approach to learning self-hypnosis and other anxiety-management techniques.
    • Scientific Backing: The methods proposed in the book are backed by research and clinical practice, ensuring that readers are receiving reliable and actionable advice.

    Where to Buy

    “Empty Your Stress Bucket” is available now. Get your copy today and begin your journey to a calmer, more centred life.

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    Using Self-Hypnosis to Release Anxiety and Cultivate Calm By Gareth Wait “Empty Your Stress Bucket” by Gareth Wait offers an innovative approach to managing stress and anxiety through self-hypnosis. Drawing on his extensive experience as a hypnotherapist and psychotherapist, Gareth presents a thoughtful exploration of the psychological underpinnings of anxiety and provides readers with practical,…

  • Unlocking the Power of Journaling with Cat & Crow’s Outreach Project

    Unlocking the Power of Journaling with Cat & Crow’s Outreach Project

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    Journaling is a powerful tool for personal development, emotional expression, and mental health maintenance. It’s a practice that extends far beyond the conventional concept of merely keeping a diary. At Cat & Crow, we’re excited to introduce our upcoming Journaling Outreach Project, designed to make the therapeutic benefits of journaling accessible to everyone.

    The project will run as a 12-week pilot course, starting in July 2024. Sessions are scheduled once a week and last for 90 minutes. These workshops will be hosted in several accessible locations, including libraries and community cafes across the Torfaen and Bargoed areas.

    Each session will be led by our experienced therapists, who will guide you through various journaling exercises designed to explore different aspects of your life, from gratitude to personal challenges, in a supportive group setting.

    What is the Journaling Outreach Project?

    The Journaling Outreach Project is a pioneering initiative by Cat & Crow, aimed at offering free guided journaling workshops across community venues. Our goal is to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health discussions and provide practical tools for emotional well-being. This program is not just about writing; it’s about engaging in creative and reflective practices that foster personal growth and community bonds.

    The Transformative Power of Journaling

    Unlike traditional diary writing, journaling in our workshops can take various forms, including creative writing, thematic exploration, and expressive art. It serves as a private space for individuals to confront complex emotions, clarify thoughts, and cultivate a deeper understanding of themselves. The practice supports mental health by allowing for the safe expression of feelings and thoughts, aiding in stress reduction and self-discovery.

    Benefits of Joining the Outreach Project

    Participants in the Journaling Outreach Project can expect several benefits:

    • Enhanced Mental Clarity: Journaling helps untangle thoughts and emotions, providing a clearer path forward.
    • Community Connection: The workshops offer a platform to meet like-minded individuals, share experiences, and support each other in a nurturing environment.
    • Skill Development: Learn various journaling techniques that aid in personal expression and emotional processing.
    • Accessibility: The program is entirely free, ensuring there are no financial barriers to participation.

    A Simple Start with Cat & Crow

    One of the beauties of journaling is its simplicity. You don’t need expensive supplies or advanced technologies; a simple pen and paper will do. At Cat & Crow, we provide all necessary materials at no cost, ensuring everyone can participate without concern for the logistics of supplies. Our workshops include not only journals and pens but also creative materials like markers and collage supplies for those who prefer a visual medium.

    Privacy and Personal Agency

    Journaling is a profoundly personal practice that doesn’t have to be shared with others unless the individual wishes to do so. It’s a private act of self-expression and self-accountability. In our workshops, you’ll have the space to explore your thoughts in a confidential setting, guided by experienced therapists who respect your privacy and individuality.

    Get Involved

    The Journaling Outreach Project is open to anyone over 18 looking for a supportive community to explore the benefits of journaling. Whether you’re seeking to manage stress, navigate personal challenges, or simply enjoy the process of creative expression, our workshops are designed to accommodate and support your journey.

    We are actively seeking funding and support from local businesses and philanthropic organisations to keep this program free for participants. Your support can help us expand our reach and continue providing these valuable resources to the community.

    Join Us Today

    If you’re interested in improving your mental well-being or simply wish to try something new, we invite you to enquire about our Journaling Project. To learn more, to register your interest for a workshop, or to support our initiative, please reach out to us:

    Email: connect@catandcrow.co.uk

    Phone: 01495 684030 (24 hr Answering Service)

    Website: www.catandcrow.co.uk

    Take the first step towards personal growth and community connection. Join us at Cat & Crow, where your mental well-being is our priority. Let’s embark on this journey of self-discovery and communal healing together!

    Journaling is a powerful tool for personal development, emotional expression, and mental health maintenance. It’s a practice that extends far beyond the conventional concept of merely keeping a diary. At Cat & Crow, we’re excited to introduce our upcoming Journaling Outreach Project, designed to make the therapeutic benefits of journaling accessible to everyone. The project…