What Are You Grateful For?

It’s difficult to write about gratitude without sounding a little too prescriptive and moralistic. A vision of people saying “just be grateful” springs to mind. And anyone that has been told this, knows how invalidating and dismissive it can be. … Read More

The Pitfalls of Empathy

You might have heard the term empathy in conjunction with sympathy and might be thinking ummm… what is the difference? Well to explain briefly, sympathy is understanding what another person is feeling, from your own perspective. It’s when you care … Read More

Untangled birthday
Happy Birthday Untangled!

This Saturday Untangled celebrated its 6 month birthday!  We celebrated in style with balloons, food and great company. It was fantastic. We wanted to take this moment to extend our gratitude to you for supporting us – many of you … Read More

Pets & mental health
Pets & Mental Health

Our furry little friends are good for more than just looking cute (although really that’s more than enough!) – they are also great for our mental health. Having pets (most often it’s cats and dogs), can reduce stress, anxiety and … Read More

Seasonal affective disorder
Change of Season and Mood?

How does the season effect our mood? It’s that time of year again; the leaves turn into beautiful yellows, oranges and browns and we snuggle up with hot drinks at home. We get to swear cosy sweaters and get into … Read More

Mindfulness and meditation
Mindfulness and Meditation

What is mindfulness meditation? Mindfulness meditation is a mental training that teaches you how to slow the pace of thoughts, let go of negativity and calm your mind and body. It is defined as a mental state that involves being … Read More

Sleepy cat - early bird or night owl?
Early Bird Gets the Worm?

You’re usually the one up first; you’ve done a workout already, had some breakfast, showered, and are reading a book with a cup of coffee when your loved one stumbles down the stairs in their dressing gown, sleep in their … Read More

Untangled mental health inequality
World Mental Health Day

In light of World Mental Health day recently, we wanted to take a moment to highlight the importance of advocating against the stigma that surrounds mental health issues as well as educating and increasing awareness around the topic.  Although a … Read More

Schema therapy
Schema Therapy

What is schema therapy? Dr. Jeffrey Young began developing schema therapy in the mid-1980s, when he found that traditional therapies, such as cognitive behavioural therapy were not helpful for people with chronic characteristic problems like personality disorders. These clients tend … Read More

Compassion focused therapy
Compassion-Focused Therapy

What is compassion-focused therapy? Compassion-focused therapy (CFT) presents self-compassion as the main goal of treatment. It encourages clients to focus on understanding and feeling compassion for themselves, rather than having negative thoughts about themselves. It can be suitable for people … Read More