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Consultant • Psychotherapist • Supervisor • Trainer Creating Community & Content on #MentalHealth Online bookings available via my website.

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Are you making time for the people that you really care about?
Retweeted by John McGuirk - Mental Health @BirthofClarity Indeed. Any tool, like a hammer, a torch, a hand, can be used to create or destroy. Our values,… https://t.co/LjlSUjut2Q @CarvingThought @BirthofClarity Well said! @BirthofClarity @mcguirk_john Usage reflects mindset Fire can make food or burn everything to the ground Harness your opportunities.
Retweeted by John McGuirk - Mental Health @mcguirk_john Social media has connected & isolated the world, simultaneously. Its brought together like-minded pe… https://t.co/jhl8FVhle5
Retweeted by John McGuirk - Mental Health @jamiesalsburg Agreed! @mcguirk_john Yes sir! Intent and actions matter.
Retweeted by John McGuirk - Mental Health @jameslanepm Well said! 👍 @mcguirk_john It's interesting because it's gives access to peoples views who we may not agree with, people who you… https://t.co/siGveERRyn
Retweeted by John McGuirk - Mental HealthSocial media, like Twitter, offers unparalleled access to diversity of view & like-minded folks to connect with. It… https://t.co/AouC657dhX
7/3
2020
This is one of my favourite articles that I've written: Summary: 1) Feeling distress is hard. 2) How distress ca… https://t.co/IKKoBm5XEJ @sn_woodhouse Well said 👍Before, instead of taking each uncomfortable situation as an opportunity to grow, I bailed. Sometimes I blamed ot… https://t.co/SR8SrkMBve
Retweeted by John McGuirk - Mental Health @BirthofClarity Thanks man. Appreciate you too! And I'd be quite happy to have some guest writers, for sure! @recovering_man Thanks, my friend! The effort is starting to pay off! @STCounsellor Thanks Shelley! Took some time, but I got there! 👍 @Poppyshell81 Thanks! It's been a recurring lesson in my personal development.You summed it up perfectly ✌👍 https://t.co/GhasRPh78c
Retweeted by John McGuirk - Mental Health @thinktalkideas Aw, thanks Matt! I appreciate the support!Ah, just spent 4 hours writing a new article on how to experience beauty, and developing new parts of my profession… https://t.co/bLtkhXMEzn
7/2
2020
Sometimes, the thing we want to change is the thing we need to love.Just Telling Men to "Open Up" Is Not Enough https://t.co/JBGnAZBMnP
Retweeted by John McGuirk - Mental HealthWant to learn how to scribble your feelings? It can be a great to way to find out how you really feel, and help y… https://t.co/MDPlT3nL6wReally good article, well worth a read https://t.co/k5hcYYtZyE
Retweeted by John McGuirk - Mental HealthEvery day in my recovery has not necessarily been easier than the one before, but the overall trend is unmistakable: things get better.
Retweeted by John McGuirk - Mental Health @Myira_Khan Krishnamurt“Rather than running away, what is needed is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directl… https://t.co/3iTaRT6YkQ
Retweeted by John McGuirk - Mental Health @Poppyshell81 Glad you liked it, Poppy! @Bethanw1974 Sorry to hear that, Bethan, and hope you can get the support you need. @mcguirk_john I lost both my parents 13 yrs ago within 7 days of one another. I need to read this. Because I’m still stuck in 2007
Retweeted by John McGuirk - Mental Health @mcguirk_john Love this, thanks John 👍✌
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7/1
2020
Many of us have lost people recently, & sometimes things can get in the way of our grieving process. Here's an ar… https://t.co/fvjyK52TGW @dovidfeldman Agreed. Well said. 👍Human connection is not a black-hole of unending need. There is only so much external validation you can get from… https://t.co/A0lv03gJxG
Retweeted by John McGuirk - Mental Health @Pearl_G62 Welcome! 👍My daughter and I have been good in defining our feelings most of the time, no matter how layered they are. However… https://t.co/3XplSPc1Zr
Retweeted by John McGuirk - Mental HealthGood morning Gd! Good morning World! The ultimate purpose of our efforts to improve are not expressed in our own p… https://t.co/4wQHFxnns6
Retweeted by John McGuirk - Mental Health @beetlebad Welcome! Glad it was useful! 👍 @mcguirk_john I lived this John, thank you for sharing
Retweeted by John McGuirk - Mental Health💥MY LATEST ARTICLE💥 (7 min read) Summary: 1) Feelings have an important function! 2) Why relating to our feelings… https://t.co/bM79KfAHDkTime heals all wounds but your actions determine how they heal.
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6/30
2020
Sometimes you need to make a decision that causes you a short, sharp pain now, in order to prevent a much longer-la… https://t.co/W5z9utrUXT @RacineDKringle Yeah, I've seen it many times, how sensitive people might benefit from "stimulation management techniques".Never more important than now, when our on-screen time has increased massively. Here's an article I wrote on how "… https://t.co/7DyqpbJJUl @YMNBristol I have a very close male friendship. In fact, it is one of the most important relationships in my life.… https://t.co/L08MTlhFGNThoughts, guys? Do you have friends? Do you think it's OK to have friends? Are friends a sign of weakness? What ki… https://t.co/6f5khP63j1
Retweeted by John McGuirk - Mental HealthAt a past Young Men’s Network meeting, we had a discussion with @hussey_deb from @bdpBrunswickSQ. Deb described see… https://t.co/YKQdFkfCr9
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6/29
2020
@mcguirk_john The self contemplates itself and is therefore dual - at the centre looking out, at the edge looking in (and out).
Retweeted by John McGuirk - Mental Health @mcguirk_john You’ve got me thinking!
Retweeted by John McGuirk - Mental HealthMy old man used to say ‘Leave me be!’ This is what he wanted. Peace. https://t.co/vQ6xRIrinT
Retweeted by John McGuirk - Mental Health @dovidfeldman Love the differences! @SarahFelton9 A bit of all of them for me, with an openness to be wrong on all counts!I have massive respect for people who are grinding to make a change in themselves You’ll never know how close you… https://t.co/lluvFyIDOn
Retweeted by John McGuirk - Mental HealthThere a different ways to hold the idea of "self": 1) The self is one, unified, consistent, identity. 2) The self… https://t.co/66Uop6HL4hMy own personal journey through mental health recovery & growth has drawn upon a huge variety of tools, techniques,… https://t.co/GTVjLFPMLo
6/28
2020
@mcguirk_john This is great - thanks for sharing
Retweeted by John McGuirk - Mental Health @BSimpsonTherapy I hear you. It's really good to take a critical approach, and yes, sometimes that can undermine ou… https://t.co/o8cLODunBv @BSimpsonTherapy If you ever need a chat, and maybe an alternative perspective, feel free to reach out. Personally,… https://t.co/CIubj8xhyOTo de-escalate a conflict, state: "OK, so you feel X, because A. You would really like Y instead, because of B. Is… https://t.co/H5ANFDjRxV @goodfig73_g Very!Conflict Resolution Technique: "OK, I see. You want X because of A. At the same time, I want Y because of B. We se… https://t.co/DhJ2ytU2Wo“Do it trembling if you must, but do it!” – Emmet Fox
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6/27
2020
@goodfig73_g Different ways of holding self work for different people. No right way.To many the self is best seen not as one unified identify, but as a collection of parts, each with its own needs, d… https://t.co/MbWjb6r5V7 @MariaAlbertsen_ For some clients you will be good enough, for others not. At some points you will be good enough… https://t.co/aR3MdibuSk
6/26
2020
@mcguirk_john I need to listen to my messengers more.
Retweeted by John McGuirk - Mental Health @Hotsun___ I think most all of us do. @JoeMConsults Not currently in therapy, though I have regular long stints. My regular support comes in the form of… https://t.co/2GE8y2O6Yr @RacineDKringle Hm, good question! Everyone is different & will need to find their own need, but, eg: With the fea… https://t.co/Ti5DsXbabGOne way to relate to feelings is to consider them messengers. Feelings bring you messages from your needs. For e… https://t.co/47ufPumDBU
6/25
2020
@whitepeakwell @Therapists_C If they are requesting your notes on the client's behalf then yes you are obliged by g… https://t.co/5b3F3kcPVAThis!! Then some more this #JustBe ffs https://t.co/xDUuN16Fov
Retweeted by John McGuirk - Mental HealthI love this, meet people where they are and accept them unconditionally https://t.co/9VnjVh6lQ7
Retweeted by John McGuirk - Mental HealthWhen we watch a river flow by, we rarely judge it by saying "river, go more left," or "you should go faster". The… https://t.co/H3vbE2KM5Y @mcguirk_john 100% agreed on this one x
Retweeted by John McGuirk - Mental Health @JPBrown5 I think this is a tricky question. I learned about mental illness before I learned about mental health. M… https://t.co/75J3x6nyxD
Retweeted by John McGuirk - Mental HealthResilience is not about being unaffected. Resilience is about bending with the winds of stress and distress, like… https://t.co/Ud8mmDu58I @sch_counsellor Projection, eco-therapy, metaphor, nature as teacher. I love it! ❤️I always like to explore our natural environment for my own wellbeing & reflection space. Nature connectedness is e… https://t.co/ct8XcmEIho
Retweeted by John McGuirk - Mental HealthRemember, resilience includes your ability to survive your own cognitive brutalities, like "you're useless," or "no… https://t.co/W0tIRRDpIK
6/24
2020
The human need to be heard, understood, and welcomed without judgement goes very, very deep. Do not underestimate… https://t.co/EzrpGn6bgw"John was also isolated from his friends, and his wife would check his emails to ensure he was not meeting up with… https://t.co/DSdwIFmy3X
Retweeted by John McGuirk - Mental HealthWhen I was 14 years old, I stood infront of a train. My world was nothing but darkness and I wanted it be over. A m… https://t.co/5FB3wlARkX
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6/23
2020
Caveat: for those with young children, welcome imperfection! @CounsellorsCafe Interestingly, I used to have big trouble with visualisations, and it took a lot of practice to bu… https://t.co/D2MlanZh5cCreate a clean, tidy, & comfortable home space for yourself. Take pride in it. A nice home environment communicate… https://t.co/HsR1aF4MbE
6/22
2020
We show-up with a wound. That wound creates fear. That fear dissolves trust. Because we lack of trust, we attack… https://t.co/Wq6tlQvIii
Retweeted by John McGuirk - Mental HealthAt any time we can be met with a "critical decision" that tests our integrity. Which way will we choose, and why?… https://t.co/1CfQ5ewa7y @TheBristolCable @BristolIMHN @BristolMind @FOMCIC @MissingLink_MLH @otrbristol @TomRenhard @wearesecondstephttps://t.co/AjX65PkSy6It think this will be one of the most important conversations in mental health in the next ten years: How to keep… https://t.co/nELyeAEmFN
6/19
2020
Communication Tip - The Power of "I statements" Keeps the communication clean of assumptions and loaded statements… https://t.co/STinQz4Y36
Retweeted by John McGuirk - Mental HealthFather's Day is only few days away. Please see our support pages to signpost you to help and advice at this difficu… https://t.co/Ya0LEFiPrz
Retweeted by John McGuirk - Mental HealthWith UK unemployment rising, we're now offering a year's free @Headspace to all those people out of work. We know m… https://t.co/yQie5y3bkb
Retweeted by John McGuirk - Mental Health @DeanAbbott @BirthofClarity Sometimes it's a good use of time though.Professional sports people use visualisation as a tool to overcome anxiety and stress for every game. Everyone can… https://t.co/cKYxjElSbn
Retweeted by John McGuirk - Mental HealthI don't often get into politics here, but @DominicRaab knowing more about Game of Thrones than he does about race r… https://t.co/cm5Id5l4Of @mcguirk_john It's hard work getting/staying well!
Retweeted by John McGuirk - Mental Health @FlautinoRosanna Yup. Wellness is the result of sustained effort.Opening up to your partner is not license to break their heart. While you yourself are carrying much pain & hurt,… https://t.co/XmLrc8mQag
Retweeted by John McGuirk - Mental Health @goodfig73_g @elainelbrighou1 Agreed. Have someone to support and encourage doing the exercises can be a help. Also… https://t.co/iFEFkz495F
6/18
2020

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