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Private Practitioner • Previous Manager of Therapeutic Services for @otrbristol • Creating Networks & Content on #MentalHealth • Writing Novel • Views my own.

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Joined Twitter 3/21/19


Never a truer word said https://t.co/IO8bC017p4
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11/16
2019
If you see a Tweet that you don't agree with it is important to remember that you can still have a good day.
Retweeted by John McGuirk"The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it..." #healing #trauma https://t.co/aWzkjrhFuY
Retweeted by John McGuirkOur vision is to bring men together in order to reduce isolation, reduce male suicide and improve mental health and… https://t.co/s3vH36WP3G
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11/15
2019
Is this my actual daughter 😍🔥https://t.co/x8OIZfPuPN
Retweeted by John McGuirk @erwallen @CounsellorsCafe Thanks 🙏 @SuzannaAloni Yes. And fear of missing out (FOMO) can often result in this indecisiveness, because a "yes" or this… https://t.co/Tg5mce6Uu2 @Firebird_psych @DrLizBates Excellent to see light shone in this direction. Good work 👍Male victims suffer horrific effects from female perpetrated violence. Here are the voices of 20 male victims - gre… https://t.co/bufEdB3SEe
Retweeted by John McGuirk @CounsellorsCafe It's always good to remember that the teenage brain is radically different from the child's brain… https://t.co/P1sGdTLiX0The teenage brain: How can neuroscience help us understand teenagers? #teenagers #brain #neuroscience #teenshttps://t.co/jsw1VQSmXG
Retweeted by John McGuirkFrequently, I am noticing people around me, forming opinions based on commonly accepted norms and myths. I know I a… https://t.co/21gYXn9nws
Retweeted by John McGuirkImportant to remember that social networking leverages powerful human-social processes that are millions of years o… https://t.co/czq3ElQrN6 @PaulHCrick Indeed!Yes! And this can be a heroic task. Sometimes we're numb, or have forgotten what some feelings even feel like. And… https://t.co/v44tHMxeY5It’s a person in distress, not an ‘attention seeker’. #BPD
Retweeted by John McGuirkHere at @CumberlandLodge for #CLDigitalInclusion event. We're expecting around 65 top minds in the… https://t.co/tUz9W0yCtt
Retweeted by John McGuirkCreating a narrative to your life can help reconcile the past, I've kept journals for 20 years & turning them into… https://t.co/dxgd6zCaCP
Retweeted by John McGuirkSome Ways to Offer Our Inner Child Care, Include: * A nice bath * A walk in the woods * A cosy cup of hot chocolat… https://t.co/gJde9qHa5U
11/14
2019
We're sometimes confronted with disappointment. We wanted something valuable, meaningful, important, & we didn't ge… https://t.co/7q8IQP90ai @erikvance Added to this, I end up saying things that I think are my own insights only to, moments later, find myse… https://t.co/f0usddGTIjIf you are doing your Christmas shopping on Amazon, please consider doing it via https://t.co/7QT6ZerPP6 and choos… https://t.co/YxnACy8qBR
Retweeted by John McGuirkCheck out @Anxiety_Canada podcast series, where individuals share their experiences with anxiety! #Mentalhealthhttps://t.co/G4vHSVwTGP
Retweeted by John McGuirk @mcguirk_john That's really good to hear. I really appreciate when my clients notice the healthy, trusted level of… https://t.co/m4UfJwd1Ee
Retweeted by John McGuirkYou can be there for LGBTQ+ young people who can’t go home this winter. Support akt and help keep young people… https://t.co/3ZKJBaZwgr
Retweeted by John McGuirkIndeed. And as a psychotherapist, one of the things my clients and supervisees often tell me how much they apprecia… https://t.co/NEXgaxRxSQ
11/13
2019
We constantly invite men to "open up more". And yet, so many men experience shaming, criticism, or bewilderment wh… https://t.co/dq9aBURIfv
Retweeted by John McGuirkWe hope to choose our words wisely so here is a short explanation of the language around digital wellbeing that we… https://t.co/3FmeIqCphO
Retweeted by John McGuirkNew tools by Apple and Google attempt to cure smartphone addiction https://t.co/aHE8WwgfPf
Retweeted by John McGuirkReminder: it's #WorldKindnessDay tomorrow. Have you planned your posts for the day? https://t.co/hMOSigP9Pu
Retweeted by John McGuirkIt's not too late to invest in your well-being: https://t.co/8PxV7ujrh0 https://t.co/OemKWsLgnr
Retweeted by John McGuirkIf you don't know what to do, just sit. And if you can't sit, knit! #knitting #mentalhealth #meditation #restIt's difficult to find balance, between actions like being driven or rest, or attitudes like acceptance or self-cha… https://t.co/yCP1iuQySQ
11/12
2019
Women need females spaces to heal. Men need male spaces to heal. But deep healing comes when men and women can sha… https://t.co/YJ4nbnLBj5
Retweeted by John McGuirkPracticing Mindfulness Every Day Can Train Your Brain to Dissolve Fear, According to New Harvard Research https://t.co/DsJnPVjlaI
Retweeted by John McGuirkMENTAL HEALTH: Why are women more susceptible to #PTSD? https://t.co/GXoDJN62sa #MentalHealthAwareness https://t.co/Vot1BZTUWq
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11/6
2019
As the autumn fruits ripen consider: what are you happy you've achieved this year? What have your worked hard on an… https://t.co/MMdoLJRrHBWe constantly invite men to "open up more". And yet, so many men experience shaming, criticism, or bewilderment wh… https://t.co/dq9aBURIfvMy Year of #Concussions https://t.co/MJXnPr5LHG via @NewYorker #BrainInjury https://t.co/P4sV3GjkX2
Retweeted by John McGuirkToday I’m researching and writing about less common traumatic reactions. Any thoughts!? Can any of you share som… https://t.co/3ZdSzIvy0F
Retweeted by John McGuirkEg: Sometimes the "not enough" of inactivity & disconnection is too much, & leads to coping strategies like distra… https://t.co/euBPnoHHdZ @sch_counsellor Cool. Will keep that in mind, and get back to you if/when I'm organising it.Sometimes not enough is too much and too much is not enough.
11/5
2019
@sch_counsellor Was thinking, I might do a mini podcast on death in the future. If you'd be interested in sharing y… https://t.co/TnsX5XvQRC @sch_counsellor Awesome!👍 @mcguirk_john Totally agree John. I wrote about this very subject https://t.co/rgkHtWhz0e
Retweeted by John McGuirkTIL: There's no one way, nor even a right way, to recover from trauma. There are countless tools, techniques, thera… https://t.co/P5stbZQecSAs the leaves fall, consider: What do you want to let go of? Now, find an object that represents the thing you wan… https://t.co/FQDuH38PQWIt's true that poor concentration skills can reduce our mental health for various reasons. Thankfully, there are wa… https://t.co/vpC1KqznH1Celebrate you being you. https://t.co/xsIOhNRw7e
Retweeted by John McGuirk @DrCazCollins @LifeDeathWhat Agreed!So, @otrbristol is a mental health service and social movement for young people in Bristol and South Glous, and the… https://t.co/vsDZOLk46g @igersBristol @Ashton_Court_ @sambinding @BristolCouncil @DestBristol @bbcrb @Bristol_People @IGersUK @VisitBristol Beautiful. @MenteWellbeing This is a huge problem in mental health. To be clear, services need to listen to this and adapt to… https://t.co/joj6ZHOuTIWe should talk about death more within our society. We can learn from the experiences of others. We can see here… https://t.co/27RC9mffKtIt's men's mental health month over at @mentalhealth. Here's an article they've done on: 16 Tips For Men: How To P… https://t.co/1aHtSq3JJd @Jennife01082775 @ownyourpast @jwdickerson Just wanted to say that I hear both sides of this arguement. Neurology i… https://t.co/Gre4Z6Qvm5 @JohannaTC @papadeli Rock Cottage, Wales.We’re only emotionally triggered by things we’ve attached meaning to. Recognising the role we play takes the power… https://t.co/LIetdtZKxn
Retweeted by John McGuirkTake a moment. Reflect: "How do I really want to live this day?" When you have your answer, really imagine yoursel… https://t.co/itFI27VsBD
11/4
2019
"A close look at #socialmedia use shows that most young texters and Instagrammers are fine. Heavy use can lead to p… https://t.co/RD2ZUgswVb
Retweeted by John McGuirkIn fairness, as a man I don’t' really enjoy tractors, so... 😂 https://t.co/CvMU1heeVOYes! Making change in our lives is a combo of identifying the actions we want to stop, and also, identifying the ac… https://t.co/edldokDsuz @VoxelHub Looking forward to it! I like your approach to tech, especially around seeing the strengths, benefits, an… https://t.co/rRZC37DZ8d“I believe it is possible to thrive in the digital era, but we need to reconnect, educate ourselves and make inform… https://t.co/RQYX3nQgPc
Retweeted by John McGuirkWe cannot form strong relationships in our lives if we dont learn to love ourself first #LoveYourselfhttps://t.co/dJJNNYN1bO
Retweeted by John McGuirkCalling all 18 - 25 year olds in Bristol & South Glous!!! Get yourselves down to @OTRBristol and tell them what you… https://t.co/UKGHZ0nswE @VoxelHub Very, in its own, uneventful kind of way. Lots of space to do nothing, but moments of creativity too, and new ideas.Sometimes our personal development can take dramatic turns. For example, instead of a mid-life crisis, I have cho… https://t.co/xqdEcRP3XL
11/3
2019
This is me 👇👇, saying something pretty important - as service leaders we should all be aiming for this 🌈🌈… https://t.co/kiwLeplPW2
Retweeted by John McGuirk“The golden rule of habit change: you cannot extinguish a bad habit, you can only change it.” Charles Duhigg… https://t.co/GCfce2PxGO
Retweeted by John McGuirkDon't underestimate the basics when it comes to mental health recovery & growth. Eg. Stretching, muscle building,… https://t.co/xLK4kjH5g7
11/1
2019
Therapy can be used for far more than simply recovering our mental health. Therapy can be used to build our mental… https://t.co/xWXM5D0jib
10/28
2019
@lightful @mkeating121 @mollycordelia @liammckinnon @JoeMCassidy @NicolaGeeTweets @shadille Aw, thank you! Great to… https://t.co/v9WhZK4erp @lightful @liammckinnon @otrbristol This was a really lovely conversation to be a part of.#Throwback to our second episode of the #ReclaimSocial when we talked to @liammckinnon and @mcguirk_john from… https://t.co/QcoH9JY63z
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10/18
2019
Never Underestimate the Power of TO DO Lists! ✅ Link to Science: https://t.co/D0TScXdcOl via @guardian ✅ Link to… https://t.co/3hKSV31P24
9/29
2019
@erikvance Ah, yes. Well, to be honest, I'm more interested in the ends than the means, though it would be great to… https://t.co/lfX8opMh2LNice one! Taking a break and connecting with family. Anybody else? What are you happy you have done so far today? https://t.co/JKT19HkoeA
9/25
2019
@erikvance Cool. Will hold you to that. Don't let me down now. ;-) @erikvance Excellent! When?I'll start. I am happy I... * got up fairly early * cleaned my kitchen, including the floor * organised my Spotif… https://t.co/kRSsdsBHKYReply with at least one thing you were happy you did today. Go! @erikvance Connected to this, a way to tap into your own healing capacity using the placebo effect is self-hypnosis… https://t.co/4Uctne5TJE @CounsellorsCafe You are at a crossroads. You can sink into the problem, or, seek out the solutions. Or maybe both… https://t.co/gmCaRaVltUYes! Very much agree. In some sense the placebo effect is simply another name for hope. Hope is incredibly powerful… https://t.co/dyDRmAvYjfThe placebo effect is simply another way of saying the human mind is incredibly powerful in it's ability to self-re… https://t.co/SmLw7F8wSY
9/24
2019
RESEARCH: The Links Between Memory, Imagination, and Future Planning Link: https://t.co/YusrDNTXi9TECHNIQUE: Spend 5+ minutes in the morning thinking through how you really want to live your day ahead. Visualise… https://t.co/tJvMzaYo7O
8/11
2019
OTR’s hARMED group workshop is for anyone aged 11-15 struggling with self-harm or thoughts of self-harm. The next… https://t.co/NUcVKFSDc8
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7/23
2019
@mickcooper77 Loving seeing these topics covered in more rigorous research contexts. Very helpful in supervision and training. Thanks Mick!
7/9
2019
@mickcooper77 On this, I often use the phrase "co-created".
6/29
2019
As you may have heard, @BristolJLD's Law Ball in aid of @otrbristol was sold out! What you haven't heard, is 250 of… https://t.co/Q1A9gjaD8B
Retweeted by John McGuirkHere's an article in @BristolLive about a new Bristol project for men that we're working alongside @WellBeans2017 a… https://t.co/rz6ni7BQpA
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6/27
2019
Languages of love are different. Sometimes a Spaniard needs to learn some French if they want to connect more with… https://t.co/rSBiB2ROwD
6/16
2019
@liammckinnon But, word clouds be like: https://t.co/06FlFEPgOv
6/14
2019
Can we share more positive stories today? 🙌🏼 How do you make social media more inspiring? (It can be anything th… https://t.co/Z7anJQxOqJ
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6/4
2019
Example: if you want to increase oxytocin, hug someone you trust for 5-10 seconds, pet a dog for a while, go out to… https://t.co/MrhhFHMHwdSeen this pic recently, often with the suggestion that hormones are so powerful in creating our feelings. Yes, but… https://t.co/rbYcue75yf
6/3
2019

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