/Lucy Appadoo'

About Lucy Appadoo

I’m Lucy, a Counsellor and Writer of two self-published novellas and a short story. I am currently in the process of writing a non-fiction book about career guidance and coaching in the context of holistic spiritual and mental health well-being.

Three Strategies To Getting What You Want

Courtesy of  Willoughby00 I recently listened to an audio file by Marie Forleo who is a Multi-Passionate Entrepreneur and hosts a show about building a business and positive mindsets. She is a great motivator and speaker with a broad range of artistic and creative experiences behind her. The file spoke about the three strategies required to reach [...]

By | March 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Vision or Mindset for Positive Change

Courtesy of Nick Twyford Creating a vision is about having the sense that things aren't right in your life. You have a clear image of a better way of living, and you create strategies to reach that vision. By moving forward towards your vision, you need to act continuously and with intent to achieve your [...]

By | March 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Graded Exposure to Anxiety

Courtesy of odpmedic Avoidance of anxiety-arousing activities can serve to maintain anxiety, which is why graded exercises that expose you to small steps, will eventually give you the confidence to combat more difficult tasks. Graded exposure is useful for specific phobias, and is a way to practise your coping skills for anxiety, such as breathing, [...]

By | March 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Functional and Dysfunctional Anxiety

 Courtesy of Marie-ange Anxiety is part of being human. It motivates you to perform and allows you to adapt to changes (The Home Therapist, Dr. Matthew Bambling, Mental Health Issues, 2012). Being anxious is a signal that something is wrong, so you do something to keep safe and protect you from harm. For instance, feeling anxious [...]

By | February 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Common Responses to Trauma

Courtesy of Eera Photography What is Trauma? The American Psychiatric Association (APA,2000) defines a trauma as a - direct personal experience of an event that involves actual or threatened death or serious injury, or other threat to one's physical integrity; or witnessing an event that involves death, injury, or a threat to the physical integrity [...]

By | February 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Grief and Loss

Courtesy of porcelaindoll13 Traditionally, Grief and Loss is connected to Death. Specifically, Grief refers to an individual's response and reaction to a loss (Doka, 1989). Grief is energy - an emotional response to loss. Loss, on the other hand, has a broader definition and doesn't only refer to Death. It refers to deprivation or no [...]

By | February 8th, 2017|Grief and Loss, Uncategorized|0 Comments


Courtesy of soniaadammurray - Off Would you like to know the secret of life? Well, it's one thing; yes; only one thing, and that's PERMA - as founded by Dr Martin Seligman (Positive Psychology). PERMA stands for: PERMA stands for: P - Positive Emotions E- Engagement R - (Positive) Relationships M - Meaning A - [...]

By | February 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Managing Mental Health in the Workplace

Courtesy of Mirwex68 A survey by MinterEllison researching mental health in the workplace was given to a range of organisations to identify mental health challenges. MinterEllison distributed their survey to overseas-owned companies, Australian private organisations, sole traders, partnerships, government organisations, and not-for-profit companies. These organisations came from a broad range of industries, and 226 people [...]

By | January 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Guide to Anxiety, Stress, and Resilience

Courtesy of Miroslava Hrabusova Anxiety is a normal and common emotion, defined as a perception of threat by something or someone in the environment. If the anxiety is out of control, your body reacts and goes through physical changes that prepare you to fight the threat/danger or escape (fight or flight response). You might also [...]

By | January 11th, 2017|Resilience, Uncategorized|2 Comments

Mental Health In the Workplace

Courtesy of Stephen Criscolo A mentally healthy workplace has a positive work culture, reduces risks related to mental health, provides support to people presenting with mental health conditions, and is free of discrimination.  The source of the following information below is from 'Taking Care of your Mental Health in the Workplace - A Guide for [...]

By | December 28th, 2016|Uncategorized, workplace mental health|0 Comments