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Sean Orford Psychotherapist

8 Ways I Live in the Present by Sean Orford

We thought we’d give you a bit more insight into the inner workings of Live in the Present over the next few weeks. With that in mind, the three minds behind the organisation will be writing about how they ‘find their present’. Next up, it’s the man himself, our very own Mr Live in the Present, […]

Can Happiness Buy Money

Can Happiness Buy Money?

Have you ever thought to yourself “if only I had ….. I would be happy”? The ….. could be anything. Perhaps a person, a car, a job, money, whatever. There is often that inner belief that “if I only just had that ….. I would be really happy”. Yet, all the evidence shows that the […]

money can make you happy

Money CAN Make You Happy (… or Sad)

Most people say that they want money and that it will make them happy, however they do not really understand what money is. Often people see money as the route to their fulfilment, they are generally wrong. There are millions of examples were money has created great unhappiness. Despite this, when we understand the true […]

How to Control your Anxiety Without Medication

Anxiety is a normal reaction to stressful situations. But in some cases, it becomes excessive and can cause sufferers to dread everyday situations. According to psychology today, the chances are fairly high that either you or a loved one has had a history of anxiety. In any given year about 17% of us will have […]

Gratitude is the Key to Happiness

We’re big on gratutude at Live in the Present. We all have day to day issues to deal with but, ultimately, I think that they can ALL be overcome with gratitude. Gratitude is a wonderful thing. It raises the human mind to great heights. Those that feel gratitude have the energy to create great things […]

Do You Choose To Be Happy?

Wednesday 20th March is the International Day of Happiness. So, I was Googling ‘Action For Happiness‘ and I noticed this article below it on the same Google page was an article by David Harper, reader in clinical psychology, University of East London. He claims that happiness is not down to the individual because social, financial […]

Why Forgiveness Will Set You Free

Forgiveness can seem impossible for so many people. The stumbling block for most people is that in forgiving we become confused with the idea that we are condoning behaviours that we know were wrong. That we are, in some way saying that what that person did, however bad, was ok. This could not be further […]

8 Reasons to be Mindful

Twenty years ago Mindfulness was an odd word used by strange, silent Buddhists sitting beneath Banyan trees conducting obscure meditative practices. These day mindfulness has become a part of every day psychotherapy. To be mindful means to be aware of yourself in the present, to be aware of who you are, what you are doing […]