Session three of my CBT course this week. I was recommended for what they call High Intensity CBT and intense it most certainly is. For someone who’s sleep is not the best, this is one way to get a solid night’s rest. When I received confirmation of the course, I knew it would be demanding, and I also knew that I didn’t really know just how demanding. I just hope I have the wherewithal to see it to its conclusion and come away with some tools to help improve my mental health.
On the topic of mental health, or more specifically, social anxiety disorder, I read about the tragic death of Errol Graham, who had severe social anxiety and starved to death after his benefits were stopped by the DWP. This is so sad, an appalling failure on the part of the DWP and really shouldn’t happen in our society.
The sun is now rising before 8am – another mental milestone in the lengthening of daylight. Not that I would know, as the sky has been dominated by thick stratus cloud, and I’ve not seen the sun at all for several days.
Listening to The Infinite Monkey Cage last week, I learnt that both rats and apes laugh. A quick search for laughing gorillas turned up this video of a young gorilla being tickled. I think I will save the link for moments when I need a good laugh.
🏏 Another good win for England making it 2-1 for the series in SA. Some very good stuff coming from England in this game. A century each for Stokes & Pope, a fivefer for Bess, and 4 wkts for Root – I hear he’s also not bad with the bat.