by Dr Marianne Trent, Clinical Psychologist, owner of Good Thinking Psychological Services
Why I'm Running A Competition:
On the 16th of February 2020 I started my Good Thinking Psychological Services Facebook Page. I was in the process of putting together my website for the very first time and I thought I had better have a Facebook page to go with it! It’s fair to say that the almost 12 months since I created the page have been pretty bizarre for the world and so much has changed. I both can’t believe it’s been a year already and also can’t believe it’s only been a year in equal measure! I’ve been blessed to have recently built the page to 1500 likes and my audience reflects the mixed nature of my practice. I have people who want to improve their mental health, health professionals who love the Our Tricky Brain Kit, supporters of The Grief Collective, people who are parents and of course a sprinkling of friends and family too. It’s a lovely mix and I’m excited to see how the page grows in the next year and beyond.
I thought that a lovely way to mark the page’s 1st birthday would be to run a competition. I’m so excited to share these wonderful prizes with you and I want to tell you why they’re important to me and why I chose them.
I am passionate about helping people develop effective sleep hygiene habits which mean that they then get better quality sleep. In turn, when we sleep better, our mental health and physical health are optimised. Therefore there’s a strong sleep leaning in my prizes but the products are genuinely ones that I use and that I recommend to the clients I work with.
2 x White Company 500 Thread Count 100% Cotton Sateen Pillow Cases:
I really believe that beds are to be enjoyed and that comfort is key in achieving the best night’s sleep possible. I love high thread-count bedding and in my opinion The White Company cotton sateen just feels wonderful to sleep on. It’s like being in a hotel but in your own home! If you don’t love these I will be baffled!
A Full-Size White Company Cassis Scented Signature Candle:
This scent is very special to me. In 2009 I met the man who is now my husband. A few weeks later, whilst shopping with good friends in Bristol we stumbled into the White Company and I smelled Cassis for the same time. I fell in love with the scent and it has been in my home ever since. I love the candles and the home spray. To me it smells like comfort, peace and calm. I hope it does the same for you too.
A Full-Sized Bottle of This Works, Deep Sleep Plus Sleep Spray:
This stuff is just superb! Each night before bed I spritz some on to my (lovely) pillowcases! In clinical trials it was shown to be more effective than sleep medication at helping people achieve better sleep. It smells great and it’s super comforting and relaxing. It’s a habit I can’t imagine stopping any time soon!
A Signed Copy of The Grief Collective: Stories of Life, Loss & Learning to Heal Paperback Book:
I’m so proud of this book and everything which led to me putting it together with the help of 53 other people who have experienced grief. If you can’t wait to see if you have won the prize you can buy a copy of it in paperback or eBook here.
2 x Brand New & Sealed Black Silk Sleep Masks:
My husband is a night owl to my early bird and he likes to read in bed after I’ve gone to sleep so a sleep mask is essential. These are just the best I’ve tried and I’m sending you 2 so you can pop them in the wash every now and then too!
2 x Sealed Pairs of Laser Lite Branded Ear Plugs:
These are just the best! Pop them in when you pop your eye mask on and you’ll stand a great chance of having a wonderful night’s sleep. The combination of the sleep spray, eye masks, great bed linen and ear plugs all join together to give you a great sleep regime. The combination of these together in your routine actually help signal to the body and mind that it’s time to relax and switch off.
A Delicious Bag of Reese's Peanut Butter Mini Cups:
I am a peanut butter fan! Yum! Love it all: Peanut Butter Chocolate, peanut butter ice cream, peanut butter cake. Yes please! These are my faves!
A Clarins Wash Bag Containing Clarins Natural Lip Perfection & Clarins Beauty Flash Balm:
I just love Clarins Skin care products. I hope you’ll love them too!
Clipper Branded Organic Detox Infusion Tea Bags & Snore & Peace Tea Bags:
If you’ve been on my page before you’ll have noticed that I really, really, really like herbal tea. These are naturally caffeine free and delicious and so they will help you get the best night’s sleep possible. Caffeine has such a long half life that it’s a good idea, where possible not to consume it after about 10 or 11am! Yes, am! Also…… just in case you didn’t know….. decaff is NOT no caff! Decaff still contains 25% of the original caffeine content. So, caffeine free is the best choice!
All together the Prize is worth £115 and can be posted to an address in the U.K!
If you’re excited to enter then please click here to find out how! Please do like, share and talk about this competition and this blog post with people you think would want to win! The competition closes in the evening of 16/2/21 which is the day my page turns 1! If you’re in it to win it, please do leave a comment on this blog to let me know what you’re most looking forward to winning. If you’re reading this after the closing date then leave me a comment if you’d like me to run more competitions in future!
Wishing you lots of luck and hoping you love all of these products as much as me!