For many of us the restrictions of 2020/2021 haven’t made life at home easy. Working from home, looking at the same four walls seven days a week, can be quite a challenge, and then there’s being cooped up with your loved ones…We might dwell on what we can’t do, and...read more
When you’re in chronic pain and you’ve tried so many things, but the pain remains.Science has shown that we have a much greater influence over the physiscal sensations in our body than we thought.Chronic pain puts the nervous system on high alert. This means that when...read more
Do you want to beat stress? Lift your mood? Protect yourself against mental illness?
The answer is simple – GET UP and MOVE!
Looking along my bookshelf to find inspiration for what to write this month, I remembered a book I bought about ten years ago called SPARK! by Dr John Ratey and Eric Hagerman. It’s all about how exercise can transform your mind. I’ve always noticed how much difference it makes when my clients decide to take up regular exercise: they make a huge leap forward, and suddenly they have more energy and more enthusiasm for life.
- Weight Management
- Gain Control of Your Thinking
- Stress Management
- Managing Your Time
- Anger Management
Why not team up with a friend?
Support each other as you learn how to build resilience and make the choices that make you feel proud of yourself.
The programme is based on 2 PEOPLE coming weekly for one hour for 4 weeks
During lockdown plenty of us reviewed whose company we really wanted to be in. Some couples appreciated the chance to have extra time together, and some people found their partner ever more annoying.
It is often said that to have a real enduring love, you first have to love yourself. How can you learn to do that? How do you firstly establish a relationship with yourself that is kind, generous and forgiving?read more
Are your kids getting a bit down? Moody?
How can we help them?
What is it they are up to when they are at their best? What are they doing when they don’t feel they have all the cares in the world pressing on them? When we explore what their ‘happy thing’ is, then we can encourage them to do more of it.read more
My friend said ‘How come my teenage daughter is nervous about going to the supermarket to get me some shopping, but not scared about her big trip to Australia?’
Well, it’s all about what we IMAGINE: When she thinks about the supermarket she thinks about x,y,z, (queues / germs / whatever). Australia? Well, that’s sunshine, new friends, freedom.read more
Research shows that although we all breathe every moment of our life with no conscious input (after all, if we had to remember to do it we wouldn’t last long, would we), practicing some simple conscious breath techniques can be very helpful.
One very simple exercise that can instantly calm you down is what I call rectangle breathingread more