A great infographic from Lifehack highlighting 40 ‘little things’ you can do to help you relax. Sometimes the simplest of things can a make BIG difference to how we feel! My five favourites are going for a walk (with Arthur, my rescue dog), attending yoga, taking a soak, meditating and watching a movie. What are your top 5?
In today’s uncertain world we often find ourselves off-kilter, emotionally. We may recognise these times by way of our increased judgemental (negative) thoughts, our feelings (anger, anxiety), and our behaviours, (rage, intolerance, substance abuse, and more).
So, what’s to do? Continue reading “Why You Might Like a Reality Check” »
Do you ever wonder why you think, feel, and behave the way you do?
I’m a practitioner offering an eclectic mix of modalities for clients suffering emotional turbulence, because those clients I work with often need a holistic approach to explore and often reconcile with their past, to positively influence the present. Continue reading “What’s (Who’s) Banging the Drum to Your Emotional Beat?” »
The world we inhabit today is very different from that of our ancestors from hundreds of thousands of years ago. Much of the human brain has also evolved – and some has not evolved enough!
Because we have the same (or similar) primal emotions, we have a mismatch in terms of our beliefs and perceptions arising out of societal conditioning and modern living, resulting for so many of us in chronic stress and anxiety. Continue reading “Chronic Anxiety: The Cost to Health – and the Benefits of Present Moment Living” »
Why is writing an integral part of life, for some more than others? Writers express their emotions, feelings and thoughts on a daily basis. Tim, our resident guest post author, covers expressing ourselves through writing and what it can achieve. Continue reading “When Writing About Emotions and Thoughts” »
This year, last year, and all the years before have provided us experiences of pain, pleasure, and necessary neutrality. Every meaningful experience of our past will likely trigger an emotional state for this present time. However, what we make of these triggers is very much up to us.
If we judge past experiences negatively or positively, then they will quickly feel present once again – and to some degree this is inevitable. The song plays somewhere in the distant and we’re transported back to that meaningful moment with emotions in tow. What do you feel now? (then?)
Cortisol is known as the stress hormone and when this is elevated over longer than optimal periods, it can lead to emotional, psychological, and physical harm. So, how can we reduce cortisol to improve our health? Continue reading “How Managing Cortisol Reduces Anxiety and Stress” »
It is neither a weakness or a failing to suffer the symptoms of anxiety. Whether we suffer intermittently right now, or most of the time, we CAN always do something to help reduce – and even remove the sense of dread associated with anxiety. Read on to see my tips for a less anxious life. Continue reading “Ten Steps to Conquering Your Anxiety (Which will you choose?)” »
Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN) is something observed in so many adult clients I meet every day. Yet, most clients I work with have little idea they may be in receipt of such symptoms; after all, CEN is about the dreadful abuse and neglect sometimes reported in the news, isn’t it? Continue reading “Childhood Emotional Neglect and How the Adult Feels Today” »
Okay, to be truthful and perhaps more accurate, it MIGHT be alright through this one caveat. When I find unconditional acceptance for all! But what does that mean for us? Continue reading “Why It’ll Never Be Alright When” »