For several years, workplace wellbeing has been an area I feel passionate about. Having personally experienced the pressures, and witnessing firsthand the effects of stress in the workplace, and how many of workplace policies are lacking to support the ‘workforce’ I continue to be an advocate for improvements and supporting individuals by using mindfulness to improve their wellbeing. Continue reading “Mental Health in the Workplace” »
A stunning read from our resident guest author, Tim, that doesn’t require an introduction.
How do I cope with the stress of world events?
World events can throw a huge spanner in our works. One happened with an election result in the USA way before 20 January 2017, but the spanner arrived just then, yesterday, and with such effect that it almost feels as if the eschaton has arrived, and I am not a religious man. Continue reading “World Events and My Equanimity” »
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” »
There is no such thing as a grown-up (the child and her beliefs remain in adulthood) because, during the first decade of life, we learn critical and fundamental beliefs that remain with us throughout adulthood. Continue reading “No Such Thing as a Grown-Up” »
I provide CBT for many clients, mostly in-person, but also online. I am not, however, a one-trick-pony! CBT simply isn’t for everyone for a number of reasons. And if it is for you, how will you know? Continue reading “Is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) For Me?” »
Appearing as regular as the adverts, the inevitable and annual chorus of moans “Christmas! It gets earlier every year!” is something we all recognise. So, why do we say and do the same things each year, especially if it ramps up our stress and anxiety levels? Continue reading “Tips to Reduce Early Xmas Anxiety and Stress” »
I tend to use metaphors quite a lot with clients, and here is another, linked to a question I ask within the initial registration and assessment of clients I meet for counselling services. Do you experience mind-chatter? Continue reading “Is Your Mind Knocking and the Door is Locked?” »
People often see the mind and body as two distinct things, but in fact they’re intrinsically linked. This means that it’s impossible to have a healthy body if you don’t have a healthy mind. Here are just a few of the ways in which your psychology can affect your physiology. This guest post from Lloyds Pharmacy discusses the effect of psychology on your sex life, stress and anxiety. Continue reading “Why a Healthy Mind Means a Healthy Body” »
Anyone who suffers with the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) knows how debilitating this condition can be. Read on to learn more about the symptoms, and what has removed IBS from MY life.
Studying, wherever or whatever the educational environment, is nothing new yet the pressures today have arguably never been so intense. Continue reading “Reduce Stress: Mindful Podcast for Students” »