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 “Xmas! 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. 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” »
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Workplace Stress & The Role of Addiction
Recent information from the Health and Safety Executive shows that there are around 428,000 cases of work-related stress annually in the UK, which accounts for 40% of occupational illness(1). Employees most likely affected by stress in the workplace are based in health and social care, education and public administration, all of which have their own demands. Continue reading “Workplace Stress & The Role of Addiction” »