Are you SAD? No, I’m not referring to the sense of being uncool or grumpy, although you may be that too. I’m referring to your ability to fair well during the autumn and winter months.
With the first calendar event of spring just around the corner, Mother’s Day, many of us will be thinking of ways to thank our mothers. Our mothers gave birth to us, raised us and instilled us with all her virtues and values. As a child, we inherited a lot of her qualities and have so much to be grateful for- and not! […]
At this time of year many of us are thinking about or have already set New Year’s resolutions. Goal setting can be a great way to keep the mind focused about what is most important over the next year. There are many ideas and theories about goal setting, but how do we stick to our New Year’s resolutions? […]
Christmas is notoriously a time to celebrate but don’t let this be the green light to go overboard! You can still enjoy all the festivities of the season and get through the Christmas period without too much impact on your waistline and your health. Here are 5 tips for a healthier Christmas…
Christmas can be a high-pressure time for families; here are some tips to make it more enjoyable for everyone…
1. Don’t take things personally
We all have our own view of the world and can see the world very differently even when we have grown up together. Sometimes we can be sensitive about the views of others, so for the festive season it pays to be as resilient as possible, to develop a thicker skin, to not take things personally and then to let them go.
As Hypnosis began to get more research and recognition during the second half of the 19th Century, researchers from other social sciences began to observe hypnotic phenomena in far off foreign cultures.
Trance traditions was an area of great interest to them, one of the most notable being shamanism. Originating from a Siberian word, Shamanism has come to describe healers who believe they heal by using trance techniques to manipulate the power of spirits. The term describes a role widespread in many countries across the world, including Asia, Africa and America. […]
Tinnitus is a common problem that may affect around 18-20% of the UK population (McCormack et al 2014). We probably all know someone who suffers from it and may even have it ourselves, especially as we grow older but it can affect any age group (British Tinnitus Association). […]
Did you know that fear of heights is called acrophobia? Or that brontophobia is the fear of thunder?
There are many types of phobias, some are very common others quite exotic, but if you have one it doesn’t really matter what it’s called. What does matter about these irrational fears is how they restrict your life and your ability to enjoy it. Anxiety in general is on the increase (Anxietyuk.org.uk) and phobias are a very common anxiety, which may have serious life curtailing outcomes. […]
Those who know me well will know that ‘vaping’, or the smoking of e-cigarettes, is one of my bête noir’s. I make no excuse for taking the stance that I do against it. Of course, I acknowledge that the use of e-cigarettes is a potentially safer alternative to smoking, but we must remember that it is not safe! I find it concerning when I see some in the medical profession advocating its use – and of course, there are many within the profession who don’t and hold similar views to my own. […]
It is widely recognized that having pets around can help to calm us when we’re feeling stressed. Scientists have found that increased levels of the “love hormone” oxytocin, associated with strengthening the bond between mothers and babies, are also found in dog owners and their dogs. The highest levels are found in owners whose dogs stared lovingly into their eyes the most! […]