This year we’ve experienced some fantastic weather with average temperatures for summer of 15.8 °C – 1.4 °C above the 1981 – 2010 average. And, as the season changes, the leaves turn golden and the autumn sun lies low, we slowly head towards winter and our thoughts begin to focus on darker nights and reaching for the scarves and gloves. But spare a thought for the one-in-three of us in the UK that suffer from […]
The BBC news highlights a report that finds Eating a Mediterranean diet may help prevent depression. Research into the traditional Mediterranean diet has shown it may reduce our risk of developing conditions like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and raised cholesterol, which are all risk factors for heart disease. Researchers have also found that people who closely follow a Mediterranean diet may live a longer life and be less likely to put on weight. […]
Visioning therapy is a cognitive process in which images and statements (affirmations) of a person’s desired, successful future (their goals, objectives, outcomes) become the focus of attention, acting as motivators for the present action; helping the participant to stay on course for success in their personal goals.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. The EMDR therapy uses bilateral stimulation, right/left eye movement, or tactile stimulation, which repeatedly activates the opposite sides of the brain, releasing emotional experiences that are “trapped” in the nervous system. This assists the neurophysiological system, the basis of the mind/body connection, to free itself of blockages and […]
Whether you’re an early riser or a night bird can affect your well-being and chances of developing depression and anxiety, according to new study, published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, by researchers at University of Colorado Boulder and the Channing Division of Network Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. The large study of the health of a large group of nurses around the age of 55 identified a link between chronotype (a […]