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.
First we’ll take a look at what stress is and how it affects the body Before we get specific about work-related stress, let’s first explore what stress actually is. Stress is your body’s way of responding to a demand or threat. When you sense danger—whether it’s real or imagined – it is a natural and automatic response known as the “fight-or-flight” reaction. In primitive times this response enabled humans to either escape danger by running
Mindfulness is the ability to be fully present in a moment; being aware of where we are and what we’re doing while noticing things in a non-judgemental and non-critical way. In psychological terms, Mindfulness can be thought of as ‘exercise for the brain’ – like a workout at the gym, the more you do the better and stronger you become. Without doubt, mindfulness benefits our wellbeing and is very effective in the treatment of stress
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.