As summer draws to a close, we might – even as adults – get that creeping back-to-school feeling. September can often signal a time of change and new beginnings. Counsellor Miriam Christie agrees: “This back-to-school kind of feeling is not a positive energy for everyone. […]
There are numerous types of therapy – integrative therapists use a range of techniques – but is the therapy type important? Counsellor Miriam Christie explores the most vital ingredient in successful therapy: the relationship between therapist and client. Do a quick Google search of ‘what […]
Getting quality slumber is key to our wellbeing – look forward to a sound night’s sleep with our advice. If you are struggling to get a good night’s sleep, especially in these unsettling times, you are not alone. A survey by the National Sleep Foundation […]
Experts are concerned that ‘Love Island-style’ beauty standards added to anxiety caused by the pandemic are causing an increase in the number of people developing Facial Dysmorphia, a distorted view of their facial appearance. The first survey on Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) in young people […]
The Japanese pastime of forest bathing may have something to offer the stressed out west, according to wellbeing experts.
The ancient Japanese art of shinrin-yoku, (forest bathing) combines mindfulness techniques with the therapeutic powers of the natural environment to reduce stress and is now one of the cornerstones of Japanese healthcare.
Seen as a powerful antidote to the pressures of the modern world, it is currently little known in the UK, with more than a third of the nation unfamiliar with what it is, never mind its purported benefits.
Increasingly, however, experts are highlighting the importance of paying closer attention to mental health as well as physical fitness. Medical experts, fitness experts and alternative health practitioners agree that a closer connection to nature is the key to helping more people to balance their physical and mental wellbeing.
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Couples struggling to conceive may experience a range of complicated emotions and grief, especially when interventions like IVF don’t succeed. Counsellor Miriam Christie shares her own experience and tips to help others. Read the full article at Welldoing.org
Our genes play a large role in our day to day levels of happiness, and lifestyle factors also greatly affect our sense of wellbeing. The good news is that even if you are predisposed to a downbeat temperament, there are simple steps you can take […]
If you spend every morning vowing to get an early night but spend every evening tossing and turning over an assault of anxieties, you are not alone.
Mindfulness experts believe that ‘beditation’ could be the solution to our bedtime woes.
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