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Giving a name to your emotion can help you control how you feel.

Sometimes you can feel such a mixture of physical and mental hurt that it can be overwhelming.  Finding a way out, or a way to control how you feel can be difficult, and imagining that you can feel differently, impossible. … Continue reading

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The benefits of positive emotions & how to boost your own feel-good factor.

A Professor of Social Psychology, Barbara Fredrickson studies positive emotions like love, happiness, inspiration and tranquillity. Nice job! Professor Fredrickson has found through various research studies that feeling positive not only makes us feel good, but it helps us to … Continue reading

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3 easy steps to manage stress

Stress is the body’s response to change. We can react positively to change and it can drive us, motivate us and lead us to success. But too much stress is not a good thing and it leads to overload. It … Continue reading

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Understanding and talking to teenagers.

Is your teenage child moody, secretive and morose? Spending more time with friends, or on their own in their room, refusing to talk to you, and finding you a complete embarrassment? This is quite normal! As children develop and reach … Continue reading

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It’s part three of your 5-a-day: TAKE NOTICE

There is increasing evidence of the benefits of taking notice – of being mindful. It can lead to lower stress and worry, peace of mind and a greater feeling of well-being. Here’s how you can TAKE NOTICE… Be curious. Catch … Continue reading

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BE ACTIVE: your second helping of your 5-a-day

BE ACTVE…. Exercise is an excellent way to boost your mood. It triggers the release of the stress-busting chemicals endorphins which produce a positive feeling in the body. Go for a walk or run. Step outside. Cycle. Play a game. … Continue reading

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The first of your 5-a-day for mental wellbeing: CONNECT

The New Economics Foundation identified 5 actions that are linked to mental wellbeing. They are all things that we can do for the first time, do differently, or do more of. They could be thought of as your 5-a-day for … Continue reading

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Controlled breathing exercise – the path to relaxation in 10 minutes or less.

Controlled breathing can help reduce blood pressure, promote relaxation and calm, and help us to de-stress. Here is an easy introductory breathing exercise to try. All you need is a chair and 10 minutes. Choose a time and place where … Continue reading

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Steps to success for your New Year’s resolution.

It’s 2015 – time to lose weight, get fit, get a new job, spend less money, master meditation and learn Russian. Oh yes, and hold onto my current job, keep my relationship working, manage the house, raise the kids and … Continue reading

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Mindfulness: An exercise to try when the going gets busy

Ruby Wax has spoken and written a lot recently about her experience of mental illness – what she calls “a rollercoaster ride of depression” for most of her adult life. In her new book Ruby describes her quest to understand … Continue reading

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