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Shake for peace of mind

Let your muscles shake away your stress  >  The latest relaxation technique is perfect for people who cannot sit still. Tension-Release Technique is being promoted as a therapy for those with no patience for mindfulness and too fidgety to meditate. Called TRE, it is reaching the most fashionable yoga classes near you, such as the […]


Science of happiness proven

Good news – Tonic helps people live longer!   > Maybe a slight exaggeration and yet it has been proved that those who think positively live longer than those who have a more negative outlook. Basically, if you are an optimist who believes your glass is half full, you will live longer than the pessimist who […]


Digital vitamins for mental health

Necessity is the mother of health invention  >  According to the recent data from the Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey, almost 20% of people in the UK who screened positive for a psychotic disorder, had not received any sort of treatment. One reason is that they do not seek help! Fortunately innovation is coming to their […]


There is no fear when you are having fun

Oh no – it is back to work we go   >  This week is good news for those suffering from a holiday phobia (heortophobia) as it I back to work or school for most of us. However, it is bad news for those who have a phobia of work. You could submit a sick note […]


Brexit stress hits No 10

Brexit countdown clock turned off  >  With only about 60 days to go to yet another Brexit deadline, the stress is mounting. It has even reached into the heart of Government, where the countdown clock in Downing Street has been removed as it is too stressful. Ah, bless – ‘our political masters have actually joined […]


Slow down to move faster

We’re busy doin’ nothin’ Workin’ the whole day through Tryin’ to find lots of things not to do We’re busy goin’ nowhere Isn’t it just a crime We’d like to be unhappy, but We never do have the time … so sang a Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. A simple concept now rebranded by […]


A therapy that sounds good

If it sounds good – it is good  >  Sound healing is one of the oldest forms of healing known to man. Healing sound has been used throughout history. In the Bible, David played his harp to lift King Saul’s depression and Handel wrote his Water Music to help cure King George’s depression. Today it […]


Hate crowds? Here’s 130,000 ways to overcome your anxiety

“People who have disabilities deserve to have fun too”  > So says Kaitlyn  Lundy, a 23-year-old who has anxiety and depression. And yet, in recent years she has travelled with her service dog Lilo from Phoenix Arizona to San Diego to attend Comic Con. This is an annual event that attracts more than 130,000 people. […]


Thinking outside the pill box

‘The greatest medicine of all is to teach people how not to need it’ Complementary therapies continue to gain strength in the NHS.  Talking therapies, meditation and massage are the most popular. A number of factors are contributing to this mood change.  The main one is the growing concern about a culture too dependent on […]


Stressed dads-to-be endanger their kid’s emotions

Unborn put at risk by emotional turmoil  >  According to a new study, fathers who are stressed during pregnancy are more likely to have children with emotional and behavioural problems. Infants tended to show increased spitefulness and restlessness, as well as having more temper tantrums than those whose fathers’ wellbeing had been healthy before birth. To put it […]