Trapped emotions are energy zappers

Energy healers target your subconscious > If you are emotionally distressed and yet still have the strength to be trendy, then energy therapy is for you. Leaving aside the minor inconvenience that there is no proof energy healing works, you can impress your friends with how fashionable you are while giving your emotions the freedom […]

Good morning – let the stress begin

If stressed burned calories you would be a super model!  >  Maybe, but what is certain is the connection between negative emotions and physical health is undisputed. A specific example is the link between anger and the occurrence of heart disease, but how can this be the case if emotions are all in the head […]

One man’s daydreaming is another man’s day

‘I try to daydream but my mind keeps wandering!‘  > So joked one of our clients who was seeking help with his lack of concentration. At times we have all felt mentally somewhere else and, as long as we are not doing something safety critical, it is both a pleasant experience and a useful coping […]

Therapy to put colour in your cheeks

If you are off-colour you may be feeling blue >  Tonic has always admitted that a face-to-face consultation is better than therapy-by-phone. But needs must in a fast moving society where time is at a premium. A lot can be learnt from a voice, but so much more can be learnt from reading a face. […]

Snuggly blankets – what is there not to like?

Weight on your body is a weight off your mind  >  ‘Weighted blankets help sensory seeking patients calm their bodies in preparation for sleep, or can be used in sensory rooms, classrooms or simply as a way of chilling out at home. This is achieved because the extra weight relieves stress and anxiety, helping to […]

World’s busiest therapist wants to help you

The chatbot therapist will see you now  > Tonic’s on-call therapy service has met its match. With no family commitments, need to eat, or time off for a social life or even sleep, Woebot is there to dispense cognitive behavioural therapy to you 24/7 via Facebook’s instant messenger service. Looking a bit like the animated […]

Be happy – it drives people crazy

Take no pleasure in being pleasure averse >  Tonic has finally found a phobia it cannot cure. We specialise in bringing happiness back into people’s lives, including helping them get rid of pesky fears, so how do we help someone who has an aversion to happiness? Admittedly, our therapists have only encountered one case of […]

Unplug yourself – restart life

Most things in our homes will work again if they are unplugged for a few minutes and switched on again. Including you. Meditation is a great for stress relief. It stops your mind working overtime, brings inner peace and focuses your grey matter on issues that really matter. What’s more it is simple, free and […]

Help – I’m a nice person!

Sensitive people suffer more, but they love more & dream more In today’s fast-paced society, you are expected to multi-task. You are encouraged to seize the day (Carpe diem), living it to the full as though it is your last. But if you struggle to juggle you could be diagnosed as a Highly Sensitive Person. […]

Heart-brain link key to stress free life

Listen to your heart, not your head > This age old advice remains true in these troubled times and yet it is easier said than done. Throughout most of your day you won’t even notice your heartbeat at all. This is because your brain masks the sensation of your heart, except when your pulse races […]