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Reflexology used in mental health

Psychiatric reflexology tested > Reflexologist Keith  Moore spent twelve months providing reflexology to patients in mental health services at a hospital in Hastings. The following are extracts from an article first published in the CNHC journal,  in which he reflects on his experiences … I worked in mental health services previously and wanted to pursue […]

Body clock linked to mood disorders

Listen to the tick-tock of your body clock  >   Disruption to your body’s internal clock may be putting you at an increased risk of mood disorders. It has been known for decades that a clock ticks in nearly every cell of the body, changing how the tissues work in a daily rhythm. But only now […]

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 […]

RNT & RNT and RNT again!

‘Worry & rumination are the enemies to living in the present moment‘  >  The medical world is bedevilled by acronyms, the purpose of which is to add mystique or respectability to obscure treatments. Complementary therapies are as guilty as the rest, with the latest contender being RNT. Until now this stood for Reactive Neuromuscular Training […]

Farewell January blues – hello February blues

‘Sunset is the saddest light there is‘  >  A poignant quote to ponder this evening! Certainly during these winter months when daylight hours are short, it can be hard to get motivated. Some of us succumb to the winter blues, leading to increased illness, reduced productivity and a general feeling of melancholy. Recovery starts after […]

Sole therapy for lost souls

Give foot therapy the boot  >  Gypsy fortune telling and tasseography are so yesterday, head readings and phrenology so archaic, orbuculum and tarot readings so occult. Astrology is as popular as ever, but if you want to be really fashionable then foot reading is having a resurgence. Your eyes might be the window to the […]

Just relax and accept the crazy

The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it  >  In this crazy world there is never a shortage of health advice in the Media – the only problem is that most is conflicting. Whether coffee and red wine are good or bad for you is a question of which day you […]

Help for snore bores

Why is it the one who snores goes to sleep first?  >  Good question and one asked by many of our exasperated insomnia clients. In seeking a solution let us get down to basics – snoring is caused by the way in which you breathe at night. The muscles in your throat become more relaxed […]

Don’t lose sleep over insomnia

Strategy to sleep well > For many of our clients sleeping like a baby is an impossible dream. How they wish for a restorative and natural good night’s sleep, to awaken refreshed, relaxed and energised with a clear head. But for them the reality is disturbed nights, snatched sleep and visits to the toilet. Or just […]