Sobriety ‘Improves Mental Wellbeing Among Women’

By Helen | July 9, 2019

A study has shown that women who give up alcohol entirely have better mental health than those who drink moderately. Dr Michael Ni, from the University of Hong Kong, led a report that looked at 10,386 non-drinkers and moderate drinkers from Hong Kong between 2009 and 2013. He compared the data with that from the…

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Body Image Anxiety ‘Worsened By Reality TV’

By Helen | June 11, 2019

We often take our senses for granted until the day comes when suddenly they’re not operating as they should, don’t we? Have you ever suddenly noticed that your ears are incredibly blocked and wondered where your sense of balance has gone? It can be very annoying, can’t it? Some people are more prone to serious…

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Overwhelm Caused By A Sensitive Nature

By Helen | May 9, 2019

As a Highly Sensitive I have learnt to recognise my signs of impending overwhelm and what I need to do to bring myself back to a place of calm.  I have experienced the very lows and highs associated with my nature, along with anxiety and even the feelings of depression at times that are associated…

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R.E.S.E.T: Rafferty Energy System for Easing the Temporomandibular Joint.

By Helen | May 8, 2019

Do you suffer from tension, pain or clicking in your jaw, do you clench your teeth and maybe even have broken teeth? Do you find it hard to fully open your mouth and have difficulty in chewing and eating easily? Or maybe you suffer from neck or lower back problems or perhaps pain to your…

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Mindfulness Training Found To Boost Students’ Mental Health

By Helen | March 28, 2019

Students at university worried about their mental health might find doing a bit of mindfulness training helps, a practice that involves focusing on the present moment and allowing all worries and stress to melt away. New research from the University of Bristol has found mindfulness could in fact help to reduce anxiety, negative thought patterns, excessive worry…

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Highly Sensitive People and Depression: Overstimulation May Lead to Depression

By Helen | June 11, 2018

Highly sensitive people What are highly sensitive people? Research psychologist Dr Elaine Aron suggests that approximately 15-20% of humans (and for that matter, animals) have evolved to be markedly more responsive to their environment. These highly sensitive people (HSPs) have nervous systems and minds which permit more stimulation to enter without automatically and unconsciously shutting it out.…

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Stress and Anxiety Management

By Helen | March 8, 2017

Emotional Freedom Technique for Stress and Anxiety Are you struggling with stress and anxiety?  How these manifest in your body will be different for everyone, what is guaranteed is that they will be having a negative on your life and your health.  Relationships or your work may suffer, you might be taking time off due to…

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Touch for Health Kinesiology

By Helen | July 8, 2015

I am now Touch for Health proficient and am waiting for my certificate so I can update my insurance and start practising professionally.  Touch for Health is a branch of Kinesiology that, in my mind, really helps you to focus on your body, become aware of what it is doing, how you are standing etc.…

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Overwhelm from wisdom tooth extraction

By Helen | May 12, 2015

I had a wisdom tooth out yesterday.  You hear many horror stories about wisdom teeth, however I have not had much pain from mine and the extraction was easy.  The pain I did have was only recently, and this was because the tooth in question cracked the molar next to it leaving a gap. As…

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By Helen | April 28, 2015

Do you feel sensitive to so many things and not know why?  Does life feel like an effort so much of the time?  Is anxiety a constant ‘friend’? Do you cry easily – over anything, good or bad?  15-20% of the population are born with an innate trait called High Sensitivity, so named by Dr…

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