WHY DON’T WE DO THE THINGS THAT ARE GOOD FOR US?

Today I’d like to talk about ‘motivation’ and how we look at self care. We all know that eating well, moving our bodies and practising mindfulness is good for our health. Breathing well and deeply alone has so many mental and physical health benefits it’s impossible to deny that taking time out, will positively effect our lives on every level.…

MANAGING PANIC AND ANXIETY ATTACKS

In my work as a psychotherapist over the past decade I have come into contact with so many people who live with intense experiences of terror, fear, panic and anxiety. In this article I’m not talking so much about worrying, feeling tense, nervous or stressed. Not to diminish how difficult those experiences can be to live with , but I feel like…

DEVELOP PRESENCE AND BE IN THE NOW

We can all find ourselves feeling a bit disconnected sometimes. It may be from ourselves, the people around us, our environment or all three. This often happens as a defence – outside of our awareness. The mind has just decided this disconnecting might be the best option to cope with the stress, anxiety and difficult emotions we can feel.  …

ALTERNATE NOSTRIL BREATHING

I’d like to say that this type of breathing is a wonder for any experience of overwhelm, stress or anxiety. Whether you’re someone who gets supremely stressed, deals with daily anxiety, or is just struggling with the usual up as and downs of life, alternate nostril breathing is one of my all time favourites for bringing calm, and fast. Secondly,…

GETTING BACK IN TOUCH WITH OURSELVES

This is  three-part-activity for when we lose touch with how we feel. So much of modern life is about doing, rushing through days, working, grabbing coffees. We give thought to necessities like paying rent, or career choices that might make paying rent a bit easier. But in all of that we often lose sight of how we really feel.   Feelings…