Modern Living and the Rising Rates of Depression

mental health Oct 20, 2020

A quarter of the world population are living with some form of mental illness. Globally, more than 264 million people are depressed. And these levels of depression are rising every year across the western world, despite the availability of...

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Changing How You Breathe Changes How You Feel

mental health Oct 13, 2020

What is it that enables a mountain climber to reach the highest points on earth? And a free diver to reach depths of more than 200 metres below the sea surface? One of the most potent healing agents available to mankind - breathing! For something...

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The Secret Lives of Men

mental health Oct 12, 2020

Many men are living secret lives. They carry with them a secret world of inner feelings, including sadness, anger, fear and shame. But more than ever before, men from all walks of life are entering into therapy for the first time and sharing...

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Sleep Matters For Your Emotional Well-Being

Uncategorized Sep 29, 2020

 Most of us know that a bad night’s sleep changes our mood the next day. We even recognise it in other people. But why does a lack of sleep make us so emotionally reactive? When your brain is sleep-deprived it swings you excessively...

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Supporting Your Stressed Out Teenager

parenting teenagers Sep 23, 2020

Teenagers are back facing the stresses of school - new demands on their time, homework deadlines, and new challenges in the uncertain world that we now live in. Compared to adults, teenagers have less protection against stress because their brain...

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Brain Foods That Boost Your Memory and Mood

Uncategorized Sep 16, 2020

“You are what you eat.” We’ve all heard that saying, but it’s truer than you might think. The food we eat doesn’t just impact our bodies, it also has a profound effect on our brain function and mental well-being....

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Replace Your Addictive Behaviours With Healthier Habits

What are your vices or bad habits? Maybe it’s an addiction or something you enjoy doing, but is totally unproductive. Or something you feel like you want to give up to continue to grow, but are finding it hard to stop. I discuss a...

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Back-To-School Tips for Parents of Teenagers

parenting teenagers Aug 31, 2020

Children and teenagers have been out of school longer for than ever before and returning to an environment that looks very different. The imminent return to school will bring with it excitement and purpose. Some children and teenagers will be...

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Dreaming Is Therapy For Your Brain

We all speculate about the meaning of our dreams. Are dreams simply replaying the experience of our waking lives? Or do they have a deeper meaning? I discuss the latest sleep science which has shown that dreaming puts your brain through therapy...

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How Exercise Improves Your Mental Well-Being

 

Why is movement so important for our mental wellbeing? I discuss three ways in which exercise can boost your brain function and mental well-being and finish up with some strategies to help you move. Aerobic exercise promotes the growth of...

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