Gut Health & Gut Microbiome

Posted on July 13, 2020 at 11:00 am


There is increasing evidence and awareness of the importance of gut microbiome, which contributes to overall health (physical and mental). What is gut microbiome? Our gut microbiome is made up of ecosystem of micro-organisms which include bacteria, viruses and fungi. This biodiversity is sensitively balanced to help break down food and toxins, make vitamins and […]

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Look after your immune system and it will look after you

Posted on June 1, 2020 at 10:23 am


It is a strange, uncertain time we are all living in with the constant fear of COVID-19 and the measures that come with it. I am sure none of us thought we would face something like this in our life time. Although, the stringent measures and infection rates are gradually reducing, the anxieties understandably still […]

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Posted on October 7, 2019 at 1:19 pm


CBT is an evidence-based psychological talking therapy to help with feelings through changing the way individuals think and behave. It is commonly used to treat mental health difficulties such as low mood and/or anxiety, however it can be used to treat a number of other disorders as below. Difficulties/disorders that are helped by CBT Anxiety […]

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Balance your Hormones to Balance your Life

Posted on September 4, 2019 at 3:54 pm


Hormonal imbalances affect a number of people, both men and women, and sometimes the impact of this on daily life is underestimated. The effects of hormone imbalances may be seen through diabetes, thyroid disorders, menstrual irregularities, infertility, adrenal fatigue, low testosterone, poly-cystic ovarian disease (PCOS) etc. The list of symptoms is endless and some of […]

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Reduce Your Stress & Improve Your Overall Health

Posted on August 6, 2019 at 9:19 am


Modern life can be very hectic, focused on doing rather than being which can lead to high levels of stress. Short term stress can be helpful for the body and mind. This leads to the release of hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline from the adrenal glands. The sympathetic system also activates redirecting the body’s […]

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Sleep benefits

Posted on May 17, 2019 at 11:54 am


Sleep-zzzzz. We all know how important sleep is for our physical and psychological health, but how many of us follow the guidance and get good sleep? It is very easy for our sleep duration and quality to reduce as our lives get very busy and full of ‘things to do’. It is also equally easy […]

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Physical Health and Feel Good Exercise

Posted on March 5, 2019 at 3:07 pm


We all know exercise is good for our physical health. However, there is ample evidence that it also helps our mental health. It is helpful in Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Dementia and many other psychiatric disorders, and reduces stress. It helps to calm us, increases energy, improves focus, improves memory, addresses sleep difficulties and boosts self-esteem. […]

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The Anxious Classroom: Helping an anxious child

Posted on February 5, 2019 at 3:06 pm


“Present fears are less than horrible imaginings”Shakespeare, Macbeth Act 1, Scene 3 They say everyone grieves in different ways, but somehow we expect anxiety to have one face. When I first became a teacher I was unprepared for the range of presentation I would encounter in the classroom, including dealing with many an anxious child. […]

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Depression

Posted on February 5, 2019 at 2:47 pm


‘Sometimes it is heavy…like you’re carrying an elephant. Sometimes it’s dark…you wonder if you’ll ever see light. Sometimes it’s bleak…you wonder if you’ll make it through. And some days there are no words to describe it.’-Tonia Funk Brassell In Depression, the individual suffers from depressed mood, loss of interest and enjoyment, and reduced energy leading […]

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Anxiety

Posted on February 5, 2019 at 2:09 pm


“Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.” Arthur Somers Roche We all have feelings of anxiety every now and again, for example during exams, job interview, illness etc. These are usually transient; your resilience kicks in and you […]

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