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Practice Deep Breathing this Holiday Season

Deep breathing is something which many of us tend to overlook, or not really even give much thought to, however it brings many benefits. Deep breathing encourages oxygen to enter our lungs, which means that more oxygen will be delivered to our heart. This heightens both our cardiovascular capacity as well as the amount of […]

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Japanese Way of Walking

A common way of reducing stress in Japan consists of walking mindfully through woodland, known as ’Shinrin-Yoku’ and has become a recent craze in England known as ‘Forest Bathing’. Simply just being within the woods is supposedly a form of medicine. It has been suggested that this type of walking reduces blood pressure, improves moods, […]

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Being Thankful

Thanking someone is a very powerful form of appreciation. Sometimes, we just really need to hear ‘thank you’ and sometimes we don’t even realise that’s what we are desperate to hear. Being thanked often motivates us, as we know what we are spending our time and effort doing is paying off. How often do you […]

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Common eat for wellbeing myths!

Many of us have preconceptions surrounding what we need to eat in order to ensure that we are getting enough minerals and vitamins into our everyday diets, whether you’re bored of oranges but gobbling them down out of fear that you’re going to start lacking in Vitamin C or eating a ton of carrots to […]

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Stressed? Try these foods to help your symptoms!

With a recent study being released concluding that during a typical week, 4 in 5 adults feel stressed, we could all do with a little help when it comes to de-stressing. The good news is that you can elevate some of the symptoms of stress by watching what you eat. When we are stressed the […]

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International Stress Awareness Day 2017

Today is International Stress Awareness Day and this year’s theme is Speak Up and Speak Out. We are delighted that this years theme is all about communicating stress, as it is only by talking about stress and its effects that we can remove the stigma associated with it. Communicating effectively can be difficult during stressful […]

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The correlation between Sleep Deprivation and Grumpiness!

A healthy amount of sleep has been thought to have a far higher impact on wellbeing than a 50% increase in disposable income. According to a survey in The Telegraph, we brits are considered to be the 4th country in the world in terms of the average amount of sleep we are getting each night, […]

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Top tips for communicating with people who are stressed!

Knowing how to deal with someone who has confided in you that they are stress can be a delicate balance to master. Often this conversation can be out of the blue, which may leave you feeling helpless and not knowing how to approach or respond to the conversation. So what are the best things that […]

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Communicating stress in a workplace

Given the expectation of discrimination and even dismissal, many people with stress  go to great lengths to prevent colleagues and managers knowing they are or have been ill. This attempt at concealment can make people reluctant to request time off for hospital or therapy sessions and reduce their chance of obtaining appropriate help from occupational […]

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What to do if the conversation you are engaging in becomes stressful

We have all been in this situation. You are trying to resolve some issues and the conversation is getting really stressful. If you tend to avoid stressful situations, then this is a sure way to bring the conversation to an abrupt end, but then the issues haven’t actually been resolved. Alternatively for some this would […]

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