Stress

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Effective Ways to Manage Stress #5

5. “To Do List” or “Ta Da List”? There are many reasons for work-related stress, but the primary reason that most people have work related stress is that they don’t feel appreciated for the work they do.  While we can’t…

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Effective Ways to Manage Stress #4

4. When You Can’t Change It, Change the Way You See It One type of stress none of us can avoid is Environmental Stress. Environmental stress is the stress that you can do absolutely nothing about. This includes things like…

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Effective Ways to Manage Stress #3

3. Stress:  Choosing What to Tackle and What to Release When facing a stressful time, it can be very helpful to categorize and prioritize the things that are causing your stress.  There are two critical questions to ask yourself when…

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Effective Ways to Manage Stress #2

2. Stress and Relationships: How to Navigate the Tough Stuff Have you ever been guilty of taking your stress out on someone you love? Has someone you live with been able to sense your stress before you get completely through…

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Effective Ways to Manage Stress #1

1. Identifying Your Stressors: Be Specific Would you be surprised to discover that stress has been named as an underlying factor in up to 90% of illnesses?  Would you be surprised to find that most of the people around you…

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Happy New Year!

The January Sale is now on, 20% off bookings made before 31st January 2012. This includes 1 to 1 sessions and courses so grab yourself a bargain and make this a New Year, New You.

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Case Study – Menopause 1

I was recently contacted by a client who wanted to reduce symptoms of hot flushes/night sweats, sleepless nights, fatigue, and lack of concentration. She had been experiencing these symptoms for 14 months as a result of coming off HRT on…

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Pull Yourself Together

You’ve just put salt in your tea instead of sugar and promptly burst into tears. Hearing your work colleague tell you to “pull yourself together” makes you go and hide before you punch them. A simple mistake, but your reaction,…

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Hard Labour

During labour, there are two main sets of muscles in action in your uterus : Inner circular muscles , found mainly at the lower part of the uterus… their job is to thin and open to let your baby out!…

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You’re Trying Too Hard!

If you’re trying to conceive, you’re probably wishing you had £1 for every time someone has come out with that helpful piece of advice for you…you’re trying too hard. Of course it’s not always that simple, but is it really…

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And breathe….

One easy but often overlooked way to reduce stress, tension and fear is breathing in and out through your nose. Relaxation techniques put a lot of emphasis on breathing, but why? On average, when going about normal daily activities, we…

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The Stress Bucket

Someone on twitter fired a reply to me recently saying something along the lines of “you can’t solve everything by getting people to relax”. I realised that, while many of you may have a general idea of what stress is,…

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