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WHAT IS A PANIC ATTACK?

If you have experienced a panic attack before, you’ll know that they can be very scary and distressing. We all have times where we feel anxious or panic, it’s a completely natural response to scenarios that are stressful or dangerous. However, it becomes problematic when these feelings arise on a regular basis for no apparent

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WELLNESS WEDNESDAY: RELAXATION BREATHING TECHNIQUES

When you’re feeling stressed and anxious, have you ever stopped to take note of your breathing? It tends to be shallow and rapid. In contrast, have you realised how your breathing differs when you’re relaxed? It’s slower and deeper. Practising breathing techniques is an effective way to help you relax in stressful situations – they

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GOOD NEWS MONDAY: CARE HOME CREATES A ‘HUG TUNNEL’

The coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown measures have meant that many people around the world have had to completely isolate and keep their distance from loved ones to avoid catching the potentially deadly illness. This has been particularly difficult for elderly and high-risk people who have been advised by the government to stay at home.

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WHAT IS HYPNOTHERAPY AND HOW CAN IT HELP?

You’ve probably heard the term hypnotherapy before, but a lot of people aren’t completely sure what it is, or what the process involves. In short, hypnotherapy is a method of therapy that uses the power of suggestion to encourage positive change. Many people opt for hypnotherapy if they’re looking to quit smoking, treat phobias, stop

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WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS: LEARN TO MEDITATE

Life is stressful. Work, relationships, household chores – it can get on top of us sometimes. This stress can make us feel anxious, on edge and worried. If this sounds familiar, why not try and find some time to meditate? Everyone can meditate – it doesn’t cost any money, doesn’t require any special equipment and

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GOOD NEWS MONDAY: FOOD VOUCHERS EXTENDED

It’s the start of a new week, which means another dose of good news. Today’s good news is that the government have agreed to extend the free food vouchers scheme over the summer holidays! These £15-a-week vouchers will continue to be distributed to some of the country’s poorest families as the ‘COVID Summer Food Fund’

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WHAT IS LONELINESS AND WHY DO WE EXPERIENCE IT?

Leading on from our previous blog post to mark Loneliness Awareness Week, today we’re going to be discussing what loneliness is and why we can experience it. Loneliness is a term used to describe the feeling of an absence of rewarding social contact and relationships. It’s not the same as being physically alone; some people

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LONELINESS AWARENESS WEEK

WELLNESS WEDNESDAY: LONELINESS AWARENESS WEEK

This week marks Loneliness Awareness Week. We can all feel lonely at any point in our lives, however, many people are experiencing loneliness at the moment due to the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent lockdown. Being apart from loved ones during this time has increased the risk of feeling lonely and isolated for many people.

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8 WISE ™ – EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

You might have heard us talking about our unique 8 Wise ™ Approach – a programme that has been developed by professional psychotherapists and mental health practitioners. We’ve run workshops about it, spoken about it at events and referenced it a lot in our social media posts. In case you’re unsure of what it is,

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WELLNESS WEDNESDAY: HOW TO RELAX THE BODY

‘To relax’. Many of us are told to do this countless times during our life. But how do we actually do it and what does it mean? Relaxing means to calm your mind and body. In today’s instalment of Wellness Wednesday, we’re going to be sharing some tips on how to physically relax. When we

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