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How Your Brain Responds To A Pandemic

How Your Brain Responds To A Pandemic

How Your Brain Responds To A Pandemic Expert therapist Khody Damestani gives us all some great advice on how to cope during this pandemic. In particular: How your brain responds to a pandemic Protecting your mental health Building healthy...

The Value Of Empathy: Why Giving Is Also Receiving

The Value Of Empathy: Why Giving Is Also Receiving

The science of happiness There was a time when happiness was considered a ‘fluffy’ subject not worthy of attention from those in academia. However, with more people currently suffering from mental health issues than ever before, understanding what factors contribute...

Top tips to beat social isolation blues

Top tips to beat social isolation blues

No man is an island The phrase ‘no man is an island’ is one you’ve no doubt heard before. When writing this, the English poet, John Donne was expressing the idea that human beings do badly when isolated from one another as we need to be part of a community in order to...

Free Exercises to Help you Stay Mentally Fit

Free Exercises to Help you Stay Mentally Fit

Free exercises to help you stay mentally fit During these difficult times it is vital you stay mentally fit as well as physically. Please use these simple daily exercises to help manage your stress levels and emotional wellbeing. Stress Management Tools Coronavirus...

Good Mental Health Can Help Fight Coronavirus

Good Mental Health Can Help Fight Coronavirus

The effect on mental health  The coronavirus has created a hyper alert state in huge numbers of people – understandably so, with governments across the world differing in their opinions on how best to deal with what’s now officially a global pandemic.From a mental...

Our Coronavirus Response Has Gone To The Dogs

Our Coronavirus Response Has Gone To The Dogs

Life feels very strange... Life feels very strange at the moment.The unexpected and unwelcome arrival of the Coronavirus has turned the lives of millions of people upside down. The way that we’ve reacted emotionally and behaviourally has varied hugely. The primary...

Pet Therapy – How cats and dogs can lower levels of stress

Pet Therapy – How cats and dogs can lower levels of stress

Stress is linked to the six leading causes of death  When the end of a calendar year approaches and friends and colleagues discuss what they’ll do differently once the clock chimes midnight on December 31, you very rarely hear anyone say that their new year’s...

Time To Evolve From Our Fight Or Flight Instinct

Time To Evolve From Our Fight Or Flight Instinct

The mind and the body Mental health problems are often described as the invisible struggles that happen inside an individual’s head. While this is true, it is important to recognise that these internal battles are not confined exclusively to what’s going on upstairs;...

Mind Over Chatter Podcast

Mind Over Chatter Podcast

May 2020 Professor Paul Dolan explains why stories about what makes you happy aren't always true In this Episode Richard Lenton discusses happiness with Paul Dolan, Professor of Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics, and author of acclaimed books,...