Bombarded by thoughts – let mindfulness help

Bombarded by thoughts

Do you find yourself with no control over your thoughts? They become overwhelming, unhelpful and relentless. When you are bombarded by thoughts, let mindfulness help! Step 1 Thinking is normal and natural There are no right or wrong thoughts. With mindful awareness, you can notice you’re having these thoughts without judging yourself. This can be Continue reading »

Shift from Anxiety to Self-compassion

Shift from anxiety to self-compassion

We tend to be hard task-masters, tough on ourselves. We sometimes view gentleness, compassion and kindness as weaknesses. Does this sound familiar? Our media and the world around us is aggressive and harsh, cruel and judgemental. This further supports the idea that kindness and self-compassion are soft options. Yet a shift from anxiety to self-compassion Continue reading »

How to Live your Wonderful Calm Life!

Live your wonderful calm life

A calm life means you’re not agitated or disturbed. It doesn’t mean that the unexpected or unwanted never happens. That would be pretty impossible right now, wouldn’t it? Instead, with mindfulness, everything feels a little more under control. No, that’s not true. Mindfulness can help you feel a tiny bit empowered about how you respond Continue reading »

Manage Stress at Work

Manage stress at work

“The old stigmas about mental health are finally beginning to fade as employers realise that a sit back and wait approach to such issues is no longer an option,” said Mike Blake, director at PMI Health Group. “Being proactive and making regular checks on employees’ emotional, as well as physical, health should be an important Continue reading »

Don’t believe everything you tell yourself about stress

What you tell yourself about stress

Do you tell yourself that life would be better if everything was easier and stress-free? Yet what you tell yourself about stress is usually an auto-pilot reaction! Don’t always believe what you tell yourself about stress. Here are 3 ways to shift your view. 1. View your body’s stress response as helpful, not debilitating Your Continue reading »

Why Relaxation is Your Superpower

Why Relaxation is Your Superpower

Fear is the most common emotion that underlies most peoples’ days. So how can relaxation be your superpower in dealing with this? Think about what you do on a daily basis: • You are confronted with challenges – things that are outside your daily routine • You anticipate scary experiences that haven’t happened, but might Continue reading »

Mindfulness and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Mindfuness and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

IBS stands for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. There is no one specific cause of this distressing condition of the digestive system. However, if you suffer with it, or indeed, any chronic illness, managing your ability to relax can help ease everyday symptoms. See: What is the relationship of stress to IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and: Stress Continue reading »