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Mindfulness: the 2500 year old technique helping people today

Hardly a day goes by without a report in the newspaper about the success of mindfulness to improve people's lives. Research into mindfulness has shown its use can improve: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Depression Stress & Anxiety …
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Tackling Workplace Stress: A Worthwhile Investment

November 4th is National Stress Awareness Day (NSAD), coordinated annually by the International Stress Management Association (ISMA). Having run NSAD since 1998, the theme this year is Employee Wellbeing as a Worthwhile Investment in Your…
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Calm Panic Attacks With This Simple Breathing Technique

Emma (not her real name) came to see me recently because she was struggling with panic attacks. She had been to see a counsellor in the past about it but that hadn't seemed to work. So she contacted her doctor who gave her some medication,…
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Exam Anxiety: what every parent of a year 11 should know

  Last summer I did some exam invigilating at a Wigan School and will soon be helping out during mock exams for Year 11. The school is very well organised and all the exams run smoothly. They invest a lot of time in making sure that…
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4 steps to quit smoking this Stoptober

1st October 2015 marks the start of Stoptober, a national smoking cessation scheme to get smokers to quit for 28 days. Stoptober is supported by the NHS, Public Health England and a host of celebrities including Al Murray and Rhod Gilbert. It…