When we are in a place of stress and fear it can be very difficult to manage our emotions, we can often find that we spend a lot of our time worrying, in fear, and sometimes blaming ourselves for the situation, even if it is out of our control. Take the current cost of livingContinue reading “Managing Your Mental Health, Part 5 – Meditation & Mindfulness”
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Looking for the Positives in the Storm.
It’s safe to say that 2020 has been a rather unique year. You don’t need me to re-cap everything and I’m certainly not going to dwell on the negative stuff, instead I want to try and start the new year with a degree of optimism. I know some of you may not feel very optimisticContinue reading “Looking for the Positives in the Storm.”
Why Now May be a Good Time to Start Meditating.
Being in a prolonged period of stress and fear is exhausting, and it will be having a massive impact on your mental and physical well-being. An 8 year study of 68,222 adults (published in the British Medical Journal) found that even mild anxiety produces a 20% greater risk of death. Research also shows that negativeContinue reading “Why Now May be a Good Time to Start Meditating.”
Anxiety and the Brain, Part 6: Circuitry
Circuitry is the connection between neurons, the basic building blocks of the brain, that we explored previously. “Neurons that fire together wire together” – Carla Shatz We learnt that neurons FIRE, which is where a positive charge travels from the receiving dendrites of the neuron, through the cell body, all the way to the axonContinue reading “Anxiety and the Brain, Part 6: Circuitry”
Anxiety and the Brain, Part 1: Neuroscience.
Neuroscience – Any or all of the sciences, such as neurochemistry and experimental psychology, which deal with the structure or function of the nervous system and brain. As I mentioned in a previous blog ‘Time to Science the S**t Out of this’, I have been reading up on how anxiety is created in the brain,Continue reading “Anxiety and the Brain, Part 1: Neuroscience.”