DID YOU KNOW THAT SEPTEMBER 13TH IS POSITIVE THINKING DAY ?? Who can doubt the power of positive thought with the amazing Olympics that we have just had ? And the wave of pride patriotism and excitement it generated ? Even the most 'bah humbug' of us were touched by the stories of self sacrifice , determination and sheer courage played out day after day ...all that positivity just bursting out of our screens . Hard not be to affected wasn't it ?
Hippocrates, the ancient Greek physician and the ‘father of modern medicine’, knew a thing or two about relieving pain. Massage was one of his principal means of soothing the sick. Pliny, the Roman naturalist, who suffered from asthma, was rubbed regularly, as was Julius Caesar, an epileptic, who also suffered from neuralgia and headaches. It [...]
Humans and hounds have developed bonds for over a thousand years. From the wolf first coming into ancient dwellings seeking warmth, and assisting in hunting for food, to modern day mutual companionship. A popular stereotypical idea within western culture is that a black cat is often associated with a witch. Within Wiccan belief a familiar [...]
Mental health charities have welcomed a recent debate in the House of Commons which saw a series of MPs reveal their personal experiences of mental health problems, some for the first time. According to figures gathered by the Mental Health Foundation, 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience some sort of problem affecting [...]
There's a reason why our emotions are also called our 'feelings': it's because they also evoke physical sensations in our bodies. Learning to tune in can help us stay well, emotionally and physically.
Anger management is one of the most common phrases searched for on counselling and psychotherapy websites. Whilst anger is a natural emotion that has evolved to help us survive as a species, it can also be frightening and damaging, both to the angry person themselves and to those on the receiving end. But there is help available.