If I showed you a picture of me relaxing in my twenties, you’d probably see a cigarette in my hands or, actually, stuck between the first 2 fingers of my right hand. I started smoking at college; it seemed like the ‘cool’ thing to do and a packet of Number 6 cost the equivalent of 12 ½ pence and
Did you know that in the UK, there are over 6 million people (according to the most recent Psychiatric Morbidity Survey) suffering from anxiety and depression? There are many ways to treat these conditions, however, have you ever thought about acupuncture being a good solution?
Acupuncture is a well-known treatment extracted from ancient Chinese medicine and
When you think about meditation, it’s easy to imagine a “one size fits all” approach that you either take to immediately, or avoid forever.
After all, meditation demands a lot of patience, time, and effort, doesn’t it? That’s what’s always put me off about the idea of sitting down and trying to clear my
As someone who has been working with people’s bodies and their movement ability for many years, deciding to study Somatic Experiencing really is a no-brainer for me.
Lower back pain is statistically very common. Approximately 85% of the population in the developed world will have an episode of back pain at least once in their adult life.
The cause of such prominence is not because our backs are structurally weak, but that is the general opinion, unfortunately. The term “slipped disc” is something
It has been said that laughter has benefits for health and wellbeing. If so, the recently published book of Lost Voice Guy (AKA Lee Ridley) – ‘I’m only in it for the parking’ (published this April) should be given out freely to every household and a copy put in every hotel room and bed-and-breakfast. Lee, best known for winning ‘Britain’s
In my work as a Movement Therapist and Pilates Practitioner I ask my clients this question over and over “How does that feel?” Often the answer is “Fine.” or “Okay.” This answer, which is so common, makes me usually re-phrase my question and ask more directly about the sensations the client is experiencing during
There are 2 common methods used in meditation, the purpose of which is to find our true nature, who we are. The two methods are “the looking method” and “the resting method”. In Christian mystical traditions, Via Positiva and Via Negativa (respectively). The looking method suggests ‘Seek and you will find’. The resting method suggests ‘give