University is supposed to be the best time of our lives, right? When speaking to people from your parents' generation, watching the TV and reading the newspapers, it's so frequently portrayed as the most care-free time of booze, late nights, and the occasional lecture. Put simply, it is portrayed as being one big party away … Continue reading Managing Freshers When Coping with Mental Health Problems
When a computer has too many tabs open, what happens? Loading programs and websites slows down but its components speed up, heat up, and whir like crazy. Just like a computer which has been overloaded by too many processes, the mind can start to panic when too many things are going on at once. For … Continue reading Derealisation – the mind’s defence mechanism.
When combined with a history of eating disorders and anxiety, any form of addiction that impacts levels of stress hormones and blood sugar are a terrible mix. We often talk about addiction to substances, such as alcohol or cigarettes, but one just as addictive – and easily assessable – drug is caffeine. When suffering with … Continue reading Caffeine: a harmful addiction for eating disorders and anxiety.
One of the easiest activities to relieve anxiety is to do some deep breathing exercises. It can be done on-the-go and therefore perfect to incorporate into our lives. It is also completely FREE! The breath is always there, but often goes unnoticed. Yet it is incredibly grounding to focus on the breath, and allow thoughts, feelings … Continue reading Mindful Breathing: The 4, 7, 8 Approach
If you're anything like me, there is a tendency to place a lot of pressure on ourselves at the start of a new year. We might make Resolutions about what we eat, how much exercise we do, or how we navigate our daily lives. The new year is an opportunity to transform ourselves into someone … Continue reading PHR – ‘Postive Habit Resolutions’ for 2018
Managing a mental or physical health condition can be a challenge 365 days of the year. By the time you’ve settled into a routine of ‘just about managing’, it seems that winter has once again reappeared. Falling temperatures are already a shock to the system and require extra energy to get you through the day. … Continue reading 5 Ways to Manage the Festive Season When Living with Mental or Physical Health Problems