Brain Dump

We were reminded recently of a very good self-help technique – therapeutic writing or “brain dump” as Gillie Bolton, one of  the leading proponents, calls it. Research published in the journal “Science” reported that students significantly improved their exam performance by writing about their fears and anxieties immediately prior to taking a test. An increasing number of studies, over the past thirty years or so, have demonstrated that when individuals write down their deepest thoughts and feelings about an issue, long-term significant improvements in physical and mental health follow.  Improved memory and sleep, increased cell activity and even shorter recovery …

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A timely reminder!

“No Smoking Day” has been and gone for another year, and perhaps for some who pledged to give up on March 14, the urge to light up is proving difficult to resist. If you are feeling calm and happy then giving up smoking is not as difficult as many people think. In fact, it can be quite easy; our belief that it is difficult, however, can get in the way of success. On the other hand, if you are going through a particularly stressful time, you are far less likely to succeed as every addict knows. Research from the University …

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Less is more

“Clutter is stuck energy. The word “clutter” derives from the Middle English word “clotter,” which means to coagulate – and that’s about as stuck as you can get.” Karen Kingston It’s spring, the time to clear the clutter from your home, office and mind.  If you’ve got rooms full of useless and unnecessary items, clearing them out will give you a sense of purpose and change, make room for the new, raise your energy and give you a heightened sense of well-being. Our outer spaces are a reflection of our inner spaces and if there are areas where you work …

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Dig Two Graves

The holiday season’s over and perhaps the New Year’s Resolutions you made are proving difficult to keep, or are forgotten altogether. If so, instead of feeling defeated and giving yourself something else to feel guilty about …….. forgive yourself. “I forgive myself” or “I forgive you” are easy sentences to say but much harder to achieve. How many of us are really ready to forgive an unfaithful partner; the motorist who wrote off our car or the boss who blocked our promotion? Feeling angry and wanting revenge are common emotions in such circumstances, but holding onto feelings of resentment and …

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