Tag: Health Psychology

5-Minute Body Scan Mindfulness Meditation

In today’s video I walk you through an easy meditation that can be done anywhere, using mindfulness to connect with your body. As part of my bit for #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek here in the UK, I hope that this helps you to relieve any stress you may be feeling today. What do you think? Have you tried

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Having plants makes you healthier?

This is the video counterpart for the blog post I released earlier this week, all about plant power! Bringing plants into your home may be a way to help design an aesthetically pleasing space, but it also allows for you to experience the innate healing powers of nature. Let me know in the comments below

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The problem with ‘dieting’ and the diet industry…

DISCLAIMER: This post is my personal opinion, and not any professional advice. If you are attempting weight loss, and are currently on a dieting plan associated with a diet business, and it is working for you, I am happy for your success! However, if you are experiencing difficulties associated with this, or have critical thoughts about

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Better sleep = Better health

In a working culture where taking regular breaks seems like a taboo, and bragging rights are gained by how many hours straight someone worked, it is no surprise that sleeping is often times seen as a waste of time. Who can sleep when you’ve got so many other things you could be doing? It should

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Overcoming depression and anxiety…

According to national statistics, 1 in 4 people in the UK have or will experience mental health difficulties. That is a staggering number of people! In my own life journey, I have been managing my own mental health difficulties since 2013. Before then I had symptoms of what I know now to be depression and

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The BioPsychoSocial Model of Health

Ok, I know that sounds like a mouthful. But when you get into what it is, the model is actually quite simple. I promise! The BioPsychoSocial Model (Engel, 1977) basically states that our health is a combination of biological, psychology, and social factors. Simple! It originally came about as a challenge to traditional ideas that

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Self care: What it is, and what it isn’t…

Whenever the phrase ‘self care’ gets mentioned, I feel like many people use it to justify unhealthy habits, because it makes them feel good in the moment. How many times have you gone to the shops, browsed the chocolate section and thought ‘Oh I’ll treat myself’. That, dear reader, is not self care. My point

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