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8 WISE ™ – EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

You might have heard us talking about our unique 8 Wise ™ Approach – a programme that has been developed by professional psychotherapists and mental health practitioners. We’ve run workshops about it, spoken about it at events and referenced it a lot in our social media posts. In case you’re unsure of what it is,

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WELLNESS WEDNESDAY: HOW TO RELAX THE BODY

‘To relax’. Many of us are told to do this countless times during our life. But how do we actually do it and what does it mean? Relaxing means to calm your mind and body. In today’s instalment of Wellness Wednesday, we’re going to be sharing some tips on how to physically relax. When we

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GOOD NEWS MONDAY: CYCLING MORE POPULAR THAN EVER

Happy Monday everyone! If you are wanting to start your week off on the right foot, be sure to check out our weekly ‘Good News Monday’ blog posts where we share uplifting and positive news. Today we’re talking all about cycling. Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown that has ensued as a result,

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WHAT IS POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)?

Post-traumatic stress disorder also referred to as PTSD is a form of anxiety that is caused by experiencing extremely stressful, scary or distressing events. Those who suffer from the disorder tend to relive these experiences through nightmares or flashbacks and sometimes have uncontrollable thoughts about the event. They may feel isolated, irritated and even guilty.

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WELLNESS WEDNESDAY: PROGRESSIVE MUSCLE RELAXATION (PMR)

You may have heard of Progressive Muscle Relaxation, otherwise known as PMR. It’s often used to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety, help with insomnia and even reduce symptoms of some kinds of chronic pain. It’s essentially a deep relaxation technique that works by tensing one muscle group at a time, then releasing that tension.

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GOOD NEWS MONDAY: REUNITING WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY

It’s the start of another week, which means we’re bringing you another dose of good news! As of today, in England groups of up to six people are now permitted to meet outdoors in both public and private spaces – meaning you can meet people in your garden. After ten long weeks in lockdown, you

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WHAT IS GENERALISED ANXIETY DISORDER?

Did you know that in the UK, around one in ten of us are living with anxiety? That equates to over eight million people. Anxiety is a constant feeling of worry, fear or nervousness. It’s natural to feel these emotions at times – if, for example, you’re experiencing stress at work or significant life transitions.

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WELLNESS WEDNESDAY: ESTABLISH A GOOD SLEEP ROUTINE

Establishing a good sleep routine is essential for your health and wellness. Unfortunately, in this day and age, we are typically sleeping less as a species and our sleep quality has also decreased. Stressful days at work, excessive screen time and other factors can interfere with our natural patterns. So, why is sleep so good

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GOOD NEWS MONDAY: SUNNY WEATHER ON THE WAY

It’s Monday so that means we’re bringing another dose of good news to you to start your week off on a positive note. If you live in the UK, the chances are you will have checked your weather app for the latest forecast, and the good news is that we’re going to be treated to

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WHAT IS BURNOUT AND HOW CAN YOU PREVENT IT?

Have you ever experienced constant, excessive stress – so much so that it leaves you feeling exhausted, helpless and disillusioned? You may be facing burnout. So what is it and why does it happen? You’re likely to experience burnout when you’re feeling overwhelmed, emotionally drained and that you just can’t meet constant demands. It’s a

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