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Health Anxiety and Introducing “Health Wise”

Formerly known as ‘hypochondria’, if someone has Health Anxiety they will experience obsessive and irrational worries about having a serious illness or medical condition. They may imagine physical symptoms, or alternatively may interpret a minor illness or normal body sensation as a serious disease or medical issue. It is the fastest-growing type of anxiety at

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Get Wise About Your Wellness With 8 WISE

The 8 Wise Wellness programme When we think about Wellness what do you really think it’s all about? Is it our Health?  Is it our Mental Health? Does it mean wellbeing? Or is it a buzz word, that we know means something about taking better care of ourselves’, but we are not 100% sure in

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Avicii – Mental Health and Hiding Behind the Smile

JUST over a year ago Tim Bergling, better known by his stage name Avicii, one of the most popular and successful electronic dance music artists in the world who scored several worldwide hits, died. The music industry and its fanbase the world over was shock and disbelief. How could this world-famous mega star, who seemingly

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Depression: A True Story – Daniel’s Struggle

“YOU weren’t able to help me but maybe you can help someone else.” A line written by a young father of two in a 13/14-page suicide note he left for his wife. Daniel Picton-Jones was an agricultural contractor who took his own life in 2016. His wife Emma remembers coming around the corner and seeing

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Mental Health: Anxiety does not have the X Factor

James Arthur had to pull out of performing at the recent Teenage Cancer Trust Gig at the Royal Albert Hall because he was suffering from poor mental health. The former X Factor winner apologised (which he didn’t need to do) to his many fans on Twitter saying: “I’m deeply sorry to announce that I’m going

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Understanding Bipolar

The late, great Jimi Hendrix was a maverick, a guitarist without peer and it is also thought that he may have suffered from what we used to know as manic depression, but now call bipolar disorder. “Manic depression is searching my soul I know what I want But I just don’t know, honey How to

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Qualifications ‘V’ Experience in Therapy and Coaching

Do qualifications matter? Do they prove you are good at what you do? I see debate after debate about this, especially in my arena of Therapy and Coaching, where more and more people are popping up as a Coach or Therapist after completing a 2-day workshop. But does their lack of qualifications really matter?  Does

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Time Travel for Stress and Anxiety Relief

Time Travel for Stress and Anxiety Relief When I started on my own coaching and therapy journey, I was very confused about everything. It was a scary time and not knowing what to expect or what I might find out about myself along the way caused a lot of distress. When my doctors first diagnosed

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Football and Mental Health: Boys Don’t Cry

ITV ran a programme over two nights called Harry’s Heroes: The Full English, where the former manager Harry Redknapp was in charge of a group of England football heroes from the 1990s, who got back together to try and get fit to play a game against the arch enemy, the Germans. A friend in need

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Is Brexit Having an Impact On Your Mental Health?

Stress and Anxiety levels have increased for Brits struggling to handle the Brexit palaver. Don’t let Brexit get the better of your mental health, try these two wellness tips to help balance your inner calm and keep the ‘Brexit Madness’ out of your head.  Meditation Wikipedia states Meditation is a practice where an individual uses

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