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  • How Gratitude Can Improve Your Physical & Mental Health

    There’s a lot of talk in the popular press about expressing gratitude – it’s almost become the next buzz word after “Be Mindful”! But what does it actually mean? This week, I’d like to discuss some of the science behind what gratitude is and what it does for us. Studies over the past two decades … Continue reading How Gratitude Can Improve Your Physical & Mental Health

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  • The Difference Between Hypnosis and Meditation

    Hypnosis and meditation are both trance states that result in similar brain wave patterns. Hypnosis uses the guidance of a therapist, whereas meditation is usually done independently. Hypnosis is a trance-like state of heightened awareness.  Everyone goes in and out of natural trances many times a day.  If you’ve ever walked or driven somewhere whilst … Continue reading The Difference Between Hypnosis and Meditation

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  • Mindfulness and The Emotional Brain

    In this video one of my favourite authors, Daniel Siegel, talks about how the regular practice of focusing the attention (meditation) can enhance the integration of the brain and empower us to have better mental health. He talks about how the practice can improve our relationships, moods and outlooks on life. Although he speaks of this … Continue reading Mindfulness and The Emotional Brain

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