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Connected overlooking the sea
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The confy sofa
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We Hope You Have a Stimulating Stay Whilst Here With Us
Whether You are Exploring New Ways to Improve your Current Circumstances or Feeling Stuck on Some Aspect of your life.
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We'd like to invite you to take a journey of discovery with friendly support along the way. We can help you to acquire and develop resources to enhance your life.
Past, Present and Future
As social animals, we start developing Patterns in relating to ourselves and others even before birth. Many of these are habitual by the time we are in our mid 30s and, whether still functional or not, they continue to impact on every aspect of our lives.
Curiously Exploring your life Journey can Free you from out-dated patterns that no longer serve a function and that can sometimes hinder your evolution.
Instead, new and more functional Approaches can be Learnt and Practiced to replace these old patterns and lead to a more satisfying life.
What do I need to consider first
Maslow helped us view our needs in terms of hierarchies. You might wonder how is this helpful? - this framework can help you work out the best starting point in resolving complex life problems.
For instance, let's suppose that you might be affected by a virus and lose your job due to ill health leading to tensions in your relationships with your love ones. As a result of high levels of pressure, your ability to make accurate decisions may be reduced.
What would you prioritise in such situation? would it be your health, your work or your relationships? How would you go about figuring out what is important and what can wait?
At times when our resources are limited due to the pressures of life, using an systematic approach can be helpful in helping us bounce back in a graceful and timely manner.
We would like to invite you to celebrate a healthy and balanced nutritional approach to help you fullfill your desired goals in life.
The connection between quality and quantity of food and optimal body functioning has been well-established. We are more than ever before conditioned by overwhelming amounts of food choices. Eating a nutritious diet helps to maintain health and fitness. It also helps to reduce risks of developing chronic diseases. More recently, food-mood connections have also been recognised, making nutritional considerations an essential part of any emotional wellbeing programme.
Physical activity is one of mental health's best allies. The practice of physical exercise, both in activities of daily life as well as in a regulated form, helps us feel better.
The increase in serotonin, endorphines, oxytocin and dopamine during and after exercise triggers positive feelings and reduces the perception of pain.
In addition, studies have shown that physical activity can have a similar effect to antidepressants without its side effects.
As social beings, social relationships are fundamental to our sense of wellbeing. All types of relationships including intimate relationships, friendships, and acquaintances bring us not only good moments, but many benefits to our health.
The available evidence suggests that having healthy social and working relationships reduces stress levels and increase our ability to become more productive.
You can check it for yourself, or maybe you have already realised that having a good chat and a few laughs with friends can make you feel relaxed and satisfied, and can also reduce any previous stress levels.
How my Brain Works?
Thinking power is an attribute that differentiate humans from the rest of the animal kingdom. Understanding our cognitive strengths and vulnerabilities can help you distribute our resources and learn to compensate with internal and external strategies.
So, for instance, why do we forget where we left the car/house keys? or part of the conversations we had with our friends a little while ago? or work tasks? or the content of that book we were throroughly enjoying reading last night? or what we did yesterday?
Cognitive testing can help to provide more accurate answers to such questions and more importantly, find ways to compensate and/or improve our capacity.
Keep a balanced attitude
Be mindful of your nutrition
Maintain an active life style
Connect with the world
Take a break and be present
The term "meditation" originates from the Latin word meditatum, which means, "to reflect".
Meditation has existed for many thousands of years. It is the practice of turning one’s attention to a sole point of reference by eliminating the distracting and stressful thoughts abundant in the external environment.
We understand meditation as a way to connect with ourselves. It can help to improve emotional health and relieve stress and anxiety.
"The thing about meditation is: You become more and more you."
Jon Kabat-Zinn is a molecular biologist, Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts. He is primarily known for being the prime mover as a researcher and founder of 'mindfulness' in the West. He was the first director of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.
His work focuses on the field of mind / body medicine, with an emphasis on the clinical, social and human returns to the practice of mindfulness (mindfulness).
When something traumatic happens to us, we dissociate and our bodies shut down their normal processes. This unique comic explains the strange nature of trauma and how it confuses the brain and affects the bod
Every human life is made up of the light and the dark, the happy and the sad, the vital and the deadening. How you think about this rhythm of moods makes all the difference.
Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose
We always have a choice, Pema Chodron teaches: We can let the circumstances of our lives harden us and make us increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us and make us kinder.
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