July 23, 2016

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The Stress Series: How Does Chronic Stress Affect Your Body?

Stress is an inevitable part of life. Pleasant or unpleasant, it is a shared part of the human experience. On the plus side, stress can frequently serve as a powerful, motivating force. Without it, we might struggle to get things done or stay on track. However, more often, stress feels like an overwhelming by-product of modern living. With the abundance of everyday stressors we face, it is easy to see how we can be pushed into a state of sensory…

Why We Fall off the Diet Wagon and How to Get Back on Track

We all want to be healthy and look attractive. It is no wonder that many of us seem to constantly watch what we eat. Perhaps we can all, more or less, relate to the following scenario: You have an important occasion coming in a couple of months and you decide that, in order to look your best, you need to shed a few pounds. You set yourself a target to eat X amount of calories per day and manage to stick to your plan…

Exploring Your Triggers

DOWNLOAD THE TRIGGER WORKSHEET This worksheet was developed to help you explore both internal and external triggers, which lead to negative thoughts and behaviours. We often respond to our triggers with automatic thoughts or responses, which have become ingrained in us over the years. However, these thoughts are often very inaccurate - particularly when we are feeling low. Over-generalising, catastrophising, critical self-talk, mind-reading or black and white thinking are common automatic thought patterns. To disrupt these patterns, it is useful to identify alternative positive thoughts and see how…