10 simple tips to deal with stress. ...
Stress is a physical response to anything the nervous system perceives as a threat or attack. It can be a reaction to a person, a thought you have, the pressure of having too much to do or an upcoming deadline- anything that is perceived as a conflict or danger to the individual. The more stress we experience the less our nervous system tolerates it which can lead to changes in mood, such as nervousness, anger and frustration, tiredness, physical illness and much more. The aim is to learn how to increase your tolerance of stress and what is underpinning your perceptions to create how you react and respond.
Anxiety, which is often a sense of inner turmoil creating a feeling of dread, fear and unease, can be experienced in various intensities depending on the individual and what is triggering their feeling of anxiety. Catastrophising and negative thought patterns contribute to these unpleasant sensations. This can often leave you feeling you have minimal choices over your life as the anxiety seems to be the one in control. Life can become constricted, lonely and full of fear.
Therapy, mindfulness and self-compassion are just a few of the many ways you can regain control of your thoughts, sensations and life. Stress and anxiety don’t have to be what dominates your life, but can be the signpost to what you need to face and understand to liberate you towards a happier and more purposeful existence.
What if everything that you knew about health was wrong, if calories didn’t count and food labels lied? That is exactly what Tim Spector OBE says in his multiple books, innumerable articles and TV appearances.
Tim Spector OBE is an award-winning scientist and author, with over 1,000 original articles published in some of the world’s top scientific journals.
Bridging the gap between research, science and the therapy room.
The polyvagal theory explains the biological origins of a variety of social behaviours and emotional disorders. This book distills that theory into practical clinical tips, explaining its relevance to the social engagement system and offering clinical examples, including cases of trauma and autism.
Dr Maté connects the dots between our personal suffering and the pressures of modern-day living – with disease as a natural reflection of a life spent growing further and further apart from our true selves. But, with deep compassion, he also shows us a pathway to health and healing.
Drawing on her own experience of moving through suffering to freedom, Byron Katie developed ‘The Work’: a simple, four-step programme to help pinpoint the problems that are troubling you and how to tackle them effectively.