Tag: health

Enjoy the Christmas countdown….. and be kind to your digestive system!

The festive season typically means an onslaught of parties, family gatherings and office nibbles making it hard to maintain a healthy balance with food, makig your digestive system struggle. This year you can avoid the bloating, tummy discomfort and weight gain, as with a few savvy choices you can enjoy the festivities and still keep…

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Prepare your immune system

As autumn gets it’s grip on us, many may succumb to colds and other illnesses.  There are many things you can do to help fight off winter viruses such as taking regular doses of vitamin C, taking Echinacea and turning to Reflexology to fortify the system. Prevention is always better than cure and the best…

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Infant Mental Health Week – let’s start as we mean to go on….

This week marks the first UK Infant Mental Health Week, with the aim ‘to open up the conversation about the importance of the first 1001 days: conception to age 2 period’. Many therapists are now looking at the importance of a child’s mental health from as early as conception, and certainly there is already evidence…

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‘Open Day’ Fundraiser for St Margaret’s Hospice

This year we are fundraising for a charity that is held in great affection across Somerset. St Margaret’s Hospice

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‘let’s talk!’ about EMDR

A therapy we have recently been asked to feature on ‘let’s talk’ is known by the acronym EMDR. This stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing and it was developed as a psychological therapy by American clinical psychologist, Dr Francine Shapiro, in the 1980s. Dr Shapiro also published the first research papers supporting the benefits…

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Domestic abuse: can ‘Drive’ change perpetrator behaviour?

Here at The Terrace we have a focus on couples work, and were interested to hear reports yesterday that some men, deemed to pose a high risk of domestic violence, will be given therapy on a one to one basis in order to address their abusive behaviour. Called ‘Drive’, the initiative is currently restricted to…

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A moment’s madness…Preventing Road Traffic Accidents affecting young people

Here at The Terrace we are always keen to promote campaigns that support young people as they take on the responsibilities of adulthood. Pressures on them are numerous, and it is important to ensure there is the proper education in place to ensure they have all the information they need to make healthy decisions. One…

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6th Feb 2016 – International Zero Tolerance of FGM

As you may know, on ‘let’s talk!’ we raise awareness of the campaign to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and tomorrow marks another important stage in the process to end FGM worldwide. The theme of this year’s International Day of Zero Tolerance of FGM theme is around aiming to achieve global goals of eliminating FGM by 2030….

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Insomnia – How psychotherapeutic techniques can help.

Here at The Terrace we are lucky enough to have a group of therapists skilled at working with clients on specific issues. Today we are highlighting insomnia – an inability to sleep – that can affect any of us for brief periods (due to a short-term stressful situation for example). However, for some it can…

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Switch off the email notifications, switch off the stress….

Do you ever switch off? REALLY switch off? Many of us take a break by going for a walk, chilling on the sofa with a box set of our favourite programme, or having a meal out with friends. But is it really relaxation if we take our phones with us and allow it to make…

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A Mindful New Year…..

Well we are a week into 2016, so we thought we would repost a great piece by our own mindfulness expert, Miranda Bevis. How many of us are still keeping to those new year’s resolutions? Should we even be trying – adding additional pressures to our already stressful days?  In days gone by, as the…

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5 Recipes for well-being – Healthy eating on our Pinterest board…

Have you tried Pinterest? It is like a digital scrapbook come corkboard, particularly useful for saving your favourite images or links in any number of categories. It can be incredibly addictive, as you have access to thousands (millions!) of pictures and links saved by other users and there is the inevitable temptation to spend hours browsing…

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Don’t waste it: Healthy Halloween pumpkin soup!

We are coming up to Halloween (the 31st is on Saturday this year, so more parties and trick or treating than usual we think!) and love it or loathe it (and many do hate it, especially those living alone who dread the knock on the door…) the one thing that is certain is that there…

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How autumn can be seriously good for your health…

We came a little late to this research, but as meteorological  autumn begins, and the nights start drawing in, we thought it was a good time to cast off any gloom at the imminent end of the British summer and highlight how wonderful autumn is, and how good it can be for your health. In…

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Prescribing nature? ‘Ecotherapy’ in the news again….

We are always keen to promote mindfulness here on this blog, especially mindfulness outside in nature. You don’t need to live in the middle of the countryside, simply taking a walk in the park can still the mind and offer relief from the stresses of the day. If you need scientific evidence to convince you…

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Measuring well-being – why is Britain’s ranking lower than it should be?

What does ‘well-being’ mean to you? How would you measure it? Can we even try? Well, a study, called the ‘2014 Country Well-being Rankings Report’, has been carried out by researchers at Gallup and Healthways, (a US natural foods chain) which brings together more than 146,000 surveys in 145 countries in an attempt to do…

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Diet, health and well-being – it isn’t all about the nanny state….

It is so easy to feel confused by all the health information in the press. Have you become almost blind to all the warnings or recommendations about what we should or shouldn’t eat, and the effect certain foods have on our health? Why, despite all the advice, and the threats, does Britain continue growing ever more…

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‘Boys don’t cry’ – Will the Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation help men open up?

The Guardian newspaper reported today that former star of the Premier League, Clarke Carlisle, has said he felt “no shame” about his suicide attempt in December 2014, when he was ‘incredibly unwell’. The former Burnley and Leeds United  footballer  stepped in front of a 12-ton lorry on the A64 near York and was seriously injured….

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More mindfulness practice: Jumping in puddles – cultivating a ‘beginner’s mind’

Many of you will have read our mindfulness posts in the past, perhaps learning some tips to try, or some poetry to focus on as you work to stay in the present moment. It isn’t always easy to make the necessary space and time in our busy lives, but the medical profession has at last…

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Poetry IS mindfulness – so soothe the mind & feed the soul…

Earlier this week, The Huffington Post published a Daily Meditation – it was entitled Poetry of the Earth and featured a poem by John Keats  – On the grasshopper and cricket. It got us thinking about how closely poetry is connected to mindfulness and meditation practice. For to read a good poem, that speaks to…

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