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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, what is it? Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, is a mental health condition that can appear from experiencing or seeing a traumatic event. Most people who experience a traumatic event will naturally need to adjust and recover from the experience. With time and good self-care, usually they will improve and get back to normal. In the …

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Insomnia

What is Insomnia? Insomnia, or difficulty falling or staying asleep, can be a challenging condition to manage. Tips to help Here are some common strategies for treating insomnia: Stick to a consistent sleep schedule: Try to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day, even on weekends. This can help regulate your body’s sleep-wake cycle. Create …

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Anxiety

Anxiety can range from your mind being just a little too racy and difficult to slow down to rocking in the corner feeling like chicken little with the sky falling. It can have significant impacts on our life affecting our sleep, mood, appetite, relationships and our ability to function. Why do we get anxiety? Anxiety can come as a response …

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Lockdown Survival Tips

Two and a half weeks in the novelty, if you could call it that, has started to wear off for many of you. Lockdown survival is now the name of the game. Initially for those of you not working as much the idea of being able to perhaps have some time out and regenerate seemed like a silver lining. For …

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TMJ

No smile on your dial? TMJ, That grinding pain that if left untreated can lead to waaay more pain, inability to chew leading to poor nutrition, headaches, migraines, ear pain, lack of sleep, teeth pain, lockjaw, dizziness, anxiety, anxiety and depression. Chronic pain can be incredibly debilitating but it doesn’t have to be that way. Let’s pull this baby apart and have a …

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Stressed? Find the ebb…to create the flow

Got some health problems? Maybe you are feeling little stressed. Perhaps other people in your life are being difficult. Or all of the above. Stop for a minute. Take a breath. Now take a look around you. It’s no surprise to discover the world is a busy place. Some of the following points might feel familiar to you: constant push …

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome- more than a gut feeling. How’s your innards? Not going so well? Constipation, diarrhoea or both? Afraid to go out and always looking for the nearest toilet? You may have heard the term ‘Irritable bowel syndrome‘ or ‘IBS’ thrown around, and it is often associated with certain diets such as ‘gluten-free’, ‘dairy-free’ and ‘low-FODMAP’. But what is …

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What Are The Benefits Of Stretching?

Stretching. Do you remember at primary school when you had to do some kind of sport and attached to whatever the activity was there was this quiet non committed suggestion of a stretch? You would wriggle around a bit, touch your toes and roll your shoulders a couple of times and that was it. Looking back this kind of made …

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Endometriosis. Help is at hand.

Isolation, a mask to show the world you are ok or hiding away from the world because inside the pain and suffering are so immense and no one understands. Darkness of mood that descends with the pain. A loss of hope and not knowing where to turn for help. For some women endometriosis is something that may just stir up …

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Have you confused depression with ’feeling down’?

Depression Ever said any of the following to someone looking gloomy?: “I hear you’re feeling a bit low, dear?” “Chin up, it’s not all bad…” “You just need to change your attitude…” “I don’t have time to be depressed…” “Try to be more positive…” Even if the other person is just ‘a bit low’, it is usually best to avoid …