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Self-love is a Super Power

We all have self-esteem, whether it be low, high or just right (to quote Goldilocks). At the very centre of your self-esteem are your core beliefs, these are the basic assumptions you have of yourself and are usually developed in childhood. If you have high self-esteem they might be “I am confident in making right …

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What is Mindfulness? Interview with Bellsie

So Bellsie, I can see that you’re desperate to start. So what on earth is mindfulness? Mindfulness was defined by Jon Kabat-Zinn, an American doctor who first conceived the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course as; “paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.” (Kabat-Zinn, 1994) What does that actually …

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Let’s go for a walk

Just by putting one foot in front of the other, you can do yourself a real favour. All you need is a comfortable pair of shoes, a bit of motivation and 15 minutes from your day to make an immediate difference to how you feel and think. Take a look at these 10 reasons why …

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Exercising and Anxiety

Engaging in physical exercise diverts your attention from the very thing you are feeling anxious about. Moving your body decreases muscle tension, reduces stress levels, helps relieve frustration and gives you a sense of achievement.   People who exercise regularly say it gives them an enormous sense of well-being and achievement.  By taking part in just …

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