What is Mindfulness?

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What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a tool that has become exceedingly popular recently. Only a few years ago the general public would not be familiar with the term, whereas today it’s something we hear about all the time in a range of different contexts. In some ways this is a good thing: mindfulness is a great tool to […]
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Understanding How Stress Affects You

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Understanding How Stress Affects You
Most of us know it’s no good to be stressed. We’ve heard that this is bad for our health and we know it can make us unhappy. But why exactly is this? What specifically is happening in the body and the brain when we’re stressed? And did you know that sometimes stress can actually be […]
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How to Use Mindfulness to be Happier

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How to Use Mindfulness to be Happier
Mindfulness can mean a great many things depending on who you ask. Essentially this is a tool and like any tool, it can be used in numerous different ways. Specifically, mindfulness can be used to change what we focus on and to change the way we think. Too often we don’t pay attention to what’s […]
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How to Use CBT to Get to Sleep Easily

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How to Use CBT to Get to Sleep Easily
If you suffer with insomnia or otherwise find it hard to get to sleep, then you will find that this can have unpleasant and unwanted knock-on effects in every area of your life. Sleep is critical for our mood, our immune system, our memory and much more and if you struggle to drift off, then […]
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How to Use CBT to Change Your Life

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How to Use CBT to Change Your Life
Mindfulness is a type of meditation that encourages us to step back from what’s going on in our minds and to learn to detach ourselves from it. We’re not trying to silence our thoughts but rather we’re trying to just change the way that we respond to them. Know that your negative emotions are not […]
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How to Start Mindfulness Meditation

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How to Start Mindfulness Meditation
Mindfulness is a tool that can be used for a few things. For starters, it can be used as a great form of meditation that gives us a break from all the chatter and noise of our daily lives. At the same time, it can also be used as a great way to become more […]
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How to Have the Energy and Motivation to Succeed

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How to Have the Energy and Motivation to Succeed
If you want to be as successful as possible, then you need to be able to have the drive, determination and focus to get there. Take a look at any of the world’s most successful people and you will find they have almost superhuman levels of motivation. Arnold Schwarzenegger talks about visualizing his goals from […]
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How to Control Anxiety During Stressful Moments

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How to Control Anxiety During Stressful Moments
Imagine that you have an interview for a big job you want coming up. And imagine that said job interview is with someone very important and who has a reputation for being tough. In the build up to this event, you’ll probably find yourself feeling very anxious and nervous. This will trigger the release of […]
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Equal Breathing During Meditation

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Equal Breathing During Meditation
How to Breathe Correctly and What it Can do for You The way you breathe has a huge impact on your stress levels and can do a great deal to make you more or less stressed. That’s because our breathing is deeply connected to our sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems and regulates the release of […]
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What Are Neurotransmitters?

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What Are Neurotransmitters?
A Quick Primer on Neurotransmitters Using mindfulness and CBT, it’s possible for us to change the way we react to stressful events and to essentially reprogram our stress response. Likewise, we can use this to improve our happiness, to get to sleep more easily and much more. But when we do all this, what we’re […]
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