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    Don’t Let Fear Run Your Life

    Fear has the power to control our life, our business, our relationships and our decision making. To conquer our fears one by one, we need to first develop an awareness of the life we have created for ourselves because of them. Try the following exercise to shine a light on how fear is stopping you from creating the life you dream of and start taking steps towards your desires with confidence.   List it out Take a piece of paper and divide it into three columns. In the first column, write out all your desires as if you had a magic wand and nothing was impossible. In the second column,…

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    What does Somatic mean in holistic healthcare?

    Somatic therapy and somatic movement are both terms that we’ve been hearing a lot lately in the world of holistic health. The term somatic is used in a number of movement and healing modalities, each having its own particular healing approach, but ultimately leading to the same result, healing of the mind and body. The word somatic means “pertaining to the body”. It comes from the Greek word “sōmatikos” meaning “of the body”. Somatic therapy is more of a mental health treatment and somatic movement is mainly used to address chronic pain and physical syndromes. However, both acknowledge the interconnectedness of both the mind and body and treatment addresses both…

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    Emotional Freedom Technique for Stress and Anxiety

    What is Emotional Freedom Technique? If you’ve ever seen Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) also known as Emotional Freedom Therapy take place, you might think it looks a bit odd. It’s a treatment that involves tapping with your fingers on various parts of the body to help release negative emotions, stress and relieve anxiety. The tapping isn’t random, there is a specific process that is followed which includes saying certain phrases that address the issue you are looking to solve, such as pain, illness or trauma. By acknowledging the issue, you are being specific about what you are looking to address. EFT tapping, sometimes also known as therapy tapping or acupuncture…

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    How Your Mental Health May be Contributing to Physical Symptoms

    No longer a separate entity The ‘mind’ and ‘body’ used to be seen as two separate entities, each working irrespective to the other. However, most people today will agree that they impact each other fully and should never be thought of as separate. The WHO defines health as a “state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” The approach to health needs to be viewed holistically with each person based on their individual experiences, as each will be unique in all parts. The impact that physical conditions can have on mental and emotional health is widely discussed, yet the way our mental…

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    Britons turn to natural remedies in the face of a pandemic

    Since the pandemic started, health concerns have come to the forefront of everyone’s mind globally. A survey conducted by the team at Holistic Room has revealed 67% of respondents turned to natural therapies to help boost their immune system this year. Clearly, what healthcare means to us has undergone a radical transformation as a result of Covid-19. With the increased use of natural therapies reported over the past few months and with a big shift in behaviour around health moving forward, we believe that the growth of complementary and alternative therapies will continue, potentially at a more rapid pace than before and find a firm place in a new emerging…

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    Breathing for National Stress Awareness Day

    Breathing when you feel stressed might sound obvious, we breath all the time right!? But next time you feel stressed or anxious, pay attention to how you are breathing. Our breathing pattern changes when we are feeling stressed, it tends to be shorter and shallower and more from the upper chest rather than using the diaphragm to move air in and out of the lungs. This shallow breathing activates the sympathetic nervous system which is responsible for the body’s various reactions to stress. Practising conscious breathing exercises throughout the day can help provide not only immediate relief, but when practised long term, can make you less prone to and better…

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    What is Baby Reflex?

    Reflexology is not just for adults! Babies and toddlers can benefit from reflexology too. For younger children, it may help with issues concerning feeding and digestion, calming, sleeping or teething. It also offers a way for parents and grandparents to help babies and toddlers naturally by giving them the tools to do so. Susie Ray is a reflexologist who runs Baby Reflex workshops, so you can learn how to administer reflexology on your little ones at home. The workshops run for 4 weeks and cover feeding and digestion, sleeping and comforting and wellbeing. The last week is self care for mums or dads and to give time if anyone wants…

  • World Heart Day 2020

    Prevention is always better than needing treatment. Tips to help keep your heart healthy include: Maintain a healthy weight – Obesity can increase your risk for heart disease as it is linked to risk factors such as high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels and diabetes. Controlling your weight can lower these risks. Control your blood pressure – High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease. Lifestyle changes including diet and exercise can prevent or control high blood pressure. Control your cholesterol and triglyceride levels – High levels of cholesterol can clog your arteries and raise your risk of coronary artery disease and heart attack.…

  • Practitioner Spotlight – Yani Wang – Traditional Chinese Medicine – London

    Yani has over 30 years’ clinical experience in Traditional Chinese Medicine originating in China and in the UK since 2004. She specialises in pain management, men and women’s health and stress related conditions. Yani has a passion for using her knowledge and professional skills to ensure her clients receive the best possible care.   Therapies practiced Acupuncture Acupressure Cupping Therapy Moxibustion Reflexology Tui Na Herbal Medicine   For more information about Yani and the conditions she treats, visit her listing and contact her here.   Are you ready for greater health and wellbeing? Search Holistic Room for qualified holistic health practitioners for your unique needs. Or if you have any questions…

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    Nobody has time for meditation right now

    Many of us wish for more time, often 24 hours in a day is just not enough! Post COVID-19 has intensified this for many who now have to somehow fit home schooling into an already gruelling schedule. With everything going on, who has the time to meditate right? But what if a daily meditation practice can actually create the illusion of more time. Meditation helps to calm the racing thoughts of the never ending to do list and normal complexities of life. After meditation we tend to automatically be much more efficient for the rest of the day. When we are busy on the inside, we tend to be busy…