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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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    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…

  • 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…

  • Practitioner Spotlight – Agneta Lindberg – Psychodynamic Counsellor – London & Online

    What therapies do you practice? Psychodynamic Counselling   What led you to do what you do? I worked as a Volunteer for the Samaritans and wanted to continue supporting people in a more professional capacity, that is when I decided to do my full training and achieved a Master of Science in Psychodynamic Counselling. I have worked in private practice, the NHS, as a Student Counsellor (at the Royal College of Arts, London and for Regents University, London).   What’s the best thing about doing the work you do? By forming a close, trusting relationship with my clients, amazing things can happen in the change process. I aim to support…

  • Creating Powerful Perceptions by Karen Oliver

    Build and Develop Your Own Resilience It is not always easy to remain upbeat during these times when we are all unsure of how long this will go on, what will happen after lock down and how to make sense of it all. While I don’t have a crystal ball, I am sure of one thing the ability to take on board what has happened, adapt our behaviour and search for opportunities is what helps us to overcome and build resilience.  We all have the ability to come out the other side stronger.  However, many of us find our mental health affected by the current situation and need to dig…

  • Adjusting to a New Normal

    With lockdown being extended and no clear indication on how much longer it will last, if you haven’t already, it’s probably worth looking at making adjustments to fit with the new current normal. Whilst many people have adjusted to working from home, it is not something that was anticipated as being a long-term change. Whist staying at home is the safest thing we can do for ourselves, for others and to prevent additional pressures on the NHS, it is not easy, and stress and anxiety is on the increase. Everyone is experiencing it differently, but common feelings can range from feeling overwhelmed, fearful, sad, angry and helpless. When it comes…