Kick the habit

For many people, tobacco is their friend. It claims to help with reducing stress, relaxing, alleviating boredom or boosting confidence. How can a stimulant help you relax? It doesn’t. Would you have a can of energy drink to wind down? Of course not! Cigarettes offer a very short, temporary relief Read more…

What is a panic attack?

Panic attacks are an exaggerated response to danger, stress or excitement.The symptoms can suddenly appear and include things such as a racing heartbeat, feeling faint, sweating or shaking, feeling sick, shaky legs, trouble breathing or nausea. During an attack, you may fear that they’re having a heart attack, that you’re Read more…

Anxiety can affect anyone

Would it surprise you to learn that many successful celebrities suffer from depression and anxiety? Some people think that it’s shameful and a sign of weakness… yeah, tell that to Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson!  Beyonce, Prince Harry, Adele, JK Rowling and David Beckham have all opened up about their own Read more…

Is alcohol taking over your life?

Alcohol is a big part of society – we drink to celebrate successes, to wish congratulations and even commiserations. Whilst in moderation, drinking isn’t considered a serious issue, problems arise when it becomes an habit, or is used as a coping mechanism, an easy way to self-medicate. Whether you want Read more…

Beat Stress

Stress causes the body to release the hormone cortisol, which is produced by the adrenal glands. It has been known for years that elevated cortisol levels interfere with learning and memory, lower immune function and bone density, cause weight gain, increase blood pressure and cholesterol, reduce libido, and cause heart Read more…

Why Stress Makes You Fat

According to Dr Michael Mosley, chronic stress disrupts our sleep and our blood sugar levels. This leads to increased hunger and comfort eating. And that then leads to further disrupted sleep, even higher levels of stress and even more disrupted blood sugars. In time, this can lead not only to unhealthy Read more…

34% Dealing With Anxiety

“A survey of 2,000 British workers in junior and senior roles has found that 34% of us are dealing with anxiety, depression, or stress.” Contact us for help and support with stress, anxiety, confidence or self esteem.” http://metro.co.uk/2017/07/13/one-third-of-british-employees-are-dealing-with-anxiety-depression-or-stress-survey-finds-6775619/ Contact us for help and support with stress, anxiety, confidence or self Read more…