The modern norm We grow accustomed to living by ourselves. Becoming independent and strong; emotionally, financially, physically… Providing for ourselves and caring for our own needs.
I enjoy travelling – it makes me feel good. Yet, the feeling goes the moment I step back into my ordinary life and rhythms.
Imagine that the string represents our communication, the way we interact with each other. This will determine the course and future of our coexistence.
Whenever I say to someone that as part of my work I administer neuropsychological assessments, I know from their facial expression that I have lost them by the third syllable! However, I am keen to break down this term and make it accessible so that everyone can understand what it is all about. Therefore, the […]
Feeling stressed? It’s time to breathe! This exercise is quick, very easy and you can do it anywhere you are. Place one hand flat on your stomach and the other flat on your chest. Breathe in through your nose and out from your mouth, as slowly, gently, smoothly and deeply as you can. Just let […]
Time spent commuting on the Tube is my least favourite. In order to cope, I sometimes revert to a childhood obsession – playing Tetris. Recently, I read a research paper claiming that even moderate playing (let’s say half an hour a day for three months) boosts cognitive brain functions such as critical thinking, reasoning and […]
When you are stressed your body may become tense so you can try a simple relaxation technique using your toes to release the tension. – You can either sit upright in a chair or lie on your bed. – Close your eyes. – Take a deep breath in through your nose whilst curling your toes […]
At times we all struggle with something: negative thoughts, fears, urge for social withdrawal, difficulties with sleep, challenging relationships with others… The list can go on.. Psychological techniques can act as the missing piece in how we can deal with our challenges more effectively. Not all will work for us, but one or a combination […]
An enigma across disciplines remains unsolved – from poets to philosophers and neuroscientists. Indescribable. Intangible. Now, that might be what makes it magic! Someone once said, “I love you but I don’t know what love is” and I found it the most honest self-deception I have ever heard. How can people claim words that are […]