Tips for Learning How to Relax

Tips for Learning How to Relax

While we all know that it is important to include time for relaxation in our busy lives – it’s not always easy to work out HOW!

Luckily, psychologist Tegan Gonczar from M1 Psychology in Loganholme offers plenty of tips in this helpful article “How to Relax” – so you can make relaxation something that you practice, and benefit from, everyday.

Spirituality and Mindfulness

Spirituality and Mindfulness

Sometimes people are fearful of mindfulness practices, wondering just what they are letting themselves in for.

Common questions include:

  • Do I have to be a Buddhist to practice mindfulness?
  • I’m not interested in spirituality, can mindfulness work for me?
  • I’m a Christian, I don’t want to get sucked into the whole eastern religions thing!

The fact is, modern research proves there are overwhelming benefits for body, soul and mind when the principles and practices of mindfulness are embraced. Don’t let fear cause you to miss out!

Clinical Psychologist Dr Alistair Campbell is just one of our therapists, passionate about mindfulness. In his article, “Separating Spirituality and Mindfulness“, he explores this fascinating subject in quite some depth, and whether it is possible to separate spirituality and mindfulness.

Mindfulness and the Power of Music

Mindfulness and the Power of Music

Music is incredibly powerful – it can affect our thoughts and feelings, improve our productivity and performance, and allows us to express ourselves creatively.

Whether it’s reggae or rap, country and western, classical, or the latest dance hits – find out how to put the Power of Music to work in your life, by reading this helpful article on the 7 Powers of Music by our resident Sports and Performance Psychologist, Abra Garfield.

Incorporating Mindfulness into the Everyday

Incorporating Mindfulness into the Everyday

Mindfulness is more than just learning to meditate, or performing set exercises.

In addition to specific mindfulness exercises, mindfulness can be incorporated into our daily lives using any everyday activity or task – from driving the car, to taking a shower, or doing the ironing!

Even very small events such as having a sip of tea or cool water, a slight breeze on our skin, quiet bird sounds, and the sensation of clothing or a chair against our legs can be the focus of our attention for brief periods, and help bring us more fully into the present moment.

Read more in this helpful article about how to bring Mindfulness into the Everyday, by our Clinical Psychologist Bridget Hogg.