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Relieve Stress in Five Minutes!

With stress levels hitting a national 17-year high, and stress-related illnesses overtaking physical disorders for days off work, having an understanding of stress’s mind-body connection, can help us to manage the symptoms, especially if we can spot the signs. What is stress? Normal levels of stress can be motivating; however, too much as a product of our fast-paced society, can be damaging. Stress causes inflammation (our body’s immune response), and is associated with many health conditions such as heart disease, arthritis, insomnia, IBS, and depression. So how can we self-manage stress? Engaging inMindfulness, Yoga, music, creativity, and nature can all help to balance our…

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Moon On A Stick

Scientific research has proved that creative activities help raise your levels of happiness, increases mental resilience and helps battle seasonal lows. By keeping your mind active you release ‘feel good’ chemicals into your system which in turn actually make you feel more positive. As a Life Coach using Theraputic Art, I have been researching the creative opportunities available in our City. Part of this research has been to attend a wide variety of activities in many different locations so that I can signpost these to others. In the process I have had fun, expanded my skills and feel that we have endless diverse possibilities…

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More support for patients diagnosed with a brain tumour

A new support group has been set up to help patients diagnosed with a brain tumour and their carers. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust's Living with and Beyond Cancer Team has begun running the monthly sessions to provide practical advice and emotional support to patients and their loved ones. Macmillan associate practitioner, Claire Walker, says the meetings have been tailored to meet the needs of these two specific groups: "Receiving a diagnosis of a brain tumour can be a real shock to patients and their families. People can experience a brain tumour at any age, and it can affect a number of different…

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