Mental Health

The Stress Response

Whenever we feel even the slightest bit threatened, our body enters activation mode, which is the home of our stress response; the fight-or-flight response, activated by the sympathetic system. When this happens, the vagus nerve sends SOS signals to the sympathetic nervous system making our hearts pump harder and faster; activating stress responses in our …

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Dealing with anger

As a TMS Counsellor, the majority of my clients struggle with chronic pain, anxiety, depression and suppressed rage. I have significant experience with these challenges even on a personal level. Personally, I have come to recognise anger, whether suppressed and/or expressed, as one of the roadblocks to recovering from chronic pain and mental health challenges. …

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Cultivating Self-Compassion

Cultivating Self-Compassion Jack Cornfield, who is a well-known author and motivational coach, once wrote: “If compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” I couldn’t agree more with this sentence. It is only in recent times that I have started to fully understand the meaning of compassion and to implement it more authentically towards myself …

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