Building Resilience For Adults

Following on from the last blog I wanted to concentrate on how to build resilience for adults. The link between wellbeing and resilience. Interest in how to boost human wellbeing is growing. This may be the result of an acceptance that stress is part of everyday life,...

Building Resilience in Children

  What is Resilience? The term resilience comes from the Latin word ‘resilio’ – to rebound, recoil or spring back.  In 2006, in an article titled, ‘Implications of Resilience Concepts for Scientific Understanding,’ Michael Rutter defined resilience as, “An...

How to Use Self Talk to Improve Your Life

Have you ever noticed the kind of language you use in your day-to-day life? Do the following statements resonate with you? “This is going to be really difficult…” “I’m totally exhausted…” “Sorry to bother you…” These phrases may seem harmless and inoffensive enough,...

‘We are what we eat’: The Medicinal Chef

Background:In the previous blog we discussed the benefit of paying attention to what you are eating and how your gut has an influence on your overall nutrition both through what you put in it but also what you actually digest and absorb. In this blog we examine how...

Your Gut & Mental Health

  The Human Gut Approximately 500 species of bacteria, as well as many species of yeast and other organisms, live in the human gastrointestinal tract and make up the “gut flora.” These ‘friendly’ bacteria are vital for good digestion and the health of...

Primary School Stress

Many parents want the best for their children but harboring dreams of top universities, followed by lucrative high flying careers.  In order for children to be high achievers they must perform well during their school years which can lead many parents to put pressure...

What’s Eating You?

 By Georgina Yates & Sue Firth  At some point in all of our lives we turn to a solution we hope will make us feel better; to cope with or to distract us temporarily from our problems.  Everyone has a vice which we use as a coping mechanism; some method of enabling...

Teenage Stress and how to help

By Gina Murrin – 17years old, SJB, Studying Psychology, Philosophy and Ethics, Sociology And Charlotte Simonds – 17years old, SJB, studying Psychology, Geography and Art At this stage in our lives, a massive pressure we face is the challenge of A Levels; they are a...

Teenage girls, parenting & going off to Uni!

My daughter was born in February 1998 which made her 18 last month. Frequently I ask myself “where did the time go?” I sat having a coffee this morning watching a little girl with her mother and wanted to reach out to the mum and say ‘make the most of it’ somehow...