sleep and wellbeing and mental health

O sleep! O gentle sleep! Nature’s soft nurse

Shakespeare knew what he was talking about in Henry IV, Part 2!  A good night’s sleep is essential to our physical and mental health and general wellbeing.

One of the first questions I always ask a client is:  tell me about your sleeping routine.  A disrupted sleeping pattern is usually a clear sign that the client is experiencing emotional difficulties.  It is not always easy to determine which came first.  But the link between poor or disrupted sleep and emotional and physical difficulties is very clear.

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mental health and wellbeing

It’s a given

In this blog, Hannah reveals her motivation for training as a Human Givens therapist.

In 2008 my husband Patrick died whilst we were on holiday in Italy. One day we were walking around a market in Calabria and the next day he was gone. As with any loss, I took time to adjust and the natural grieving process played itself out. However, at 42, husbandless, childless and with no real career path to speak of, I went into a decline.  Extremely stressful events like losing a loved one, divorce, even moving home, can send us into a spin and although nerves don?t break down, mine felt as though they were.  I couldn?t stop crying; I slept all day and all night and, if I wasn’t sleeping, I was watching endless TV, cutting myself off from friends and living on the sofa.

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anxiety school mental health

Anxiety in the Classroom

The following is based on personal anecdotal experience within the classroom and from my private practice and I am not going to attempt to put any scholastic or proven scientific research behind it.

What are the causes of the stress and anxiety?

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