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Overcome trauma with yoga

yoga for trauma therapy

Trauma and distress become lodged in the body, so often it is useful to combine physical movement with a talking therapy to support recovery. Yoga is one way to do this, and in the video below Bessell van der Kolk

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Coming off prescribed medication

Medication prescribed to help people through mental health issues may itself become a difficulty, especially when taken long term.  For anyone who wants to know more about medication, how it works and about the potential withdrawal effects of coming off

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Suffering

  “Many people think that the point in life is to solve their problems and be happy.  But happiness is usually a fleeting sensation, and you never get rid of problems. Your purpose in life may be to become more

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Urge Surfing

‘Urge Surfing’ is a process that uses a mindfulness based relapse prevention programme.  The video below is issued by the The Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies. Addiction is a complex subject.  Abstinence and mindfulness approaches help manage the situation.  Some

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Death on the Tusheti Road

I recently took a trip up a road once described as the “most dangerous road in Europe”. It is the road that leads into the mountain region of Tusheti in the Georgian Caucasus. The road is a rough track with

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