Sporting Psyche Series 1: Back from Injury

Injuries to athletes are commonplace but that doesn’t necessarily mean that individuals always manage both the experience of being injured, and therefore missing out on their daily diet of doing their ‘job’, and the period following rehabilitation when they are expected to resume their performance level irrespective of how long it may have been since they were injured. Physical injuries… Read more →

Mindful Exams – how to succeed

We are now in touching distance of exam season which for so many adults is full of indelible scars from their own childhood where year after year, regimes of examinations were prevalent at this time of the year which were often about sitting in oppressive, soulless and sterile halls with the pressure to perform in that period of time only… Read more →

Food for Thought

We are a society obsessed with dieting and weight loss, which naturally generates thoughts around every facet of what we eat, whether this is our intake of fat, protein, cars or a whole range of other nutrients. Conventional wisdom around how we approach weight loss means that we become almost compulsively obsessed with food whether we are eating or not.… Read more →

A Neurochemical Make-over

When we talk about psychological difficulties, we tend to focus upon behaviour, thoughts and emotions, and often the interplay between these, however, increasingly, there is strong evidence that neurotransitters have a strong role in mental health conditions including depression and anxiety. The neurotransmitters bind to receptors within the post-synaptic membranes and affect the signal sent across the We’ve all heard of… Read more →