Five ways to support your employees’ mental health
Five ways to support your employees’ mental health Promote openness Everyone should feel able to express their concerns and suggestions for improvement whilst at work. A study by UK charity Mind found that one in five people didn’t feel comfortable telling their boss that work was proving to be too stressful. What begins as easily-resolved … Read more
Simple steps to better mental wellbeing
Simple steps to better mental wellbeing Breathwork Deep breathing activates the parasympathetic nervous system, also known as the “rest and digest” response. This promotes calmness and relaxation in your body so it can carry out regulatory functions. To activate your parasympathetic nervous system, you need to slow down. Try taking deep breaths in through your … Read more
How can I find happiness?
Finding happiness in the everyday Practice gratitude Studies show that people who practise gratitude are more likely to feel happier with their everyday lives. Not only can gratitude help you to see more of the positives in your life, it can help you to feel more satisfied with the here and now. When you’re able … Read more
How much does talking therapy cost? And why?
How much does talking therapy cost? And why? How did therapy get so expensive? How much does therapy cost? We should probably start with how much therapy actually costs. The problem with this is there’s no definitive answer. The cost of therapy can vary massively and will depend on factors like where you live and … Read more
Sound in health
Can sound therapy help with Tinnitus?
Can sound therapy help with Tinnitus Tinnitus and Sound Therapy The history of Tinnitus Tinnitus has likely been a part of human experience for as long as humans have been able to perceive sound. However, the medical condition of tinnitus, characterized by the perception of sound in the absence of any external source, has been … Read more
A deep dive into the origins and uses of Sound Therapy.
A deep dive into sound therapy The origins of sound therapy. What is sound therapy? There are many different approaches to sound therapy, and it can be used to address a wide range of physical, emotional, and psychological issues. Some people use sound therapy as a way to relax and reduce stress, while others may … Read more
What’s the difference between stress and anxiety?
What’s the difference between stress and anxiety? What’s stress? Stress is normally a response to external stressors, which can be either one-off or ongoing. These can include: New-found responsibilities Sudden life changes such as bereavement, divorce, job loss, moving house or having a baby Financial difficulties or instability Pressure from work Strained family relationships or … Read more
Signs you might be suffering from burnout
Signs you might be suffering from burnout What is Burnout? Mental Health UK sums up burnout as a state of physical and emotional exhaustion. This may be a result of long-term stress at work or an instance where you’ve been in a physically or emotionally draining role or situation for a long time. We’re going … Read more
Talking therapy and trauma
Talking therapy and trauma What is trauma? Trauma is an emotional response to a shocking and upsetting event. Whether as a result of a one-off or ongoing experience, trauma is your body’s protective instincts kicking in. The long-term effects of trauma include: Social withdrawal Ongoing fear and anxiety A sense of disconnect from your emotions … Read more
Technology and Wellbeing
Technology and Wellbeing Pros Ease of information With technology in our hands, we can access information that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to find. There are countless sources on the internet that can help you take control over your health, such as wellbeing guides, podcasts, online textbooks and articles. This knowledge can empower us … Read more
Better employee mental health in the workplace
Starting better mental health conversations with your employees Get the mental health conversation started How you choose to get going is really up to you, and your company culture. You might want to launch a big internal campaign to start making employees aware that you’re putting the spotlight on mental health, so they’ll have the … Read more
How does stress affect the body?
How does stress affect the body? The signs of stress Stress affects everyone differently. Whereas one person might bite their fingernails when nervous, someone else might find themselves being short and snappy with the people around them. Here are some signs that you might be experiencing stress: Muscle tension Stomach problems Tightness or pain in … Read more
Different types of therapy
Different types of therapy Counselling When you’re going through difficulties in life, counselling can help. It’s a form of talking therapy that provides support to help you make more sense of your thoughts and feelings. Most counselling sessions take place as part of a planned schedule and are completely confidential. According to the NHS, counselling … Read more
The science behind Ed can Help
The science behind Ed can Help The relationship between health and sound Your brain is constantly emitting electrical activity, which can be displayed as brainwaves. There are several different types of brainwaves – their frequency changes depending on the mental or physical activity being performed. An EEG (electroencephalogram) measures brain waves through electrodes placed across … Read more
How has therapy evolved since the pandemic?
How has therapy evolved since the pandemic? Loneliness Enforced quarantine and social isolation have seen more people than ever struggling with their mental health. A survey carried out by Mind revealed that one in six adults sought mental health support for the first time in their lives during the coronavirus pandemic. This could be in … Read more
What does ‘Feeling Sound’ mean to you?
What does ‘Feeling Sound’ mean to you? Barriers to happiness Many factors can come into play to lower our mood and make life less enjoyable. These can be anything from workplace stress to illness. Take loneliness, for instance. It’s something we’ve probably all struggled with at some point during the pandemic. The negative effects of … Read more
What is Sound Therapy?
What is sound therapy? Where did sound therapy come from? It isn’t easy to pin down the exact origins of sound therapy. Some say there’s evidence of sound therapies being used as far back as the ancient Greeks and Egyptians. It seems like ancient civilisations commonly used sound therapy as a tool for prayer and … Read more