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SIMPLE IDEAS FOR BUILDING EMOTIONAL RESILIENCE

Simple Ideas for Building Emotional Resilience It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters. Life is currently tough for everyone. Uncertainty faces all of us from all directions. Perhaps there never was a time riper than now to develop resilience skills. One of my favourite quotes on this subject is from Epictetus the Greek philosopher. It also serves as a mantra when exploring cognitive behavioural therapy. “It’s not what happens to you, but how…

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Do you have balance in your day?

DO YOU HAVE BALANCE IN YOUR DAY?

Do you have balance in your day? This is something I am constantly asking myself. Today is a weird day. I have found it difficult to focus on anything. My head is all over the place. I am struggling to pay attention to one thing. Not mindful at all. Not present. Should I tidy the house? Should I clear a cupboard? I am so close to finishing a book on mind body connection, only 60 pages left, but the last…

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Adapting Mindfulness Practices in these Extraordinary Times

ADAPTING MINDFULNESS TO THESE EXTRAORDINARY TIMES

It may be difficult for some of us to meditate during these extraordinary times. I found that when I was ill, it was not easy to practice the longer meditations. My focus was not good and my attention wandered much more than usual. When you are ill, this is normal as your brain can become foggy. I did find that shorter practices were a massive comfort. The 3-minute breathing space is a particular favourite of mine along with shorter grounding…

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Mindful Practice Starter Kit

MINDFULNESS PRACTICE STARTER KIT

Are you looking to take up mindfulness but don’t know where to start? Our resident mindfulness teacher Fiona Worthington has put together a 20-point mindfulness practice starter kit. It includes suggestions and recommendations to help you along your mindful journey. Anyone can meditate. Sometimes clients say, “but my mind is too busy.” Every body’s minds are busy. Mindfulness is not about clearing the mind. It’s about changing the relationship with what goes on in our head. We learn how observe…

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ACTION CALENDAR: MEANINGFUL MAY 2020

I love the Calendars from Action for Happiness, which come out each month. This subject for this month is “Meaningful May”. The calendar has simple daily reminders to help us respond to these extraordinary times with a sense of meaning and purpose.   Fiona is offering free online Mindfulness Practices For All sessions. Everyone is welcome and no experience is needed. These half-hour sessions run on Wednesday evenings (18:30 – 19:00). To book, please visit the Yoga Mama Wellness website.…

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Feeling Better? My personal recipe for recovery

FEELING BETTER?

FEELING BETTER? – MY PERSONAL RECIPE FOR RECOVERY By Fiona Worthington (Cognitive Behavioural Coach, Clinical Hypnotherapist & Mindfulness Teacher) I was unwell at the same time as one of my closest friends. Whenever he noticed a speck of improvement, he would leap up, dash about working or cleaning. I thought he was completely mad. He would push himself hard, but then crash. If there is one tip in all this, please take it easy. It has taken me a while…

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STAY EMOTIONALLY STRONG AND POSITIVE ALONGSIDE COVID-19

‘This, too, shall pass.’ – How to stay emotionally strong and positive alongside COVID 19 Many of you will have heard this wise old saying. And it is certainly something that is helpful to keep in mind at the moment. Although we know it instinctively, we sometimes forget that change is the only thing we can really be sure of. It is also important to remember that we are enormously resilient and adaptable creatures. We will find a way through…

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COVID-19 Update

WE REMAIN OPEN FOR REMOTE CONSULTATIONS

Due to the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, we have temporarily suspended in-patient consultations at our clinic but are offering remote consultations instead. These are also currently being supported by most of the major health insurers. We understand that living with pain or injury can be detrimental to your well-being and mental health, so we will do our best to support you in these challenging times. Those who are already on their journey to recovery will need assistance to progress their…

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THE IMMUNE SYSTEM AND HOW TO KEEP IT FIT AND HEALTHY

Whilst we are in the midst of the coronavirus Covid-19 crisis, there has never been a more important time to keep your immune system fit and healthy. The immune system is our bodies defence against invading bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites and other pathogens. It is a complex network of hundreds of specialised cell types and organs and is the second most complicated structure in the body, after the brain. Specialised cells called neutrophils, macrophages, lymphocytes and other white blood cells…

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HAPPINESS IS A CHOICE?

Blog post written by FionaWorthington Clinical Hypnotherapist and Cognitive Behavioural Coach at the Putney Clinic   Happiness is a choice? Find out what makes you happy, create your own happiness list. It’s easy to think that the outside world is responsible for making us happy. But we also contribute a big chunk to our happiness. Sonja Lyubomirsky has studied happiness for over 25 years. She has created a happiness pie chart. This shows that 50 percent of our long-term happiness…

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The Putney Clinic is a trading name of The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy Ltd. Registered in England and Wales. Company Number 06526680.

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