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The 4-Step ‘Move More’ Plan

How to overcome your resistance to exercise.  The mindful way to get you moving and enjoying life.   1.Define where … Continue reading "The 4-Step ‘Move More’ Plan"

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Mental Health, Exercise and Meditation

Simple steps to make all the difference. What you think determines how you feel and how you feel determines what … Continue reading "Mental Health, Exercise and Meditation"

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Tackling the ‘physical inactivity’ crisis head on

How to feel it and let it go. “Physical inactiivty is one of the most significant global health crises of … Continue reading "Tackling the ‘physical inactivity’ crisis head on"

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latest and greatest

Guided imagery and visualisation are concepts that have been developing for decades in health care and sports programmes worldwide. As … Continue reading "latest and greatest"

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the ‘cure’

Finding what’s at the heart of the matter. Isn’t it time we looked compassionately at the whole person: their mind, … Continue reading "the ‘cure’"

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belief is everything

In order to achieve anything, we must first believe we can. This applies to almost every aspect of life whether … Continue reading "belief is everything"

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opening the doors of perception

Metaphorically speaking, the mind is often depicted in images as an iceberg. Our everyday conscious thoughts might represent 5% of … Continue reading "opening the doors of perception"

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how thoughts affect your physical health

Our thoughts and feelings affect our physical health and our physical health affects our thoughts and feelings. It’s an amazing … Continue reading "how thoughts affect your physical health"

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imagery and the autonomic nervous system

Our bodies are an incredible network of nerves, signals, chemicals, inputs and outputs, all working together in order to perform … Continue reading "imagery and the autonomic nervous system"

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suggestibility in exercise imagery

One thing that has become abundantly clear from the years of study into neurophysiology is the fundamental role that our … Continue reading "suggestibility in exercise imagery"

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regaining motor function

Exercise Imagery has been seen through a number of studies as a means to maintain and strengthen the mind-body connections, … Continue reading "regaining motor function"

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reducing the effects of muscle atrophy

As we have previously discussed, physical activity can have incredible effects on the immune system and helping people recover from … Continue reading "reducing the effects of muscle atrophy"

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the neural origins of strength

In the last article, we discussed the idea that your mind reacts to exercise imagery as though you were actually … Continue reading "the neural origins of strength"

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can your mind facilitate future performance?

So far, we have talked about visualisation and imagery and its potential to help during medical intervention. We’ve also examined … Continue reading "can your mind facilitate future performance?"

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the benefits of physical activity

The human body is designed to be active. We are born to walk, jog, run, climb, jump and swim. And … Continue reading "the benefits of physical activity"

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physical activity – improving responses to conventional

Physical activity is so important in keeping us healthy and happy. It keeps our bodies functioning properly and optimally as … Continue reading "physical activity – improving responses to conventional"

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guided imagery in healthcare

‘Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s forthcoming attractions.’ Albert Einstein Guided imagery is a subtle but powerful … Continue reading "guided imagery in healthcare"

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switch on to relaxation

‘The doctor of the future will be oneself.’ Albert Einstein Most of us, without realising, are creatures of habit. We … Continue reading "switch on to relaxation"

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the impact of stress on medical intervention

If stress really is just a state of mind then perhaps it’s time to acknowledge the powerful role our thoughts … Continue reading "the impact of stress on medical intervention"

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