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No Evidence that mindfulness and wellbeing apps improve employee wellbeing

January 15th, 2024|Categories: Health, Mindfulness, Therapy|

There is no evidence that mindfulness and wellbeing apps improve employee wellbeing, according to a study from the University of Oxford published in the Industrial Relations Journal. Employees who participate in mindfulness or meditation courses provided by their employers generally do not experience better mental health compared to those who are not offered such programs.

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Nollaig na mBan, Celebrating the Contributions of Women

January 6th, 2024|Categories: Health, Mindfulness, Therapy|

While the celebration of Nollaig na mBan has evolved over the years, its essence remains centred around acknowledging and honouring the contributions of women. In modern times, it has become a day for women to come together, either in person or virtually, to celebrate their achievements, support one another, and appreciate the bond of sisterhood.

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Practicing mindfulness can help people make heart-healthy eating choices

November 14th, 2023|Categories: Health, Mindfulness, Therapy|

A recent Brown University study highlights the heart-healthy benefits of mindfulness in dietary choices (Loucks et al., 2023). Their unique mindfulness-based blood pressure reduction program improved self-awareness and diet adherence, promoting better heart health. Conducted by a team from Brown University in the United States, the study introduced a mindfulness-based blood pressure reduction program.

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Anxiety ranked as the world’s leading mental health challenge

October 2nd, 2023|Categories: Health, Mindfulness, Therapy|

We've all experienced moments of anxiety, but the struggle is different for those grappling with anxiety disorders. It involves intense and excessive fear and worry, often accompanied by physical tension and cognitive and behavioural symptoms. Anxiety disorders can disrupt daily life, affecting relationships, social activities, and professional or academic responsibilities.

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What makes therapy effective?

September 18th, 2023|Categories: Mindfulness, Therapy, Training|

One of the most important elements in therapy is active participation. When you seek therapy, the therapist can guide you in understanding and addressing your issues, but they cannot fix everything. You have to put in the work yourself. The quality of the client's involvement in psychotherapy is a significant determinant for the outcome, as Orlinsky, Rønnestad, and Willutski emphasised in 2004. In other words, the more committed and actively engaged the client is, the more likely they are to experience positive changes in their life.

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Mindfulness reduces anxiety and depression, research from Cambridge University

July 12th, 2023|Categories: Mindfulness, Training|

A recent study conducted by the University of Cambridge has confirmed that participating in in-person mindfulness courses can reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression in adults. The study, which analysed data from 13 studies involving 2,371 participants, found that adults who voluntarily joined mindfulness programmes experienced lower levels of psychological distress compared to those who did not participate.

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