Tackling Tough Conversations

How good are you at tackling tough conversations, whether it be at work, school or your personal life? Are you confident and ready to address issues no matter what? Chances are there are conversations you know you need to have that you would rather avoid. Luckily, with a bit of practice you can master the art of difficult conversations, leading to improved relationships in all areas of your life.

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Stages of development – what to expect from your child at different ages

It’s important when encouraging a child to thrive that we only impose age appropriate expectations on them, expecting too much or too little of the child may hinder their development. Generally speaking, there are several stages of development that most children go through around the same age, and understanding a child’s capabilities at each stage helps to set reasonable expectations and guide appropriate reactions to their behaviours.

Common unhelpful thinking traps parents fall into

We are hearing a lot about the dangers of helicopter parenting these days, but society is structured in such a way that it can be hard to avoid, even when we are trying to. This article highlights some of the common thoughts that result in an overprotective parenting style so that we can challenge these thoughts and remain effective parents, as opposed to society perceived ‘perfect’ ones.

Eliminate Anxiety with Acupuncture and CBT – an integrated approach

Used in conjunction, acupuncture and CBT can form an effective, short term intervention that both treats current symptoms and helps protect against future recurrence. Acupuncture: an effective treatment for anxiety There is a growing body of evidence to suggest that acupuncture is an effective treatment for anxiety, including in individuals found to be resistant to…

Study finds yoga effective in reducing antenatal anxiety

A 2014 study at Maternal and Fetal Health Research Centre based at the University of Manchester has found that yoga based breathing and relaxation techniques can reduce antenatal anxiety in expectant mothers and prevent the increase in symptoms of depression. The study included 59 women who were pregnant with their first child, had never previously…