Practical relaxation and meditation

I mention relaxation, controlled breathing and body scans throughout my web-site. A question was raised about how it all fits together and here are my thoughts on that .... however, possibly attending a class in your area would be the best introduction. For the present, meanwhile, consider these experiments. ATTEND TO YOUR POSTURE sit upright, … Continue reading Practical relaxation and meditation

What are “negative cognitions”

Several folk have noticed this phrase appearing a lot in my blog. I have been asked what it means in English. This is a good question as it is a central idea within Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement De-sensitisation and Re-processing (EMDR) - indeed, a lot of other therapies. Negative cognitions are phrases … Continue reading What are “negative cognitions”

Relaxation techniques

There are many approaches to relaxation. Several are included through this web site. There is some NHS-based guidance on this topic at: https://www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/preventing-falls/fear-and-anxiety-about-falling/relaxation-techniques ...... and avid readers of this web site will find some very familiar practices described at: https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/six-relaxation-techniques-to-reduce-stress Interestingly, I came to this web site late on. It builds my confidence to see … Continue reading Relaxation techniques