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Stress: The Role of Tend and Befriend

Stress: The Role of Tend and Befriend

How to respond to stress differently

Often, we talk about stress in a one-dimensional context, i.e., fight or flight. However, is this the only response humans have to stress? According to research we have another innate response ‘tend and befriend’ which allows us to bring care and compassion to the forefront of any stressful situation.

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The Body Knows The Truth

The Body Knows The Truth

Are you taking better care of your car than you do yourself?

We certainly feel our bodies when having pain or a headache. But many of us are ‘out of touch’ with our bodies, with our real selves. Moreover, we only notice the body when it gets sore, sick or can’t keep up with what we want it to do.  Many people look after their cars better than their bodies.

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Proven ways to find instant calm

Proven ways to find instant calm

Stressed? “Go to the wall” and other proven ways you can calm your mind and find your center

Most of us have days when we feel frazzled and are searching for ways to feel calm and in control. Meditation is popular. But there many other effective ways to feel calm quickly that you can do at your desk, commuting or at home.

If your worries are getting the better of you, these top tips that have been proven to calm your mind and help you find your center. 

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