Physical wellbeing

Rest is a Basic Need

I came across this quote recently: ‘I had a therapist who once told me “If you don’t schedule a break, your body will take one for you. And it probably won’t be a convenient time.”’ Sara Shonfeld It resonated, and reminded me of Dr Brené Brown’s concept of ‘stockpiling’ and Gabor Maté’s book ‘When the …

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Connecting with Nature

Our blog this week is written by one of our associates Jo Martyn. Jo has a passion for walking and nature and their positive impact on mental health. Check out her thoughts below… ‘As I am writing this, it is Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK, and the theme this year is …

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Toning up your vagus nerve

The vagus nerve is the nerve that connects the mind to the body. Research has found that when we have a high ‘vagal tone’ we are better able to recover from stressful situations quickly. Having a higher vagal tone also helps to improve a variety of physical health conditions including inflammation and …

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