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What is a Toning Table?

Modern toning tables owe their heritage to the original design developed by biochemist Bernard H. Stauffer in America in the 1930s. He used his knowledge of the physiology, anatomy and movement patterns of the body to develop the Induced Rhythmic Motion (IRM) tables.

Managing Your Stress

Stress is all around us, it is part of modern life. Everyone is susceptible to it and no one is immune, but what exactly is stress and why is it important? That isn’t as easy to answer as you might think.

Beating Procrastination

Do you rush around doing things at the last minute? How many times have you mentioned something that you felt that you ought to do and said "yes, I'll get round to it", but "it" never happens.

What is Stress Advice?

'Stress Advisers' are now working in a wide range of settings throughout the UK. They give 'Stress Advice' on a one-to-one basis to those who need it.

Hypnosis for Stress Management

The Psychology of Optimism: Practical no Nonsense Life Skills Developing a positive outlook through the psychology of optimism is very different from seeing the world through unrealistic rose-tinted spectacles and pretending that your problems do not exist, or worse, running away from them in denial.

What is Feng Shui?

change the energy and change your life Feng Shui is an ancient Far Eastern practice, some 5000 years old, which aims to create healthy and supportive homes and workplaces for happy and harmonious living and working.

Business Case for Stress Management

Following the HSE's announcement of its new Management Standards for work-related stress, Occupational Stress Consultant Carole Spiers outlines the business case for stress management, and argues that there is now a compelling need for UK businesses to adopt a more 'healthy' workplace culture.

Stress and How Can We Help 'Bust' It

What is stress?Stress can happen to anyone. We all think we know what stress is, but it can be a difficult idea to pin down in words. Here is one way of looking at it.

Beating 'Christmas Stress'

The festive season can be a stressful time for many different reasons. First, of course, there is the cost. According to a survey (November 2004), 37% of respondents cited the cost of Christmas as being its most stressful aspect, with 33% saying they felt under pressure to buy expensive gifts for their children and/or partner, and 73% expecting to take 6-12 months to clear their Christmas debts.

What is Chakra Balancing?

Balancing your chakras improves your health and wellbeing, physically, mentally and emotionally.  Anyone can learn how to do this and experience a long-lasting feeling of well-being every day of their lives.

What is Colour Healing?

colours for health, energy and moodWe are surrounded by colours all the time, but how often do we use them to improve our health, alter our emotional state, change our mood, or boost our morale? Many of us find that a good standard of health and well-being is becoming more and more difficult to achieve.

What is Crystal Healing?

we have the power to make ourselves illand the same power to make ourselves wellCrystals heal by balancing our energy.  Once our energy is back in balance, optimum conditions are created for body, mind and emotions to heal.

What is Clutter Clearing?

Clearing your clutter is like cleaning up your body and life.  It has a wonderfully therapeutic knock-on effect that will make you feel healthier and more positive each day.

Learning the Art of Relaxation

Stress isn't always a bad thing; it mobilises our bodies and energises us during the coping process. But being overstressed may result in a range of health problems, including headaches, upset stomach, high blood pressure - even strokes or heart disease.

Extreme Breakup Recovery

Don't Let A Breakup Ruin Your HealthIf you are going through the emotional roller coaster of a breakup, feeling pain, anger and depression, know this: You don't need to suffer one more day over your ex! It doesn't matter how long you have suffered, it is time to give up the pain and open up to a life free of pain.

Saying "YES" to Less Stress - Part 1

A lot of people say that stress is bad for you and they're right - in a way. TOO MUCH stress is bad for you. And at the same time having TOO LITTLE stress is bad for you too! So just HOW do we get the right balance? We get the right balance FOR US by controlling our reactions to stress.

Saying "YES" to Less Stress - Part 3

Exercise as a stress-relieverExercise is a good stress-reliever that's why some NHS GP practices are prescribing sessions for patients suffering from some ill-health problems - where stress and anxiety can exacerbate the problem - at gyms and leisure centres – they're paying for the first few sessions to help the patient get fitter and at the same time helping them to release some of their dis-stress.

Monthly Stress Self Assessment

Choose a regular time to do this, either the first or last day of the month is ideal.Score your answers:Never 0, Occasionally 1, Often 2, Almost daily 3.

Stress Reduction – a ten point plan to a laid back life!

Get a good night's sleep. When you don't, you produce extra stress hormones. Have fun and laugh every day. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases infection fighting antibodies.

Reflexology in Stress Management

To attempt to scientifically evaluate an abstract concept such as reflexology is very difficult. To evaluate the effects of that treatment of reflexology is much easier.

Too sensitive for your own good?

Do you seem to worry about what you're saying and doing all the time, and be too eager to please? Do you always seem to have something or someone on your mind? Is making a decision a nightmare, because you are so desperate to make sure that you get it right and don't upset anyone? If someone or something upsets you, do you find that you can't get your mind off this, constantly going over it in your mind, over and over.

Does Stress cause Cancer?

One could say, that of the main causes of death today is stress. People think it is cancer, or heart disease. But how do you think it gets started?  Stress is present in all areas of our lives, and we have become so used to it that we are even unaware of its constant presence in our lives.

Stress, Aging and Sexual Health

We live in a modern world full of stress. Sometimes caused by our environment, sometimes we create it ourselves! Performance at work, personal relationships, sexual performance, family concerns and other activities are all factors creating some level of stress.

The Social Web of Stress - Simple Solutions

Could simple stress reducing solutions be the answers to our myriad modern problems? Urban sprawl and suburban flight are causing massive traffic jams on freeways nationwide, as individuals are working longer and longer hours.

Managing Your Life's Stresses and Anxieties

Everybody deals with fear and anxiety, however sometimes our anxieties can get the best of us. As a result, here is a list of techniques that a person can use to help manage their daily stresses and anxieties.

Are You Exercising Your Way To Stress?

You're right, the headline is a very strange one! Exercise is vital to maintain good health and most of the time, the benefits of exercise far out-weigh the drawbacks.

Why Antidepressant Drugs Don’t Work

Stress, depression and anxiety are the plagues of the modern world. Every year, over 20 million people in the western world will enter into an episode of major mental trauma.

How To Help A Stressed Or Depressed Loved One

I receive many emails from concerned relatives, partners and friends who are trying to help a loved one suffering the torment of a stressful or depressive episode.

What Causes Cold Sores?

What causes cold sores?  An excellent question with a not-so-simple answer. You see - what causes cold sores for one person may not be what causes cold sores for another.

Causes of Stress

In order to eliminate or at least control stress, it is vital to know and understand the causes of stress.  Of course, there are many causes of stress and they are as varied as the people who suffer from stress, but there are a few places to look first.

Dealing with Parental Stress

One of the biggest problems with having children is the remarkable fact that they tend to be the source of parental stress.  This is, obviously, the unique stress that comes from being a parent and having to worry about the fact that your kids are growing up, learning new things, living their lives their own way, and -- all too often -- figuring out things the hard way.

How to Cope With Stress and Anxiety

Among the hardest parts of living in the modern world is stress and anxiety.  With worries about work, the environment, the economy, natural disasters, terrorism, and the general state of the world, it seems that there is no end to the number of things to worry about.

How to Relieve Stress

One question that is not asked enough by people under stress is how to relieve stress.  Unfortunately, people who are under stress tend to simply take it as a matter of course and simply accept its existence as though it was some sort of natural occurrence, or even a boon!  Thus, people who are feeling the effects of stress do not actually take the time to notice that they are under stress and need relief.

Tips for Reducing Stress

With the hectic life that most people lead in today's world, reducing stress has become a vital skill. With work stress, school stress, family stress, teen stress, parent stress, and a whole host of other kinds of stress continually knocking on the door, it has become vital to manage stress in order to keep up with everything needs to be done.

Dealing With Emotional Stress

One very difficult form of stress to cope with and manage is emotional stress.  After all, it is often self-created, it can come out of nowhere and the stress caused by it only heightens the emotions felt.

Dealing With Stress - The Hardest Thing in the World?

When you are stressed, the hardest thing in the world is dealing with stress.  After all, it's already there and stress is not the sort of thing that is dealt with very easily.

How To Cut Down On College Stress

Probably the least appreciated form of stress is college stress.  This is mostly due to the fact that adults simply see a lot of college students sitting on their rear ends playing video games and drinking, instead of seeing students who are under pressure to succeed all the time.

Recognizing Acute Stress

For those who are familiar with stress, there is a distinct difference between regular stress and acute stress.  While regular stress is a part of daily life in the hectic world of today, acute stress is an altogether different animal.

Dealing With Family Stress

One of the problems with family stress is the fact that is knows where you live.  After all, it tends to show up exactly where you live: at home.

How To Choose A Stress Test

Many people in this world need to take a stress test. These tests can take many forms and are designed to search for different things, but they all have one key goal: they want to see how you are doing.

How To Deal With Environmental Stress

An increasing problem in today's world is environmental stress.  This is a type of stress caused by increasing pollution in air we breathe, the water we drink, and even in the sounds we hear.

Stress and Concentration

Those who are under stress, yet refuse to get help for it, need to understand the relationship between stress & concentration in order to understand why they need to relax.

Spoonful of Sugar May Curb Stress, Obesity

Sweets may decrease production of glucocorticoid, a stress-related hormone that has been linked to obesity and decreased immune response, researchers from the University of Cincinnati (UC) have found.

Stress & Spirituality, Part 1

How Spirituality Affects Stress Levels Take a moment to close your eyes and think about what a 'spiritual' person looks like.  Whether you see them as sitting lotus-style in saffron robes or speaking emphatically from a pulpit, I'd bet one thing you won't see them as is 'stressed'.

Stress & Supplementation: How is a Supplement Supposed to Help with Stress?

THE STRESS PRODUCT INDUSTRY – MORE THAN JUST A MONEYSPINNER? It's not news that stress products are a big-money industry, and stress supplements are at the forefront.

6 Steps to Relieve Stress

We get over-stressed now and then. It's a natural response under certain conditions. We need to be concern when our stress is getting out of hand and interfering with our lifestyle.

How To Get Your Complementary Therapy Business Off To A Flying Start

Well done! You've passed the exams, received the certificate, taken out your insurance and you're ready to open the doors in your new complementary therapy business.

Stress, Anxiety and Depression - What is the difference?

Looking after your feelings and emotions is as important as taking care of your body. Most of us take care of our physical health far better than our feelings.

Stress reduction with Reflexology

Ask anyone these days if they're suffering from stress and you may well get a very short and to-the-point answer! But it's not just that, stress is the root cause of much physical illness as well as so many other problems both physical and mental.

Conquer Your Stress

Have you got stress? Maybe you have and maybe you haven't, but I think that at some time in your life you have suffered from stress. And I predict that you will again in the future.

Tension 101

The BasicsImagine a car that's idling too fast. It's revved up and working hard but nothing useful is happening. The motor's burning more fuel, creating more pollution and experiencing added wear and tear.

5 Natural Steps to Reduce Stress quickly

We have access to time- and labour-saving devices beyond the dreams of any previous generation. Yet stress, anxiety and depression seem more common problems than ever before.

Compartments of the Mind

From the book; The Joys of Live Alchemy Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow? Do you remember that nursery rhyme? Well, how about we find out how our organic brain grows and develops.

Six Ways To Beat Christmas Stress

The holiday season is one of the most stressful times of year. Not only do you have the stress of finding the right present for people, but you have the stress of paying for Christmas and the stress of Christmas parties, seeing family or even the stress of being alone at a time which is traditionally centred around family.

‘Stuck… I just couldn’t move forward’

"When I came for treatment I was unable to see any way out of my current situation. Since working with Michael the way forward has been clear and obvious.

Hypnotherapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, IBS

Hypnotherapy for IBS, “Will I cluck like a chicken?” Hypnotherapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Does this mean that IBS is all in the mind? The answer is No, it’s not all in your mind, but your mind can help you to dramatically reduce the symptoms of this illness.

Job to cause big belly?

Have you ever thought if your job and waistline were getting along?I bet you have not but this is about to change. The point is not about how much you really enjoy or despise your job.

Say Goodbye to Weight Loss Programs and Hello to Self Care?

Too often our goal is pulling off the pounds that we disregard the need to care and nourish our body. Now is the time to say goodbye to weight loss programs and hello to self care.

Are You Vacation Deprived?

I recently stumbled upon a very alarming fact-every third American is vacation deprived. According to an Expedia.com survey, an estimated 51.

Self worth: The key to staying focused

Every human being is born with self worth. Sadly, the hustle of our busy lives mingled with the obsession of perfection, total success and popularity leaves little time to remember our worth.

Stress and our health

(Article drawn thanks to the public talk held in London by John Veltheim, founder of the BodyTalk System in May 2008) Every one of us has resigned ourselves to stress as our ‘inevitable, unwelcome companion’.

Yes, You Can Meditate! Find Out What Your Meditation Style Is

  How can I be more psychic? Meditate. How can I hear my angels and guides better? Meditate. How can do I know I'm making the right choice? Meditate.

Sailing the Seven Seas of Life

From the book ... The Joys of Live AlchemyWhen we arrive into this world, we enter as a ship that navigates by the forces of nature and propelled by the power in the invisible auras of Spirit.

EFT - the best self-help for stress

EFT – Emotional Freedom Techniques – is a brilliant self-help tool for stress.  One of the beauties of the approach, which is based on the ancient Oriental idea of energy being organised in the body via meridians – is that it can provide both skilled depth therapy with an experienced therapist and a self-help tool that anyone can use for themselves.

Breathing Facilitates Life

Have you ever considered the importance of breathing? It's seems so simple and yet it is vital to our existence. Breath is the foundation from which we live.

Relaxation cures information overload

We are increasingly overloaded with information as the information era gains pace. The amount of information we have to deal with everyday is growing at a phenomenal rate.

Do Less, Stress Less - Achieve More

Relaxation has a bad reputation - many people are afraid that if they relax they will become lazy, slow or sleepy and they will do less. They connect good performance with hard work.

Get Health Now With Ease and Enjoyment

Everything in life exists in a natural balance. We breathe in, we breathe out. The sun rises and sun sets. The tide ebbs and then flows. In Eastern philosophies, this principle is described as yin and yang.

9 Steps to End Crying – Possibly for the Rest of Your Life

Imagine crying better or not even crying at all! The following stress reduction and relaxation techniques work for children and adults in their moment of crying because nobody really wants to cry and everybody wants to be happy and stress free whether they can admit it or not.

Tips on staying stress free during the Christmas Season

It's ironic that the season of Christmas that originated from a humble beginning has transformed into an extravagant procedure with shopping, decorating, cooking, planning parties and attending functions.

Coming From Alpha

No, this is not about interplanetary travel...I don't think! It's about establishing the ideal atmosphere in which to operate as an effective Practitioner in the Healing Arts.

Eliminate Negativity

Do you know someone who is always moaning about all the rotten things that happen to them or how they are always sick? Perhaps you are that person.

Positive Thoughts = Happiness

Happiness is experienced by those who want it and that want begins as a floating thought. A positive thought. It is your job to embrace that thought and allow it to fill your life and transform it.

What is Holiday Stress and Why Do You Get so Stressed on Holiday?

What is Holiday Stress and Why Do We Get so Stressed on Holiday?Holiday stress seems to affect a lot of people nowadays. You work so hard all year and the last thing you want is to get stressed on holiday.

Stress Demands Resilience to Stay Upright Under Pressure and Meet the Challenges Head-on

About StressStress is a standard physical response to events  that threaten or upset your balance in some way. When danger is sensed - whether real or imagined - the body's defense system switches to action mode in a rapid, automatic process known as the "fight-or-flight" reaction.

Self help Reflexology Foot Massage

A daily story in the world today is ‘there are not enough hours in the day to cope' and along with that is the thought ‘are we eating healthy energy filled snacks and drinking enough water for our mind and body to cope?'.

Qu-chi Band provide drug-free relief from hay fever symptoms

About the Qu-Chi bandProgressively, more and more  people are seeking alternative methods of relieving their hay fever symptoms; preferably without the use of  drugs.

Primary Treatment of Depression

The first step to receive appropriate therapy for depression is a medical screening. Some drugs and some illnesses, eg infections vital, can provokethe same symptoms as depression.


When a person goes through the experience of having to let go of something or someone you love, the difficulty is bringing one’s self back into balance and perspective of carrying on with a normal life.

Stress ‘overload’ can harm your health and relationship and change your perception of life

Stress treatment and therapy Communicating with your doctor is an important part of the diagnosis and treatment of stress. By talking to your doctor openly, you allow your doctor to provide you with the best stress treatment possible.

Treating Menstrual Cramps Naturally

Women's health expert Dr. Daemon Jones, ND talks about how you can treat menstrual cramps that result from female hormonal imbalances in a natural, painless way  and live a happier, healthier life.

Stress Nutrition Basics

Good stress bad stress Lets get right to the premise: We live in a stressful world. There are both good stresses and bad stresses. Bad stresses can be overcome by a lifestyle that includes nutrition as a stress reduction pathway.

‘Pain in the neck’!

We have all experienced this dilemma and the worst time can be waking up in the morning with a stiff neck which speaks of ‘pillow issues'.

What Is The Best Cure For Low Libido In Women

Low libido problem in women is increasingly becoming common due to changing life conditions and busy lifestyles. In this article let us find out the main causes of low libido and the options available to overcome this problem.

Laughter Recipe for Stress life

Stress is basically and simply a fact of nature, forces from the outside world affecting and disturbing the individual. Lots of people have made a livelihood of getting stressed up! The whole world knows that laughter is beneficial and healing because a good giggle and laugh makes you feel better, instantly.

Don’t let stress take control of your life

Stress is defined as the body's reaction to a change that requires a physical, mental or emotional adjustment or response. Any situation or thought that generates a feeling of frustration, anger, nervousness or anxiety can lead to stress.

City-Traveling Can Give You Relaxation, Adventure And Fun

     City-Traveling is a very personal, intimate subject. You can travel just for fun or even out of personal boredom.

Nordic Walking for Health & Fitness

Nordic WalkingIf your encounter someone – or a group of people – striding along with a pair of slim poles, you’ve probably come across participants in a new exercise and fitness technique that is sweeping across the world which is called Nordic Walking.

What Is Kinergetics Kinesiology & TMJ Jaw Pain Relief Energy Healing Self Healing Treatment?

I am often asked "What is the difference is between Kinergetics and Kinesiology?" Well, Kinergetics is Kinesiology - but another modality or type of Kinesiology.

What is Meditation?

meditation is a whole body tonicMeditation is a whole-body tonic, which is valuable in promoting and improving health and overall well-being.

Coping With Long Term Stress.

How Do You Cope With Long Term Stress?Stress is a natural part of life and, in some instances, can be prove to be a positive element of our everyday living.

Reduce stress and combat depression in just 10 minutes

Reduce stress and combat depression in just 10 minutesWould you like to take just 10 minutes out of your day to do a simple breathing technique and see big results?Just 10 minutes is all you need for you to feel refreshed and invigorated.

Hair, link between stress & heart attack

Hair provides proof of the link between chronic stress and heart attackResearchers at The University of Western Ontario have provided the first direct evidence using a biological marker, to show chronic stress plays an important role in heart attacks.

Possible early Alzheimer's diagnosis

Alzheimer's is a disease that affects more than 26 million people worldwide and there is no cure. Most people that are diagnosed with this tragic disease have been having symptoms for 10 years.

Study reveals when you are the happiest

  Do you find your mind wandering as you are at work typing an email to a college, or when you are writing an essay for a class or when you are cleaning your home? How many hours of your day is spent thinking about doing something else or another situation? A new research study examines the level of happiness of a large number of people and what activities bring people the most joy and the type of attitude mind wandering creates.

Phentramin-D revolutionary for losing weight

Phentramin is the original diet pill from Lazarus Labs. Recently the company made a new version available, called Phentramin-D;  Customer feedback proves that Phentramin-D is far more effective than their previous version of Phentramin.

Got Stress And Burnout At Work? Hypnotherapy To The Rescue!

Modern day hypnotherapists are mad. They are steamed at the old stereotype of the evil hypnotist swinging the pocket watch and murmuring "You are getting sleepy, sleepy, sleepy".

Tis’ the season to Ponder…

And Christmas day is upon us. Presents have been given, received and opened. Wrapping paper may adorn the floors of your home. If you have children there is a good chance that they will be making lots of noise playing with their new toys.

Exercise improves mental health

Exercise is great for many reasons. Exercise improves circulation, muscle tone, the condition of internal organs, heart rate, joint mobility, stability and it minimizes weight.

What is Animal Therapy?

For generations bonds have been developed between humans and animals. Often these bonds are deep and unconditional. People have been experiencing the benefits of relationships between themselves and animals and now researchers have evidence of the physical, emotional and mental benefits that proceed from what is now called Animal Therapy.

Can Dance therapy help you?

Did you know that dance is used as therapy? You don't have to be a dancer or in a traditional dance class to dance and experience the benefits.

Music places an extrinsic role in releasing Dopamine, a mood enhancing chemical.

It is not ground breaking news to hear that music has the ability to improve ones mood but now researchers have produced evidence that music does have to potential to considerably improve moods.

DIY Indian Head Massage

Indian head massages can be wonderfully relaxing and help increase optimal health on multiple levels. There are many qualified and talented massage therapists who specialize in Indian head massage but there are simple techniques you can do yourself and be successful in seeing results.

You want to stop smoking?

Everyone knows that smoking is unhealthy but sadly smoking can become an overwhelming addition. The best way to stop smoking is to make the choice to never start smoking in the first place.

Feeling Completely Stressed Out, What Can You Do ?

     The usual media of today are full of invitations for a stressed person, to regain health with daily fitness. They say that all day long sitting in a chair, on the job, and being observed and stressed by business-oriented seniors at all times, will give a person a wrong positioning in the body, what will create stiff bones and no- or wrong-used muscles, which do not relax when gone home after work and just sitting in front of the home TV.

A Great Glance At Dianetics !

      There is always a lot to say about Dianetics. Since 1950 it is the most revolutionary and complete book about the mind and spirit and some people don't like it that much, because it is putting the usual model-knowledge of psychoanalysis, psychiatry, drug prescription and also other practices completely in the shadow.

Exams looming? Just relax!

Exams looming? Just relax!    Kathy StephensonThe lead up to examinations can be an overwhelming and stressful time and the thought of making time for relaxation may be the last thing on your mind.

Stressed - Who Me ?

For some reason, Christmas last year seemed to be a very stressful time for me. At the time, it really did seem quite daunting with all of its implications of organisation and costs.

Calm Focus: 6 Natural Stress Relievers that Won\\\\\\\'t Zap your Energy

  When it comes to stress relief, most of us need a little help. Whether you practice daily meditation, take brisk walks or engage in a friendly chat, there are many forms of relief that don’t require a pharmaceutical drug or a trip to a psychiatrist’s office.

When Anxiety Has A Life Of Its Own

According to the National Institute of Anxiety and Stress, anxiety disorders affect about 40 million people a year. The numbers are staggering especially for women who suffer from anxiety and stress almost twice as much as men.

Lazy You... Procrastinating During the Holidays? It might not be laziness!

You have a ton of things to do to get ready for the holidays. Yet you put things off. You find yourself reading, watching TV and playing games on the computer.


Symptoms of Stress is as a result of continued anxiety and worry.  Holistically we look to the root cause, however when a 'panic attack' arrives, it gives no warning.

How To Eliminate Stress From Our Life And Start Living

Stress is becoming one of the most common health concerns these days mainly due to the type of lifestyle people have adopted which gives them very little time for themselves.

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What is Polarity Therapy to me?

What is Polarity Therapy - to me? In practicing as a Registered Polarity Therapist in the UK I am often asked what a Polarity therapist does and what the system of therapy is.

What is a Mind Body Spirit Detox?

We all know about juice fasting, raw foods, herbs and colonics for cleansing the physical body, the body detox.So what's a Mental or Spiritual Detox?Detox is a strange phrase to use really for the mind and spirit.

Wonders of Reflexology

Reflexology is probably a word you are familiar but could you explain what it is to a stranger? Today's article will put in a nutshell what reflexology is in its simplicity.

News Articles

Stop and smell the flowers -- the scent really can soothe stress

Feeling stressed? Then try savouring the scent of lemon, mango, lavender, or other fragrant plants. Scientists in Japan are reporting the first scientific evidence that inhaling certain fragrances alter gene activity and blood chemistry in ways that can reduce stress levels.

Evidence that dark chocolate helps ease emotional stress

The "chocolate cure" for emotional stress is getting new support from a clinical trial published online in ACS' Journal of Proteome Research.

Studying hair of ancient Peruvians answers questions about stress

Recent studies show that one in three Canadians suffer from stress and the number is on the rise. But stress isn't a new problem. While the physiological state wasn't properly named until the 1930s, new research from The University of Western Ontario proves stress has plagued humans for hundreds, and perhaps thousands of years.

Regular exercise reduces patient anxiety by 20 percent, study finds

Athens, USA - The anxiety that often accompanies a chronic illness can chip away at quality of life and make patients less likely to follow their treatment plan.

Raising kids may lower blood pressure

They turn Dad's hair grey, but children can now take partial credit for the health of Mom's heart. A new Brigham Young University study found that parenthood is associated with lower blood pressure, particularly so among women.

Post-traumatic stress disorder diagnosed with magnetism

A group of 74 US veterans has been involved in clinical trials which appear to have objectively diagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), something conventional brain scans, be it X-ray, CT or MRI, have thus far failed to do.

High sensitivity to stress isn't always bad for children

Children who are especially reactive to stress are more vulnerable to adversity and have more behaviour and health problems than their peers.

Family caregiving stress filled and isolating

Family members who provide care to relatives with dementia, but do not have formal training, frequently experience overwhelming stress that sometimes leads to breakdowns or depression, according to Penn State and Benjamin Rose Institute researchers.

Tai Chi gets cautious thumbs up for psychological health

Tai Chi, a low impact martial art, has been associated with reduced stress, anxiety and depression, and enhanced mood, in both healthy people and those with chronic conditions.

Bright Light Therapy Improves Sleep Disturbances in Soldiers with Combat PTSD

WESTCHESTER, USA - Bright light therapy has significant effects on sleep disturbances associated with combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a research abstract that was presented Monday, June 7, 2010, in San Antonio, Texas, at SLEEP 2010, the 24th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC.

Rudeness at work causes mistakes

If someone is rude to you at work or if you witness rudeness you are more likely to make mistakes, says Rhona Flin, Professor of Applied Psychology at the University of Aberdeen, in an editorial published in this week's BMJ.

Psychologists develop 2 potent new predictors of suicide risk

Tests promise to help clinicians move beyond reliance on self-reporting by suicidal individualsCAMBRIDGE, USA, Two powerful new tests developed by psychologists at Harvard University show great promise in predicting patients' risk of attempting suicide.

Brain Study Shows That Thinking About God Reduces Distress—But Only for Believers

Thinking about God may make you less upset about making errors, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

Lot Stress Monster

Stress-related arguments are at an all-time high, a study revealed yesterday (Tues). Researchers found the average couple now falls out four times a week, with over-spending, a lack of help around the house and paying bills the most likely triggers.

Codependency Relationship Problems

Everyone laughs when I tell them that I wrote Codependency for Dummies. But codependency is no laughing matter. It causes serious pain and affects the majority of Americans, both in and out of relationships.

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