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Telltale Signs Of Mental Illness, And How To Spot Them

Mental illness is never a nice thing to talk about – but it’s absolutely essential that we do. Because even if we wish it wasn’t, mental health issues are a very real and very serious problem in our world today. We know that in an ideal world no one would suffer mental illnesses at all, and everyone would be happy and healthy all the time. But sadly, that’s not the […]

When Does Anxiety Become Unhelpful?

For a second, imagine you’re a caveman. You’ve been out hunting, and you’ve killed a nice big deer that will feed your family for days. It’s getting dark, and you’re dragging it back to your cave, where you can see the warm glow of a fire inside. All around you the trees are rustling, bushes are moving, and animals are calling into the dusk. If something attacked you right now, […]

Mental Health Isn’t Just a Grown-Up Problem

When it comes to mental health, you’ll see a lot of information out there about the impact it has, both positive and negative. Especially now, with a pandemic wreaking havoc on the nationals mental health, it’s never been more important to highlight and normalise mental health struggles, and make help easy to access. But the problem we see is that most of the focus is on the struggles adults are […]

How Has Covid-19 Impacted Mental Health?

There is no denying that Covid-19 has changed our world significantly. But while the restrictions put in place to reduce the spread of the virus have our best interests in mind, they have also taken a significant toll on our general mental health. Even if you had never experienced any kind of mental health issue before, a pandemic and multiple lockdowns, along with the financial uncertainty and social isolation are […]

Why Isolation Is So Hard On Us (And How to Cope With It)

Stay at home. Don’t visit your friends and family. Keep 6 feet away from other people at all times. They might sound like simple instructions, but for most people, they have been incredibly tough to follow, especially for such a long period of time. Social distancing might be the best way to fight the virus and get us all back to normal, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy, or that […]

Employee Mental Health During Covid-19

As lockdown enters its 7th week, a lot of people are starting to feel the strain. Human beings aren’t mean to exist in isolation, or to be confined indoors. And as time goes on, a lot of mental health issues are starting to set in. Anxiety, depression and stress have gone from low to sky high, and most people are starting to struggle now. For employers this presents a challenge […]

Supporting Your Employees During Covid-19

If you’re a business owner right now, you’re probably more than a little worried. Unless you’re in a ‘key’ sector, then you have likely sent your workforce home, creating a huge overhaul in the way you work and how you interact. Meetings have moved to video calls, and all of a sudden everyone is trying to juggle work, family, exercise and mental health. Because let’s be honest, everyone is feeling […]

Mental Health In The Construction Industry

You might not think it, but one of the worst industries to be in when it comes to mental health is the construction industry. Despite all the stereotypes that might whizz around your head when we say ‘construction worker’, they are some of UK’s least supported workers, despite us relying on them to put rooves over our heads. Statistically one of the worst in terms of workers suffering from mental […]

Meditation Instead Of Detention – Why Children Need Reflection

In schools all over the country, children who misbehave are faced with the same punishment as generations before them – detention, exclusion, isolation, suspension. Whatever you call it – it’s a staple of the school system both nationally and internationally, and has been for years. True, it is softer than the older methods of corporal punishment, but the theory behind doling out detentions hasn’t changed in decades. The sole aim […]

Hints & Tips for Managing Work Stress This Year

The tinsel has been taken down and the tree has been collected by the council, which can mean only one thing. It’s time to go back to work! Depending on what you do and what kind of break you had, you might have mixed feelings about this – but go back you must. And for the first few weeks, you might still be riding that post-holiday wave of relaxation and […]

Supporting Doctors With Holistic Healthcare

It might sound a bit odd, suggesting doctors, who are medical professionals after all, need support from holistic healthcare. But bear with us on this one. The NHS has been in the spotlight now for a long time, particularly when it comes to the amazing doctors and nurses who are still striving to provide the best care they can during a time of crisis. The NHS is under a lot […]

5 Ways To Avoid Stress At Work

Stress is a word we all know well. We would be amazed if you’ve gotten this far in life without experiencing stress in some form, especially at work world. In the modern world it is very easy to feel stressed, overwhelmed and burnt out, especially when work (where we spend most of our time) is the leading cause of stress. But stress can cause a lot of problems in your […]

Why You Need To Look After Your Liver

You only have one liver, and it’s important to know how to look after it. After all, it works very hard to keep you healthy and it can take a lot of abuse, but just like an elastic band, it can only stretch so far before it breaks. But what exactly does your liver do, why is it important, and what can you do to look after it? Why The […]

Human beings need other human beings…

At The Holistic Healthcare Group, we work with a lot of people who suffer from anxiety and depression and mood problems, and one of the significant factors in their condition is that they are spending too much time alone. Whether that’s working, isolating themselves or just forgetting to make time with other people, spending too much time alone can have a lot of negative impacts on our physical and mental […]

A Guide To Achieving Your Goals (And Staying Motivated)

Did you start this year with lots of resolutions and good intentions? Lots of new things you wanted to do, things you wanted to achieve and places you wanted to go? How are those going for you now? Don’t worry if that question makes you feel a little uncomfortable. Most of us start a new year with lots of goals in mind, but when the usual routines of work and […]

Why Sleep Is So Good For You

We all know how refreshing a good sleep can be. We’ve all had those mornings when we wake up and feel ready to take on the day, mainly because we’ve slept well the night before. Sleep affects almost every single aspect of our lives, helping us feel more alert, relaxed and motivated. There is a lot of research linking mental health to good sleep patterns, and we all know how […]

What Is Solution Focused Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is one of those things that a lot of people have heard about, but not many really understand. Unless you’ve had a hypnotherapy session yourself, it can be a little difficult to visualise exactly what happens, and what the outcome could possibly be. So today we want to take a deeper look into solution focussed hypnotherapy, and what it could mean for you. What Is Hypnotherapy First off, what […]

Are You Practising Mindful Movement?

The term mindfulness is thrown around a lot these days. It almost seems to be seen as the ‘cure-all’ for all the difficulties and ills in the modern world. And who knows, that may be true! The practise of mindfulness spans over so many areas of life that it could well be the missing link for personal happiness in modern humans. One area in which mindfulness plays a very important […]