Mitigating Stress | Sam Pont, Strength & Conditioning Coach

Sam Pont

Continuing with the Mental Health Awareness Week campaign “Stress: are we coping? I would like to introduce Sam Pont and his article Mitigating Stress. We frequently read that exercise can help with managing stress. Conversely, stress factors can sap our energy levels, lower our tolerance to life’s challenges and make us less active. I’m delighted that Sam agreed […]

Key Characteristics of Resilience | Laurel Alexander, Wellness Professionals at Work

Photo_Laurel Alexander

Continuing on the topic of “Stress: are we coping?”, Mental Health Awareness Week 2018, I’m delighted to introduce Laurel Alexander and to include her article, Key Characteristics of Resilience. Laurel was my coaching tutor back in 2011. As I gradually lifted one foot off London and placed it tentatively onto the south coast, Laurel was kind, welcoming […]

Taking the Lid off of Stress and Mental Health | Carole Spiers, Chair, International Stress Management Association [UK]

Carole Spiers

Over the coming weeks some marvellous people have kindly offered to contribute their experience and expertise on the topic of “Stress: Are We Coping?”. Stress is the focus of Mental Health Awareness Week 2018. My aim in bringing together these kind contributions is to highlight experts from different spheres so that as many readers as possible will […]

Are Science and the Mind finally Converging

I’ve been to more talks focused on memory, mind and the brain recently at The Royal Institution. With increasing focus on mental health people want scientific answers to understanding and dealing with dementia, mid-life crises, anxiety, depression, trauma, how we learn, what happens when we sleep, why do we dream, how does a placebo really […]