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Seven Foods That Fight Inflammation and Belly Fat

When eaten on a regular basis, foods with anti-inflammatory properties can help reduce inflammation in the body, helping to prevent the long-term health consequences associated with it — but only if you also eliminate the foods that cause inflammation. When inflammation is under control, not only will you have more energy and feel better overall, but you’ll also find that weight loss and reduction of belly fat both become easier! [more…]

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Ten Super-Stressful Jobs

Some types of jobs trigger more stress than others. What follows is a list of 10 jobs or work settings that are judged to be some of the most stressful. These particular jobs were chosen because of the degree of dangers or hazards involved, the demands of the job, the amount of control the person has over what he or she does, the levels of responsibility required, and the number of hours worked. [more…]

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What is Elizabethkingia?

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Elizabethkingia is a bacterial organism that is found in the environment. Because the bacterium is common, it rarely causes infections in humans. However [more…]

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Exploring the Personal Benefits of Using Compassion Focused Therapy

You can think of compassion as a set of skills that you can utilise in a beneficial way, and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) trains you in how to strengthen this “skill-set”. As a result, you will notice [more…]

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Using Compassion Focused Therapy to Improve Athletic Performance

So, what has Compassion Focused Therapy got to do with sport? Athletes who are psychologically well are likely to feel and perform better. Since two of the greatest barriers to wellbeing are shame and [more…]

Mental Health

Cultivating Compassion in Schools

Compassion Focused Therapy can be a useful tool in schools. In recent decades, research has shown a dramatic increase in mental health problems experienced by children. Low mood, depression, anxiety, self-harm [more…]

Mental Health

Taking a Compassion-Focused Approach to Parenting

It’s easy to see why compassion, defined as sensitivity to distress and a motivation to prevent and alleviate it, is central to parenting. But it’s also important for parents themselves [more…]