Choosing happiness: according to Neuroscience
By studying the neuroscience of stress, evolutionary biology and psychology, researchers have found that the human brain is designed for survival and safety rather than happiness. So how do we cultivate the habit of happiness when it is not a natural inclination? Here a four proven and researched techniques.. One important question What am I […]
The idea is simple: spending time in the forest can have calming, healing effects on our physical and physiological health and wellbeing. Shinrin-Yoku or ‘Forest bathing’ was developed and introduced in Japan in 1982. It has since become hugely relevant in preventative healing and medicine in Japan. Over 8 years and $4million worth of research […]
Modern Day Depression
As depression rates surge, one in four Americans suffer from severe depression at some stage in their lives. Where has our society gone wrong? Dr Steve Ilardi, a professor of clinical psychology and author of The Depression Cure gives an insightful talk reminding us that we were never designed for the sleep-deprived, badly nourished, fast […]
Exam results day – stress, comparisons, low self-esteem
Exams: these are not what life is about. Reducing stress for children should be our focus – not exam grades.