The price of not letting our boys express their emotions

The price of not letting our boys express their emotions

One thing is clear: boys grow up in a world inhabited by a narrower range of emotions, one in which their experiences of anger are noticed, inferred and potentially even cultivated. This leaves other emotions — particularly the more vulnerable emotions—sorely ignored or missing in their growing minds. This is all the more concerning given that research from Harvard Medical School shows…

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This is how stress derails healthy development

This is how stress derails healthy development

Learning how to cope with adversity is an important part of healthy development. While moderate, short-lived stress responses in the body can promote growth, toxic stress is the strong, unrelieved activation of the body's stress management system in the absence of protective adult support.

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Signs of stress in your children and teens

Signs of stress in your children and teens

Young people, like adults, experience stress. It can come from a variety of sources including doing well in school, making and sustaining friendships, or managing perceived expectations from their parents, teachers or coaches. Some stress can be positive in that it provides the energy to tackle a big test, presentation or sports event. Too much stress, however, can create unnecessary hardship and challenge. Adults can sometimes be unaware when their children or teens are experiencing overwhelming feelings of stress.

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A Recovering Burnout

A Recovering Burnout

I love my job, so there’s a little bit of me that feels bad I couldn’t keep up the lighting fast pace. I’m the CEO and president of an empowerment organisation...

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The impact of exam pressure on students' wellbeing - Margareta James interview with the Cambridge News

Doing well at school is a worry all youngsters have to contend with – but are schoolchildren in Cambridge more stressed than we thought?

It could be so, after it emerged children as young as 6 are now being treated for stress by professionals, with the pressure of taking school tests cited as one of the most common denominators.

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The M1 Television Channel interviewed us about a neuroscience based therapy that helps tackling stress and more

The M1 Television Channel interviewed us about a neuroscience based therapy that helps tackling stress and more

The Hungarian M1 Television Channel interviewed us about the neuroscience based Havening Therapy, which is used to reduce stress & anxiety and successfully transforms and 'normalises' stressful life events and related memories.

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Teenage substance abuse? Here is Iceland's answer to it. And it works, so why don't we adopt it?

Teenage substance abuse? Here is Iceland's answer to it. And it works, so why don't we adopt it?

Iceland knows how to stop teenage substance abuse. Smoking, drinking and drug use have been radically cut in the past 20 years. Emma Young finds out how they did it, and why other countries won’t follow suit.

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Complaining Harms Your Health, According to Science

Complaining Harms Your Health, According to Science

Why do people complain? Not to torture others with their negativity, surely. When most of us indulge in a bit of a moan, the idea is to "vent." By getting our emotions out, we reason, we'll feel better. However, science suggests there are a few serious flaws in that reasoning.

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Your wellbeing - is it all in your head?

Your wellbeing - is it all in your head?

It is well known that the brain is an electrochemical organ, and the electro-chemical activity is displayed in the form of brainwaves.

But what are these brainwaves and what do they do?

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Yoga - the surprising benefits revealed

Yoga - the surprising benefits revealed

A recent review of the literature in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice suggests that yoga may change brain waves as well as structure. A group of researchers analysed fifteen studies examining the effects of yoga on brain waves as well as structural changes in brain activation following participating in yoga postures (asana), breathing exercises (pranayama), and meditation-based yoga. 

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