Wellbeing

Wellbeing deals with the broad spectrum of how we can improve the way we feel and function in our lives. There are multiple factors which go into setting our state of wellbeing and so it encompasses a varied range of topics. Our state of mind is a vital part of defining our happiness and, as such, articles which offer advice and knowledge on how to calm and train our thinking fall into the wellbeing category. You will find articles on breathing techniques and mindfulness practice here. The way we treat our bodies and look after our physical health also has a large bearing on our contentment and happiness levels. We include any articles on yoga and other body oriented practices in this section to reflect the importance of looking after our bodies. Nutrition is another critical factor to our state of being which belongs in this category. Any articles on recipe ideas and other food related topics are included here. The final topic which you’ll find in the wellbeing category is spirituality as this can also have a positive impact on the way we are able to interact with life.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy As Effective As Antidepressants

A study run by the University of Exeter shows that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy can be as effective as maintenance antidepressant medication in reducing the rate of relapse in depression. This corroborates other studies' findings, and helps to provide a new choice for the millions of people with recurrent depression, who currently rely on medication. The [...]

2017-05-03T14:38:43+00:00By |Categories: Mindfulness, Wellbeing|

New Mindfulness Study On 7000 Students

Mindfulness has recently been receiving a lot of attention in the media, and now there are new investigations underway to explore further the benefits which it might be able to bring within our society. The latest is a seven year study into whether mindfulness could be used by adolescents to increase their mental resilience. The [...]

2017-05-10T13:39:41+00:00By |Categories: Mindfulness, Psychology News, Wellbeing|

Calatonia As Our Featured Psychotherapy

This week we are highlighting Calatonia on our social media posts as our featured psychotherapy. This weekly feature has been a chance to introduce people to the different therapies we offer at The Oxford Development Centre. As we explain on our dedicated web page, Calatonia is a psychotherapeutic technique which facilitates the re-setting of self-regulation mechanisms in [...]

2017-05-10T13:40:36+00:00By |Categories: Calatonia, Wellbeing|

Headspace founder Andy Puddicombe explains Mindfulness to Radio 2’s Steve Wright

Mindfulness was the topic for discussion earlier this week on BBC Radio 2's programme Steve Wright in the Afternoon.  Presenter Steve Wright interviewed mindfulness and meditation expert Andy Puddicombe, founder of Headspace, a digital site offering guided meditation training. Andy explained how taking just 10 minutes a day away from texting, phone calls, conversation and work to [...]

2017-05-10T13:41:17+00:00By |Categories: Mindfulness, Psychology News, Wellbeing|