Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a gentle practice of observation and awareness of the self and others, non-judgmentally and in the moment. The origins of mindfulness are thought to be from Asian traditions where it has been taught for over 2,500 years. In recent years it has become a...

THE RHYTHM OF SLEEP

Difficulty getting to sleep and sleep problems are common for cancer patients and many support services offer advice on management. This often includes exercise, a relaxing evening routine, avoiding caffeine later in the day and stopping screen use in the evening....

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                                                                                                                            February 4th is World Cancer Day ( http://www.worldcancerday.org/ ), a worldwide event to raise awareness and education about cancer and to...

Tips for the Christmas season

Christmas is coming, only …. days to go. The commercialised whirlwind designed to get us to spend $$$’s  by motivating us with fear. Christmas parties, end of year concerts, final deadlines before the Summer break. As the madness of Christmas approaches it is easy to...

Keeping Well in Winter

Keeping well in winter There are many changes that occur during the winter months. Noticeably the food choices we make. Colder weather often means less fresh salads, wraps sandwiches and more hot meals such as soup and casseroles. With a bit of planning you can make...

Art Therapy as a Complementary Therapy for Cancer

I have a lot of experience of art therapy being beneficial for child and adult clients who are experiencing grief, loss and change, including cancer patients. Art therapy, either one-on-one or in a group involves the art therapist building a therapeutic relationship...
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