Posts Categorized: Health

3 ways to achieve a calm and focused mind

Lifeflow was recently asked to contribute to an article commissioned by Bupa Life Insurance helping people find ways to achieve a calm and focused mind. The Lifeflow techniques are outlined below, but you can read the entire article, including tips from a number of other ‘expert advisors’ on the Bupa website: Read ‘How to Stay Calm:… Read more »

Emotions and Health

Traditional psychotherapy and medicine have accepted the view that mental and physical health are merely the absence of mental and physical illness. However, following research conducted in the last couple of decades, this view is being overhauled as researchers have discovered that freeing a patient from anxiety leads them, not to being happy, but to… Read more »

Meditation and Health

It’s been known for a long time now that meditating will help keep you in better health both physically and mentally. The scientific literature goes back many years and shows how effective meditation can be both for healing if you are sick, and also for keeping yourself healthy. In fact, because the scientific evidence is… Read more »

Your Emotional Brain

Have you ever wondered about how little emotional training we actually get? I invariably mention this when talking with students and clients because it’s quite an eye-opener to realise that most of us get either very little or none at all. And yet emotions play such a large part in our lives, usually determining how… Read more »

The Skeptical Psychiatrist – a conversation with Dr Jon Jureidini

Listen to a lively discussion (MC’d by Michelle Tatyzo) featuring Dr Jon Jureidini and Dr Graham Williams talking about the use (or over use) of prescription drugs to manage emotional states. All drugs have side effects, do the benefits of a drug intervention outweigh the costs? Are there alternatives to drugs? Can meditation be a… Read more »

Healthspan instead of lifespan

Australia’s first woman Nobel Prize winner, Elizabeth Blackburn, thinks it would be a very good idea to use the term healthspan instead of lifespan. As she says, there are many things that limit the length of human life, and so aiming to live a healthier life instead of much longer one is more fulfilling. Blackburn’s… Read more »