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Stress – In The Long Term

My previous blog Stress – Can It Be Good? described the stress response and how it is ideal for short-term, immediately stressful occurrences nowadays most stress is psychological and long-term rather than physical, and short-term. Think worrying about your child growing into a rebellious teenager versus escaping a lion. In long-term stress, the stress response remains switched […]

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Pilates and Mental Health – Following Weeks

Posture is the key It’s been a few weeks on since I last wrote about my experiences in delivering a Pilates class for a group of male addicts. The numbers have dropped because some of the previous residents have moved on most only stay between three to nine months. I’ve learnt a lot more about […]

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Pilates – Mindfulness in Movement?

“The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning is complete co-ordination of body, mind and spirit”. Joseph Pilates   What is Mindfulness? Have you ever turned on the television to watch a program and then become distracted by thoughts about your day, problems, life, etc and realised you haven’t seen or heard anything of the program you […]