How to handle stress

It’s unlikely that we’ll pass through life feeling little or no stress at all.  (Although many of us can recall a friend or family member who’s “so laid back (s)he’s almost horizontal”!)  Stress is linked to the ‘fight flight’ response; a primitive, normal and natural response that keeps us safe from any perceived threat. 

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Katherine Sewell
Explaining pain to friends and relatives

When you have an ongoing pain condition it can be such a struggle to talk to others about what its like to live with and what practical and emotional support they could give you. In this article, Vitality360’s specialist Occupatonal Therapist and lead Clinician, Beverly Knops who has decades of experience of supporting people in this situation, shares her advice on this topic.

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Katherine Sewell
Is fatigue the same as sleepiness?

It is easy to make assumptions about others based on their appearance or behaviours, but do we also make assumptions about ourselves when we feel fatigued?

The first thought for most people experiencing fatigue is, “I must get some more sleep”.

However, if you are already getting 7 – 8 hours reasonable sleep this is unlikely to make you feel better.

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Katherine Sewell
Make the most of natural light in winter

It’s that time of year again.  The nights are drawing in, the days are shorter, the weather has changed.  Time to dive under the duvet and hibernate.

It can be a challenge to do the activities that are important to us when sunlight is in such short supply at this time of year; especially when we know how vital sunlight can be in so many ways.

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Katherine SewellSAD