Tag Archives: mindfulness

Practical tips for getting into a healing state

Following up on the biological role of stress in Long COVID recovery, Kirsty speaks to Jess Thompson (Director of Psychology at The Optimum Health Clinic) about simple tools that can help steer the body towards a healing state and support recovery. Jess gives 3 simple tips for helping the body relax, including mindfulness, breathing exercises […]

OHC Live 61 – Focusing on now

Alex discusses how focusing on the present moment allows us to get into a healing state, and how avoiding being present can snowball into catastrophic thinking that causes us more stress. The practice of meditation or mindfulness can help calm the nervous system and bring us back to now. Sign up for a free information […]

OHC Live 46 – Listening to your emotions calms your nervous system

Did you know that listening to your emotions actually calms your nervous system? Ignoring our wants and needs can lead our minds and bodies to continually get louder until we finally listen and pay attention to what is currently happening. Making space for and being mindful of our thoughts, feelings, emotions, and symptoms can actually […]

OHC Live 38 – What sort of psychology do you recommend?

Through his personal experience and extensive education in various psychological approaches, Alex offers his recommendations for what kind of psychology work might be right for you depending on where you are on your recovery journey.  There are many different tools to work with the past, the present, and the future – and the recovery path […]

Linda Hall – Let go of meditation expectations

Linda Hall explains how it can be useful to let go of expectations and goals for meditation and what you can achieve, as this only creates more stress on the body. By opening up to the immediate experience of meditation we can receive what’s available to us in the process itself.