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‘Weird’ YouTube Trend Could Be Mental Health Solution, Says Expert

When Celina Pereira watches videos of people slurping food and drinks, tapping their nails and whispering into a microphone, she breaks out into goosebumps and a chill travels down her spine. It might sound bizarre, but she's experiencing ASMR – an autonomous sensory meridian response – and she's not alone. There are now more than [...]

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3 Tips To Fire Up Your Brain

Flickr Images I don't know about you but my brain hurts. In three days last week I wrote 16,800 words, that's about 430 words an hour in case you're interested. But we've still got a month until Christmas and as everyone knows the last mile is the hardest. So here's an early Christmas [...]

Practical Tips For Parents To Support Their Child During Exams

Pixabay Images There's a dirty little secret about the year 12 exams, a secret only those who've lived through them know. It goes something like this: they don't define you, and they certainly don't define the life that's waiting for you afterwards. The subtle culture pressures that exists around this time not only [...]

How Being Alone May Be The Key To Rest

Pixabay Images How much rest do we think we need, who is getting the most, and what are the most restful activities? The results of the world's largest survey on rest indicate that to feel truly rested, a lot of us want to be alone. Last November an online survey called The Rest [...]

10 Tips For Preventing Burnout

Flickr Images Burnout occurs when a person has experienced prolonged and excessive stress. It builds up over time, and the individual may find themselves: Feeling overwhelmed Physically and emotionally exhausted Isolating self from others Forgetting why you do your job, de-motivated Questioning themselves Experiencing an increase in illness/aches and pains Having an increasingly [...]

Sleep And Technology: 10 Golden Rules

Pixabay As many young adults now own a smartphone or tablet, there is a wealth of information at their fingertips and a limitless supply of social media messages, games, music and TV intruding into the sleep cycle. Evidence suggests that social media and smartphones can have a negative impact on our health with [...]

Why We Need to Learn How to Relax

iStockphoto Are you feeling tired and stressed but don’t have enough time to relax? Are you a stress athlete? Are your students or clients exhibiting characteristics of being anxious and/or tired? When we are stressed or anxious our autonomic nervous system is activated into fight, flight or freeze, triggering the sympathetic nervous system and a cascade [...]

Switch Off These Holidays

Most states are either on school holidays this week, or are in their final week of term time. Term 2 is always a particularly hectic term - aren’t they all? - due to report writing pressures, and in some states the fact that this year, schools have had to squeeze ten weeks worth of stuff [...]