Introducing Well-being: A Practical Guide

Introducing Well-being: A Practical Guide

Patricia Furness-Smith

Language: English

Pages: 116

ISBN: 1848317964

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

This book is full of expert, practical advice which teaches you to use the latest scientific knowledge to achieve a healthy state of mind and body. BECOME MORE ENERGIZED by adopting quality sleep patterns. OPTIMIZE MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH by harnessing your natural ability to heal. ACHIEVE CALM by learning to manage your stress levels. DISCOVER HAPPINESS AND FULFILLMENT by investing in yourself and others.











euphemistically referred to as ‘the big sleep’, the term originating from Raymond Chandler’s 1939 novel of the same name. We can readily understand the parallel made with death, since what can be observed by the naked eye during sleep is a huge reduction in physical activity, along with a significantly decreased degree of responsiveness to outside stimuli. Anyone who has tried to rouse a sleeping teenager will know that it often requires a concerted effort before consciousness is finally

commerce before health! Variations It should be noted that the idea of a single sleep is an ‘ideal’, or ‘pure’, type that refers to generalized behaviour. As we well know, some people feel more active in the morning and are often referred to as ‘larks’, after the early-rising song-bird, while others are more productive and lively at the end of the day and are known as ‘night owls’, after the mostly nocturnal bird of prey. There is, of course, every variance in between, and each individual will

Proven Programme to Fix your Flying Fears and sole author of the guided relaxation CD of the same title. Her particular specialisms are in relationships, eating disorders and phobias. She has recently published Introducing Overcoming Phobias: A Practical Guide and Introducing Overcoming Problem Eating: A Practical Guide. She enjoys an international reputation as a specialist in hodophobia (the fear of travelling). She is often quoted in the media and has appeared in national and foreign

engage in deep meaningful, emotional discussions or explore work-related problems, as this will only defeat the state of drowsiness you have cultivated with the previous activities. Make yourself a warm, milky drink or a cup of chamomile tea and honey before retiring to bed and have a glass of water by your bedside should you become thirsty during the night. Resist attempting to sleep until you actually feel sleepy, as this will just lead to frustration if you don’t nod off rapidly. As far as is

alerting signal 148–9, 188 circadian disorders 176, 181 circadian rhythms 149 cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) 185–98 case study 186–7 DIY 189–97 cognitive distortions 87 collectivism 11 individualism versus 13–14 comfort eating 113 communication, lack of real 121 conditions of worth (COW) 26–30, 33, 34, 37 conformity 11–12 congruence 31–3 conscientious objectors 27 contacts 203–7 continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) 182 core conditions 37, 200 cortisol

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