How Can Yoga Therapy Help With Depression?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression recently overtook lower respiratory disease as the most common illness, holding the unenviable title as the leading cause of disability, globally. Its increasing prevalence and the devastating impact it can have on individuals and their families, is…

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Mindfulness for Dermatological Conditions

by Nicole Schnackenberg www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov The psychological/emotional underpinnings and ramifications of suffering from various skin conditions have only recently been given serious consideration in the scientific literature. This is despite the fact that emotional correlations with dermatological conditions such as eczema and psoriasis were made more…

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Mindfulness for Suicidality

Suicide is the intentional ending of one’s own life. It is a serious and growing problem. The highest suicide rate in the UK is for men aged 45-49. Whilst male suicide rates have decreased slightly in the past couple of years, female suicide rates have…

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Yoga Therapy for Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic, lifelong condition. There are 2.5 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK alone with over 500,000 people suffering from the condition without even knowing it. The hormone insulin, produced by the pancreas, is used by the body to stimulate cells…

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Working Psychotherapeutically with Grief-Fuelled Depression

Whilst we all have days when we would rather stay in bed, depression is an insidious and hope-draining affliction in which the sufferer truly sees life itself as the enemy. Whilst the word ‘depressed’ is now commonly used colloquially to express the sense of  feeling…

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Halasana in the Hospital: Yoga to be Offered to NHS Staff

Back in September of last year, Simon Stevens, NHS England’s chief executive, pledged to launch an initiative to improve staff health and cut the growing amount of sick leave. As part of this initiative, NHS staff are to be offered health checks, Zumba, and yoga…

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Exploring the Benefits of Yoga for Skin Disease

The skin is our largest organ. It acts as a waterproof, insulating shield to protect our bodies from extremes of temperature, sunlight, and harmful substances. It is also wonderfully packed with nerves for keeping the brain in touch with the outside world and is the…

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Om Yoga Show, London 2013 and upcoming CPD courses for 2014

It was lovely to see Heather, Elizabeth (pictured) and other TMI friends at the Om Yoga Show this year. As ever, every imaginable type of yoga was represented and The Minded Institute stand, promoting upcoming Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses and next year’s professional trainings…

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Heather Mason (with Herbert Benson) at SYR and SYTAR in Boston

Heather does a lot of travelling between running professional trainings and giving lectures. This month, the world of yoga, yoga therapy and research came to her home city of Boston. “The conference was in two parts,” says Heather Mason. “The first, Symposium on Yoga Research…

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