Healing

Healing a Suicide Attempt: Cartooning My Experience

Amani Omejer | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amani Omejer

Life post-overdose had a different intensity to it - I couldn't run from my struggle anymore. I couldn't keep stuff shoved down and carry on regardless. I couldn't neglect my needs because saving myself after overdosing (I called the ambulance) was cementing a promise to myself - I was going to do this.

Imagine a World Without Scarring - It Could Be a Reality Within a Generation

Pam Warren | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK
Pam Warren

One of the hardest things I had to come to terms with from my physical injuries after the train crash, was the scarring left after my wounds had healed. My face, hands and legs are all scarred and over the years I have come to accept them as being part of me and the person I am. However, what if there was a possibility that scarring from injury could be a thing of the past?

When 'Yes' Equals Rape

Amber Amour | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amber Amour

Some argue, "learn how to speak up for yourself. Just say "no." But nos are often ignored and become impossible to say when someone feels like they have no choice. The CONTEXT in which consent is given is the most important part and needs to be taken seriously by us as individuals, by court officials & police, and by the whole of society.

The Woman Who Walks Barefoot on the Moor

Maggy Whitehouse | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Maggy Whitehouse

We humans are more and more disconnected from the Earth. I used to walk barefoot around the house and garden all summer but stopped about a decade ago because I got verrucas. Once they'd gone, I'd lost the habit.

Was Jesus For Real, and Is He Returning?

Tony Lobl | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK
Tony Lobl

Humanity needs the Christ too much for humble hearts to give up on God and sacrifice the hope of genuine, Christian healing.

What It Feels Like to Have a Breakdown

Alice Speirs | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Speirs

I don't use the term breakdown lightly. In fact there is still some doubt in my mind as to what I actually went through, (breakdown was used by my counsellor), but I know that it was big. I suppose I use a variety of terms to do with my mental health rather interchangeably; emotional instability, unhappiness, depression; for me they are all aspects of the same thing.

All I Want for Christmas? To Feel God's Love!

Tony Lobl | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK
Tony Lobl

At the heart of Christmas is the Bethlehem babe, who later went on to preach that we are to love our neighbours as ourselves. Not instead of ourselves or despite ourselves but as ourselves. The all-inclusive love Jesus was teaching, therefore, includes the call to each of us to look after "number one", too.

Why Loving You is the Antithesis to My Chronic Fear

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 15.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

It took me years to be able to focus on loving people no matter what they did, or how I felt about them. But the pay-off was indescribable. Every time I found something I could love, I felt fear loosening it vice-like grip on me. I could function again. Look people in the eye. Have a conversation. Sleep. Eat. The world became a manageable place.

Rest and Recoup: A Sweet Spot in Sweden

Alex Ratcliffe | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alex Ratcliffe

Hillesgarden near Helsingborg, Sweden, is different things to different people: a beautiful park with a lake and delightful walks amidst herbal gardens, a splendid restaurant serving delicious, wholesome food which is famous for miles around, a conference centre with a lecture hall, a retreat centre, a guest house, as well as a health centre for therapies and healing.

A Tale of Two Treehouses ~ Part Two Golden Oak Treehouse ~ Blackwood Forest, England

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Parents
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

Family trees are also a great interest of mine. Unfortunately, my own family tree has had a bit of surgery. A few branches have been cut off and some of that wood has been used to fuel fire. However, recently, this tree of mine has seen some new growth. I'm pleased to feel strength in it again.

In The Future We'll Heal Ourselves Using Electricity

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Tech

Cincinnati scientists may have found a way to use electricity to help our bodies quickly heal from injury and wounds. Their experiment works on the...

Travel as a Means of Healing

Sarah Wauterlek Pierson | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Wauterlek Pierson

Travel has proven to be a healer and creator of new beginnings. It generously provides varied perspectives on life and teaches us, sometimes gracefully and sometimes with a heavy hand, to see our life within new contexts.

Depression Does Not Have to Be the Centre of Your Universe

Tom Haward | Posted 15.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Haward

As you twist and turn and spiral round depression's star everything else in your life can become a distant noise, a murmur in the background like Charlie Brown's teacher. You are aware of a presence of others but they are minor parts in your play, in your event.

How to Overcome the Pain of Separation

Karen Ruimy | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Ruimy

Sometimes I've experienced a lot of pain when somebody leaves my life, like a lover, a friend, a work partner or an employee - someone who is close to me in my life and then has to leave to go on another path. It takes a long time for me to soothe that pain.

Let's Talk About Depression

Tom Haward | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Haward

efore I was diagnosed I remember feeling emotionally impotent in how to cope with whatever was going on in my head. I certainly felt powerless to talk with anyone about it. Surely all I needed to do was pull myself together, slap on a smile and get on with life?

What Women Can Learn From Going 'Wild'

Bridget Harrison | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Bridget Harrison

What is it like to wake up alone on the other side of the world, with only your sense of self for company? What kind of confidence do you gain from meeting strangers, perhaps those who don't even speak your language, but still finding a common ground and a joke to share?

Wishing You a Holiday Season Aflame With Gratitude!

Tony Lobl | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

Picture this. You gather family and friends of all ages in a large room and ask each person to hold a single, unlit candle. Then you turn out the ...

Does Psychotherapy Need a Facelift?

Sunita Pattani | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sunita Pattani

I believe it does. I am a Psychotherapist. My aim is to help individuals attain a greater sense of inner peace and I get to glimpse (very personally), into the lives of others on a daily basis. I observe their pain and obstacles, and in many cases during the process of therapy, I also witness the beginnings of a shift in their consciousness.

Screening Our Bodies...or Screening Our Thoughts?

Tony Lobl | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

That's certainly the case for prostate cancer screening in men, according to researchers in Canada who last week recommended scrapping PSA (prostate-specific antigen) testing, even for those considered high risk.

Pet Therapy, and Why Dogs Are Tops

Louise Gillett | Posted 20.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Gillett

am not usually the sort of person who prefers canine company to that of her husband and children. But just now I felt instinctively that I needed Coco. She would have climbed onto the bed, peacefully settled down near me. My warm, cuddly teddy bear would have comforted me silently and in turn she would have been soothed by my presence.

How Beholden Are We to Our Body Clocks?

Tony Lobl | Posted 20.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

I perceived that my ability to be where I needed to be, and do what I needed to do, was based on spiritual rather than material factors. And for me the key factor was understanding where my energy and alertness actually came from.

Am I a Healing Presence or a Hurting Presence?

Simon Haas | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Haas

When I was twelve, I travelled with my family in a small Volkswagen to Yugoslavia, a few years before the country would erupt into bitter civil war. With its rolling hills of corn fields and Soviet-era cars, it was like a country that had been frozen in time.

Can You Heal Yourself?

Rosanna Savone | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rosanna Savone

This October, it will be 10 years since that fateful morning I discovered a crescent shaped bald spot behind each of my ears. I had no idea that day I was about to lose every hair on my body and that it would never grow back, as of yet.

Dear Instagram: I Love You... But You're Not a Doctor

Natasha Lipman | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Tech
Natasha Lipman

For about five months, my 'writing about health' thing has moved over to Instagram. And while it is an amazing platform, it doesn't do justice to the complexity and importance of understanding the science and the why behind a lot of what I choose to do.

Music as a Healer

Miel De Botton | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Miel De Botton

Music has always been my passion, my healer, and the methods I use to still my anxious mind dovetail well with classic music therapy techniques... Music lets us reach emotions that are difficult to reach verbally, become aware of hidden emotions and achieve a catharsis.