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Chanting helps many of us to reduce stress and anxiety but can science explain why?

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“Repeating a positive phrase over and over again, helps the brain to reinforce that message and lays down new neural pathways so that it becomes a habit. Which is what I encourage in Brain Coaching. The following is an excellent article on research conducted on the effects of chanting on our physiological and psychological well-being. Give me a call and I can explain the benefits.”

The first time Gemma Perry tried chanting, she had no idea what to expect. "I was at a yoga studio and everyone was chanting a particular phrase 108 times and I didn't know what was going on," she says. But Perry, who was suffering from severe depression, says she found chanting to be so therapeutic she tried it again the following week. A decade on, she's undertaking a PhD to try to uncover if science can explain it. Despite having been practised for thousands of years by almost every culture

Read in ABC News:  Click the heading to go to the article

Dealing with Difficult People – You can’t change them, you can only change your own Reaction”. The results are amazing when you change your mindset, and have control over your own emotions”.

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Helen, I cannot thank you enough for what you have done for me so far. In only 2 sessions you have completely transformed my emotional reactions to 2 very influential people who were having a significantly negative impact on my life. I feel very blessed to have met you and cannot wait to continue working through other issues that are holding me back from being the best version of myself! 

From AS, Youth Worker

Beating the Blues during Covid19

It is such an important topic.

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Being anxious over a change in our lives is Normal. It is called being human.

It is how we let that anxiety get to us that we need to address.

A certain amount of anxiety (or stress) can be useful – it can help spur us to react, to be responsive, to adapt.

We certainly have had a lot of changes in our lives recently.

So, no wonder there is a lot of anxiety around. Rather than buckle under, what can we do about it?

In this article, you will find a few coping strategies, (a few ‘brain hacks’)to avoid that anxiety taking over.

My background is in Science, Secondary Teaching and Rural Research & Development, Human Capacity Building, then studying Psychology at UNE (I graduated on my 62nd birthday – you are never too old!),  now I am offering Brain Coaching. Which is all about creating new habits – new pathways in your brain.

Women of Substance

An article in the One P Newsletter

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Given our mission at One P is to give working women back time, each month we interview a woman inspiring other women with how they use their time. This month we would like to introduce Helen Dugdale.

Roles in life and work:

Psychotherapist, wife, mother to two adult children, daughter, carer, soon to be grandmother and a community volunteer with our local Youth.
 

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