IBS Awareness Month

By |April 26th, 2016|

April brings us IBS Awareness Month

IBS (irritable Bowel Syndrome) is one of the most common disorders seen by Doctors, with around 1 out of 10 people being affected.  Unfortunately there is no cure, but there are ways to help improve the symptoms.

I have teamed up with two of our Practitioners from Rowan House who tell me how their treatments can help improve symptoms, making it easier for sufferers. […]

Seasonal Acupuncture Treatments

By |March 11th, 2016|

Acupuncture is perhaps best known for its effects on musculoskeletal issues, in fact this year’s Acupuncture Awareness week is focusing on sports injuries and has Rebecca Adlington as the ambassador.  However, did you realise that acupuncture is also useful to help keep us balanced, and to prevent illness from occurring in the first place? […]

Acupuncture Awareness Week

By |March 10th, 2016|

March brings us Acupuncture Awareness Week (7th to 13th March, 2016.)  To help raise awareness of Acupuncture and to make people aware of just how much it can help I have teamed  up with Nicola Rycroft, our acupuncturist who is based at Rowan House. […]

Body Image

By |February 26th, 2016|

Rowan House is supporting National Eating Disorder week, we have increased our knowledge on ‘What is an Eating Disorder’ by teaming together with our Psychotherapeutic Counsellor Julie Field who we interviewed in our last blog. […]

What is an Eating Disorder?

By |February 17th, 2016|

There are 3 types of clinical eating disorder. At their root, all of them are concerned with control of weight and shape. Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and EDNOS (Eating Disorder not otherwise Specified) which may include compulsive eating, and types of anorexia or bulimia which are not as severe. […]

Winter Wellbeing Festival

By |February 1st, 2016|

Saturday 30th January 2016 saw the Winter Wellbeing festival organised by the ABCD Project.  A celebration and the climax of a 9 month project throughout South Norfolk looking into the wellbeing services available in this part of the region.  The aim of this project was to understand ‘What keeps you well where you live’? […]

A calorie’s a calorie, an’ a’ that. Or is it?

By |January 26th, 2016|

When I was a student, there was a simple mantra in nutrition:  “If the number of calories eaten exceeds the number of calories expended, you will put on weight”.  That was the ultimate equation to life, the universe and obesity. […]

Mindful Eating Workshop

By |January 13th, 2016|

The End to Dieting!
Do you struggle with your weight?  Do you emotionally overeat? Do you rely on high sugar and fatty foods to get you through the day?

If you can answer yes to any of the above questions, have you thought of trying a more mindful approach to dieting?

In this mindful eating workshop, you will try a variety of mindful awareness techniques, including eating exercises, self kindness and guided meditation.  You will learn how to become more aware of your body’s cues of hunger and how to eat the food you like without overeating! […]

Stay relaxed and stress free this Christmas

By |December 15th, 2015|

Make 2016 the year for a more relaxed and stress free you.

With Christmas just a few days away many of us may be beginning to feel the stress of this busy time of year.  Organising, preparing, shopping, budgeting, celebrating and entertaining can pile on the pressure and leave some people longing for 2016.  Why not start 2016 the way you mean for it to go on by trying our top 5 treatments for relaxing over the festive period and starting the new year a stress free way. […]

The secret of a successful resolution

By |November 26th, 2015|

For many of us as soon as the clock strikes 12 on Dec the 31st we make a snap decision to give something up, smoking, drinking or doughnuts perhaps. No doubt we undertake these sacrifices with the best intentions yet 90% of all New Year resolutions fail.

So why do resolutions fail so miserably and how do we go about completing one successfully? The key to success is in the planning. As mentioned above, most resolutions are made on the spur of the moment and the trouble with this is our mind and body dislike shocks to the system. We’re averse to being deprived of something from which pleasure was once gained and so we constantly default back to our previous setting or perhaps even worse find a substitute to bring similar rewards.