Living With Daily Intent

Ilze GroblerUncategorized

“Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving” – Kahlil Gibran  How you start the day sets the tone for the rest of your day. The best way to bring mindfulness into your life effortlessly is through living with daily intent. Setting an intention that aligns with how you want to be, live and … Read More

Mindfulness and Perseverance

Christina ReynoldsMindfulness Meditation, positive psychology

  The start of a New Year usually brings with it reflections of the past year and plans and goals for the year ahead. Somehow, starting a New Year seems to inspire us to start thriving again for better health, more success at work, or some other goal or value. However, it seems that whilst it might be easy to … Read More

SAYING THANKS

Christina Reynoldspositive psychology, Uncategorized

To keep in line with our previous blog entries for this month which were all about well-being and how psychology can contribute to well-being I’d like to focus in our last blog for this year on the practice of gratitude. Positive psychology research has shown that practicing gratitude can help to reduce stress, increases well being and life satisfaction and … Read More

The benefits of art therapy – by Angela Hall

Christina Reynoldsgeneral, Self-Compassion, special events, Uncategorized

Deep psychological work can be achieved with the use of expressive therapies such as art therapy. For example drawing a picture with pastels or painting a symbol with paint is all about communicating feelings and experiences in a non-verbal way (Dalley, 1984). Through this creative medium a person can express themselves consciously and unconsciously. The person, or client, is then … Read More

There is more to psychology than ‘just feeling a bit better’

Christina ReynoldsAcceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness Meditation, positive psychology, Self-Compassion, special events

People often associate psychology and psychological treatment with mental health issues, someone feeling unwell, “crazy people” and in particular with problems like depression and anxiety. However, this is not all there is to psychology. Yes, as psychologists we do want to help relief our clients suffering as best as we can, but most psychologists and specifically we at Zest Infusion, … Read More

Mindfulness – Fad or Fiction

Ilze GroblerMindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness meditation is becoming a fast growing popular obsession as the secret to health and happiness. But is it really just the latest ‘self-help fad’ or are the benefits of mindfulness supported by scientific research? I was struck by a recent article in the TIME magazine referring to the Mindful Revolution noting “we’re in the midst of a popular obsession … Read More