Another year, another diet!  This year why not consider a different approach? by Tania Logan, Dietitian and Diabetes Educator

Christina ReynoldsDietetics & Diabetes Education, Mindfulness Meditation

A new year has begun in a hurry, and for many of us it also brings the opportunity to reflect on our lives, re-prioritise what is important to us, and set new goals for the year ahead. It is not surprising that the most common New Year’s resolution is to lose weight.  Unfortunately, with that, comes the mass of misinformation about … Read More

Mindful Eating – by Tania Logan (Dietitian and Diabetes Educator)

Christina ReynoldsDietetics & Diabetes Education, Mindfulness Meditation

Our relationship with food is integral to our health and wellbeing. Interestingly, it also reflects our attitudes to our self and our environment. In today’s society, an unhealthy relationship with food is very common for many people. How healthy is your relationship with food? • Do you ever make food choices based around a set of rules rather than what … Read More

How’s your relationship with your emotions?

Christina ReynoldsAcceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), general, Mindfulness Meditation, Uncategorized

You may be thinking….this is a strange question to be asked; why would you be asking me this? I am hoping, by the time you finish reading this article, you will be thinking this isn’t so strange and it totally makes sense! Let’s take a look at your current relationship with your emotions by answering the following questions (please take … Read More

How to stick to your New Year resolutions mindfully!

Christina ReynoldsMindfulness Meditation

As we head into another new year, we are again confronted with new and/or old (and yet unachieved) New Years’ resolutions. We may even wonder if it’s possible to change what we perceive as ‘bad habits’ after having unsuccessfully attempted to change them many times in the past. Sometimes it is our mind that keeps us locked into old patterns. … Read More

The Psychology Behind Happiness

Ilze GroblerMindfulness Meditation, positive psychology

Clients often tell me in therapy: “I just want to be happy…” But is happiness really attainable? The term happiness captures an emotion in which one experience a range of positive responses often expressed as an outward feeling of elation. Philosophers, poets, religious writers, psychologists and the like have researched happiness throughout history. But is it really attainable? Taking a … Read More

Letting go of negative self-stories

Christina ReynoldsAcceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and ACT for Beginners Group, Mindfulness Meditation, positive psychology

Do you sometimes find yourself stuck when you want to make changes in your life? Do you find that you talk yourself out of trying new things? Maybe you are stuck in a negative belief about your self or a negative-self story. Most of the time when I meet new clients for the first session and we discuss their expectations … 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

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