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Emotional Stress & Happiness

We’ve already looked at some of the physical aspects of stress in recent posts, but the research we’ve been doing over the past 8 years has shown that the methods we use at Adaptive Integration have benefits that extend into all aspects of a person’s life.

So what about emotional stress and happiness?  

First, let’s look at how stress affects us emotionally. […]

By |February 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Emotional Stress & Happiness

How to succeed at behavioural change

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Ok, so it’s the middle of January already and chances are many people’s resolutions for the new year have already crashed and burned. If you’re wanting to make lasting change, here are a few tips we’ve given people when we’ve held Behavioural Change workshops in the past. If you’re prepared to do the little bit of work they take, your chances of sticking to your goals are much higher:

1. Structure, Structure, Structure
It’s most often the case that when we make a wish list of new year resolutions, it’s exactly that – a list of wishes with no supportive structure in place to help us realise the changes as habits. The sort of structure that will help you succeed requires some effort and attention, but the results in the long run make it absolutely worthwhile. […]

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Your spine, your brain and the function of all your cells

We thought the best place to start is with the basic anatomy of your spine and nervous system. We’ll be moving on to the impact of this complex and elegant system on your overall health and wellbeing, but first things first.

your spine

Your spine is made up of 24 separate bones (vertebrae), stacked one above the other and in all except one case separated by discs. These 24 bones are divided into 3 broad regions. The vertebrae of the neck are known as the Cervical spine, those of the chest region (which connect to ribs) make up the Thoracic spine, and below them the vertebrae of the low back make up the Lumbar spine.

The very top vertebra, C1, articulates directly with the base of your skull and the vertebra at the base of your spine, L5, connects via a disc to the central bone of the pelvis (known as the […]

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