Fight, flight, flail or freeze. How we respond to perceived threat, the physiology behind our response, and how rumination can prolong it.
The field of stress and stress management has more myths than the traditions of ancient Greece and Rome together.
Why do we ruminate?
A few months ago I attended the 13th annual conference on Happiness and Its Causes in Sydney.
Robert Ardrey claimed in The Territorial Imperative that a human being is 'as much a territorial animal as is a mockingbird singing in the clear California night'.
The new buzz-word is 'mindfulness'.
During the 1950s and 60s two US Naval surgeons noticed a relationship between the number of things that had happened to people and their tendency to become ill.
Participants in the Challenge of Change Resilience training sessions spend time at the beginning generating objectives for the day, and a common theme that emerges from the exercise is about sleep.
One of the consequences of a recession is a greater need for evidence when making decisions about how to spend a diminishing budget.
New Year is the time for resolutions: a new year, a new opportunity, a celebration to mark the occasion.
‘Well-being’ and ‘wellness’ are increasingly popular phrases in the training world, but what do they actually mean?