What are Vaporizers? Vaping and Vaporizers Discussed

Electronic Vaporizers

Vaporizers are small electronic gadgets that deliver nicotine (or other chosen vapours) to simulate smoking. Vaporizers can be used in most places in the UK where smoking is banned, making them an attractive alternative to cigarettes for many smokers.


Typical vaporizers, with a clear reservoir tank.

Vaporizers work in the same way as electronic cigarettes, but offer several Read more

What Can you Eat on the Paleo Diet

Paleo Diet Foods

The hunter-gatherer diet is designed to remove modern foods from your diet. During the last 10,000 years, our diet has changed as modern intensive farming has grown. As a species, we used to eat very differently to the diet we now live on.

It was normal for hunter gatherers to eat foods from one food group at a time, so they might eat meat from an animal they caught one day, then the next they might have nuts they have found, or berries, or fruits. The important thing to note is that unlike our modern diet, cavemen from the Paleolithic era rarely mixed food groups during meals.

There is evidence that our stomachs are designed to process Read more

Overcoming emotional losses

What Causes Emotional Pain And Emotional Losses?

Emotional losses is Losing someone or something you love or care deeply about is very painful. You may experience all kinds of difficult emotions and it may feel like the pain and sadness you’re experiencing will never let up. These are normal reactions to a significant loss. But while there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there are healthy ways to cope with the pain that, in time, can renew you and permit you to move on.

emotional losses

Many people experience emotional trauma and emotional losses during their childhood due to a variety of factors such as neglect, abuse, abandonment, or loss of parent. Emotional pain and emotional losses during adulthood may occur due to the end of a relationship, divorce, loss of a loved one, being a victim of crime, substance abuse, retrenchment or loss of employment.

Often, where severe trauma is experienced, the person may be continuously haunted by recurring nightmares and mental images, as in the case of a war veteran or a rape victim.

Others who suffer from emotional pain and emotional losses may find themselves unable to stop dwelling on past hurts and disappointments, and may struggle to let go of the painful memories. They may find themselves in a cycle of guilt and punishment – reliving the event over and over again in their minds.

If You Feel Stuck in Grief and emotional losses

While most bereaved people are resilient and bounce back from their loss on their own, some get stuck in grief and emotional losses and may be helped with therapy. The counselling may involve telling their story of loss, with the therapist sometimes helping the person to re-frame her experience in a more accurate and positive way. The therapist can also help the person to develop new goals and re-engage with life.
We sometimes see similar grief reactions in people in our program, who may dwell on their losses and experience a sense of helplessness. Sometimes being in a group with other people who have CFS and FM is enough to inspire a fresh view of their situation. Feeling understood and having models of success adjustment provides the motivation to create a new life. At other times, however, the individual attention provided by professional help can be crucial.
We also see people come out the other side of grief and emotional losses, accepting their new life and energized by new opportunities. As one person in our program said, “my life now is better than it was before I got sick; the positives far outweigh the negatives.”


Bereavement And Grief

Everyone’s experience of grief and loss is unique. It is normal to feel sad and even angry when a person close to us dies or leaves. People can experience similar feelings when a relationship ends.

Mourning is a ‘cycle of loss’ which often includes denial, fear, loneliness, grief, anger and letting go. It is a painful process but allows us to come to terms with the loss.
Grief, although normal, can manifest itself differently in people. Some people move through its different stages almost effortlessly and others can get stuck at Read more

Understanding anger – Anger Management and Control

Understanding Anger

Anger is the natural emotion created in a fight-or-flight situation by the physiology of your mind and body.  When you sense a threat  your mind generates fear and anger. Understanding anger is a process. The fear you generate is part of a flight response from your physiology. Anger is the emotional energy you generate for the fight against that perceived threat.  What can be confusing is that your mind creates fear and anger even when the threat is just imagined.

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Emotions like anger are natural and real. The difficulties associated with understanding anger are many fold. Even if the threat is imagined the anger you create is just as real and powerful. However, the reasons you generate anger aren’t always real. If you aren’t aware of how your mind is imagining scenarios of Read more

Asbestos Removal In And Around The Home

Asbestos Removal

What is Asbestos and how do you go ahead with asbestos removal?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous mineral often found in insulation materials around pipes and tanks, in tiles and other building materials. It was used extensively in the 1970s because of its strength and heat resistance.

White, blue and brown asbestos are all potentially dangerous and have all been banned in the UK.

This is become if asbestos is damaged, the fine fibres become airborne and can be inhaled. When these fibres penetrate the lung tissue, they trigger Read more