Here are some therapies tried and tested by the MBD pack!
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Meditation can produce a deep state of relaxation and a tranquil mind. During meditation, you focus your attention and eliminate the stream of jumbled thoughts that may be crowding your mind and causing stress. This process may result in enhanced physical and emotional well-being. Ally Boothroyd is one of Founder Niki's favourite practitioners for guided Yoga Nidra.
Although massages are not a replacement for treatments such as talking therapy or medication, research suggests they may work well as an additional complementary therapy. Multiple studies suggest regular massage may help to improve symptoms of anxiety and depression, while encouraging relaxation. Several studies have investigated the use of massage for patients with generalised anxiety disorder. In one small study, women with the condition were treated twice weekly with one-hour massages. Afterwards, they reported decreased feelings of anxiety and increased feelings of self-confidence.
Reiki can help us cope by encouraging relaxation and bringing balance to both mind and emotions. Benefits reported by clients and patients include deep relaxation promoting a calm, peaceful sense of wellbeing, on all levels. Reiki can create a greater inner harmony and balance; regular Reiki treatments promote a calmer response to life’s challenges.
What Is Aromatherapy? Aromatherapy is the practice of using essential oils for therapeutic benefit. Aromatherapy has been used for centuries. When inhaled, the scent molecules in essential oils travel from the olfactory nerves directly to the brain and especially impact the amygdala, the emotional center of the brain.
Anna is an expert in the field of breath work and cold water therapy. With 27 years of not only professional but personal experience to help her work through repetitive trauma and chronic anxiety she has found the very simple act of functional breathing can bring so much balance to our physiology and move us out of fight or flight, which for so many are Living in 24/7 With a wide range of breath work practices to support those who many will be going through depression, illness, grief, PTSD and also, more recently highlighted, menopause, she is the ‘go to’ due to her own challenges she’s faced and also empathic nature and knowledge.
At Boxing Futures we make an immediate, positive and enduring impact on the lives of those who we work with.We help young disadvantaged people take part in positive activity which makes them fitter and healthier and improves their mental wellbeing. As a result of this they find that they can use their newfound energy, confidence and experience to seek out opportunities in employment, education, training and volunteering.
Cogs Mental Health
Cogs Mental Health was founded in late 2020 and was inspired by a conversation between a group of old University friends. Whilst meeting for a weekend reunion the conversation unexpectedly turned to mental health - and several of us were able to talk openly and honestly about some of the struggles we've had in the past or struggles that are ongoing. The conversation offered a forum for friends to open up to one another and be brutally honest about how they are feeling. A few weeks later the concept of Cogs was born - a page aiming to promote mental health support and awareness whilst offering hints and tips, all based on personal experiences. With 2020 being a year different to any other we have offered tips for coping with lockdown plus ideas for workouts, home recipes and mindfulness. In addition to this we have launched our own podcast 'The Cogcast' and have started selling Cogs branded products to try and raise mental health awareness, with a % of sales going to charity.