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Why 2 million years of human evolution matters to your health

We have been evolving as a species for approximately 2 million years & around 10,000 years ago we started eating grains and dairy. In the past 100 years farming has become industrialised on a large scale, leading to factory farming methods and a huge input of pharmaceuticals and pesticides. I first became interested in how evolution impacts our health and well being 13 years ago when I was pregnant with my first child and wanted to know how we have evolved to give birth. I figured out that if I could understand birth from an evolutionary perspective, I would have a better chance of a good birth than the modern day medicalised version within a factory production line hospital setting. If you

Why we're all so anxious

If I ever a spare 5 minutes, spending it watching a short video from the School of Life is always a valuable use of my time. I love these films - they help to explain so much about counselling and our implicit human nature and normalise so much of our mixed up emotions. I watched this one yesterday - Anxiety - that awful underlying fear that drives so much of our thoughts, relationships and behaviour. It's such a primal emotion & one that's often difficult to get under control. This clip explains what it's all about and how we can learn to accept it as part of our human condition. Enjoy!

How much does it cost to feel better?

According to research, approximately 8 out of 10 people are better off after therapy than the average person who does not have therapy and the more sessions you have, the more benefit you will receive - so more therapy = more effective. But what if you can't afford to spend an indefinite amount of time in therapy? Well, 10 sessions with me as your therapist (costing £400) will usually get us to a point where we have a good depth of understanding about your problems - where they came from and why you have them. And for many people, this can be just enough for them to continue on their own, changing their lives for the better. We can't change stuff when we don't know the root cause of our prob

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