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Touch Points: 23 September 2021

Focus on what you can control It’s easy to be swept up in feelings of sadness, frustration and outrage at others’ words and actions – especially during a lengthy global health crisis. For the sake of your mental health, a more productive choice is to...

Touch Points: 2 September, 2021

Examine your old beliefs Unhelpful beliefs about ourselves can significantly dent our mental health, life outcomes and relationships with other people. When such thoughts arise, acknowledge them and put them aside. Like any new practice, it takes time and effort to...

Touch Points: 19 August, 2021

Before you react, STOP The next time something (or someone) tests your patience, remember to STOP: S – Stop what you’re doing or saying T – Take a couple of slow, deep breaths, focusing on the exhale O – Observe your thoughts and emotions;...

Touch Points: 5 August, 2021

Listen to your body (and mind) The Olympics have been a reminder that even elite athletes have their limits. And sometimes the best course of action is to take a break. Even if it’s just for a few minutes, stepping away from a tense discussion, an overwhelming...