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Applied Neuroscience and Mental Health

The Language of the Body

As we live in this time of pandemic with its threat to life and its fractured political and economic systems, we are all subject to significantly increased physical and psychological vulnerability. Even those of us in the best situations wake

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Managing Stress

BLOG FOR PARENTS PART 2

Hello parents and carers, Last time we had a look at two things: 1)   How to recognise and managing our own anxiety; 2)  Importance of spending 20 mins a day in one-on-one play with your child, where the play is led by

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BLOG FOR CHILDREN PART 2

Hey kids its ANFI here again! Last time we chatted about how this situation with  Coronavirus may be causing our brain’s alarm system to switch on, and that this might cause us to experience some big feelings of worry, sadness

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COVID-19

Healthy Brain in Times of Stress

Living a healthy and active life has a profound impact on the brain’s health. What we eat, how much we sleep and exercise, the quality of our social life, openness to learn new things, all have an impact on our

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COVID-19

CORONAVIRUS: PRACTICAL TIPS TO MANAGE STRESS

The world is pretty topsy-turvy right now because of COVID-19. If you’re feeling overwhelmed or stressed by it all, be reassured that this is a very normal response. However, it’s important to go easy on yourself and to take time

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Children

CORONAVIRUS: RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN

Heya! It’s been a big week or two, with lots of changes all around us, at home, at school and even at the park. Some of us might have mixed feelings about these changes, some good feelings and some not

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COVID-19

CORONAVIRUS: RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

Here at ANFI we thought we’d use this blog to guide parents through this tough time. We’ll take you through how your child’s brain may be reacting during the coronavirus pandemic, and help you to respond in a brain smart

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General health

Human connections bolsters the immune system

Don’t go to work. Don’t see your friends. Don’t visit your grandmother in a nursing home. Don’t bring food to your sister who works at a hospital. Don’t hold your wife’s hand while she gives birth. Don’t play together. Don’t

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General health

How stress can cause a fever

You are about to take the stage to speak in front of a large audience. As you wait, your heart starts to pound, your breathing quickens, your blood pressure rises and your palms sweat. These physiological responses are evolutionarily conserved

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