Why you should reflect at the end of the challenge

Self-reflection is a really important tool to use if you want to be the best version of yourself. By doing this, you are able to process any thoughts and feelings that you have and why you have them. This could be in relation to a specific event, like our walking challenge, or just at a…

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Join us for a community walk!

To help you hit your goals for the walking challenge, and so that you can meet other people who are also taking part, there will be 7 community walks happening across the week. We would love to see you at one of the walks… Starting from our Bedminster Clinic Date: 24th June Time: 3.00pm Starting…

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Walking Meditation

Think about the last time you went for a walk. Did someone call you part way round and you were stuck on the phone? Were you listening to music or a podcast? It’s natural for our minds to drift when we walk; our attention shifts elsewhere. We have something for you to try: walking meditation.…

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Walking Challenge Prep

If you’re not someone that walks regularly or is particularly active, diving straight into our walking challenge might be a little bit more difficult. So, how do you prepare for this? It’s something we like to call “Pre-Challenge Prep”. Adopt a more gradual approach. In the weeks leading up to our walking challenge, start to…

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Willow Walking Challenge

Welcome to the Willow Walking Challenge. Between the 20th and 24th June, we want you to walk 55,000 steps. We all know that we should be hitting our daily steps goal every day, but how many of us actually do? Most of us would say that we are more reactive than proactive with our health.…

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Declutter your mind with brain dumping

Brain dumping helps you put all your thoughts down onto paper so that you can start to organise your thoughts. You can write down everything that enters your mind, or you can use a structure. We have suggested three structures to organise your brain dump below. You might like to use one structure or no…

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The Perils of Inactivity

Over the last couple of years, there has been a rise in the number of people who are working from home. What has become apparent is the negative effect that this has had on your body. Your work set-up was only 20 seconds from your bed, you didn’t even have your commute to work anymore,…

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The Seven Principles of Mindfulness

There are seven principles that form a good foundation for mindfulness, written by Jon Kabat-Zin. When you start to practise one of these elements, the other ones will follow. Your ability to bring these attitudes in your mindfulness practice affects your ability to calm an anxious mind. Non-judging The world isn’t black and white, but…

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Mindfulness Exercises

Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us (Kabat-Zin). It might seem really basic, but so often our minds drift and we seem to lose touch with our body. We get obsessive…

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Olivia’s Story

Willow Nailsea

I had been receiving regular chiropractic care for 2 years when I brought my daughter Olivia in for her first check-up. She was five years old at the time. My main intention was to make sure that Olivia had no misalignments in her spine that may inhibit her growth and general well-being. Her birth had…

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