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Learning through media blackout...COVID

Media Blackout. During the COVID lockdown, I naturally found myself looking less and less at social and mainstream media.  This was in the 4th week of lockdown, in Mid April 2020 when the weather was good and the sun was out. I was…
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Smoked Salmon Tortilla

Spring Summer Brunch recipe - Smoked Salmon Tortilla   I haven’t written many recipes, but I do like to make my own variations/concoctions with the least hassle. This recipe is a go to, breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner! I…
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Mental Health Emergency

Maybe you have had an experience of what this looks like.  Or, maybe you haven't? The key word to have in mind if you see or feel unsure about someone in a mental health emergency is: SAFE. Phrases for a mental health emergency: ARE YOU…
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Why Identify Emotion?

Emotions move and change - Emotions are a constant continuum of shifts, changes and movement.  Hopefully you have found a way to simplify the words you are using at home to identify your feelings.  See previous blog…https://powex.co.uk/emotions At…
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Emotions

Emotional language How many words do you think you can give to one emotion? Well, that’s an interesting question isn’t it, because do we really know what ‘emotions’ are in the most simplest form?   TASK Use a diary/paper/pen/notes…
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Gym Warm Up - How To?

Warm up -  So there’s always a warm up period in any class: Yoga. Boxing. Circuits.  Normally a warm up is ‘class specific’ so warming up arms and torso in boxing more.  Alas however, what do you do when in the gym on…
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How to work out?!

Basics Warm up. Have a workout game plan. Cool down. Simple?! I didn’t think so. My main tips for working out are going to be broken down into different sections.  A ‘warm up’ can look like a lot of things. From a gentle…
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How to be Mindful

Being mindful can be done in a variety of ways: Lets start with Chocolate - Mindful participation - This is a great one.  Chocolate!   Challenge - Get a chocolate that has texture in it, or just a piece of chocolate that you…
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Mindfulness Introduction

Mindfulness is: Mindfulness is not a religion.  It is not brain washing.  No magic here. Mindfulness is: Being in the moment you are in. Noticing how you feel in the present moment. Noticing the thoughts that you may have in…