Dr Harbinder Sandhu, a health psychologist and expert on pain management from Warwick Medical School, looks at how DI Arnott from the hit series Line of Duty could tackle his problem and begin the regain control of his symptoms.
From watching a little-known festive film, to trying a Victorian parlour game or even spotting a once in a lifetime astronomic occurrence, academics at the University of Warwick have compiled a few ideas to help you enjoy something different – deliberately – this Christmas.
The news that many of the pandemic restrictions we have been learning to live with in the UK over the last nine months will be lifted for five days over Christmas will delight some, but it may not be good news for everyone, explains Professor Sarah Stewart Brown, expert in public health and wellbeing from Warwick Medical School.
It’s not surprising that some families find that tensions grow in close quarters. Families are having to find ways of living together that they are entirely unused to, when many of their usual ways of coping have been taken away says Professor Sarah Stewart-Brown from Warwick Medical School.
Mindfulness is often described as a state of being where our awareness is focused on the present-moment flow of experience without commentary, analysis or judgement. In this state the mind has less chance to wander and worry about other things, explains Dean Howes from Warwick's Centre for Lifelong Learning.
On the 75 anniversary of VE Day, Dr Alexander Smith, associate professor of sociology at the University of Warwick, shares a personal story of a heroic grandfather who served in Bomber Command, but who fought a lifelong battle with addiction after the war ended.
While Covid-19 and the current lockdown has major implications for all families, it poses particular challenges for young carers and their families, explains Dr Michael Wyness from the University of Warwick’s Centre for Education Studies.
Lockdown is showing us that our lifestyles, in the main our reliance on motorised methods of transportation, have an insidious and detrimental impact on our environment and ultimately our health. Rob Lillywhite, from the School of Life Sciences at the University of Warwick reviews the impacts of COVID-19 lockdown on the environment.
Dr Stephanie Schnurr, from the Centre for Applied Linguistics explains why humour is a powerful tool that can help us feel less worried, less alone, and more in control.