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Reconnecting with your body to support your mental health

In our first BioBeats Live session Lead Psychologist, Nicky Hemmings, shares her top tips on how to spot the symptoms of stress, reconnect with your body and calm an overactive mind during this time of uncertainty.

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In our first BioBeats Live session Lead Psychologist, Nicky Hemmings, shares her top tips on how to spot the symptoms of stress, reconnect with your body and calm an overactive mind during this time of uncertainty.

Many people are feeling an escalating sense of worry due to the onset of the pandemic, even if they don’t normally suffer from any anxiety or worry.

Our newsfeeds, inboxes and media outlets are crammed full of advice on how to effectively work from home and how to look after our health during social distancing and isolation.

So let’s get back to the basics, with some practical advice on how you can reconnect with your body to manage your mental health.

Our bodies and minds are intrinsically linked; the symptoms of stress showing up often as physical ailments is a good example of this.

As we are unable to go outside for long periods at the moment, this reduction in physical activity means we are all suffering from cognitive overload, or being ‘all-consumed’ with our thoughts.

Nicky shares her practical advice on how you and your teams can reconnect with your bodies to ‘get out of your heads’ and foster the body and mind connection whilst we are socially isolated.

If you want to learn more about the tools and health data collected in the BioBeats app then you can download our guide here.

Check back next week for Episode 2, with HR Leader Kevin Green: How to lead your team through a time of crisis

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