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Independent quality mark for counsellors and psychotherapists

News and EventsFrom today, members of the public will be able to choose a counsellor or psychotherapist belonging to a register vetted and approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. BACP's voluntary register has been accredited under a new scheme set up by the Department of Health and administered by an independent body, accountable to Parliament.

See full article: http://www.bacp.co.uk/media/index.php?newsId=3200

 

Relaxation for anxiety and stress

Listening to a relaxation CD can be very helpful for stress and anxiety. If you are interested in relaxation CD’s I found one I like called ‘The Secret Garden’. It is currently available to listen to free at: http://www.meditainment.com/free-meditation-content/?HPtopLink  You do have to register with your email address. If you buy the CD it comes with two other meditations. There is a good choice of other CD’s on this website too.

 

Work Stress 'raises heart risk'

It will not be a surprise to therapists and health professionals to hear the recent research that shows a connection between stress at work and coronary heart disease. However this latest research suggests that people under stress at work who feel they have little control over their situation can be particularly at risk. This reminds us that how we deal with work related stress is important for health and well being. It is also a reminder of the need to maintain a healthy lifestyle if you are likely to be at risk in this way.

For further reading see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-19584526