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A New Wave of the New Age: the unlikely rebirth of alternative spirituality

The once demonized witches who were burned on the stake have since reincarnated under the hashtag #witchtok and boast a hefty 8.7 billion views on TikTok to date. Younger generations are navigating an increasingly uncertain existence through alternative mediums to harness their inner power and take back control of their own reality. From healing crystals […]

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The secret of manifestation: how to get exactly what you want

I remember a period of time in lockdown when the word ‘manifestation’ was taking over TikTok and probably still is… (I wouldn’t know, I’ve finally deleted the app, I promise?!)  There were so many videos about people trying manifestation and documenting their findings online. Subsequently, the word has started to creep into our everyday language for […]

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A look into hypnotherapy for exam stress

Exams are a stressful time. So much depends on you passing or getting a particular mark. While some stress can be good to focus your mind, too much can affect our mental health and make us feel overwhelmed, making it difficult to concentrate on anything, let alone studying for exams. Stress is generally considered the […]

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Feeling the stress of student life? Self-guided meditation may be the answer

Meditation is found in many of the world’s religions but has spread to become a more common, global practice. In many different cultures, people are increasingly incorporating mediation into their everyday lives, whether it is at home or in the work place. Meditation, in short, is ultimately a practice in which one can be still […]

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Theatre

Meditation and Mindfulness for Performers: A Workshop

Meditation (and mindfulness, its more secular form) is often viewed as something done by hippies, or a fad, a bit like kale smoothies or quinoa cakes. But, quite simply, it is really the practice of being present. It is about being here and now, exactly as we are, noticing ourselves, how we are feeling and our […]