E - Education
S - Stress Management
S - Spirituality
E - Exercise
N - Nutrition
C - Connectedness
E - Environment
ESSENCE extends and gives further structure to the biopsychosocial and environmental models of healthcare. Some brief comments about the relevance and application of each aspect are made below, along with some examples of how they are applied in practice.
Obesity - General Practice: The Integrative Approach. General Practitioners in primary care are uniquely placed to help in the management of patients in all stages of overweight and obesity, and are able to maintain a therapeutic relationship with patients over many years. General practitioners should take a long-term view of weight problems, which can mean avoiding goals for weight management that are unlikely to be achieved.
Adolescent health falls outside biological paradigms, clinical medicine and its usual classifications, and outside the classic distinctions between physical and mental health, between medical and social aspects of health, and between curative and preventive care. Adolescent healthcare is a bio-psychosocial field, one which, by its very nature, requires an integrative approach.
Australia's most trusted GP, Professor Kerryn Phelps AM, reveals how a healthy gut is essential for overall wellbeing.
As practitioners, Prof Phelps and Dr Lee know the problems caused by poor gut health and how an uneasy gut can make life miserable. Symptoms such as weight gain, diarrhoea and cramping are common, but few people receive a definitive disease label. Most of us are entirely unaware that by taking care of our gut we can improve our overall health.
In this meticulously researched and highly practical book, the doctors explain how we are on the threshold of a major revolution in the way we think about the gut and its relevance to our health. They explain common medical problems - from IBS to various food intolerances - and show you what's going on and what to do about it.
Featuring a comprehensive guide on the mysteries of microbiota, a plethora practices and treatments to restore your energy, and 30 recipes to revitalise and heal your gut - produced with nutritionist and clinical dietitian Jaime Chambers - this is an essential guide to fixing your gut and improving your wellbeing.
Mindfulness is increasingly being used in
educational environments as a proven way to help students:
• learn more effectively
• develop personally
• enhance their physical and emotional health, and
• deal with study and exam-related demands.
Written by two leading experts with many years of
personal and clinical experience, Mindful Learning provides practical
insights and exercises on how to apply mindfulness in any educational setting.
The result is a book that clearly sets out how you can:
• manage stress
• improve performance
• enhance communication
• develop more meaningful relationships
• unlock creativity
• improve mental flexibility and problem-solving
• use technology wisely.
Whatever your age, whatever your learning environment, mindfulness can make a positive difference, and Mindful Learning shows you how.