The annual report ‘Trends in Healthy Aging – A Multi-Generational Perspective’ published by the Natural Marketing Institute’s (NMI) reveals that cognitive health has become of utmost importance and a common worry not only for the elderly, but also for younger generations. The report’s finding stems from a survey conducted in over 3 600 people in […]

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School is starting soon and your children are probably feeling excited, and maybe a little sad that summer is over. Some may even be feeling rather nervous and a bit anxious. But going back to school, or going for the first time, can be a calm and pleasant experience, if you, the parents, are prepared. […]

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Timing in the brain is an involved and invaluable process necessary for speech, co-ordination and the learning of intricate physical and cognitive tasks. The Interactive Metronome (IM) programme provides a platform for students to focus attention and develop mental control. Timing in the brain is quite an intricate process. Mostly located in the temporal lobe […]

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– Causes for addiction and how mindfulness meditation can help with them Mindfulness meditation can free us from the negative emotions that hold us prisoner, thereby helping us overcome addictions. One of the first steps in dealing with addiction is to discover the emotional cause of it, whether it is fear, depression, anxiety, or pessimism. […]

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Sensory Integration (SI) is the brain’s ability to take in, process and organise sensory information that we receive through different sensory systems in our bodies. Through our senses, we develop an understanding of our world; at times, this occurs without us even being aware. Our brains must be able to organise and process information that […]

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Q.: I have an 8-year-old son who battles to concentrate and focus in class. He can’t keep still, and fidgets a lot. I’ve been told he must go on medication, but I’d prefer the herbal way. Please help, I’m desperate! Thato DR SANDI NYE RELIES: It must be very challenging for both you and your […]

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The benefits of adding background music during learning are numerous. Music, one of the joys of life, can be one of the joys of learning as well. Music stimulates students not only mentally, physically and emotionally, but also enhances creative learning states and understanding of the learning material. Music will make the learning process much […]

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