Showing posts from February, 2019

Are men and women different? This study says yes – kind of.

This article was originally published by Adrian Tupper on 14 November 2018 on . Adrian is a BACP registered counsellor, and is available for appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays at  Eyre Place Osteopathic Practice . Are men and women different? A  recent study  at the University of Cambridge for Channel 4 delved into the Empathising-Systemising theory, which suggests that women tend to be more empathic, aware of others’ emotional states Men tend to systemise, that is, to look for and assert rules to help them understand their experiences. The study also scoped in the Extreme Male Brain theory, which predicts that autistic traits shift an individual more towards the systemising and away from the empathising tendencies. Using a scoring system for both empathy and systemising, and then taking the difference (a “d-score”), researchers demonstrated that on a sample of over 670,000 people, including 36,648 autistic people, men did indeed show on average a high d

Let's dance

This post is written by Jane, one of our osteopaths. It covers the benefits of dance to a range of mental health issues raised in the BBC programme 'Dancing to Happiness' presented by Darcy Bussell. Best wishes from Jane and everyone here at Eyre Place. Dance and mental health It’s my turn to write a blog and I am going to wax lyrical about dance again, but this time for a slightly different reason. We all know that dancing benefits your body, improving strength, muscle tone, posture, balance, bone health, energy levels and mobility, but it also benefits mental health. Early in December, the BBC aired a programme called ‘Darcey Bussell: Dancing to happiness’, which I watched over the Christmas break. Did any of you catch it? As someone who is passionate about dance, it really struck a chord with me, especially as it focussed on the positive changes dance can bring to mental health. Teenagers The programme is hosted by