July Newsletter

Berkhamsted Chiropractic Clinic The Reason Why Kindness Nakes You HappyYes, the Summer is here and the sunshine helps greatly with our mood but there is a lot we can do ourselves to be happy and it seems being KIND can make us happy too! Here is a snippet but to find out why HERE is a lovely article by Dr Joe Dispenza.The Reason Why Kindness Makes Us Happy.

When you display kindness or compassion towards someone, the reason why you feel happy is that the bonding act produces a hormone called oxytocin. Oxytocin is well known for its role in childbirth and breastfeeding, as well as the role it plays in the early stages of intimate and loving relationships. That’s why these types of relationships create monogamy or bonding. It is oxytocin that produces elevated emotions that cause your heart to swell with love and joy (it’s been referred to as the chemical of emotional connection or the bonding hormone). When oxytocin levels are elevated above normal, most people experience intense feelings of love, forgiveness, compassion, joy, wholeness, and empathy—not an inner state you’d probably be willing to trade for something outside of you.

Nature selects the genes that predispose us to want to connect with each other. That’s why we live in groups, so here’s a simple idea to boost your oxytocin levels, and thus your happiness. For the next month or two, choose one day a week to practice five acts of kindness. It doesn’t have to be anything big either—it can be as simple as making some time for someone, demonstrating gratitude, holding the elevator, or helping someone carry their groceries. At the duration, see if you feel any different.

We often think of side effects as negative, but kindness actually has some good side effects. Simply put, kindness makes us happier, and who doesn’t want more happiness?

 

Berkhamsted Chiropractic Clinic Lauren Maternity LeaveTalking of happinesss - Owner of the Clinic Lauren Hill (formerly Comley) is at last enjoying a well deserved rest and is now on Maternity leave!

All of us at the clinic wish her well for all those special moments that lay ahead.

We will look forward to hearing the news and will of course keep you all updated too.

Lauren is hoping to be back practising next year.