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10/09/2017

Practice Mindfulness

The rapid progression in technological developments was meant to make things easier and give us more time. Although some aspects of life have become easier, this hasn’t given us more time, it just means the world moves faster. People are busier than ever.

Humans experience much more stress in modern daily life than they did a hundred years ago. Life was physically more demanding then, more labour-focused, but the stress levels were less. The complexities of modern day-to-day living and the stress on both mind and body cannot be underestimated. For instance, the stress of driving a car on a busy road is huge

We always seem to be going somewhere and working towards something, a means to an end. We rush things to get them done so that we can move onto the next thing. Often, we feel frustrated because we never have enough time for ourselves.

Mindfulness is about being fully focused in the present moment. It is about not worrying about where we are going or what is coming next. Research shows that people who live in the moment are often happier than those who are always considering the past or the future. There is power in the NOW. You can choose, in any moment, to change your thoughts, actions and feelings. Being in the present can reduce stress levels, improve concentration and increase productivity.

Mindfulness can be practiced in several ways.

Meditation is hugely beneficial and could improve many aspects of your life and health. If you find it hard to concentrate for so long, the following exercises will help.

Focus on your breathing. Taking a few deep breaths and just focusing on those can calm your mind and eliminate stress. This is also good if you are feeling upset or annoyed.

Concentrate on one activity – Cleaning your teeth thoroughly and focusing on it completely Don’t think about anything else. If your mind wanders, don’t worry, bring it back to the present. Feel the toothbrush in your hand and the sensation on your teeth, the noise of the water, the taste of the toothpaste. When cleaning with interdental brushes imagine the surfaces of your teeth becoming smooth What sensations arise? what feelings? How refreshed do you feel? Consider using a mouthwash and concentrate on the sensations as you swish it around your mouth and the fluoride sealing your teeth.

So, you can improve your health and well-being together with 2 minutes well spent in the bathroom

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Shane
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Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
The whole ambience is very pleasant, lovely waiting room and great views. Kate has done wonders with my teeth. A caring team where everyone works together.
Mrs. Light
Very pleased with my first appointment, Sofia was very thorough and pleasant.
D. Mclaughlin
Lovely, pleasant place to come – both staff and premises spotlessly clean.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
I like the up-to-date technology.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Wonderful as always! Thank you so much, no pain!!
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
I love the dentist.
H. Payne
Everyone is always so kind, gentle and helpful. I have always felt that I’m in safe hands.
David Dale
Love this practice! Total trust in your abilities and expertise.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Thank you for your expertise and kindness.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
My dental nurse (Charlie) was excellent, it would be lovely to have her every time.
S. Todd
I've been a patient for a few year's now and I have to say I've never felt so comfortable going to the dentist. The staff are very friendly and professional and go way beyond the call of duty.
Toby Bush
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Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Hest Bank Dental Care has completely cured us of our previous loathing of dentists and dental practices…you know you are in safe hands and that the team do everything possible to relax you and ensure the treatments are as comfortable as possible.
Sandi & Polly Haythornthwaite
Friendly and approachable (Stuart and Gen).
P. Gallagher
Always very welcoming, friendly and reassuring.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Lovely, relaxed appointment. Sofia was lovely and explained everything very well.
S. Hardie
Always a pleasure to visit.
M. Caygill
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I'm always put at ease by the compassionate, professional staff.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Even with having work done, Stuart made Phoebe (age 9) smile.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Excellent dentist, lovely warm and welcoming staff. I love my Dentist Stuart, always chatty and makes you feel relaxed.
Shane
Very friendly staff, I wouldn’t change my dentist for the world.
A. Rashid
Our whole family attend Hest Bank Dental Centre it is a fabulous, friendly and caring practice. The whole team make you feel very welcome at every visit. Highly recommend
Tracey
Bolton le Sands
Absolutely wonderful service, caring & very professional staff x A*A*A*A*A* highly recommended - superb dentist -the best!
Emma T
Always a happy place, everything is explained in detail. Very pleased with service.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
The whole ambience is very pleasant, lovely waiting room and great views. Kate has done wonders with my teeth. A caring team where everyone works together.
Mrs. Light
Very pleased with my first appointment, Sofia was very thorough and pleasant.
D. Mclaughlin
Lovely, pleasant place to come – both staff and premises spotlessly clean.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
I like the up-to-date technology.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Wonderful as always! Thank you so much, no pain!!
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
I love the dentist.
H. Payne
Everyone is always so kind, gentle and helpful. I have always felt that I’m in safe hands.
David Dale
Love this practice! Total trust in your abilities and expertise.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Thank you for your expertise and kindness.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
My dental nurse (Charlie) was excellent, it would be lovely to have her every time.
S. Todd
I've been a patient for a few year's now and I have to say I've never felt so comfortable going to the dentist. The staff are very friendly and professional and go way beyond the call of duty.
Toby Bush
I won’t see anyone else.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Hest Bank Dental Care has completely cured us of our previous loathing of dentists and dental practices…you know you are in safe hands and that the team do everything possible to relax you and ensure the treatments are as comfortable as possible.
Sandi & Polly Haythornthwaite
Friendly and approachable (Stuart and Gen).
P. Gallagher
Always very welcoming, friendly and reassuring.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Lovely, relaxed appointment. Sofia was lovely and explained everything very well.
S. Hardie
Always a pleasure to visit.
M. Caygill