Laura Vismara

Health & Science Writer

United Kingdom

"A little reading is all the therapy a person needs sometimes, for words have the power to change us."

If you're passionate about making a positive impact and changing lives, we're probably a good match.

I'm a professional Health & Science writer and a mind-body therapist based in the UK, who writes and ghostwrites for health & wellness magazines, online publications, and wellness platforms.

Through my work as a writer and a therapist, I advocate and promote a more inclusive and person-centred care approach.

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My main expertise lies in mental health, meditation & mindfulness, natural & holistic therapies, neuroscience & behavioural science...and all things health and wellbeing. So, nothing is off-limits.

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How To Talk About Mental Health: Do's, Don'ts, And Words To Know

Content warning: This article deals with the sensitive topic of suicide. If you (or someone you know) need support, call the toll-free, 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. You can also text HOME to 741741 for free, which offers 24/7 support from the Crisis Text Line.

Mindfulness, Neuroplasticity And Altered Traits

On its quest for truth - a tangible and measurable truth - science is unceasingly investigating the role of meditation on optimal health and healing, exploring its impacts on human brain and behaviors, glimpsing and increasingly proving the inseparability of body and mind.
"Dementia" vs. "Alzheimer's": What's The Difference?

You've likely heard of them before. Their most distinctive feature is a severe and progressive decline in memory, reasoning, and other primary cognitive abilities. Their diagnoses get easily mistaken for one another, and the two terms are often used interchangeably. Are dementia and Alzheimer's the same thing?

Becoming Buddha

Experienced and high-level meditators share some common traits. They are generally more compassionate and mindful. They are normally more resilient and resourceful. And, according to science, their brain looks and works differently than most people's brain.
"Depression" vs. "Anxiety": Which Do I Have (Or Is It Both)?

The blues got you today? Or is that upcoming speech giving you the jitters? As unpleasant as it is, it is OK. Sudden bouts of gloominess and uneasiness are completely normal responses to upsetting or potentially dangerous circumstances, whether real or imagined. Thankfully, they are short-lived.

A Mindful Brain

You carry within approximately three pounds of pure, infinite potential. It's your brain. Your brain is not static. It's plastic. It's relentlessly learning, evolving, and redesigning itself. It's a work in progress. As you are. And, as one of the most fascinating, sophisticated, and probably less known objects in the known universe, it's unique to you.
Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin, Endorphins: The Fab Four

Bright and breezy? You've got serotonin to thank. Gloomy and grumpy? A big ol' hug and a burst of oxytocin will perk you up. As it turns out, there's a chemical side to happiness. Lifestyle factors and genetics certainly play a role in this-the latter accounting for 50 percent of your high spirits, research says.

Your Brain On Mindfulness

There is certainly a lot happening in your brain as you mindfully focus your attention on any chosen object of observation.
"Placebo" vs. "Nocebo": The Good And The Bad

Surely, you've heard of placebo before. Wait, no ... not that Placebo ... not the late '90s British band. We mean the dummy drug that, despite not having any pharmacological property, can still make you feel better-pretty much like the rock band, right? Well, you might not know that placebo has an evil twin.
"Panic Attack" vs. "Anxiety Attack": Which One Have You Had?

Ever been worried, apprehensive, or even panicky at times? Yes? We thought so. We all have. Suddenly, you feel a knot in your throat, your heart starts pounding, you're short of breath, shaky, drenched in sweat, and a bit dizzy. Brace yourself. Your body's fight-or-flight response is switched on and is quickly taking over.