The cliches ‘home is where your heart is’, ‘you can’t choose your family’ and ‘absence makes the heart grow fonder’ are never more true than at Christmas and show how mixed blessings can be at this time of year.
We are all swept along on this tide of uncertainty and have the choice of sinking, paddling a new course or drifting.. This is a good time to set sail for calmer water and take on board new ideas and opportunities created in this strange time.
It is only now as measures taken to protect people financially during lockdowns are being lifted that the true personal cost of the pandemic will become clear. Adjusting to the consequences is going to test the mental health of the nation.
Gratitude literally changes your mind by directing attention towards the health and wellbeing you already have. This makes it easier to improve every aspect of the quality of your life by maintaining what’s already good about it and aspiring to achieve more of the same.
Given that absence makes the heart grow fonder, now is a good time to show appreciation to true friends. Investing time and effort in maintaining these friendships pays dividends in the joy of knowing you can trust someone who appreciates your friendship as much as you do theirs.
Any crisis accelerates change. Economically, socially and technologically, there will be global developments in infrastructure. This will potentially lead to better ways to work, live and benefit from scientific progress post pandemic.
As far as our primitive survival instinct is concerned, any pain is bad or dangerous. It doesn’t compute that medical science has given us the means to live longer and be healthier and that some of the ways it does that will hurt. It is this neurology that also objects to the drawing of blood, which can be a very specific form of needle phobia based on the fundamental fear that, if we’re bleeding, we might die.
Now the wheels of commerce and industry have started turning again, there will be many offices, factories, shops, restaurants and bars where the doors will stay shut and the lights out. The social and economic landscape has changed in a way that affects us all and we’re only now starting to emerge blinking into a […]
Hypnotherapy creates subconscious changes in motivation, improving impulse control and focusing on the delayed gratification of achieving a healthy, lean fit body whilst sorting out the mindless tendency we all have to be sabotaged by our emotions.
Women with Anxiety are Strong, Wise and Kind Women learn courage, self-awareness and empathy by fighting their fears… Her strength comes from battling her anxiety when her overwhelming impulse to run away and hide.Sometimes, the voice of fear is too loud to ignore. But mostly, she finds a way to pretend she’s okay. She finds […]
As a busy hypnotherapist, I spend a lot of time helping people cope with anxiety. The progress we make is sometimes undermined by those closest to them thinking they can just get over it or telling them to ‘pull themselves together’.
Childhood mental health services are in crisis. When a child who feels helpless, hopeless and out of control is brave enough to tell their parents, only to discover that they can’t find a way to solve the problem either, the world very quickly becomes a much scarier place. Small issues can become huge and […]
Tunbridge Wells based hypnotherapist Karen Martin spends a great deal of her working day helping children, teens and adolescents. So, she’s busy at this time of year helping to banish back to school blues. Karen’s passion and expertise in this field have enabled her to help many hundreds of young people and she has established […]
Can you afford not to give hypnotherapy a try? Although hypnotherapy offers a profound improvement in quality of life, many still see it as a luxury. So the spending on food, booze, cigarettes and retail therapy continues, while investing in hypnotherapy is regarded as an extravagance. However, research has shown that hypnotic strategies can help with […]
There is a world of opportunity for those who are brave enough to challenge themselves to be the best they can be.
It’s easy to dismiss commonly expressed laments about being over-stressed but most of us are aware that we would be happier with a less stressed life. We all buckle under the strains and difficulties of daily life from time to time. Our world is a busy one.
Everyone is afraid of something. It doesn’t matter where you live, the year you were born, your skin colour or creed, our top five fears are a natural component of the human experience. They part of our primeval, genetically determined survival instinct. Without them, our chance of recognising danger and avoiding it or defending ourselves would be considerably reduced. The whole point of those top five fears is to keep us safe.
The fear of interviews prevents many hopefuls from performing well at job interviews and some will avoid them completely, losing the chance to go for that dream job. There are many hypnotherapeutic strategies that help beat interview anxiety, providing life-changing opportunities for career advancement and job satisfaction.
What benefits can teenagers get from hypnotherapy?
Hypnosis helps youngsters in many different ways. Specialist hypnotic techniques are effective at tackling a number of teenage problems, improving their ability to achieve their potential so they can develop into healthy, emotionally balanced and confident adults.
PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is caused in many ways, for example, by seeing a horrific accident, being attacked or going through a natural disaster. Though we tend to think of PTSD as being a problem for the armed services, it can easily affect civilians too. Left untreated, the symptoms of PTSD can have a long lasting effect on daily life.