SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder

Posted by on Mar 27, 2019 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder

Winter Wellness Advice for Those with Seasonal Affective Disorder Photo by Osman Rana on Unsplash What is Seasonal Affective Disorder? Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is a type of depression that comes and goes with the changing of the seasons. The majority of people with SAD feel it during the winter when the days are shorter and sunlight is scarce. Rates of SAD tend to go up in northern areas where winter is more severe and the days stay darker for longer. Signs that someone is experiencing winter depression include changes in...

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Privacy policy update

Posted by on May 23, 2018 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Privacy policy update

You may have recently been inundated with emails from all kinds of companies asking for you to stay in touch. It is pretty baffling to most as to why this new GDPR data protection is causing such a fuss, with companies scrambling to keep you on their mailing list. It comes into effect on the 25th May 2018 and it is an updated version of the data protection act of the 90’s. I have recently updated my privacy policy which can be found here: Privacy Policy (just click the link) Its really rather boring if you have the will to read it, but...

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Why do thoughts make us anxious?

Posted by on Nov 29, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Why do thoughts make us anxious?

Do thoughts make us anxious? Well, not all thoughts of course! There is such a thing as positive worry, which is the polar opposite to the worry we all know, which is negative worry. Negative worry is using thoughts and images to predict the future. This could be something that you feel is imminent, or something ominous further into the future. These predictions, or assumptions, can lead us to feel very anxious as the brain senses the information as threatening. Once threat is established the brain will issue the fight or flight response....

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Stoptober quit smoking the easy way

Posted by on Oct 5, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Stoptober quit smoking the easy way

It is that time of year again, the encouragement to stop smoking hits a high in the month of October. The aptly titled Stoptober urges us to give up smoking for 31 days. There is a reason for this and that is, if we can quit smoking for a number of weeks, then you have pretty much become an ex-smoker! It doesn’t take long for the mind to form new habits, of which smoking is one. When we persevered with smoking in the beginning, the body and mind learned that you were now a smoker! The unconscious part for your brain doesn’t really...

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self hypnosis a simple technique

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off on self hypnosis a simple technique

A simple Self Hypnosis induction technique         Self hypnosis is something we tend to lapse into on a regular basis without even realising it. If you drive a car, you will know this feeling as suddenly coming back to the real world having been somewhere else completely different in your mind. You just drifted off somewhere, and although you may feel that you were completely oblivious to the world, you were still in control! In self hypnosis, you are always in control. It is merely an altered state of awareness. Some...

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Finding a hypnotherapist

Posted by on Jul 12, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on Finding a hypnotherapist

How do you find a hypnotherapist who you can trust     Seeking help for emotional problems can sometimes seem like a minefield and can actually be a little stressful. There are lots of hypnotherapists in the UK, most of whom belong to a governing body of sorts. These governing bodies make sure that the hypnotherapist is adhering to guidelines set out by that organisation so that you get the most ethical and professional therapist. Help in finding a hypnotherapist? The most important piece of information I can give you here is that...

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Brain scans could help determine if your therapy or medication is helping your depression.

Posted by on Jun 14, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on Brain scans could help determine if your therapy or medication is helping your depression.

Can Brain scans really show us the best treatment for depression? We know that depression affects many people in the world today and whether it is on the increase may have more to do with more people not being afraid to seek help. Perhaps the stigma is being lifted slowly? well, perhaps for the sufferer at least. we also know that through recent studies, that a lot of medications simply don’t work or are extremely ineffective for some patients. In fact remission rates through using medication alone is somewhere in the region of 40%....

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International ME awareness month 2013

Posted by on Apr 29, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on International ME awareness month 2013

May 1st marks the beginning of the international ME awareness month 2013. Head over to the ‘invest in ME’ website to find out what activities are in place over the next four weeks. Helping raise awareness of this debilitating condition and funding further research into the causes and potential treatments. It is a very worthwhile cause. ME is myalgic encephalomyelitis and is also referred to as Chronic fatigue syndrome or CFS. It is a long term condition of tiredness and fatigue that has no medical routes, that is, that there is no...

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MS week 29/04/2013

Posted by on Apr 25, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on MS week 29/04/2013

The week beginning the 29th April is MS week. MS stands for Multiple Sclerosis and it is the intention of the ‘MS Society’ to really get the public interested and educated about Multiple Sclerosis. Raising awareness of such conditions makes the symptoms easier to understand if you know someone who suffers from the condition. It may also help those who are presenting with the effects of MS to better understand the new research that is going on and to help you cope better with the physical and mental impact of the disease. Multiple...

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IBS Awareness month

Posted by on Apr 2, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on IBS Awareness month

The month of April is IBS awareness month (irritable bowel syndrome) and helps to raise the profile of this, often, debilitating condition. IBS is recognised as affecting between 9% and 23% of the worlds population, and these are only the figures of those who have been diagnosed with the disorder. Many people remain undiagnosed so I am hoping that raising the awareness of Irritable bowel syndrome will help more people to seek help, and although there is no cure for IBS, it can be managed with both medication and through the use of...

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