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 know right from wrong and so it continued for...

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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 people experience this whilst reading a book or...

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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 hypnotherapy is self regulated, which does mean...

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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%. There have also been studies looking into the...

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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 other medical condition causing the fatigue or...

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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 Sclerosis is a neurological condition that affects...

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