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let’s break up…..

.....I said to stress   It has been described as an epidemic and one that appears to be out of control.   Isabella Goldie, director of the Mental Health Foundation thinktank, who recently commissioned an Extensive Mental Health study into the impact of stress in the UK  said: “Millions of us around the UK are experiencing high levels of stress and it is damaging our health. Stress is one of the great public health challenges of our time but it is not being taken as seriously [...]

By | 2019-07-22T15:18:54+10:00 July 16th, 2019|Anxiety, Confidence, Depression, General Wellbeing, Insomnia, Mental Health, Panic Attacks, Self-esteem, Sleep, Stress|Comments Off on let’s break up…..

anxiety and kids – is this a breakthrough

Although I see clients of all ages, in the last 6 months around 60% are children who have  presented with anxiety of some sort.  Whether it's fears or phobias, stress around exams or school work or dealing with emotion due to stress or change, the underlying issue  appears to  be anxiety.  There is no doubt that our kids are feeling the pressure and most do not have the skills to cope with or deal with these emotions. I came across a plethora of online information specifically about kids [...]

By | 2019-06-19T13:49:48+10:00 June 17th, 2019|Anxiety, Children, Confidence, Fears, Mental Health, Sleep, Stress|Comments Off on anxiety and kids – is this a breakthrough

The Art of Doing Nothing – Meaningful vs Mundane

The Art of Doing Nothing - Meaningful vs Mundane Why do we have to be at deaths door, or have something significant happen before we look at our lives from a different perspective. Why do we find it so hard to chill, is there an art to doing nothing? After a recent illness which knocked me for six I was forced to make some changes and slow down.  I looked for ways to simplify and quieten my life.  I started to look at what I was actually [...]

By | 2017-11-13T20:09:41+10:00 November 13th, 2017|Confidence, General Wellbeing, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-esteem, Stress|Comments Off on The Art of Doing Nothing – Meaningful vs Mundane

My Top 4 Tips To Finding Your Passion

How important is finding your passion??  For me it was as fundamental as breathing, so I wanted to share my top 4 tips to finding your passion. I read a statement/quote the other day that  said,“the greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure”.   I agree that often it is, but only if the journey you are on is the right journey and that you are on the right path.   Lets consider; what if the greatest barrier to your success was hanging in [...]

By | 2017-08-31T15:37:53+10:00 July 27th, 2017|Confidence, Fears, General Wellbeing, Motivation|Comments Off on My Top 4 Tips To Finding Your Passion

Research Shows that Self-Hypnosis Can Improve Your Mental Health And Enhance Brain Function

Research Shows that Self-Hypnosis Can Improve Your Mental Health And Enhance Brain Function Did you know that we have close of 70,000 pieces of information thrown at us every day from written material, social media, internet, advertising, TV, verbal communications etc and that up to 70% of those are believed to be negative. Being constantly bombarded with those negative thoughts and emotions causes stress, anxiety, worry, insecurities, fear, anger, frustration etc and over time can create changes in the way we feel and think and [...]

By | 2017-05-19T15:45:22+10:00 September 14th, 2016|Anxiety, General Wellbeing, Mental Health, Stress|Comments Off on Research Shows that Self-Hypnosis Can Improve Your Mental Health And Enhance Brain Function

5 Signs Your Metabolism Needs a Boost

5 Signs Your Metabolism Needs A Boost We all know someone who seems to be able to eat whatever they want, whenever they want and never gain a pound/kilo. As an added bonus they also seem to have toned muscles, shiny lustrous hair and great clear skin and often have boundless energy. So is this what happens when your metabolism is working at the highest level?  Unfortunately too many of us suffer from a slow or sluggish metabolism.  So how do you know which category you fall into? I [...]

By | 2017-05-19T15:45:22+10:00 June 30th, 2016|Confidence, Cravings, General Wellbeing, Mental Health, Motivation, Overweight, Research, Stress, Virtual Gastric Band, Weight loss|Comments Off on 5 Signs Your Metabolism Needs a Boost

Help with Exam Stress and Text Anxiety

Help With Exam Stress And Test Anxiety I have been asked many times to create a video/audio session around Exam Stress for Students and today uploaded my latest video on YouTube which you can access here. Exams were always a major stressor for me at both school and university and to be honest I’m not sure, thinking back, how I handled the stress.  I do recall the stomach problems and not doing as well as I could have done during the times I let the [...]

By | 2017-05-19T15:45:22+10:00 May 3rd, 2016|Anxiety, Children, Confidence, Fears, General Wellbeing, Insomnia, Mental Health, Motivation, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Self-esteem, Sleep, Stress|Comments Off on Help with Exam Stress and Text Anxiety

Learn to Sleep Deeply using the Power of your Mind

SLEEP DEEPLY Are you struggling to get good quality sleep?  Do you wake up in the morning feeling as if you have been run over by a bus!  If so this program is for you. I have developed The Sleep Deeply Program to help anyone who suffers from insomnia or any other sleep difficulties to get some relief and enjoy a well deserved rest. One of the most common reasons a client will seek out the services of a Psychotherapist or Clinical Hypnotherapist is to [...]

By | 2017-05-19T15:45:22+10:00 April 4th, 2016|Anxiety, Depression, General Wellbeing, Insomnia, Mental Health, Pain, Sleep|Comments Off on Learn to Sleep Deeply using the Power of your Mind

The Secret Language of Feelings – What You Need to Know For Better Health

PHYSICAL VS EMOTIONAL WELL BEING When I think about feelings and emotions these days I find it difficult to do it in isolation from ones physical health.  The article is about The Secret Language of Feelings, a secret that has been a secret too long in my opinion! When we talk about improving our health usually four things come to mind; lose weight,  healthier eating, quit smoking and exercise more. When we talk about health usually we relate to our physical body and what we can physically [...]

By | 2017-05-19T15:45:22+10:00 March 16th, 2016|Anxiety, Confidence, Fears, General Wellbeing, Mental Health, Motivation, Relationships, Stop Smoking, Stress|Comments Off on The Secret Language of Feelings – What You Need to Know For Better Health

Under 40’s in a Belly Fat War!

Are you under 40 and either gaining weight or struggling to lose it?  Some academics in the US might have found a possible reason that is not related to food choices. A research study conducted by the Wake Forest University School of Medicine found that there is a clear link between lack of SLEEP and the build up of visceral fat (belly fat).  Many of us are aware of the risks associated with having excess fat around those organs – heart disease, metabolic conditions, insulin [...]

By | 2017-05-19T15:45:22+10:00 February 3rd, 2016|Anxiety, General Wellbeing, Insomnia, Mental Health, Overweight, Research, Sleep, Stress, Virtual Gastric Band, Weight Control, Weight loss|Comments Off on Under 40’s in a Belly Fat War!