Category: Anxiety

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Holiday season – enjoyment with less anxiety and stress!

Holidays can provide a break from stress and anxiety. This seems especially important after the changes we have seen in 2020, and this post provides some ideas to assist in making the best use of this valuable time!

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Feeling stressed? Strengthen your grit and resilience

Do you feel that you have plenty of resilience? And grit? The ability to persevere and not be diverted or discouraged indicate how successful we are likely to be in achieving our goals. This post explains what grit actually is, why it is important in life, and how we can develop it.

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Why self image is so important

What image comes to mind when you think of yourself? Perhaps you think of a confident, capable person, ready for whatever life throws at them. This self image acts as a blueprint for how we live our life. We normally behave according to our self-image and it can even include what we feel the future will hold.

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The top 10 personal reasons why people do not seek therapy

You want therapy to succeed. That’s why you made the effort to attend , and are willing to discuss how your situation can improve. However, some factors can make it more likely that the therapy may fail, or not succeed as well as it it could. The good news is that they are all within your control.

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How to succeed and conquer your inner critic

Most of us are familiar with that inner voice that tells us “I’m not good enough”, “I will fail”, “I haven’t prepared enough”, “I’m no good at that” “They will see through me” “I’m still fat despite following that diet”. The little voice in our mind can either spur us on to greater achievements, or demolish our self-confidence.

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How to help Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

People who experience OCD know the type of inner dialogue it creates. “Did I turn off the iron?” “Yes, I think I did. But if I check 10 times, then I’ll be safe”. The great news is that OCD can be helped by cognitive behavioural therapy and hypnotherapy to have a much smaller effect on our lives.

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Mindful hypnotherapy decreases stress

Research from Baylor University, Texas has shown how combined mindfulness and hypnotherapy can decrease the effects of stress, and is even quicker than using mindfulness on its own. The techniques can be used privately throughout their day, so no-one need know that we are feeling stressed.

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How to beat insomnia

Most of us have experienced insomnia. Research showed that 46 per cent of those studied have experienced poor sleep quality — up from 25 per cent of people before the pandemic. This article explores causes, health effects, and solutions to insomnia,

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How to stop eating fast foods

Fast food is designed to appeal to our inbuilt brain pathways to trigger cravings. Tips and hints on how to use psychology to replace fast foods with healthier and more enjoyable alternatives.

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Can you be healthy while overweight?

Can you be fit while fat? Does being overweight directly affect your quality of life? It may not be apparent until a few years have passed. But just because the effects of being overweight are not showing doesn’t mean that they are not there.

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Sneaky ways to be successful at losing weight

Why do some people find it so easy to lose weight? Genetics can play a part, and foods with the “bliss point” ratio of salt, sweetness and fat can tempt us to eat! Neurological changes, stress, and hormones can also affect weight loss. This article gives tips to help you succeed.

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Do media reports make you stressed and anxious?

We live in an increasingly connected world. We have 24-hour news from multiple sources. We can get the latest news on any situation. This article provides tips on how to take back control, and decrease the stress caused by information overload.