Introduction Most of us have experienced insomnia. The Sleep Health Foundation found almost 60 per cent of people regularly experience at least one sleep symptom (like trouble falling or staying asleep), and 14.8 per cent have symptoms which could result in a diagnosis of clinical insomnia (1). Current research at Monash University indicates that 46 per cent of respondents so far have experienced poor sleep quality … Read More Beat insomnia – how to get a great night’s sleep
This is part of the Healthy Weight Management Series of articles, tips, blogs and videos which is available on the Sunset Coast Hypnotherapy Facebook page . Why do some people find weight loss so easy? We all probably know someone who can lose weight fairly easily if they gain a few kilos over the party season. They just put their mind to eating healthier foods, restrict … Read More Sneaky ways to be successful at losing weight
Introduction We live in an increasingly connected world. We have 24-hour news from multiple sources – country-specific (e.g. Australian Broadcasting Corporation or ABC in Australia), and international (e.g. CNN). We can obtain the latest news on any situation from multiple viewpoints at any time we wish. Many people have been following the progress – rise and fall – of COVID-19 cases across the world … Read More Do media reports make you stressed and anxious?
In the first blogpost on this topic, we covered some ideas for how to start some self-care. In today’s post, we will be touching on the fact that you’re worth it! Its worth spending time and resources on self-care. You deserve to focus on your own needs. In fact, it’s good for those you love when you take care of yourself. You truly can’t … Read More Self-care – you’re worth it!
Introduction Self-isolation at home may be required to minimise our chance of getting COVID-19, or to prevent others in the community from catching COVID-19 from us. This blogpost contains some ideas on how you can look after your mental health during this period of self-isolation. Reasons for self-isolation You may choose to self-isolate if you have chronic health conditions, are in a high … Read More 11 ways you can thrive during self-isolation
Introduction This week I am updating a post I first wrote in August 2019, a date when no-one had yet heard of COVID-19. I first started using Zoom and Skype (types of online video-conferencing software) to run hypnotherapy sessions for clients who were fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workers in Western Australia. They had sessions with me in the clinic while on leave in Perth, and … Read More Online hypnosis – effective, and the way of the future!
Complementary and alternative therapies (CAM) are popular in Australia. A survey completed in 2007 found that almost 70% of those interviewed used at least one form of CAM in the past year, and 44% visited a CAM practitioner in the same time period (1). In fact, the estimated number of visits to CAM practitioners by adult Australians in that 12-month period was over 69 … Read More Is there any difference between hypnosis and meditation?
Dental anxiety is a term used to mean fear in a setting where dental services are provided, e.g., before or during dental treatment. This is part 1 of a 2-part series on dental anxiety. Next week I’ll be covering some of the actions you can take to help yourself overcome dental anxiety. Severe dental fear affects approximately 1 in 6 Australian adults, and about … Read More What’s the cause of dental anxiety?
Exam stress As we move towards the end of the year, many people have exams approaching. It doesn’t matter whether you are still at school, or at TAFE or university – exam stress can be very real. What is stress? A definition from healthdirect.com.au “Stress is an expected human response to challenging or dangerous situations. Humans have evolved over time to be able to … Read More How to beat exam stress
To help us all get ready for Summer in sunny Perth, I am offering 10% off packages of 3 hypnotherapy sessions (first session to be booked before 13 November).
In the last blogpost, I covered some of the research that shows optimism is so good for you! In this post I’ll cover the benefits in more detail, and discuss ‘explanatory style’ (or how we explain that happens in our life), and what we can do to make it work better for us. The Benefits of Optimism Researchers have found that optimistic people experience:- … Read More Be optimistic – its powerful and good for you – 2
Do you:- Look on the positive side of events and spring back from misfortune? If you fail (or don’t succeed as well as you want) do you pick yourself up and work out how to do the task better next time? Or do you believe success depends on luck (“it’s not worth trying…”), and feel that it’s not worth getting excited about something as … Read More Be optimistic – its powerful and good for you