Category: New Year Resolution

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Fast Food: Do You Really Need It?

How popular is fast food? Fast food (and other sugary, fatty food) is popular in Australia and can be a leading cause of weight gain and ill-health.  Over 9% of Australia adults and 7% of children surveyed in 2017 / 2018 consumed sugary drinks daily (1). These were not specifically from fast food outlets, but the percentage is still very high. In 2011–12, the … Read More Fast Food: Do You Really Need It?

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Why do people say ‘Being overweight isn’t that bad for you’?

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 . Can you be healthy while overweight? Can you be ‘fit’ while ‘fat’? Commenting on the idea that anyone who is overweight should lose weight, Nadja Hermann states that: I respect anyone’s decision to set other priorities and happily accept being … Read More Why do people say ‘Being overweight isn’t that bad for you’?

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Change how you talk to yourself – beating procrastination – 4

This is the fourth post about how to beat procrastination. If you would like to read the other blogposts on this topic, the first one is available here, the second here and the third here. Something we haven’t talked about yet is that little voice in our head that either encourages us to go do something else – thus procrastinating, or the other one… … Read More Change how you talk to yourself – beating procrastination – 4

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How to motivate yourself, and avoid distractions – part 2

Ready to stop procrastinating and make progress towards your goals? If you’re one of the many who are now spending much more time at home, these tips could make life easier (and more productive) for you. This is the second post about how to beat procrastination. If you would like to read the first blogpost on this topic, it is available here. 7 ways … Read More How to motivate yourself, and avoid distractions – part 2

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Is there any difference between hypnosis and meditation?

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?

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How to keep to your ideal weight in 2020

I know (for me at least) that the excesses of the holiday season are a danger zone! I often find that the weight that I gain during this enjoyable time is still with me in January of the next year. Prevention is definitely better than cure, and so I have put together some tips to help during the holiday season. According to parts therapy, our … Read More How to keep to your ideal weight in 2020

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Be optimistic – its powerful and good for you – 2

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

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Be optimistic – its powerful and good for you

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

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8 facts you need to know for perfect mind mastery

Most people have heard of the conscious and unconscious minds. The conscious mind is responsible for thinking, decisions, and awareness of your environment, and makes up approximately 10% of the total mind. It interacts with the subconscious mind, which is like a memory vault containing memories, emotional reactions to past events, habits, and more. The following article covers some interesting information about this vital … Read More 8 facts you need to know for perfect mind mastery

How to beat obesity: it’s not just due to your genes

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 between 25 April and 28 July. The influence of genetics in weight gain Many people blame their genes for weight gain. But how true is this? More than 400 different genes have been implicated in the causes of overweight or obesity, … Read More How to beat obesity: it’s not just due to your genes

How to lose weight using more than just kilojoules

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 between 25 April and 28 July. A common reason that people blame for not losing weight is their metabolism – i.e. “I’ve got a slow metabolism”. Metabolism is determined by the following (1): Body size: Basal metabolic rate (BMR) increases as … Read More How to lose weight using more than just kilojoules

Wonderful ways exercise is important in managing your weight

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 between 25 April and 28 July. When I started to research this article, I found that the number of Australian who are overweight or obese was much higher than I imagined. Statistics are now available for 2015:- Almost 2 out of … Read More Wonderful ways exercise is important in managing your weight