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
For most people, the world has changed since the end of 2019. We all stayed at home (except for essential trips to the supermarket, and for healthcare). Those with vulnerable health conditions, and the elderly, may have remained in their homes and not ventured out at all. All of this was to keep ourselves safe, but also to safeguard the community in general. A … Read More How to look after your mental health post-lockdown
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
Beating procrastination can be hard. We do well for a few days, but then old habits set back in, or we get frustrated with our lack of apparent progress. Nothing goes fast enough. If you face a small setback at this point, it may be enough to stop working on what you wanted to accomplish in the first place. Thankfully there’s something you can … Read More Beating procrastination part 3 – accountability is the key
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 Hypnotherapy and self-hypnosis has been shown by several clinical trials to boost the immune system. The understandable anxiety that many people are feeling at the moment can affect the immune system, so it is vital to take time for yourself. Read on to learn more… Many of us have changed our routines in recent weeks (e.g. working from home, home-schooling children, ensuring homebound … Read More Do you use your powerful mind to keep healthy?
Stress is not just in the mind! Stress can affect us physically as well as emotionally. It can trigger a whole series of negative biochemical changes within our bodies. Relaxation can reverse this series of negative changes within our bodies. It can:- Reduce breathing rate Reduce stress hormones Reduce muscle tension and chronic pain Reduce fatigue Reduce heart rate Reduce blood pressure Improve digestion Improve … Read More Benefits of relaxation and how to do it