Category: Stress

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How to achieve a growth mindset

Some people see mistakes as a learning experience, and persevere to achieve success. Others see failure as evidence that they have little talent in that area, and thus stop trying.A fixed mindset is, “believing your qualities are carved in stone,” whereas a growth mindset is “the belief that your basic qualities are things you can cultivate through your efforts.”

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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.

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How to look after your mental health post-lockdown

Research in March 2020 found that the social and financial disruption caused by restrictions had a much more marked effect than fear of exposure to the coronavirus itself. This article covers signs that anxiety may be out of control, and tips for overcoming this anxiety.