Category: Stress

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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”  We can be overly critical of ourselves, and most people at some point in their life have experienced such self-doubt. This can be despite … Read More How to succeed and conquer your inner critic

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How to help Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

People who experience Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) know the type of inner dialogue it creates: “Did I turn off the iron?” “Yes, I think I did” “I’d better go back and check again” “I don’t want ‘that horrible thing‘ to happen, and if I check 10 times, then I’ll be safe” Checking multiple times and then walking away but… “Did I really turn it … Read More How to help Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

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Mindful hypnotherapy – how to decrease your stress

Research conducted at Baylor University, Texas (1) has shown how a combination of mindfulness and hypnotherapy can decrease the effects of stress, and is even quicker than using mindfulness on its own. I often use a combination of mindfulness, hypnotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and other techniques to help clients who are feeling stressed, as I find this works quicker and more effectively than … Read More Mindful hypnotherapy – how to decrease your stress

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Beat insomnia – how to get a great night’s sleep

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

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How to use your brainpower to cut out fast foods

In the last blogpost, you read that it is not lack of willpower that triggers us to eat fast food.  Fast food is designed to appeal to our inbuilt brain pathways to trigger over-eating, being over-weight, and cravings.  You now have the knowledge to avoid the “bliss point” foods, and start improving your health and nutrition. Today we’ll cover the next part of the … Read More How to use your brainpower to cut out fast foods

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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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Sneaky ways to be successful at losing 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 . 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

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Do media reports make you stressed and anxious?

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?

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How to look after your mental health post-lockdown

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

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Ditch your smoking habit

Some habits masquerade as our friends, but they are in fact our enemies! It is sometimes hard to recognise these ‘so-called friends’, as they are so clever at appearing to be useful and attractive in our lives. Just suppose that you had a friend who offered to:- console you when you are depressed keep you company when you are bored calm you when you … Read More Ditch your smoking habit

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Self-care – you’re worth it!

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!

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Self-care – its easy!

This is part 1 of a 2-part series on this topic. Beneficial habits like self-care often go by the wayside during stressful times. And many people have been finding the past few months stressful with e.g. working from home, maybe being temporarily stood down from their job, or having to change their exercise and social routines. It can be more difficult to focus on … Read More Self-care – its easy!