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Holiday season – enjoyment with less anxiety and stress!

Holidays can provide a break from stress and anxiety. This seems especially important after the changes we have seen in 2020, and this post provides some ideas to assist in making the best use of this valuable time!

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Feeling stressed? Strengthen your grit and resilience

Do you feel that you have plenty of resilience? And grit? The ability to persevere and not be diverted or discouraged indicate how successful we are likely to be in achieving our goals. This post explains what grit actually is, why it is important in life, and how we can develop it.

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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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What’s good about stopping Fast Food?

“Fast food” is not just what we buy in fast food restaurants. It includes processed foods such as chips, lollies, breakfast cereals, white flour, baked goods, and other high-calorie, low-nutrient foods. In this post, we’ll look at all the good things that happen when we cut out fast food!

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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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Plan the future you want after COVID

In this post we concentrate on the positives of this situation. Why not use the changes to examine what we have been doing, and see if it still fits our purpose. It’s a chance to let go of things that may be holding us back. This article has ideas of how we can all embrace the future while living with the New Normal.

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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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Fast Food: Do You Really Need It?

Did you know that our cravings for junk food are actually encouraged by food manufacturers? This post explains how they spend an enormous number of research dollars on this by balancing the ratio of fat, sugar, salt and other chemicals to over-ride our “stop” signals.