One of the things that my customers often want help with is their motivation, they know that they would like to do something like exercise more, change career or achieve more in life, but they just can’t bring themselves to commit to it and follow through. This can often be because although they rationally know it would be a positive thing for them to do, the irrational mind plays it out from the worst case scenario and decides that it’s “Too much effort” or “You’re not fit
Today’s A to Z is the letter K and although it isn’t technically about Hypnotherapy, it will give a welcome boost to your mental health. I was at a conference recently where I heard a talk from a man called Dr David Hamilton on the Five Side Effects of Kindness. Obviously, it a nice thing to do to be kind to someone, but some of these side effects of doing a good deed may surprise you. The 5 side effects are: It makes you happier There was a study done of 2 groups of people.
When we talk about jealousy, we’re not talking about the type that causes us to feel a bit envious of our neighbour who drives a better car than you, we are talking about the type that causes obsessive ruminations about someone, perhaps your partner, where you play out various scenarios and all the things that they might be doing. Jealousy lives in the part of the mind that I refer to as the primitive brain (aka the monkey mind or to give it it’s scientific name, the Limbic S
We're all afraid of something. For some it can be just a minor fear which doesn’t overly intrude on their life and they can easily pep talk themselves out of it. However, for others their phobias can become so overwhelming that even the thought of coming face to face with it is enough to bring on an all-encompassing panic attack. A phobia is something that you intellectually know poses very little or moderate risk. However, it causes you to react as if a serious threat to yo
Depression is the predominant mental health problem and the second leading cause of years lived with a disability worldwide. Symptoms include deep sadness and pessimism, loss of interest in things once pleasurable, trouble sleeping, eating more or loss of appetite, intrusive thoughts and lots more. When we are depressed, we have a lack of Serotonin, the body’s natural happiness hormone. Here are 3 things that you can do to help your body produce more serotonin. Have more posi
“I can’t cope”, "Something bad is about to happen” & “Nothing that I do will ever be good enough”, all things that people with anxiety have said, and if you are living with anxiety, it can be very hard to imagine anything in your future going well. You are not alone in thinking like this, anxiety is the most common single mental health challenge in the UK with 8.2 million cases reported in one year in 2013. Now, you may have heard people saying, 'You just need to think more p
Why is it that some people can be full of confidence, whilst others suffer from self-doubt and social anxiety? You might think it was an event in your life that knocked your confidence or perhaps that it's to do with the way that you were brought up (I know I used to say that when I lost my confidence), but I'm afraid you've got it all wrong. It's not the events of one’s life that causes us to lose confidence, after all if that were true everybody who has ever had a rejection