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LONELINESS

This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is focusing on loneliness. BBC’s Tim Muffett reported that experts claim that loneliness can be twice as deadly as obesity.  And Mind recognises that loneliness can have a significant impact on mental health and it can contribute to mental health problems, such as anxiety...

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NEGATIVE THINKING

Negative thoughts are associated with negative feelings such as sadness, anxiety, anger, low self-esteem, stress, social anxiety and hopelessness.  We’re not always aware of our negative thoughts as they occur automatically and they can seem reasonable and believable.  Worrying about financial or relationship problems or feeling sad about something is...

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TRAVELLING & FLYING AGAIN ………

I’m so excited that after 2 years of not leaving the country because of the pandemic, I’m flying with my youngest daughter and 2 eldest grandchildren tomorrow, to go to Disneyland Paris for a few days. I had spent 30+ years travelling overseas for my work pre-Covid doing both long...

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THE IMPORTANCE OF REM SLEEP

Did you know that our REM stage of our sleep helps to empty our metaphorical ‘stress bucket’ and make us feel more relaxed?  It also helps us to manage our weight, sleep better, improve our memory and process emotions.  What Is REM Sleep? (REM) Rapid eye movement sleep is one...

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TWO DAYS WE SHOULD NOT WORRY

There are two days in every week about which we should not worry, two days which should be kept free from fear and apprehension. One of these days is Yesterday with all its mistakes and cares, its faults and blunders, its aches and pains. Yesterday has passed forever beyond our...

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BLUE MONDAY OR HAPPY MONDAY??

Blue Monday falls on the 17th January this year and is believed to be the most depressing day of the year.   It’s at the time of year when we’re thought to be susceptible to feeling down because the weather’s usually cold, we’re back at work, we’ve get the Christmas credit...

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Alcohol and Relationships

  This is Sally, my sister … She died in 1987, age 28 years old  She was diagnosed as a chronic alcoholic       This week (15-21 November) is Alcohol Awareness week and the theme this year is Alcohol and Relationships. As a family it is tough when you...

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How hypnotherapy can help with IBS

Between one and two in 10 people in the UK are thought to have IBS Women are twice as likely as men to report having symptoms of IBS  You can develop IBS at any age, but it’s most common for symptoms to start between the ages of 20 and 30...

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5 quick fix tips to help you with your anxiety ….

Breathe in and out deeply and evenly – This will help slow down and centre your mind Follow the 3-3-3 rule – Look around you and name three things you see, name three sounds you hear and finally, move three parts of your body – fingers, arm or leg …....

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Five Reasons for doing Hypnobirthing Classes

Hypnobirthing helps you prepare for the birth of your baby and cope with labour calmly and confidently.  Hypnobirthing techniques can be learnt online but also in group classes or individual sessions. It is good to start from 20+ weeks which gives you plenty of time to practise the skills learned...

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Fascinating facts about pregnancy

FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT PREGNANCY!

Your heart actually grows It seems that becoming a mother makes your heart grow literally as well as figuratively.  Your blood volume increases by up to 50% and your heart beats faster & stronger, growing larger to keep up with supporting your baby growing in your womb.  Your partner may...

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How hypnotherapy can help to turn a breech baby

How hypnotherapy can help to turn a breech baby

What is a breech birth? A breech birth is when a baby is born usually bottom first instead of head first.  A baby is not considered breech until around 35 or 36 weeks.    Around 3–5% of pregnant women at term (37–40 weeks pregnant) have a breech baby. Most breech...

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ANXIETY DURING PREGNANCY & CHILDBIRTH

When I had my babies in the mid 1980’s, giving birth was an anxious time and although I went to antenatal classes, I don’t remember much about the content of the classes and I am fairly sure that it certainly didn’t cover anxiety in any way.  In those days, we...

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week (10-16 May)

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week (10-16 May) and this year’s theme is connecting with nature. Nature can have a positive impact on emotional wellbeing, and it has for many over this year in particular during the pandemic. Read more about Mental Health Foundation’s top tips on connecting with...

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HELP FOR STRESS

Did you know that absenteeism cost UK employers around £21 billion each year in 2020, with each business losing around £500 per employee per year in associated costs? Or that around 57% of total employee absence is due to mental health problems such as stress, anxiety or depression and that figure...

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ARE YOU HAVING PROBLEMS SLEEPING?

Good sleep allows our body and mind to recharge so that we are refreshed and alert when we wake up.  Good sleep also helps our body to stay healthy, ward off and fight infection.  If we’re not getting enough sleep, this means that the brain can’t function properly. It makes...

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KEEPING POSITIVE: DAY 1 – EXERCISE

I know you already know that exercise is good for your body – and you may be thinking, not more nagging on this topic……..  …….. but whichever way you look at it, if you do some exercise and even a little bit of activity is better than nothing, it does...

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