Don’t worry, be happy

Don’t worry, be happy: Stress, anxiety could lead to dementia

Don’t worry – Experts say that chronic stress can wreak havoc on immune, metabolic and cardiovascular systems, and lead to atrophy of the brain’s hippocampus–crucial for long-term memory and spatial navigation. Here’s something so that you start taking stress more seriously. People who suffer from chronic stress and anxiety may be at an increased risk for developing depression and even dementia, says a new study suggests. Experiencing anxiety, fear and stress is considered a normal part of life when it is occasional and temporary, such as feeling anxious and stressed before an exam or a job interview.

However, when those acute emotional reactions become more frequent or chronic, they can significantly interfere with daily living activities such as work, school and relationships, according to researchers at Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Health Sciences in Canada. Chronic stress is a pathological state that is caused by prolonged activation of the normal acute physiological stress response, which can wreak havoc on immune, metabolic and cardiovascular systems, and lead to atrophy of the brain’s hippocampus –crucial for long-term memory and spatial navigation. Researchers examined recent evidence from studies of stress and fear conditioning in animal models, and neuroimaging studies of stress and anxiety in healthy individuals and in clinical populations. They looked specifically at key structures in the neurocircuitry of fear and anxiety (amygdala, medial prefrontal cortex, hippocampus) which are impacted during exposure to chronic stress.

The researchers noted similar patterns of abnormal brain activity with fear/anxiety and chronic stress — specifically an overactive amygdala (associated with emotional responses) and an under-active PFC (thinking areas of the brain […]

By |February 23rd, 2016|Anxiety, Depression, Disease, Exam stress, Job Interview, Latest News, Lifestyle, Stress, Talking Therapy, The Body, The Mind|Comments Off on Don’t worry, be happy

Your Guide To Hypnosis

Your Guide To Hypnosis

There are many stories about hypnosis and hypnotherapy being dangerous, turning people into chickens, people not being able to wake up, and unscrupulous hypnotists exploiting their ‘vulnerable’ patients. However there are many people who are adamant that it has helped change their lives, some from Dudley, Tipton, Wolverhampton and much further afield – I know of for sure. I have helped them succeed in their goals. Millions of people swear that it has helped them with many issues such as weight loss, quitting smoking, other addictions, confidence, phobias, stress, success, IBS, and many more issues.

Many people are missing out on this powerful, yet very safe therapeutic tool because they are too afraid to use it. I hope to dispel these fears by answering these common questions about hypnotherapy right here and now!.

Can I be hypnotised? Most people can go into a hypnotic trance. The only types of people that cannot be hypnotised are … 1. Those suffering from psychosis or a thought disorder 2. A person with a low IQ 3. A person who does not want to be hypnotised. It is very easy to resist hypnosis if you want to.
What is a hypnotic trance? It is a normal and natural state that most of us experience several times a day without even knowing it. It commonly happens when people are driving. Have you ever driven somewhere and not really remembered the journey?, I have just missed my junction. It also often occurs when reading a book or watching TV. Sometimes you can be so absorbed in the book or TV programme that you are not consciously aware that someone is talking to you, or even where you are sat. Hypnosis […]

CBT on prescription, pick it up at the library?

CBT on prescription, pick it up at the library? Wiltshire embraces new scheme to help depression through reading

The library facility at County Hall, Trowbridge The library facility at County Hall, Trowbridge

A new scheme which uses reading to help the six million people in England who suffer from conditions such as depression and anxiety, is now available to access in libraries across Wiltshire.

Reading Well Books on Prescription will enable GPs and other health professionals to recommend 30 self-help titles for people to borrow from the local library. The service, which launched nationally last Tuesday, is now being put into place in public libraries across England.

It is a joint initiative from independent charity The Reading Agency and the Society of Chief Librarians, working with local library services and LIFT Psychology Teams, and offers people self-help books from the library as part of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) prescribed by a health professional.

Wiltshire Council, in partnership with Swindon Borough Council, will both have multiple copies of the core list of 30 titles covering issues such as anxiety, depression, phobias, panic attacks, bulimia and sleep problems. The titles will be available to borrow free of charge from local library branches or online through the request service.

Jonathon Seed, cabinet member for libraries, said: “This scheme will allow anyone in Wiltshire, in need of such support, to access self-help books locally and for free. Our libraries are friendly, community focused places, so I am delighted we are able to participate and help support the health and well-being of many local people.”

4:59pm Tuesday 11th June 2013 in News

Source: http://www.gazetteandherald.co.uk/news/10477297.Wiltshire_embraces_new_scheme_to_help_depression_through_reading/

Comment: A brilliant idea! More CCG’s should follow this example. The more a patient […]

What can I achieve?

What can I achieve?

What can I achieve with Clinical Hypnosis?

The list below is not in anyway complete but goes to demonstrate what hypnosis can help with. Clinical Hypnosis can improve the situation of many issues. Is what your looking for there? if not email us via the contact page and ask what we can do to help YOU!

A
Academic Excellence,
Addictions,
ADHD, AADHD,
Agoraphobia,
Alcoholism,
Allergies,
Amnesia,
Anger Management,
Anorexia,
Anxiety attacks,
Arthritis,
Assertiveness,
Asthma,
Aversion to Public Speaking,

B
Back Pain,
Bed Wetting (Enuresis),
Bereavement,
Binge Eating,
Binge Drinking,
Blood Pressure,
Blushing,
Boosting Confidence,
Boosting self-confidence,
Bruxism (Grinding Teeth),
Bulimia,

C
Caffeine Addiction,
Caring for the Terminally Ill,
CFS Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,
Chocolate Addiction,
Chronic Pain,
Claustrophobia,
Co-Dependance
Compulsions,
Compulsive/Obsessive OCD,
Confidence,
Constipation,

D
Dealing with Difficult People,
Dental Problems,
Dependance,
Depression,
Diarrhea, Diarrhoea
Disorders,
Drink More Water,
Stop Drinking Fizzy Drinks (Pop/Soda),
Drinking,
Driving Test Nerves,
Drug Abuse,

E
Ease Eczema,
Eat Healthy,
Eat Slowly,
Eating Disorders,
Eczema,
Emotional Problems,
Exam Nerves,
Exercise Motivation,

F
Failure Syndrome,
Fears (Flying, etc.),
Feelings of guilt,

G
Gagging,
Gain Weight,
General Health,
Get Rid of Migraines,
Goal Setting,
Grief,
Guilt Feelings,
Gym Motivation,

H
Habits,
Hay Fever,
Headaches and Migraine,
Healing Power Hypnosis,
Healthy Lifestyle,
Helping with exams nerves,
High Blood Pressure,
Hot Flashes,
Hydrophobia,
Hypnosis & Cancer Treatment,
Hypochondria,
Hysterical Symptoms,
Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS*,

I
Improve Posture,
Improving concentration and memory,
Improving sports performance,
Increased Sales Effectiveness,
Indecisiveness,
Inferiority,
Infertility Hypnosis,
Inflammatorybowel disease,
Inhibitions,
Insecurity,
Insomnia,

J
Jealousy,
Jetlag Reliever

K
Kleptomania,

L
Learning Difficulties,
Lip Biting,
Living and dealing with IBS,
Low or High Blood Pressure,

M
M.E.,
Marital Problems,
Memory Improvement,
Menopause,
Menstrual Tension,
Morning Sickness,
Motivation Problems,
MRI Scan Anxiety,

N
Nail-Biting,
Negative Thinking,
Nervousness,
Neurasthenia,
Neurosis,
Nightmares,

O
OCD,

P
Pain Management,
Pain relief,
Panic Attacks,
Performance Anxiety,
Personal Development
Personal perspectives,
Phobias & Fears,
PMS,
Poor Circulation,
Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD),
Prepare for Surgery,
Presentation Nerves,
Public Speaking,

Q
Quit Smoking , Quit4Life,

R
Rejection,
Relationships,
Relaxation,
Relaxation and Sleep,

S
Sales Performance,
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD),
Self Belief,
Self Consciousness,
Self Development,
Self Esteem,
Self help,
Self-Confidence/Image,
Self-Consciousness,
Self-esteem,
Shame,
Shyness,
Slimming,
Smoking Cessation,
Snoring,
Social Phobia/Social Anxiety,
Sports Abilities,
Sports Improvement,
Sports Motivation,
Sports Performance
Sports Psychology,
Stage Fright,
Stammering & Stuttering,
Stop Facial Tics,
Stop Nose Picking,
Stop Thumb Sucking,
Stress Management,
Study,
Stuttering,

T
Teeth Grinding,
Tension Headaches,
Test / Exam Anxiety,
Thumb Sucking,
Tinnitus,
Trauma,
Travel Fright,
Travel Sickness,
Twitching,

V
Vertigo,

W
Weight control

Be Clear on Bowel Cancer

 Be Clear on Bowel Cancer

The Department of Health is running a new campaign to raise awareness of the early signs and symptoms of bowel cancer and increase early diagnosis. The ‘ Be Clear on Cancer ’ campaign will run for nine weeks from the end of January, and aims to raise awareness that blood in your poo or looser poo can be early signs of bowel cancer. If England’s survival rates were to match the best in Europe for bowel cancer, 1700 lives each year could be saved. The campaign will encourage people to see their doctor straight away if they are experiencing any of the symptoms. These vital messages will be communicated via various channels, including TV, radio and print adverts, events and social media. Reinforces the message neglect kills and self diagnosis is no diagnosis – go to your GP and get checked.

Source: UK department of health

By |February 17th, 2012|Digestive Disorders, Disease, Education, IBS - Irritable bowel Syndrome, Ulcerative Colitis|Comments Off on Be Clear on Bowel Cancer

A digested guide to perfect digestion

A digested guide to perfect digestion: Experts reveal how to relieve common symptoms – with some very surprising advice

We are a nation obsessed with our guts. From bloating to bowel issues, an estimated nine million of us have problems with our digestive systems. ‘The number of people being diagnosed with digestive disorders is on the rise, as people are taking their symptoms more seriously and are getting diagnosed earlier,’ says Dr Anton Emmanuel of the gut health charity CORE. One in five of us suffers with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), a disorder of the gastrointestinal tract characterised by diarrhoea, stomach cramps and bloating.

Nine million sufferers: One in five of us suffers from Irritable Bowel SyndromeNine million sufferers: One in five of us suffers from Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Many of us resort to all kinds of measures for a healthy gut, chomping through bowls of high-fibre cereals and guzzling water. But could we be unwittingly making our symptoms worse?

Here, some of the country’s leading digestive experts dispel the most common myths and advise how to have a happy gut.

DITCH THE FIBRE

IBS patients are often told to eat more fibre. ‘But this is the worst thing for a significant number of patients, particularly when it comes to bran,’ says Peter Whorwell, professor of medicine at Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester and a leading authority on IBS.

‘While eating more fibre undoubtedly helps to sort out mild constipation, it’s rarely helpful for severe IBS symptoms and it won’t help diarrhoea. Fibre is a bulking agent which gives the bowel even more work to do, so it’s likely to worsen symptoms in people with severe constipation.’

Instead, he advises white bread, white pasta, […]

Feeling Stressed

STRESS

Feeling Stressed?

Are You constantly feel tired and irritable?
Are You finding it hard to concentrate?
Are the smallest tasks leave you feeling overwhelmed?

YES! Then you may be suffering from stress. Here is the good news! Your stress can be managed!

Stress originates in your mind with your thoughts and perceptions and hypnotherapy therefore is one of the quickest, simplest and most effective ways of overcoming stress. Just imagine feeling totally relaxed and calm in any and every situation, leaving you feeling confident and motivated to face any challenge before you. Experience the Feeling of how wonderful it feels to feel calm, in total control and more importantly totally relaxed! With the help of NLP, CBT and hypnotherapy – this can become your reality.

Why not take advantage of a free telephone consultation on 01384 621857 (after 6pm) (no obligation) to discuss just how I can help you manage your stresses. The Start is easy just give me a call now on 01384 621857 or email me at advice@hypnofix.co.uk to book your free consultation or have a skype chat if you prefer.

OK So What is stress and what are the symptoms of stress?

We all suffer at some point in our lives from the effects of stress, so your not unique there! – it’s a part of human nature. Stress, for example in a sports or work environment, can enhance our performance, however if you are feeling totally overwhelmed by stress, all the time, then it is time to do something about it before the stress affects your health (stroke/heart attack etc.), self esteem and performance both at work and play.

Most events in our lives are not dangerous or life threatening in […]

Hypnosis ‘can help ease motor neurone disease

Motor Neurone Disease

Hypnosis ‘can help ease motor neurone disease

THE power of hypnosis is being used for the first time in Tyneside to help control symptoms in patients with motor neurone disease. Health Reporter Helen Rae takes a look at this alternative form of therapy.

HYPNOTHERAPY can, at times, be associated with showmen peddling silly pranks in front of packed-out theatres. But this holistic therapy can be an alternative form of health treatment, which is said to use the healing powers of the mind to help tackle a whole host of medical problems.

And for the first time in Tyneside, hypnosis is being used to help those live with debilitating motor neurone disease (MND).

Lisa Cairns, clinical hypnotist at Newcastle’s St Oswald’s Hospice, is currently carrying out a PhD to look at the use of hypnosis in controlling symptoms in patients with the condition.

Her study involves helping patients control their saliva secretions, a common symptom of MND.

Since qualifying as a hypnotist in 2002, Lisa, of Woodside, Ryton, has helped as many as 10 people alleviate their symptoms of MND and curb their saliva problems by the use of hypnotherapy.

The 39-year-old said: “The original idea to use hypnosis for MND came from a patient who had tried medication and radiotherapy to control one of her salivary glands, with little benefit. MND patients produce normal amounts of saliva, but in some patients the disease impairs swallowing, which causes the saliva to spill out of the mouth instead of being swallowed.

“The use of hypnosis could appear to be an unusual approach, but dentists trained in clinical hypnosis use this technique to dry the mouth to allow them to carry out procedures.

“We also know from existing research that hypnosis can influence the […]

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Autoimmune Diseases and You

Autoimmune Diseases and You

Understanding Autoimmune Diseases –  When the body begins to attack itself

Autoimmune Diseases and You – An autoimmune disease occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly begins to attack itself. More commonly known autoimmune diseases include lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Fibromyalgia  and multiple sclerosis. Here is more information about autoimmune diseases, courtesy of the U.S. National Women’s Health Information Center: Autoimmune diseases affect more women than men, and tend to run in families. Symptoms may come and go, with no symptoms for a while, then a sudden, severe attack called a “flare-up.” Symptoms and severity can vary greatly from disease to disease. Medication can help control symptoms, as can reducing stress. Meditation and self-hypnosis also have helped some people. People with an autoimmune disease should practice healthy habits including getting regular exercise, eating a proper diet, and getting plenty of sleep.

Diana Kohnle HealthDay News Thursday, March 13, 2008

By |March 13th, 2008|Arthritis, Diet, Disease, Latest News, Multiple Sclerosis, Self Hypnosis, Sleep, The Body, The Mind|Comments Off on Autoimmune Diseases and You

Professional Development

Professional Development

Professional development activities ensure an up to date practice, knowledge of new techniques and to improve client care and also the development of the practitioner.

The following course have been attended

Dip.H – Clinical Hypnotherapy Diploma  – June 2008

Diploma In Eating Disorders & OCD ( Anorexia, Bulimia, Etc) – March 2011
Dr David Kato PhD DCH. DHP. C.ht Vice President ACHE


Continuous Professional Development Undertaken:

Working with Substance Misusers   – By John Castleton – February 2008

Rapid Cognitive Therapy                 – By Terence Watts – March 2008

The Benefits and Uses of
Hypnosis in the Treatment of IBS      – By Michael Mahoney – May 2008

Transactional Analysis                 –  By Frank McLean – June 2008

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Child Protection Level 1 Training Cert. – DACHS         – June 2010

‘Safe in Your Hands’ Safeguarding Children – DACHS – June 2010

Sports Hypnosis                      – By Anne Smith – September 2010

‘Abuse Awareness’ Safeguarding Adults – DACHS – September 2010

‘Understanding PTSD’ (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) –  By W.J Roberts – November 2010

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Eating Disorders – Anorexia, Bulimia & OCD –  by Dr. David Kato PhD DCH. DHP.C.ht – February 2011

Diploma in Eating Disorders – Anorexia, Bulimia & OCD –  by Dr. David Kato PhD DCH. DHP.C.ht – March 2011

Quit4Life Hypnotherapy – By Nick Cooke – May 2011

Hypno-Band Licensed Practitioner – By John McLean – July 2011

Certificate In Marketing of Hypnosis – By David Botsford – December 2011

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Hypnotension Licensed & Certified Practitioner – Rob Woodgate
FNCH, HPD,DipH
– January 2012

Certificate in Psychological Communication & Body Language –
by Dr. David Kato PhD DCH. DHP.C.ht – March 2012

Stress Management Coaching & Consultancy –
Nicolas Cooke D.Psy. FAPHP. MNCH (Acc) Dip. Sup. Acc. Hyp. Sup – November […]