Reduce stress, anxiety and depression in children

Reduce stress, anxiety and depression in children

Primary school hires a hypnotherapist to help children as young as four cope with stress and depression

Reduce stress, anxiety and depression in children – A primary school has hired a hypnotherapist to help children as young as four cope with ‘stress and depression’. St Mary’s CE School in Rawtenstall, in Lancashire, has hired Anne Cartridge, 48, to run workshops with staff so they can pass on their anti-stress tips to the 194-primary school pupils.  The mother-of-two, who runs a course called ‘In Mind Therapies’, has already run workshops with youth volunteers at the school.   Ms Cartridge said her courses reduce stress, anxiety and depression in children as young as four.

St Mary's CE School in Rawtenstall, in Lancashire, has hired Anne Cartridge, 48, to run workshops with staff so they can pass on their anti-stress tips to the 194-primary school pupils

St Mary’s CE School in Rawtenstall, in Lancashire, has hired Anne Cartridge, 48, to run workshops with staff so they can pass on their anti-stress tips to the 194-primary school pupils The NHS does not currently recommend hypnotherapy for clinical practice, and while it is practised by some doctors, dentists, psychologists and counsellors, it’s also offered by non-professionals with little training.  This is because in the UK, hypnotherapists don’t have to join any organisation or have any specific training by law. Ms Cartridge explained: ‘A lot of my work is dealing with anxiety, stress and depression.’If those issues are dealt with in primary school, young people can cope better in high school and it helps them feel more in control as an adult.

By |February 24th, 2016|Anxiety, Childrens Issues, Depression, Education, Exam stress, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness, Relax Kids, Stress, Talking Therapy, The Body, The Mind|Comments Off on Reduce stress, anxiety and depression in children

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 […]

Why do I need Help?

Why do I need Help?

Well let’s have a look at life briefly to establish Why do I need Help?
We are all born with a clean memory. We become what we have experienced to a degree. As we go through life we have good and bad experiences with those around us and things that happen to us, or, our closest family.

Problems in human beings do not necessarily emerge overnight. As I have already said they are an accumulation of experiences. Things we put into our life’s rucksack if you like. They tend to evolve over time. Some things we deal with satisfactorily, others may be firewalled because they are too big to deal right there and then, or, just too painful at that time of the event. Unresolved emotions or feelings from long ago which have slipped from conscious into subconscious memory, all may have an impact on your current ‘being’ and your perceived feeling of wellness.

Childhood trauma, stressful relationships, work issues, bereavement, divorce, and accidents, war, sudden shocks, all can have an impact on the whole that is an individual human being. Mind body and soul to some can feel the effect internally as well as externally.

When problems do occur many people tend to assume that they will just go away, or disappear if we ‘don’t go there’ as we feel the body has its own innate healing processes. All will be well, they think if they ignore things. But if you overlook problems they may later manifest themselves in physical ills later in life such as – frequent colds, headaches, migraines, stomach disorders , IBS, heart attack and stroke etc.

These physical reactions may be signals that your body is sending out to tell […]

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 […]

Proposed structure of local health delivery in Dudley and beyond

Proposed structure of local health delivery in Dudley and beyond

Healthwatch Dudley & Dudley CCG  – Ideas for future structure of local health delivery

Proposed structure of local health delivery in Dudley and beyond – Why? The structure of healthcare in the community should in my opinion should be reviewed. I have had conversations with The King’s Fund regarding health care provision for the future in the UK. I have voiced these ideas to try to stimulate dialogue, but getting to the decision makers in very near impossible. Making me believe the top down approach to decision making despite the portrayal of a bottom up approach to changes in local and national NHS Service. The proposed ‘Phoenix structure” is to utilise local schools and redundant buildings that have for whatever reason become redundant.

Why a rethink?

The current community health centre is just that, a health centre. what I propose is a centre with a health section but encompassing all the disciplines listed below. Stress is the foundation for many illnesses and if eliminated or substantially reduced, could bring about fundamental change to the local communities, their Health and wellbeing and wealth to the country ultimately. GDP suffers due to the amount of hours lost to stress alone, let alone the additional burden of all the more serious implicated illnesses caused by stress. These in my opinion could be alleviated if not eliminated for the majority by introducing a centre that was multi faceted.

These would have a primary wellness role. The incorporation of suitably qualified ‘Complementary’ therapies along with the utilisation of of the premises by multi charitable organisations after normal business hours, after all […]

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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

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome & Hypnotherapy the research

IBSSlogoThe following studies have taken place and are listed here for an on behalf of an evidenced based treatment of IBS.

‘Hypnotherapy and refractory irritable bowel syndrome: a single case study’. Tara E. Galovski, Edward B. Blanchard.  American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis (July 2002), Vol.45, No.1, p.p.31-38.

‘Treatment with hypnotherapy reduces the sensory and motor component of the gastro colonic response in irritable bowel syndrome’. Magnus Simrén.  Psychosomatic Medicine (Mar-Apr 2004), Vol. 66(2), p.p.233-238.

‘The nature of IBS and the need for a psychological approach’. Olafur S. Palsson.  Editor’s Preamble, The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (January 2006), Vol.54(1), p.p.1-6.

‘Hypnosis for Irritable Bowel Syndrome:  the empirical evidence of therapeutic effects’. William E. Whitehead.  The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (January 2006), Vol.54(1), p.p.7-20.

‘Effective management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome – the Manchester Model’. Peter J. Whorwell. The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (January 2006), Vol.54(1), p.p.21-26.

‘Gut-directed hypnotherapy:  the Manchester approach for treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome’. Wendy M. Gonsalkorale.  The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (January 2006), Vol.54(1), p.p.27-50.

‘Standardized hypnosis treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome:  the North Carolina protocol’. Olafur S. Palsson.  The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (January 2006), Vol.54 (1), p.p.51-64.

‘Hypnosis for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: the quest for the mechanism of action’. Magnus Simrén.  The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (January 2006), Vol.54(1), p.p.65-84.

‘Hypnosis home treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: a pilot study’. Olafur S. Palsson, Marsha J. Turner, and William E. Whitehead.  The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (January 2006), Vol.54(1), p.p.85-99.

‘Effects of tailored and manualized hypnotic inductions for Complicated Irritable Bowel Syndrome’. Arreed […]

What to do with suspected IBS in Under 2 Minutes

What to do with suspected IBS in Under 2 Minutes

Why:
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects 20% of the population. The diagnosis should be considered in patients with at least a six month history of:

  •  Abdominal pain or discomfort
  •  Bloating
  •  Change in bowel habit

How:

  • Consider diagnosing IBS if abdominal pain or discomfort is:
  •  Relieved by defaecation or
  •  Associated with altered bowel frequency or stool form

and at least two of the following:

  • Altered stool passage (straining, urgency, incomplete evacuation)
  •  Abdominal bloating, distension, tension or hardness
  •  Symptoms made worse by eating
  •  Passage mucous
  • Lethargy, nausea, backache and bladder symptoms may be used to support diagnosis.

“Red Flag” indicators (refer to secondary care (Specialist GI Unit ) if present):

  • Unintentional and unexplained weight loss
  • Rectal bleeding
  •  Any family history of bowel or ovarian cancer
  • In people aged over 60, a change in bowel habit lasting more than 6-weeks with looser and/or more frequent stools.
  •  Anaemia
  • Abdominal masses
  •  Rectal masses
  •  Inflammatory markers for inflammatory bowel disease

If symptoms suggest ovarian cancer, undertake appropriate examination and referral Investigations to exclude other diagnoses. Investigate/refer as appropriate if abnormal:

  • Full blood count (FBC)
  • Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)
  • C-reactive protein (CRP)
  • Anti-body testing for Coeliac Disease (Tissue Transglutaminase – TTG)

What next and when:
Provide information about self-help covering lifestyle, physical activity, diet and symptom targeted medication. Arrange follow up to assess response and re-assess “red flags”.
First line pharmacological treatment

  • Choose single or combination medication based on predominant symptom(s).
  •  antispasmodic agents
  •  laxatives for constipation (not lactulose)
  • loperamide for diarrhoea
  • Advise people to adjust doses according to response, shown by stool consistency.
  • Aim for soft well formed stool (Bristol Stool Form Type 4 )bristol stool type,faeces chart,bristol stool chart type,meyers scale,bristol stool scale ibs

Second line pharmacological treatment
Consider tricyclic antidepressants(TCAs)

Start at a low dose (5-10 mgs equivalent of amitriptyline) taken at night and review regularly. […]

Hypnosis for exam nerves

Hypnosis for exam nerves

Hypnosis planned for exam nerves

CHILDREN as young as ten are to be offered hypnosis by an education authority to calm their nerves before exams. Pupils in the Kirklees area, West Yorkshire, will be taught breathing and meditation exercises to use before national curriculum tests, GCSEs and A levels. If the experiment is successful, psychologists plan to use the techniques to help raise standards in its schools throughout the year.

Dr Phil Jones, the Kirkless Education Authority’s senior educational psychologist and a trained hypnotist, will supervise the trials. He urged parents to forget negative images of stage hypnotists and claimed that he could begin to achieve results within two sessions with volunteer pupils.

Dr Jones said the children, who will work in groups, would not be put in a trance. However, they would experience an “altered state”, which would aid their concentration.

The Kirklees psychologists have used hypnosis with children previously on an individual basis, like other education authorities, Dr Jones said, adding: “We have had good results, and parents have been delighted with it.”

Two schools have already expressed interest in the hypnosis scheme.

By John O’Leary Education Editor
From The Times October 17, 2000

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article988589.ece

By |February 18th, 2008|Childrens Issues, Education, Fears, Hypnotherapy, Stress, The Body, The Mind|Comments Off on Hypnosis for exam nerves