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

Why Women Should Avoid Being Stressed During Pregnancy

Why Women Should Avoid Being Stressed During Pregnancy

Why Women Should Avoid Being Stressed During Pregnancy! Stress has become an inevitable consequence of modern everyday life, that’s a fact for most of us and as we are subjected to increasing amounts of it, we experience more and more of the effects of the great rate of wear and tear we subject our bodies to. The term was originally coined by Hans Selye in 1936, and defined by him as “the non-specific response of the body to any demand for change.” This means thatACT Change for the Better are all subjected to stress, but its effects on our bodies differ greatly from person to person, largely dependent on the gravity of and how we handle the stressful situation. It manifests itself in any number of physical or psychological symptoms that are often ignored until it seriously affects our health. In fact, stress is currently one of the leading causes of illness worldwide, such as depression, erectile dysfunction, hypertension, stroke, IBS and heart disease. This increasing number of stress-related illnesses has raised alarm bells throughout the worldwide medical community.

Stress can stem from both positive and negative experiences in our lives. Positive stressors, or eustress, are situations that are perceived to be happy or good, such as weddings, childbirth or big family holidays. Negative stressors, or distress, are situations that are traumatising or unhappy, such as the death of a loved one, divorce, or an accident.

Pregnancy can be considered both a positive and negative stressor, being a time of great joy and adjustment for the expectant mother as she and her partner welcome the new addition to their family. Apart […]

By |April 9th, 2014|Fertility, Stress, Womens Issues|Comments Off on Why Women Should Avoid Being Stressed During Pregnancy

Why Hypnosis Is Better For Stress Than Meditating

Stress Is The Life Killer

Stress is the greatest problem for people in the modern world, and it’s much worse than just health problems such as Strokes, heart attacks and hypertension that are brought on by too much stress for way too long. Stress impacts EVERYTHING. 90% of all illness has its roots in stress.

Stress kills our libido, impacts on fertility, our enjoyment of life; stress causes disturbed emotions of anger, rage, sadness and depression; stress makes us clumsy; stress causes us to make mistakes and worst of all, stress makes us think stupid thoughts (we become “stress stupid”) and it cuts off the internal flow to our creative and innate talents and abilities.

It is clear that we ALL need to de-stress, whether we are teenagers who suffer from acne and migraines as a result of stress, men and women in “anger management”, authors who suffer from writer’s block even, business people who burst a blood vessel, or parents at home who aren’t enjoying their kids but end up screaming at them all the time instead.

So how do we de-stress, and urgently, and FAST?

Why Stress & Meditation Are At Odds

Many hold that meditating and meditation alone is the answer to stress.
Meditating and meditation is the act of entering into altered states of consciousness, to widen our conscious awareness and to re-connect with the super subconsciousness of our energy mind, our subconscious mind, subconsciousness if you like.

This does not happen when we are stressed – a person under stress is like a TV that isn’t tuning properly. Everything is disturbed, mad, doesn’t fit together, there is no clarity, life is full of static.

Trying to meditate when you are stressed is like trying to be romantic with […]

By |April 8th, 2014|Anxiety, CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Depression, Self Hypnosis, Stress, Talking Therapy, The Mind|Comments Off on Why Hypnosis Is Better For Stress Than Meditating

Quick and Easy Stress Management

Living in modern life means that we all have to deal with stress. Sometimes this can be a positive force in our lives. It can motivate and get us going. However, sometimes stress can really get us down. Fortunately, there are plenty of tools out there to help us cope and deal with life’s pressures.

Here are a few tips to help you get through life’s stresses.

Stressed people naturally touch their forehead. This is because touching the forehead does actually relieve stress. Put two fingers on the boniest part above the eyebrows and think about whatever is causing you tension. You will be able to feel a pulsating underneath your fingers. When the pulsating has eased and you feel that it is difficult to think about the stress. Then you are finished.

Regard your emotional ups and downs as an avenue to learn and grow rather than as an enemy that must be combated. Getting angry at the stress only creates more dis-stress and makes you feel worse. Thanking it, even if you have no idea how it is going to help you to learn in the future is empowering. It gives you hope, which puts positive energy into the situation.

Vitamins C and B complex are the stress vitamins. When under pressure or emotional strain, take a higher dose of both than normal. They are both good for your adrenal glands, which produce your ‘fight, freeze or flight’ hormones. The glands can become exhausted under stress, and make you feel tired and even more stressed, an ever increasing circle of despare. These vitamins balance and calm the adrenal glands, allowing you to get back to your normal […]

By |April 8th, 2014|Free Meditation Download, Hypnotherapy, Stress, Support Organisations, Talking Therapy, The Mind|Comments Off on Quick and Easy Stress Management

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 […]

Hypnotherapy Responds to Figures Revealing Absences in the Workplace

Hypnotherapy Responds to Figures Revealing Absences in the Workplace

According to The Telegraph in an article published on the 26 June 2013, anxiety and stress are the most popular reasons for missing time off work. An official major nationwide study looked at tens of thousands of sick notes issued by GP’s and found that 35 per cent were for reasons associated with mild to moderate mental health disorders. A spokesperson from the Department for Work and Pensions said:

“Sickness absence is a burden to business, to the taxpayer and to the thousands of people who end up trapped on benefits when they could actually work. Supporting people with mental health problems to return to work more quickly will be an important part of the new independent health and work advisory service.”

One way to help people deal with mild mental health disorders is by using complementary therapies such as hypnotherapy. The National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) gives members of the general public access to local hypnotherapist’s details from all over the UK which can be used to arrange hypnotism sessions. This can help a variety of issues including weight loss, phobias, habits like smoking and anxiety or stress. In this case, hypnotherapy could help the client reduce levels of anxiety and stress through discussing the issue and using hypnotic techniques to control and alleviate symptoms.

“This could help those who are absent from work due to anxiety and stress and reduce symptoms with the goal of returning the client back to the workplace ASAP,” added a spokesperson from the NCH.

The National Council for Hypnotherapy aims to highlight the variety of uses for hypnotherapy.

NCH represents over 1800 hypnotherapy professionals within the UK and is committed to […]

By |July 9th, 2013|Anxiety, Hypnotherapy, Stress|Comments Off on Hypnotherapy Responds to Figures Revealing Absences in the Workplace

Does hypnotherapy work Science says YES!

Does hypnotherapy work Science says YES!

Hypnosis and hypnotherapy is quickly gaining ground as a recognized therapy.
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Thursday, May 2, 2013 – Steps to Authentic Happiness via Positive Psychology by Paul Mountjoy

Hypnosis seems helpful in treating addictions and the depression and anxiety associated with them”- Psychology Today

Hypnosis and hypnotherapy has been rooted in science with evidence based results reported for many years. Although the American Medical Association (AMA) currently has no clear position on the effectiveness of hypnosis and hypnotherapy, in 1958, the AMA reported hypnotherapy has a recognized place in the medical armamentarium and is a useful technique in the treatment of certain illnesses.

Hypnotherapy is considered an effective adjunct in psychotherapy for many issues, and more are being studied. On its own, hypnotherapy is reported to be beneficial: In 2001, the British Psychological Society commissioned a group of expert psychologists and published a report that declared hypnosis a proven therapeutic medium and valid for study.

The report went on to say hypnotherapy is beneficial for a wide range of issues encountered in medicine, psychology and psychiatry with regard to stress, anxiety, pain, and psychosomatic illnesses. Some illnesses described are insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, headaches and migraines, asthma and a variety of skin maladies. Weight reduction was also cited as benefiting from hypnotherapy.

A comparison study reported in 2007 by American Health Magazine indicates some psychological issues benefit more from hypnotherapy than psychoanalysis and behavior therapy.  A German university meta-analysis of 444 studies supported this claim, concluding a 64 percent success rate with hypnotherapy for stress, anxiety and chronic pain.

According to Sanjay Paul, A psychology instructor at several universities, hypnosis is a heightened sense of suggestibility for accessing the […]

By |May 23rd, 2013|Hypnotherapy|Comments Off on Does hypnotherapy work Science says YES!

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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Stress drives teachers out of schools

Stress drives teachers out of schools

Targets, bureaucracy and ballooning workloads make teachers increasingly anxious, delegates at NUT conference are told

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Is teaching the most stressful profession? Photograph: David Levene/Guardian

Stress is driving increasing numbers of teachers out of the profession, with some even considering suicide, a teaching union conference heard on Monday.

Delegates at the National Union of Teachers conference in Harrogate heard there had been a “meteoric” rise in work-related stress due to demands to meet government targets.

Research by the Health and Safety Executive in 2000 found teaching to be the most stressful profession, with 41.5% of teachers reporting themselves as “highly stressed”.

Sue McMahon, a delegate from Calderdale, West Yorkshire, said: “As a divisional secretary, I have seen a meteoric rise in work-related stress and on more than one occasion have had to support a member who has attempted suicide.

“This … is due to the demands being placed on our members to hit government targets.”

She said a “target tsunami” from government is “sweeping away those that you are struggling to support”.

Laura Fisher from Wakefield told delegates how two weeks into her first job as a teacher, a colleague looked at her and said: “‘Go home and drink a bottle of wine and you’ll be fine.’ I said ‘I don’t drink’, and he said, ‘give it six months’.

“That was six years ago. I still don’t drink, but I do like chocolate.”

The NUT is concerned that an increase in form-filling has driven up teachers’ workloads.

The union passed two resolutions, calling for the union to support victims of work stress and for the Health and Safety Executive to intervene in schools where employers do not […]

By |April 10th, 2012|Anxiety, Sleep, Stress, The Body, The Mind, What Conditions Can Hypnosis Help|Comments Off on Stress drives teachers out of schools

Hypnosis may help irritable bowel syndrome

Hypnosis may help irritable bowel syndrome

Hypnosis may help some people with stubborn cases of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) find some relief from their symptoms, a new study suggests.

A number of studies since the 1980s have found that “gut-directed” hypnosis can help some people with IBS when standard treatment fails. The new study is different in that patients were treated by therapists in their communities rather than at highly specialized medical centers.

So, the researchers say, the findings give a better idea of how hypnosis might work for IBS in the “real world.”

In two separate studies, they randomly assigned 138 patients with IBS that had resisted standard therapy to either a dozen sessions of hypnosis or to a “control” group.

In one study, which included 90 patients, 38 percent of hypnosis patients were treatment “responders” after 3 months — meaning their symptom scores had dropped by at least 25 percent. That compared with 11 percent of patients in the control group, who only received advice on diet and relaxation techniques.

In the second study, of 48 patients, one-quarter of the hypnosis group were responders, compared with 13 percent of the control group (where patients were put on a wait-list for hypnosis therapy). That difference was not statistically significant, which means it could have been due to chance.

The hypnosis patients did, though, have a bigger average drop in symptoms of pain and bloating.

People with IBS have repeated bouts of abdominal cramps, bloating, constipation and diarrhea. Standard treatment includes diet changes, as well as anti-diarrheal medication and, for constipation, laxatives or fiber supplements.

For many people, that`s enough to bring symptom relief, said Olafur S. Palsson, an associate professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

But for people […]

By |November 18th, 2011|CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Hypnotherapy, IBS - Irritable bowel Syndrome, The Body, The Mind|Comments Off on Hypnosis may help irritable bowel syndrome