How does the pandemic affect your mental health and everyday life?

After Covid Although many countries are back to relative normality after Covid close to the surface there are still major issues the pandemic has left behind. This means that many people still continue to experience both physical and emotional difficulties from Covid. There are 3 words that I write on the initial notes for virtually every client’s first session. “AM I SAFE?” From both a physical and mental viewpoint Covid has left us all feeling unsafe If you are still experiencing these sort of issues and find that you have not found a way forward emotionally or mentally I offer a healing protocol using Hypnosis, Emotional Freedom Technique and Eye Movement Therapy plus working with the Vagus Nerve (which is of prime importance in the healing process). I have been using these techniques for many years now with excellent success and offer clients on a daily basis the tools and
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How to “Stay out of the Jungle” folks!

It’s tough living in the jungle isn’t it! Well OK we don’t live in the actual jungle but we certainly seem to spend a lot of time in what feels like the jungle. So why, so often does it feel this way? Anytime we experience a perception of danger our brain will respond in a primal way as if we are being chased by tigers. This is what it was designed to do. The words “fight and flight” are used these days to describe this experience but from a biochemical perspective we are being triggered into something closer to “life or death”. We are all in effect still living in the jungle but in a different jungle. Whereas in the real jungle there is instant and present danger, in our modern jungle we are being constantly exposed to a “drip feed” of knocks, disappointments and worries that gradually build up
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EFT and Hypnosis for Sport

All over the world EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and Hypnosis have been used for many years, helping professionals (and amateurs) release and improve mind and body issues in their game. Virtually every professional and also top amateur will be looking for that small but critical edge to help take them to the next level. In fact if we just want to enjoy our social round of golf or game of tennis then it will also be more satisfying if we can spend a little time pleasurably improving our skills. However our skills can often be sabotaged by our thinking patterns and mental programmes getting in the way of our ability. In Chinese medicine it is said that “when the energy is circulating we can deal with the difficult things and enjoy the good things” We know that hypnosis is a powerful way to help build a sense of relaxation and
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Have you been Forest Bathing recently?

“Forest Bathing” or “Bathing yourself in the forest atmosphere” is a Japanese term describing how taking a walk in the forest and connecting with nature is extremely good for your physical and mental health. So how good would it be if you could help promote your own happiness and mental and physical health in simple pleasurable ways like Forest Bathing? Walking in nature helps generate a cascade of feel good chemicals in our brain such as serotonin dopamine and endorphins. Of course we can choose to get serotonin from a pill and doctors regularly prescribe anti depressants which help boost serotonin, not just for depression but also for other issues such as IBS, PTSD, Stress and ME. These issues and others can leave patients low on serotonin and serotonin is one of the “happy” brain chemicals that help support our sense of well being on a daily basis. However pills
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Breathing into our healing body // Addictions, Stress, Trauma, Confidence, IBS etc.

When we hang on to stressful feelings and experiences they become “stored” in our body. They become a primal reminder to keep us safe from similar future events. To help quieten and heal these feelings place your hands on the area that is experiencing the stress response. It may feel like “butterflies”, tingly, or over excited. It may be tight, cold, hot, locked or vulnerable. Begin to imagine generating warmth within your mind to spread with your hands over that area. As you place your hands over that area take your time and be patient and as relaxed as you can. Just continue to focus and wait until you notice a sigh, a letting go signal from that stressed part of the mind and/or body. Become aware of not only the surface but also beneath the skin and deeper as your hand sends “infra red warmth” right through your body
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Why you should address your stress and anxiety now?

Hypnosis and EFT are very effective ways you can release stress and worry We may think stress is “all in the mind”. Even though it may appear to start in our mind there is no separating it from our body. That frightened feeling you experience in your stomach is cortisol and the fact your heart is racing so fast is adrenaline. However these experiences are in fact designed to keep you safe. This means you can physically run for your life if you need to. But in our modern everyday life we are usually “imprisoned” in our experience when the brain signals to the body to produce a whole raft of “Fight and Flight” chemicals. This reaction to stress is part of our limbic system’s response to danger. However that response is primed for the jungle and in effect only has an “on/off” button. This means that once it switches
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Why chanting om is so powerful?

Why is “OM” so good for you and will it help release anxiety and worry? And does chanting OM create a supernatural experience and help you connect to your higher being or source? And the answer is probably yes to both those questions. Chanting “OM” helps improve sleep, releases stress and helps you feel calmer. It focuses your mind, it balances your emotions and helps generate a feeling of peace. But for now, just in case you were thinking OM is some strange sound that people use when practising yoga let’s have a look at some of the scientific proof that helps explain why that simple sound can be so powerful. The chant OM is often used at the beginning and end of a yoga session or meditation. One clue to it’s natural power is in the vibrations, vibrations that create a calmer and more relaxed body and mind. When
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