Category: Vagus nerve

Want to be happy

Want to be happy? You need to know about these brain chemicals

The 4 brain chemicals that will help you feel happy. To have a “feel good experience” we need to trigger our “feel good” brain chemicals. Being able to recognise them when triggered within our body helps us develop and strengthen them, encouraging the good feelings we would like to experience in our lives. The four […]

Anger

Letting go of anger

Most of us have heard of Fight, Flight, or Freeze. This is our primal response that automatically kicks in whenever we sense danger. This part of our autonomic (automatic) nervous system will always strive to keep us safe if we feel threatened in any situation. It’s job is to keep us alive and to respond, […]

Mental Health

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 […]

Your brain may be 40,000 thousand years old but have you updated it yet?

Did you know that the modern shape of your brain may be 40,000 years old? OK, I don’t mean your particular brain but all our brains are working on “coding” that was developed to keep us safe in the jungle! This means that in many daily situations your brain and mine will often choose the […]

“Look Up” and change your life

If you are a Snoopy fan, and I doubt there are many of us that aren’t, one of my favorites is a picture of Snoopy, head raised towards the sky with the words “keep looking up…that’s the secret of life”. This is so true on all levels. When we look up we are opening our […]

SMILE

What happens to the brain and body when we smile? What happens to anxiety and stress when we smile? When we smile we instantly generate a happy flood of “feel good” brain chemicals. Neuropeptides that relieve stress and anxiety, neurotransmitters such as serotonin (an antidepressant) and endorphins that are pain relievers are all instantly activated, […]

A simple guide to the Vagus Nerve

The word Vagus is Latin for “wandering” and the vagus nerve connects the brain stem to the body. It is in effect wandering from the base of the skull all the way down the body to the gut. As it makes it’s journey through the body it is constantly monitoring and receiving information about how […]

Self Esteem

Building Confidence and Self Esteem with Hypnosis

Hypnosis can really help you regain confidence There are many books and YouTube videos out there showing different ways and strategies to help build your confidence and self esteem with many useful tips to help deal with issues such as these. A book or video can only take us so far since making changes without […]

Therapist

Life Coaching and Hypnotherapy

Is a Therapist a Life Coach and is a Life Coach a Therapist? Well yes and no. A Therapist will need therapy credentials to be able to set up their practice and a Life Coach will presumably have been through certain training before setting up their practice. The more I have developed my Hypnotherapy practice […]