Not only is lack of sleep and poor sleep quality frustrating and debilitating, it affects your mood and your well-being. It has been found that lack of sleep can increase the risk of heart attack along with many other health issues. In relation to heart attacks alone, this is by increasing stress and anxiety, by contributing to diabetes, and promoting calcium build up in the arteries of your heart. Research has shown that you need to get around seven hours sleep a night. How well do you sleep? People frequently…
Do you want to thrive, not just survive?
Is it time for you to feel good now?
Are you fed up with how you are feeling?
Have you wished life could be changed?
Do you want to do things differently?
Did you used to feel safe and secure but now it’s all a bit scary?
A life changing event, encounter, situation or action can occur at any time of life, it can come from left field and knocks you sideways. You are likely to have had enough resilience to get you through the practical, physical and environmental change. It can be soooo emotionally and physically exhausting.
How is your emotional and physical well-being?
Your life changing event can be described as something experienced by your that alters your life or circumstances in a substantial way. The experience can be seemingly trivial to others but has a great emotional, psychological and/or physical effect on you, the person who is experiencing it.
Life altering experiences can be positive or negative. They can be of your own design or out of your control. No matter if the change is good or bad; it’s your reaction and perception, the effect on your thoughts, feelings and behaviours that can be very different to what you might have expected.
Your life will never be the same but you can create how you think, feel and react regardless of the change. You can love life, live life and create your life in your unique way.
My life’s ups and downs
Most recently on the 17th February 2016, my world came crashing down around me. I thought I was invincible and immortal until the moment I ruptured my Achilles tendon during my weekly exercise class. Fair enough, in a purple plaster cast and unable to drive, hey I will get through this.
Then, 4 weeks later, 21st March 2016 I had terrible indigestion and couldn’t sleep. I felt a bit unwell and achy eventually 3 days later I went to GP for help with the wind. Surprise, surprise, it was a massive heart attack. What the hell, no worries I am sure it will be okay.
Now that would be enough you might think, I was on the floor. How could it happen to me? It wasn’t fair! What was the point of life? I would sit and cry for no reason, just so very sad and unhappy.
Time to pull myself together! Not so much, as in June 2016 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Certainly not what I was expecting but I survived and I now thrive.
I was not going to let this beat me. I’m now happier and more focused. I have an awesome life’s purpose. I love life, live life and create the life I want to live.
Let’s do this together
I believe I am lucky! No matter how harsh things have been I have got through it and so can you. I want to share with you how you can access all of the magic stored within you. You can use it to help yourself to feel good now. Depending upon how you deal with life altering events will go on to shape your life. Make it the shape you want it to be.
I believe life happens for us and not to us. It’s cliché I know but everything happens for a reason. At the time of the happening we may not know why, but we can always choose to find the upside, the positive and use it to move us forward to our hopes and dreams of happiness. With this in mind let’s make your life a life you choose to live and to love.
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The one constant in life is change
However, that doesn’t mean you get used to it or can fully embrace it. It’s your ability to be flexible and adapt that really counts.
Since most of us go through changes in our lives, myself perhaps more than most. During my lifetime I have realised there are six attitudes that must be in place to support you in coping with big changes in your life and developing your desired ‘new normal’.
You can and will transform as you have done so many times before.
Many people experience anxiety and stress, along with depression following a serious health issue such as a heart attack. As part of rehabilitation the team may recommend managing stress as one of your risk factors. Using therapies and techniques such as Hypnosis, NLP and Massage all assist in reducing stress, easing anxiety and helping you to relax. Remember that some stress is good It’s important to remember that some stress is good for us. We need a degree of stress to keep us going, if we didn’t have any pressure we…
How do you get your mojo back after a life altering event? After a major illness such as heart attack or cancer, it’s not just the physical body that is affected, it’s how you feel too that counts. Your self esteem and confidence take a knock too. When you experience a life changing event such as divorce, redundancy, children leaving home or financial issues you go through change and challenges that can also knock you for six. Finding ways to overcome this early, learning resilience and setting goals are an important…
I have experienced fear and panic attacks! Even though I knew they were unreasonable I felt like I couldn’t control them. Do you feel the same? It’s not surprising as having a life changing event is a scary experience! In my case it was a heart attack, breast cancer and a ruptured Achilles tendon – all in the same 9 months. Using NLP I am able to help you break the pattern that creates feelings of panic and being out of control. Hypnosis works with your unconscious mind bringing relaxation…
Is it just bum, legs & abs that need exercise? Your heart is a muscle and like other muscles in your body it needs to be used to keep it strong and healthy too. Lack of regular exercise or activity makes it more likely that you will develop heart disease. Even if you have an active job it is not the same as taking regular moderate exercise. Exercise and activity is important for heart health in many ways. Whilst you know this; sometimes mental blocks can stop you wanting to exercise.…
Is there ever a good time to quit smoking? It’s either too close to Christmas, a birthday or some kind of celebration. You’re too stressed, got too much going on or you need it to relax. Sometimes you find yourself saying to yourself there is always tomorrow, next week, next month or even next year. Stopping smoking after your cardiac event is one of the most important things you can do to reduce your chances of having another one and to increase your chances of making a good recovery. No…
One lifestyle change that affects and reduces a number of risk factors our health and has a positive effect on our feelings about ourselves and our bodies is to eat healthy and weight loss or gain. It sounds so easy doesn’t it, but it’s not. You start off optimistic, motivated and raring to go but then the reality of everyday life kicks in. Healthy eating and body confidence helps you to feel good and have energy to face the world. Initially I lost weight drastically after my heart attack and…
Everyone needs a life coach Someone who believes in your abilities, and can also help you set clear life changing goals towards achieving the life you want. As your life coach, once I have helped you to identify the life goals you want to change or achieve. I will work with you to break them down in to manageable and reward steps. We will prioritise them and I will encourage you to believe that they really are achievable. There are many areas that you might need to work on to…
I use the power of hypnosis as a standalone session and to complement my other therapies. Hypnotherapy has been in use for thousands of years. It is recognised as a very powerful method for personal transformation. All around the world, people use the power of hypnosis to help them deal with a vast range of problems. It is natural and everyone does experience hypnosis regularly. It is a state of heightened relaxation and an altered state of awareness. Relaxation When you are relaxed in this way it is possible to…
Indian head massage is based on the Ayurvedic system of healing which has been practised for over a thousand years. It involves a massage to the head, face, upper back, shoulders, arms and hands. The massage relieves tension in the muscles; it can be relaxing, stimulating and invigorating. Sounds divine doesn’t it, a real treat? Actually, Indian head massage isn’t simply a ‘treat’ – it can help with a variety of physical and emotional issues. What’s an Indian head massage good for? Eases migraines, headaches and back pain It can…
You hear a lot about how life changing NLP can be, but what is NLP? It’s an acronym for Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) that was developed in the 1970’s. It is a quick and effective coaching therapy that helps you live and love life in a way that you want to quickly and easily. It breaks negative thought patterns, changes behaviours, improves how you feel, creating excellence and setting life-changing goals. Change how you think, feel and behave I believe that when you change how you think, you’re able to effect…
Women are notoriously bad at being aware that they are having a heart attack We have a tendency to just tough it out. In my case you could have knocked me down with a feather, it just couldn’t happen to me. I thought I was invincible and immortal! My (disguised) surprise heart attack (heart burn) was a shock. Who me? Who’d have thought I’d have a heart attack? Certainly not me that was for sure, until Monday, 21st March 2016. When I woke with intense indigestion at midnight on Friday…