Colour me healthy and happy

Colour me healthy and happy

Have you noticed that sometimes you get compliments and you’re not sure why? It can often be when you are wearing something you have had in the wardrobe for years. I hear myself saying ‘what this old thing’. Self care was never high on my agenda I had been feeling down in the dumps and pretty fed up, when I received an opportunity to have some self-care. Having ‘me’ time is really important for our well-being and feeling like we have our ‘new normal’. Sometimes you might worry that you…

Get a good nights sleep

Get a good nights sleep

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…

Anxiety and stress after ill health

Anxiety and stress after ill health

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…

Get confident and raise self-esteem

Get confident and raise self-esteem

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…

Overcome fear and panic attacks

Overcome fear and panic attacks

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…

Exercise, getting active and feeling strong

Exercise, getting active and feeling strong

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.…

Quitting smoking

Quitting smoking

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…

Healthy eating and body confidence

Healthy eating and body confidence

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…

What is life coaching?

What is life coaching?

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…

Does hypnotherapy work and how?

Does hypnotherapy work and how?

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…