It really is all about you

It really is all about you

Now we are in the count down of day 9 to 12. Last time we focused on helping others to help yourself. Now it is all about you, yes really. It’s time to share with you activities to calm your mind, care for your body, raise your energy and get you achieving your hopes and dreams. It really is all about you! Warning: Regular daily practice of these activities can seriously affect your life for the better. Caution: May cause positive feelings and behaviours that will improve your life and…

How to help yourself as you help others to feel good too

How to help yourself as you help others to feel good too

The next couple of activities from the feeling good handbook are more about others and how our shared experiences can boost the feel good factor. Sometimes we want to help ourselves feel good and get wrapped up in our own world. We dare not to venture outside our own reality and don’t want to interact with others as we think that they are doing OK. We often compare our insides, what we think and feel with other people’s outsides, this is what others want/allow us to see of their lives.…

5 days from the feeling good handbook

5 days from the feeling good handbook

Continuing on from my last post How to feel good for 12 days at Christmas, as I write the next 5 days from the feeling good handbook I am reminded it’s not just at Christmas time that you can feel overwhelmed. Maybe it’s going on holiday; the planning, the packing, the arrangements, going away and then coming back home to business as usual. It seems even the good things in life can cause stress and anxiety. It could be birthdays, weddings, a new job, or moving house, just about any…

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.…