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Healthy eating and body confidence

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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?

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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?

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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…

What’s an Indian head massage good for?

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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…

What is NLP?

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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…

How to get your happy back with 5 positive things

How to get your happy back

No matter how much you want to have positive thoughts. No matter how many times you remind yourself (and others) to stop focusing on the negative. It is never as easy as it seems. You know it will enrich your life. Yet you keep slipping back into the thoughts that erode away your confidence, your self belief and your motivation. You can get your happy back. Negative and positive thoughts   The benefits negative moods, feelings and thoughts can provide: • Clear focus and great when problem solving • More attention…

How to self manage your pain, my 5 top tips

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How do you live with pain that is overwhelming and feels like it is never going to end? It stops you in your tracks and can make it seem impossible to live life in an enjoyable and relaxing way. It can make you tired, irritable and unable to get any comfort. Why does it hurt so much? How do you make it stop? How do you self manage your pain? Warning lights Unlike cars you don’t come with warning lights. Our vehicles have lights on the dashboard that let you know when…

How to help a heart attack survivor

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After a cardiac event having stents, pace makers and other bits fitted isn’t the fix that most people think. You can help! It’s only the beginning of a long road back to recovery. Both the survivors and their loved ones need support and understanding. The event can and indeed does change not only survivor’s lives, but the lives of those around and close to them. With the best will in the world you try to help someone you love and care about. You want to support your cardiac warrior. But…

How to help your body, help you to sleep well

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Why is sleep important? You cannot survive without sleep it is as important as air, food and water! You need to be able to sleep well. It enhances health as you body heals and rejuvenates as you rest. It also helps lower risks of serious illnesses such as heart problems and cancer. Some research suggests that it may help with weight control. Sleep also gives you energy, aids memory and learning, reduces stress and helps maintain a positive mood. Why is sleep important to mood? A normal sleep pattern comprises…

How to change your behaviours to help you get a good night’s sleep

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I can’t sleep! You can’t get to sleep; you’re feeling tired and yet when you get into bed ‘ping’ eyes open and wide awake? Then you spend the night tossing and turning, berating yourself for not sleeping? You wake as if you haven’t slept a wink!   What good is sleep? Sleep is critical for your body and mind’s well-being, it simply works best when you’ve had the right amount of rest, this is between seven and eight hours sleep (up to 9½ hours if you’re a teen). Sleep gives your brain…