How to stop smoking naturally

How to stop smoking naturally

Swapping one addiction for another? I wanted to know how to stop smoking naturally. There is the option to take medication to help you quit the fags but that’s not for everyone and can have some nasty side effects. Like me do you want to stop smoking without swapping smoking tobacco for another fix of nicotine just in a different form of delivery. Read on to learn about some other ways that don’t involve nicotine replacement such as patches, gum or moving to a vape. They can of course be…

Getting ready to quit smoking

Getting ready to quit smoking

Are you ready? Change is one of the constants in your life and getting ready to quit smoking signifies the start your journey. Over 20 years ago two alcoholism researchers, Carlo C. DiClemente and J. O. Prochaska, developed a model of change to help with addiction problems and motivation to change. Discover how ready you are, how you can move forward and the right mindset. It was my heart attack that catapulted me to the action stage, don’t wait for a life changing event first. Smoking cessation This term is…

What is the easiest way to stop smoking?

What is the easiest way to stop smoking?

It’s easy to stop smoking, just stop! Yes, that sounds simple but it can be quite the opposite. It about finding out what is the easiest way to stop smoking for you. We are all unique and there is defintely a way for you to do this, your way. So, what is the easiest way to quit smoking? Unfortunately, whilst quitting is simple it isn’t always easy. In this and my next post we are going to take a peak at some of the options available to you. Once upon…

How to help yourself and help others as you recover after a heart attack and stents

How to help yourself and help others as you recover after a heart attack and stents

The next couple of activities come from my feeling good handbook. They are about how to help yourself and help others as you recover after a heart attack and stents. They are about how our shared experiences can boost the feel good factor in ourselves and the people we meet throughout our recovery. 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…

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…

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…

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…

Looking after your health at work

Looking after your health at work

On average an office worker spends about 1,800 hours at work per year. Averaging out to around 10 hours per day sitting time whilst in the office. How many of us work through our lunch hours scoffing down food at your desks or whilst in meetings. Checking emails at weekends and while we are on holiday. Is this looking after your health at work? This sitting down time isn’t just happening when we are at work, never mind the sitting time we do in our own time. It can even…