You have been made aware of the risk factors that you need to change that are related to your life style choices for heart attack recovery. You may be experiencing worry and fear, sadness and anxiety since your cardiac event. By using a combination of hypnosis, NLP, coaching and Indian head massage, I will support you. Enabling you to gain the ability to make the life style changes recommended to you. I will also help you feel happier and more confident. This will allow you to manage the thoughts and feelings that you experience after a traumatic event.
Life changes for heart attack recovery
These therapies are about helping people change easily and effortlessly. They are all solution focused techniques and have been found to create change relatively quickly and have lasting positive effects. I am here to listen and appreciate how you might be feeling during your heart attack recovery. You are not alone, I have been through this too.
You have power to change!
Stress & anxiety
Learning to manage stress and anxiety in combination with getting physically fitter can reduce the risk of a cardiac event and improve your quality of life. It can be effective in lowering blood pressure too.
Panic & fear
These feelings can be powerful and deeply distressing. But they’re natural reactions to the stress of an unexpected or traumatic event such as a heart attack. Learn how to control the feelings.
Gaining confidence in your heart, your body, your abilities, leaving the house, exercising, sex and going back to work can take a while. Getting your mojo back certainly helps you recover.
Being overweight increases your risk. The best thing you can do is to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. A healthy diet, reduction of alcohol and exercise all contribute to achieving the ideal body weight.
Eating a varied diet of healthy foods can help with your weight, blood pressure and cholesterol, it can also help with energy, and reduce stress and anxiety.
Being smoke free is one of the best ways to protect your heart. If you are a smoker, you should seriously consider stopping. The risk of high blood pressure and high cholesterol is doubled in smokers.
Whist there is some evidence that says a small amount of alcohol is good for you. Drinking large amounts can cause problems. It can have an impact on your cholesterol, blood pressure and weight.
An imbalance of cholesterol in your blood can lead to a heart attack or stroke. You can help manage your cholesterol level through healthy eating, regular activity and quitting smoking.
High blood pressure
Blood pressure isn’t something you can feel. If it’s too high, it needs to be treated. Healthy eating and exercise can help in this area, as will relaxation, meditation and hypnosis.
Being active and getting enough physical activity. Sitting too much isn’t good for your heart health. Regular activity can help with angina, weight management, sleep, lowering blood pressure and produces a sense of well-being and increases confidence.
Getting a good nights sleep is healing both mentally and physically and should never be a problem. However, sometimes we have difficulty getting to sleep, staying asleep or waking too early. A healthy diet, regular exercise and reducing stress and anxiety all help to give you a good nights sleep.
Depression, isolation and lack of support
There can be a greater risk of heart issues for people who have depression, are socially isolated or do not have good social support. Having a good social life with family and friends can help. Depression is more than feeling sad or low. If you feel depressed for more than two weeks, talk to your doctor, a family member or someone you know well alternatively contact the Samaritans they are there to help.