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Creating energy for living with a heart condition

Raising energy

Having energy was an important factor in my recovery both physically and emotionally. It gave me motivation and drive to want more from each and every day. No more I’ll do it tomorrow as tomorrow may never come. Energy for living with a heart condition is crucial to fuel the creation of your ‘new life’ and any recovery. Your new life is your physical, mental and emotional well-being. In this instance, I am talking about emotional energy. It’s been found to influence decision making, thought processes, memories, and present experiences.…

Finding acceptance when living with a heart condition

and breathe into acceptance

Acceptance when living with a heart condition is crucial to your emotional recovery. When an event changes your life, it also changes your future. You can often find yourself wishing things were as they were before. You may fight so hard that you exhaust yourself. The desire to want life to be as it was holds you stuck in an unhappy place. Feeling hopeless and lost. I work with people around a model of 6 mindsets that are key to creating and living a life you love. There is an…

6 Weeks 2 Sleep Easy Workshop – Improve your sleep

Sleeping Easy

Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together Thomas Dekker This online workshop is for you if you want to change and improve your sleep pattern. You will explore, learn and make simple changes to your sleep habits. It’s for you if you just want to sleep easy and dream deep. You can have more energy and less fatigue. Let’s improve your sleep! Join others just like you who want to improve their sleep. Everyone will have a similar experience of sleep problems and really want…

Get a good nights sleep

Sleep Phone by bed with flowers

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 woman

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

Fear and panic

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…

What’s an Indian head massage good for?

Massage ©-Ken-Hurst

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…

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

Ilizarov fixator pain

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

Arguing

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…