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Quitting smoking

Quitting smoking

Is there ever a good time to quit smoking? It’s either too close to Christmas, a birthday or some kind of celebration. You’re too stressed, got too much going on or you need it to relax. Sometimes you find yourself saying to yourself there is always tomorrow, next week, next month or even next year. Stopping smoking after your cardiac event is one of the most important things you can do to reduce your chances of having another one and to increase your chances of making a good recovery. No…

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?

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

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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 use your mind to help you fall asleep

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Insomnia (sleeplessness, having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep) Insomnia can be having difficulty falling asleep even when exhausted. Or staying asleep, you get off to sleep just fine but once woken you can’t get back to sleep. Stay with me and I will give you 9 ways to quieten your mind to enable you to fall asleep. If you suffer from insomnia, have a job that involves shift work or have a newborn baby then you will be an expert in having a poor night’s sleep. There are 5…

How to calm anxiety, control anger and reduce pain

Breathing is most important

Anxiety can have a great impact on your daily life. There are many different treatments available; these can range from psychological therapy and medication to going on a self-help course, exercising regularly, quitting smoking and cutting down on alcohol and caffeine. But there is one simple process that you already do that can help you to quickly and easily calm anxiety. Just breathe Are you fed up with being uptight and anxious? Do you find pain too much to bear? Does sleep evade you? Would you like a clearer mind?…

Looking after your health at work

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…

How to lower your blood pressure

Relaxation and Meditation Heart attack

The causes of high blood pressure can be many and varied, as can the ways to lower your blood pressure From genes or the environment, in the body’s normal functions including changes to kidney fluid and salt balances, sympathetic nervous system (responsible for fight or flight), and blood vessel structure and function. Some of the factors are not within our ability to change. Such as the structure and function of our blood vessels and genetics. But other elements are can definitely be influences by our behaviour. Whilst we know that they…