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We all get ill, it’s a natural part of life. It goes hand in hand with the aging process too. But alongside illness should come cure or at least alleviation from pain & discomfort. So why do we Westerners seem to be getting sicker? Evidence by the Department of Health states….
Stress is believed to account for over 30 per cent of sickness absence in the NHS, costing the service £300-400 million per year. The latest NHS annual survey found that 30 per cent of NHS staff reported that they had suffered from work related stress. nhsemployers.org
As a Traditional Indian Healer, I’m visited all the time by women with a range of stress related & physically debilitating illness. Most have been medicated for years with little improvement. Here I’ve put together 5 IN YOUR FACE reasons why!
1- WORDING – Crazy as it might sound, the way we word things has a massive impact. I’ve got arthritis or “That’s it now! The doctor says I’m diabetic” The moment we begin
PTSD Can affect anyone at any time after the event of trauma. There’s no evidence to suggest who might be more susceptible to the condition and who won’t. What is suggested however, is those who react to the trauma as it happens, may be less likely to get it. Here I’m going to give an easy explanation of what happens in PTSD & 3 Great Tips to combat the symptoms.
So first lets understand the brain and how it’s affected. As you’ll see there are 3 main parts, the Conscious Brain – This is what we experience now. You’re using your conscious brain to take in this information as you read. Then there’s the Subconscious Brain – This part reacts to
You might think in today’s society that there isn’t much to laugh about. Do you know how wrong you are? There are just as many things to laugh about as there are things to be miserable over. What I’m trying to say, it’s your choice how you react to life’s stresses and strains. We’re always going to get things in life that jump out unexpectedly just to naff us off but the worst part of all this, is when we allow them to. As a qualified Laughter Therapist, here’s a little tip on something I do every morning to start my day off on a positive note. When you go to brush your teeth in the morning, stare at yourself in the mirror and pull a funny face and laugh. Bonkers as it sounds, before long you’ll be howling hysterically and feeling brilliant. Don’t believe me? Try it!
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We’ve all got one friend who’ll stomp on our great ideas without a thought – you know the one don’t you? That moment when we get a brilliant idea about making life better, more exciting & fulfilling. We tell our friend but their reaction – ‘Are you crazy?’ ‘You’ll never be able to do that’ ‘where’s the money coming from?’ Suddenly your idea lost its spark. It’s an awful feeling but ask yourself this……How often have you done the very same things to yourself? Had a great idea and talked yourself out of it because of self doubt? This is why making friends with ourself is the first step to finding true happiness. BSeriously! It’s so important to see yourself as the strong beautiful courageous woman you are. So here’s to the beginning of your amazing journey.
1. Stand naked in front of the mirror and observe your body. All the lumps bumps and stretch marks. (As a
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a type of psychotherapy that helps you accept the difficulties that come with life. ACT has been around for a long time, but seems to be gaining media attention lately. Categorically speaking, ACT is a form of mindfulness based therapy,theorizing that greater well-being can be attained by overcoming negative thoughts and feelings. Essentially, ACT looks at your character traits and behaviors to assist you in reducing avoidant coping styles. ACT also addresses your commitment to making changes, and what to do about it when you can’t stick to your goals.
ACT focuses on 3 areas:
It doesn’t matter who we are, at sometime or other in our life we all experience negative self belief. It isn’t a mental health problem, but something ingrained in us throughout our life. For example, you’re all dressed up for a job interview and then you think to yourself “why on earth would anyone want to employ me? I don’t even look the part “you try to go on a diet and do you think to yourself, “what’s the point? It never works” now I’ve just been reading the most fantastic book called the ‘Happiness Trap’ by Russ Harris, and in it he talks about a really good way of detaching ourselves from these negative belief patterns. Let’s give it a try! Think about a negative thing you always tell yourself. For example, I’ll never lose weight I’ve tried it before. Now take a few