Category: About Stress

Performance Anxiety: Is it just in the mind?

Have you ever had to make a public announcement, a speech or presentation and woken up feeling sick at the thought of it? Some call it stage fright but the technical term is performance anxiety. The relatively harmless symptoms can make your life miserable – sweaty palms, a frequent need of the toilet, heart palpitations and a general feeling of...Continued

1 in 10 children have a mental health problem

The Education Policy Institute’s Independent Mental Health Commission published its final report of the year. It is the culmination of research into exploring challenges and transformation of children and young people’s mental health care and support. One in every ten children between the ages of five and sixteen have a diagnosed mental health problem. And yet, children’s mental health services...Continued

Stress management – how to retrain your brain

Stress - can we learn to live with it in a healthy manner? The perception of stress is that it is a modern villain nagging at us constantly to perform more than is physically possible in a twenty-four-hour period. Whilst a moderate amount of stress is beneficial to our general well-being high and constant tension isn’t. A Cognitive Neuroscientist with Trinity College,...Continued

Hypnotherapy and procrastination

Procrastination is the thief of time. {Edward Young - poet} Procrastination - according to wikipedia is "the practice of carrying out less urgent tasks in preference to more urgent ones, or doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones." putting off until tomorrow what could be done today. How many times have you been at work on the...Continued

What is a hypnotic gastric band ??

With healthy eating regimes failing drastically people are thinking about a hypnotic gastric band. The question is what is a hypnotic gastric band and how does it work? More than that does a hypnotic gastric band work? I'll try to answer those questions as best as possible. The mind can be so incredibly powerful to the extent that it causes physical changes. To...Continued

Top tips to enjoy silence

Silence is golden – or is it? When was the last time you sat in silence for more than 20 minutes? Our commute to work, the school run, doing the housework, watching a film, listening to the radio these are all noise filled activities. Sometimes we demand that external stimuli just to quieten down our internal self talk. Some people...Continued

Are You Positively Positive About Facebook?

Facebook and Twitter are you positive or negative?   Have you ever noticed how some people on social media are posting posts that are incredibly positive? Some people post articles that are funny, many post pictures of their favourite things like family members, cats & dogs etc. However there are some people who also seem unhappy with everything, it seems...Continued

Depression

Coping with Grief

Coping with Grief Top Tips on How to Deal With Grief Grief is a natural response to losing someone or something you love or care deeply about.     Get Support The significance of support cannot be overestimated and is probably the most important factor in dealing with loss. There are a number of ways support can be accessed.  ...Continued

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Perception

Perception. What is it? A brief chat about what perception is and how our perception of ourselves can affect our life     As a much younger man I used to kick a football around on a regular basis, I thought I was quite good, that was my perception! I then found out the painful way that I wasn't good enough...Continued