Hypnotherapy, which is the use of hypnosis for therapeutic purposes, has a long and fascinating history dating back thousands of years.
What most people don't realise is that hypnosis is a state of mind that occurs every day and it doesn't actually feel that unusal. In simple terms it's when we are 'in the zone'. During this state time passes quickly and we don't consciously remember making that cup of tea, or driving to that location, our automatic pilot takes over. Essentially it's when our brain wave speed slow down.
During hypnotherapy, the hypnotherapist induces a slower brainwave state by helping you to relax. This opens the doorway between the mind and body enabling us to do some all important work on your psychology.
Ancient civilizations such as the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans all used forms of hypnosis for healing and spiritual purposes. In fact, the word "hypnosis" comes from the Greek word "hypnos," which means...
The only way to conquer your fears is to face them head-on. It's not easy, but it's worth it.
Last week in Cornwall we walked around The Rumps with big ole sheer drops next to us.
Not gonna lie… I felt a bit , but it felt great to conquer something scary and made me feel alive.
It got me thinking about facing fears. Many of us are stuck in a rut because we don’t want to expose ourselves to fear but the longer you leave it, the worse it gets in your head.
Here are some tips for facing your fears:
1. Identify your fears: Write down what you're afraid of and why.
2. Start small: Take small steps towards facing your fear. For example, if you're afraid of heights, start by standing on a step stool and work your way up.
3. Seek support: Talk to someone you trust about your fears and ask for their support.
4. Focus on the present: Don't let your mind wander to negative outcomes. Focus on the present moment and take things one step at a time.
I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that I believe your mind has the power to affect your experience of your menopause (including your symptom severity).
Unless you’ve been under a rock for the last few years (and I wouldn’t blame you if you had) you’ve probably heard about the power of the imagination. When it comes to our immune system, our nervous system and our endocrine system (ok, ALL our systems actually) the imagination can have an impact(directly and indirectly).
Remember nothing happens in isolation in the body.
Don’t take my word for it, look at the science.
In a study done in 2004 by scientists at The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Lerner Research Institute in Cleveland they found that by simply imagining repeating an exercise over and over again, you can an increase in muscle strength by 35% Ref: Pg: 77 ‘How Your Mind Heals Your Body’ by David R Hamilton.