Welcome to Joyful June

30 days and 30 ways to make life a little bit more positive. Try out the daily tasks see which ones work best for you. Keep going until the end of June. If you miss one or two, that’s okay, the tasks are small enough and doable enough to double up on any given day.… Continue reading Welcome to Joyful June

3 Mistakes when feeling anxious

www-psychologytoday-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/in-practice/202109/3-mistakes-we-make-when-we-feel-anxious 3 good points highlighted in this article about anxiety. We can all do them. Remember to walk away, don’t engage until later, you may surprise yourself with your own different perspective. It’s about managing our thoughts, feelings and behaviours so we are prepared more when anxiety comes calling again. You are more supported than… Continue reading 3 Mistakes when feeling anxious

Holland & Barrett promote Hypnotherapy for anxiety

http://www.hollandandbarrett.ie/the-health-hub/conditions/mental-health/mind-and-body/how-to-deal-with-anxiety/ Good to see hypnotherapy suggested as a positive way of managing your anxiety (number 7). Taking action is imperative when dealing with anxiety, seeking out help from a well trained hypnotherapist such as all the members of the CHPA (chpa.ie) can make all the difference. Don’t leave it to chance, if you or someone… Continue reading Holland & Barrett promote Hypnotherapy for anxiety

Look into my eyes: A look at the online hypnosis phenomenon

Interest in hypnosis soared during the pandemic, largely thanks to social media and video conferencing. Is it a fad, or does going into a trance-like state help relieve stress and anxiety?  — Read on http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/healthandwellbeing/arid-41019341.html As the current Chairperson of the CHPA I would like to thank Aidan and The Irish Examiner for this excellent… Continue reading Look into my eyes: A look at the online hypnosis phenomenon

Young people to be prescribed surfing and dancing by NHS to help anxiety | Mental health | The Guardian

Study to assess if ‘social prescribing’ such as surfing or rollerskating can stop conditions worsening while on waiting lists — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/oct/25/young-people-offered-surfing-dancing-nhs-help-anxiety A good article about how the medical profession can utilise different approaches to assist their patients with anxiety.

High Hang-xiety and what it’s telling you

www-nytimes-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.nytimes.com/2022/10/06/well/live/hangover-anxiety-mood.amp.html An interesting portmanteau for hangover and anxiety. Growing up I would known this as “the fear”. An interesting article which for me highlights the need to go with your anxiety, listen to what it is telling you, there is much truth in the old Latin saying,”In vino veritas”. We can learn lessons from anything… Continue reading High Hang-xiety and what it’s telling you

Is the Sun setting in on summer ?

I like September. On an island with the Atlantic to the West and the Irish Sea to the east September brings in many changes. Not only the weather as who can tell the variables of such a potent force? But more than this for us as people. Our lives change back to the normal, back… Continue reading Is the Sun setting in on summer ?

Accepting our little moments of happiness

How often have you felt little, unexplained feelings of happiness popping up from time to time. I like those little, unexplained feelings . It’s like getting a free hit of feeling happy without having to do anything to get it. Do you get them too? Mine don’t last too long but that’s ok for l… Continue reading Accepting our little moments of happiness

Working hard or getting the right thing done at the right time. What do you choose?

It’s a simple enough question, you would think. However are you feeling anxious just thinking about how to answer? We all assume that working hard is a good thing and many studies suggest that having a good work ethic enhances your motivation, discipline and encourages continuous skill set improvements. That may be true however at… Continue reading Working hard or getting the right thing done at the right time. What do you choose?

How is your New Year Resolutions going?

It is the last week in January 2022 and I just want to ask if any of these sound familiar: ·         Lose weight ·         Stop smoking ·         To be happier and healthier ·         Spend more time on personal wellbeing New Year resolutions anyone? Above are some of the most common resolutions made every year, unfortunately over half of people will… Continue reading How is your New Year Resolutions going?

Feeling anxious about life going ‘back to normal’? 5 Top tips for managing the transition

With the easing of restrictions and suggestions that we are closing in on the final chapters of the pandemic, there are numerous reasons to feel optimistic that we may soon return to a ‘normal life ’. Just imagine no face masks, no Covid tests and no more social distancing, sounds good , right? However it’s… Continue reading Feeling anxious about life going ‘back to normal’? 5 Top tips for managing the transition

Anxiety and Covid-19. It might surprise you.

Some alarming statistics where nearly 20% linked to anxiety based disorders. Get this quote from the paper : Anxiety and fear-related disorders were a prevalent condition in our sample; they were also the second highest risk factor for death among the underlying conditions considered in our study. Click to access 21_0123.pdf Of course it doesn’t… Continue reading Anxiety and Covid-19. It might surprise you.

So what would you do?

A little gift from a former client which was very nice of them. It came with a little note stating that I had helped her stay afloat. I think it’s not always clear cut on how we need to approach problems and indeed solutions as there may be a third way which is available if… Continue reading So what would you do?

Breathing in the sun for natural growth

Just breathing in the morning sun aside my herb garden. Watching them grow from seeds to now has given me an enormous sense of happiness and well-being. A little bit of food and water, a touch of warmth and TLC can bring so many positive benefits. Our self limiting beliefs and toxic environments may stunt… Continue reading Breathing in the sun for natural growth

Amazingly Simple breathing technique to try right Now.

Have you ever found yourself feeling stressed or anxious and you are literally gasping for air , struggling to breathe? This is scary, right? Probably you have found the more you try to breathe the harder it becomes,true? Well now you can use this amazingly simple breathing technique that will instantly relax you, letting both… Continue reading Amazingly Simple breathing technique to try right Now.

The Stroop Effect Myth or Reality?

Just been helping my daughter with her science project with one of my all time favourite psychological experiments. The Stroop Test. Although used for assessing attention deficiencies and brain injury disorders it can also help people become more aware of how we process information and how we can improve our attention span and focused attention.… Continue reading The Stroop Effect Myth or Reality?

10 things stopping you being awesome

Stop worrying about what others think of you, as they probably too consumed with worrying about the same thing. Spinning too many plates. Stop. No one can do it all by themselves, start delegating or outsourcing to free up time. Hate your job? Do something about it as it won’t change itself. Too many energy… Continue reading 10 things stopping you being awesome

Now you come to mention it Yes I am stressed and anxious.

Stress and anxiety are in my experience involved in a great many of the causes for clients coming for hypnotherapy. People looking for hypnotherapy may present with an issue such as smoking or weight loss however I see stress and anxiety as an underlying cause and can lead to many problems if ignored. Relaxation exercises,… Continue reading Now you come to mention it Yes I am stressed and anxious.

Anxiety management and mindfulness

A big thank you to the 1st year nursing students for being a wonderful audience over the last few weeks. Keep up the good work and remember to use the little techniques I showed you to stay mindful: 478 breathing, 54321 grounding, H-P-F and many more. Really enjoyed your company and I wish you well… Continue reading Anxiety management and mindfulness