Category Archives: Anxiety & Stress

How sheds can help men stave off loneliness after retirement – according to new research

The wonderful article explains how man-sheds or man-caves provides a space for chaps to chill and potter. An idea originating from Australia has taken this to another level by creating a community called Men’s Sheds that creates workshops for men

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5 Lessons Most People Learn Way Too Late in Life

“If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.” —Lao Tzu

This article reminds us of the

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Dream Deprivation: How Loss of REM Sleep Impacts Health and Learning

Those of you that have come to see me will well know the importance of REM sleep. The very purpose of hypnosis is to create a clinical setting for turbo-charged REM sleep. When we disrupt our REM sleep then problems

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Why are we living in an age of anger – is it because of the 50-year rage cycle?

This rather fascinating article gives an insight of why the world is going through an angry phase: Donald Trump, Brexit, Immigrants etc etc. Statistics show that society typically goes through a cycle of forgetting how tough things were (who is

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Why that cigarette, chocolate bar, or new handbag feels so good: how pleasure affects our brain

Ever wanted to know why you do the things you do and then regret them later? This article explains the cycle of addictive behaviours. For those of you that have come to me for weight loss, you’ll know that it’s

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Depressed men who don’t see a therapist regularly ‘are likely to turn to sex or porn – while women comfort eat’

So it is true what they say. Women eat and men look at porn when we are depressed. As a therapist I see more men now than I have ever done. It’s still not enough, however men are now starting

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Cold symptoms feel worse when you’re lonely

This article explains findings that further confirm that when we are feeling low, fed up or lonely, its a downward self-spiral of further self-withdrawal. So if you have a friend that is low and ill, cheer them up with a

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The Science Behind What Naps Do For Your Brain – And Why You Should Have One Today

I am a great fan of the power nap. I find that I feel refreshed, I have better clarity and it helps me work the log hours that being a therapist requires. this great article explains the science and method

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‘You can sleep when you’re dead’ is actually deadly advice, according to experts

Sleep, sleep, glorious sleep. Never apologise for it, be proud of your early nights, have a good routine leading up to bedtime and treat sleep like a bank account: if you dip in to your the amount of sleep you

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Some Clever Bastard Has Figured Out Exactly How Long The Ideal Holiday Is

Well then, we finally have the answer that keeps coming up regularly in the therapy room. I need not say any more except enjoy this article.
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