Category Archives: Health

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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The secret of a good night’s sleep has finally been found by scientists…

If you are a client of mine you’ll know how important sleep is to our wellbeing. Good sleep does more than physically rest the body. It allows our subconscious mind to process “stuff” that is held as emotional thoughts into

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Pub smoking ban: 10 charts that show the impact

As a hypnotherapist that regular helps smokers give up the habit, this interesting article provides us with a review of the last 10 years since the smoking ban. Very fascinating it is.

For those of you still smoking don’t despair

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The Brain Literally Starts Eating Itself When It Doesn’t Get Enough Sleep

We are all living longer, that’s a fact! However we are now discovering more and more how our lifestyle can affect us in this later stage of life. We know that Alzhiemer’s and other forms of neurodegeneration is increasing and

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The secret of a good night’s sleep has finally been found by scientists…

For those of you that are clients of mine, I never stop talking about how good nights sleep and our wellbeing is absolutely linked. As we are living longer, more research is being applied to sleep and this latest study

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The neuroscience of motivation—and how it can change your life

This great article explains the process of motivation: the neuroscience behind the process and the actions we can do ourselves to ensure this happens. What is encouraging about this article is that they understand the importance of understanding the science

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