Chaotic Eating and Food Choices??

Your internal voice will always present both sides of the argument, so if you are struggling with something and you stop and think, the chances are you will think something you have thought before. In terms of making choices that affect your health, if you love pizza and think often how good it tastes, then when trying to lose weight and make a different choice you stop and think about it before you decide, the thought you are most likely to have, is how delicious it is! That's clearly not going...
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Hypnosis – Is it real and does it work

At last, it's official. Hypnotism really does work - and it has an impact on the brain which can be measured scientifically, according to one of America's leading psychiatrists. David Spiegel, from Stanford University, told the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science that he had scanned the brains of volunteers who were told they were looking at coloured objects when, in fact, they were black and white. A scan showing areas of the brain used to register colour highligh...
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To stop feeling anxious, stressed or worried, you have to learn to just stop the thought

Every day it's estimated we have around of 50,000 thoughts, which is around 2083 per hour, or around 35 thoughts per minute. That's a lot of thinking! This steady flow of internal information serves as a thick filter between our thoughts and feelings, our head and heart, and governs our behaviours. The quality of our thoughts become habitual, it's estimated 98 percent of them are exactly the same as we had the day before. Talk about creatures of habit! But what's even more significant is that it...
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Alcohol Abuse and Recovery Therapy Birmingham

You cannot force someone you love to stop abusing alcohol. As much as you may want to, and as hard as it is to watch, you cannot make someone stop drinking. The choice is up to them. Don’t expect the person to stop drinking and stay sober without help. Your loved one will need treatment, support, and new coping skills to overcome a serious drinking problem. Recovery is an ongoing process. Recovery is a bumpy road, requiring time and patience. An alcohol dependent person will not mag...
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ANXIETY and PANIC ATTACKS

When we come into this world, we are anxiety and fear free. What we learn from there on, based on our environment and situations we encounter. This forms the basis of our beliefs, attitudes and responses, all of which drive our behaviour. Learn how to unlearn unhelpful anxiety thinking styles and empower yourself to believe in being able to deal with situation that life presents to you. Panic attacks are a frightening and scary experience. Anxiety and panic attacks are one of the most common ...
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Eating Disorders and Control?

Many adolescents and adults in treatment for an ED share that their symptoms serve a purpose, that of control. Control of what though? Their body? Their environment? Their lives? What I have experienced as an ED Therapist is that ED symptoms serve to control, numb, or even suppress the experience of uncomfortable emotion, whether it was fear, sadness, anger, shame, or all of the above. Therefore, a therapy focused on behavioural symptoms was necessary, but is not always sufficient. In some ca...
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How Clinical Hypnosis Works for Erectile Dysfunction

Sexually active individuals can benefit greatly from using hypnosis to improve sex and relationships. The most effective way to treat erectile dysfunction completely and permanently, is to resolve what’s causing it; if there is no longer any cause, there can be no effect. So why do you suffer from erectile dysfunction? You have probably puzzled over this many times before. Looked for reasons, triggers behind it. Perhaps you know why; an early sexual experience caused you embarrassment or feel...
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What is EMDR?

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a highly effective treatment method for a wide range of issues. EMDR is a powerful therapeutic approach with the aim of reducing distress in the shortest period of time. It uses the natural healing ability of your body to clear emotional and cognitive blockages. The mind can often heal itself naturally and much of this occurs during sleep, particularly during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. However, when you experience a traumatic event...
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Making A Change Is A Decision

Did you ever realise that making a change is actually just a simple as making a decision? Just like you decide what you eat for breakfast, you decide whether you smoke, what job role you have, how much money you make. Taking responsibility for all of this can seem overwhelming, but ultimately it’s the truth. I work with clients all over the world, some of them want to simply want to stop smoking, whilst others need to work to become more high-performance individuals within specialist careers. ...
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Neuroticism: handling negative emotion

How well do you handle negative emotion? Are you easily offended? Do you react easily to criticism? Neuroticism is a trait that dictates your responsivity to negative emotion. Psychologically, it is well understood that those who are high in neuroticism have an harder time with depression and anxiety. But an understanding of this trait can really open you up to change, particularly with how you react with others. I work with many clients who need to overcome high levels of negative emotion...
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