I am a hypnotist and it's interesting how many people I meet feel that they are out of control of parts of their lives. There's one thing that simply comes back again and again and is almost impossible for them to change in their everyday lives.
"I would rather have cancer." This was something my dad once said to me when he was struggling with his mental health. It was met with horror from me. How can you say you would rather have cancer? What an awful thing to come out with. But when someone chooses to end their life rather than continue to suffer with their illness you know that the place they were in really was that bad.
However, there is an inordinate amount of information out there on how we need to be taking care of ourselves and sometimes it can be conflicting and confusing. How do we know what's healthy for us? So with that in mind, here are some health mistakes that are commonly made and very easily rectified.
Mental Health Awareness isn't just about a day, a week or even a month, mental health awareness is about a culture. Shoe-horning a culture shift into a week is not giving it the respect it deserves and will not work. What we need is long-term strategies to embed these changes.
OK, so let's go right back to the beginning again because it seems despite all the hard work of many upstanding individuals the fact that stress is bad (and I mean really bad), is just not quite sinking in with many people.
Into the New Year we go. The transition from one year into another will sound the 'change' alarm for many of us, representing the chance to better our lives in 2017 in some way or another.
I succumbed, I let myself wallow. There were at least two days when I stopped and felt good for nothing. In the big scheme of things, that's nothing, but for me, that's huge. It goes against my mindset, I like to work through things, to keep myself busy, to keep myself active.
Having had a challenging experience during, and after the birth of my first child in April 2015, I have decided to write a blog about my second experience, detailing the highs and potential lows along the way. I'm having another section, (planned) as my son's birth resulted in an emergency section
I came to understand that my fear monkey was, by it's nature, scared. This prompted me to change the way I was dealing with it, I mean if someone came to you and they were scared about something you wouldn't tell them to f**k off right? You would try and calm them down. This was the new approach I took with my fear monkey and it seemed to start working.
It's a strange thing, living in a holiday resort: particularly strange, maybe, when you haven't always lived there and it used to be somewhere you went for a daytrip on a Summer day.