Stress Management Today

The Importance of Stress Management Today: It is vital for anyone who feels that they are suffering from the effects of unmanaged stress to seek help at the earliest opportunity. If you have any disturbing physical symptoms, it is recommended that you see your GP for a check up; and then begin to take steps to minimise the impact on your health as soon as possible. Recent research* suggests that anywhere from 60 to 90 percent of illness is stress-related. […]

Panic Attacks and the “Fear of the Fear”

Panic attacks can be truly terrifying experiences, and can often occur without warning. There is a sudden and extreme burst of anxiety that can result in breathing difficulties, nausea, dizziness and in some cases even a momentary loss of consciousness. Once someone has experienced a panic attack, the fear that they may have another can begin to take over, and they may start to avoid certain places or situations in order to prevent a repeat. This is what psychologists call […]

Hypnotherapy for IBS

What is IBS? IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) can present in many forms. It is a gut-centred disorder that can result in pain, cramping, and bowel problems. It is widely associated with stress. Stress can provoke feelings of anxiety and worry. Also, when the body is undergoing a period of stress one can fell overwhelmed or frantic. In response to a stress stimulus, the body will enter the “Fight or Flight response”,where the brain releases chemicals to help the body and […]

Before jumping on the Gastric Band-Wagon

A gastric band – whether it’s real or imaginary – can stop you from eating; but can it stop you from craving? In this current war on obesity; the latest weapon that the weight-loss industry is keen to promote is bariatric surgery, or “the gastric band”. Even our NHS seems more than happy to spend countless thousands of on these procedures; but not a single penny on behavioural change. This has now lead to a bizarre situation of patients who […]