6 09, 2017

Hypnotherapy for Public Speaking and performance, with tips

By |2019-07-18T09:45:29+00:00September 6th, 2017|Acting, Actor, Anxiety, Confidence, Focus, Focused Attention, Happiness, Health, Hypnotherapy, Mental Health, mindful, Negative Thinking, Neuroplasticity, Neuroscience, Peak Performance, Performance, Performance Anxiety, Positive Thinking, positivity, Relaxation, resilience, Stage Fright, Thoughts|Comments Off on Hypnotherapy for Public Speaking and performance, with tips

Hypnotherapy for Public Speaking and performance, with tips Whether you perform in front of people for Business, Stage or TV, you will know that stage fright or performance anxiety is a debilitating fear that will negatively impact the quality of your performance. Even if you have been performing or giving presentations for years, nerves can [...]

2 11, 2016

Improve well-being and promote relaxation with ‘forest bathing’

By |2019-07-18T09:45:30+00:00November 2nd, 2016|Anxiety, Autumn, Brain, Depression, Exercise, Forest, Happiness, Health, Hypnotherapy, Immune System, Japan, Lifestyle, Meditation, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Neuroplasticity, Positive Thinking, Relaxation, Stress, Tree Bathing, Trees, Wellbeing, Wellness|Comments Off on Improve well-being and promote relaxation with ‘forest bathing’

Manage anxiety, stress and improve well-being by walking in the woods It doesn't have to be limited to breathing techniques and talking therapy. In Japan, there is a term, 'Shinrin-yoku' that means 'forest bathing.' or 'being amongst the trees.' Forest Therapy has become part of the Japanese lifestyle, and there is a robust body of evidence on [...]

29 10, 2015

Move More!

By |2019-07-18T09:45:31+00:00October 29th, 2015|Anxiety, Brain, Bristol, Depression, Exercise, Fitness, Goal Achievement, Happiness, Health, Hypnotherapy, Mental Health, Movement, Negative Thinking, Neuroplasticity, Neuroscience, Obesity, Updates, Weight Management, Wellbeing, Wellness|Comments Off on Move More!

Be Active It seems obvious doesn’t it, being active is great for our overall health and wellbeing. Research shows exercise improves the brain's ability to be plastic. That means that our nerve cells can grow and change, helping us to learn and remember more effectively. We are also less likely to suffer from depression and anxiety. Working [...]

18 02, 2015

A technique to help you relax before sleep

By |2019-07-18T09:45:32+00:00February 18th, 2015|Anxiety, Brain, Bristol, Health, Hypnotherapy, Meditation, Mental Health, Negative Thinking, Neuroplasticity, Neuroscience, Relaxation, Sleep, Thoughts, Updates, Wellbeing, Wellness|Comments Off on A technique to help you relax before sleep

Here is a technique to help you relax before sleep. A lot of us go to sleep each night feeling stressed or anxious. A brain that is stuck in negative rumination is like an engine stuck in gear and overheating. The problem is, if we go to sleep in an anxious state, then we are [...]

17 10, 2012

Stage fright and Performance Anxiety

By |2019-07-18T09:45:32+00:00October 17th, 2012|Acting, Actor, Anxiety, Brain, Focus, Focused Attention, Goal Achievement, Happiness, Hypnotherapy, Mental Health, Negative Thinking, Neuroplasticity, Peak Performance, Performance, Performance Anxiety, Positive Thinking, Stage Fright, Stress, Thoughts, Updates|Comments Off on Stage fright and Performance Anxiety

Stage fright and Performance Anxiety Stage fright, nerves or performance anxiety is a debilitating fear that if left can have a detrimental effect on a performer's career. The good news is that stage fright, although it may seem impossible to believe, can be overcome in as few as 8-12 one-hour sessions. How is this [...]

16 08, 2012

Attention Density and Neuroplasticity

By |2019-07-18T09:46:10+00:00August 16th, 2012|Anxiety, Brain, Bristol, Focus, Focused Attention, Health, Hypnotherapy, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Negative Thinking, Neuroplasticity, Neuroscience, Positive Thinking, Thoughts, Updates, Wellbeing, Wellness|Comments Off on Attention Density and Neuroplasticity

Attention Density and Neuroplasticity My husband shared an article with me this morning. I think it perfectly articulates  the idea of neuroplasticity and how focusing on a single thought or idea repeatedly, affects the dynamics of our brain. The extract below is taken from an interview between David Rock and Jeffery Schwartz. David Rock: One of the [...]

3 08, 2012

Positive Rumination

By |2019-07-18T09:46:10+00:00August 3rd, 2012|Anxiety, Brain, Confidence, Depression, Focus, Focused Attention, Happiness, Mindfulness, Negative Thinking, Neuroplasticity, Neuroscience, Positive Thinking, Thoughts, Updates, Wellbeing, Wellness|Comments Off on Positive Rumination

Rumination A colleague of mine recently shared this wonderful article. It  discusses how negative thoughts and negative words affect the neural networks in our brain - and the how the power of repeating positive affirmations and positive thoughts have a positive impact on brain plasticity.   Any form of negative rumination—for example, worrying about your financial situation, future or [...]