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Parental Stress and Anxiety

 Stress and Anxiety in Parents of  Children Special Additional Needs A personal story As a mother of a cochlear implanted young adult, I can look back and remember the many times when my emotional and mental health was put to the test. My experiences with regards to my son’s special additional needs and my own struggle…

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Stress at Christmas

Is the thought of Christmas stressing you out?  Are you concerned about the expense? Do you worry about making all the preparations on time? Do you wonder how you will get through it when you might be stuck with people you don’t necessarily get on with? Perhaps, what was once a happy occasion, is now full of…

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Self-Care is a Necessity

Do you think self-care is a luxury? Too busy to take a needed break? Too many things to do to allow yourself to stop for short rest? Too many things or too many people depending on you? Do you assure yourself that you will stop when everything is done? When deep down you know that…

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Social Anxiety: Fear of Being Judged

Are you a socially anxious person? Are you bothered by what other people think of you? Are you self-conscious, not wanting to attract attention to yourself? Do you dread speaking in public? Do you hide the real you, because yo u think people would be disappointed if they saw your real self? Well, if that…

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What is the point of Fear and Anxiety?

  Halloween is coming… are you ready to be afraid? Fear is the strongest of emotions and anxiety is what fear generates. I personally, do not enjoy being afraid, and I do not particularly like horror films. My philosophy is that, since being frightened is not pleasant, why suffer terror for no reason. The day I…

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Stress, Anxiety and Depression, how are they linked?

Normal Stress and Anxiety We all have moments of stress and anxiety at different times, and that is perfectly normal. Both stress and anxiety perform a valuable task of keeping us safe. They are part of our sophisticated survival mechanism. It is almost impossible to go through life without having experienced some stress or anxiety…

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Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss and Maintenance

HYPNOTHERAPY FOR WEIGHT LOSS AND MAINTENANCE Find out the root causes of your unhealthy eating habits. Remove any psychological barriers to change. Break old unhealthy habits. Decide on a realistic and sustainable healthy way of eating and exercising. Create new healthy eating habits at a subconscious level. Reinforce the new healthy habits at a deep…

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Mental Health vs Mental Illness

With the welcome increase in mental health awareness,  we have now more opportunity to talk more openly about a subject that will affect all of us at one time or another in our lives. However, sometimes I still feel that there is some stigma attached to mental health issues.  I wonder whether people are put off by…

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