Suspend your disbelief about hypnosis, and while you're at it, forget about swinging watches and the phrase "You're getting sleepy." Despite the fact that people have been using hypnotherapy for decades to help them ditch behaviors, like overeating and smoking—and that major medical organizations recognize it as valid therapy for a range of health issues—it's still viewed as mental sleight of hand, a tool of stage performers, not doctors. But thanks to a spate of recent research—most notably a study that showed, via MRI imaging, how the brain actually changes during hypnosis—the practice has gained more legitimacy and is often combined with talk therapy or meds. Now, "people are signing up for it at the recommendation of their physician," says health psychologist Laurie Keefer, Ph.D., director of psychobehavioral research at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.
During a session, a therapist will ease you into a hyper-focused relaxed state (by having you concentrate on, say, soothing words), then give you suggestions to help you conquer your health problem. You'll be physically alert but mentally calm, similar to what happens when you are driving and reach your destination but don't remember how you got there. Here, why over a half a million people couch-surf away what ails them each year, and what you can expect. Continue reading.
Originally posted on Women's Health Mag.
Mental Health Awareness Week (14 to 20 May 2018) is about stress and how we’re coping with it.
This year the focus is on helping employees and employers create a mentally healthy workplace where everyone feels valued and supported.
We all know what it’s like to feel stressed – it’s part of everyday life. But when you’re overwhelmed by stress it may lead to mental health problems or make existing problems worse.
Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 is a great time to think about how we can all address the causes of work-related stress or find advice and support on managing stress in our daily lives.
For more information about the causes of stress and how to deal with it please get in touch or visit the website for MIND.
Researchers estimate you have about 60,000 thoughts each day. And many of those thoughts involve thinking the same things over and over again.
I never have enough time. I have nothing to wear. I look stupid. My house isn't clean enough. My life would be better if I had more money.
Rehashing the same things, focusing on the negative, and worrying about things you can't control wastes your time and your mental energy. The key to building more mental muscle involves decluttering your mind of those mental habits that are keeping you stuck.
Here are three tips that will help you spring clean your brain and rid yourself of the thinking patterns that keep you from reaching your greatest potential. Continue reading.
Originally posted on Inc.com.
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