More than a fifth of 14-year-old girls in the UK said they had self-harmed, a report suggests.
A survey of 11,000 children found 22% of the girls and 9% of the boys said they had hurt themselves on purpose in the year prior to the questionnaire.
Rates of self-harm were worst (46%) among those who were attracted to people of the same or both genders.
The Children's Society report said gender stereotypes and worries about looks were contributing to unhappiness.
The self-harm statistics are included in the charity's annual Good Childhood Report, which examines the state of children's wellbeing in the UK.
The data on self-harm was analysed by The Children's Society after being collected in 2015 in the Millennium Cohort Study, a continuing research project following the lives of 19,000 children born in the UK between 2000 and 2001.
More than 11,000 of these children answered a questionnaire about whether they had hurt themselves on purpose in any way in the past year. Out of the 5,624 girls who responded, 1,237 said they had self-harmed. Continue reading.
Originally posted on BBC Health.
Hypnosis is considered to have powerful health benefits for numerous conditions including anxiety, inflammation, and gut health. The Hindus of ancient India practiced a deep, trance-like "temple sleep," which was a precursor to modern hypnosis. And Avicenna, the Persian physician, noted the restorative powers of the relaxed trance-state of hypnosis as early as the 11th century. In the last 100 years, though, hypnosis has had a bit of an identity crisis. Hollywood and comedic stage hypnotists have hijacked the field.
Here’s the truth: Hypnosis can be a powerful form of therapy. It won’t make you quack like a duck or never want to work again (a la Office Space). And there’s an increasing amount of small, but very promising, research which suggests hypnosis actually works. Continue reading.
Originally posted on Mind,Body,Green.
A great day was had at yesterday's Mid-Somerset show in Shepton Mallet. I was in the Shepton in Business marquee and enjoyed meeting with the public at large. I even managed to make use of the table next to me when the expected trader did not turn up, resulting in a table for Mindfulness with a large selection of pictures for colouring in. This was a great hit with the children who came in and also with the parents who could take advantage and have a 10 minute break. A lot of interest was shown and there was a large number of entries for the chance to win a FREE Initial Consultation plus a FREE 1st Hypnotherapy session. The winner was drawn after the show and they have been notified so, if you entered the draw and have not received an email or text from me, bad luck but thank you for entering.
It was nice for me to finally be at my home town show as a trader. Over the years I've been there many times to enjoy the day but never as a trader. So thank you to Shepton Mallet Chamber of Commerce for giving me the opportunity and thank you to all the public who came in to see me. A big thank you to my wife also for putting up with me over the last couple of weeks and for helping me over the weekend. I'm already looking forward to next years show.
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