Month: February 2017

Depression – Symptoms, Causes and Treatment options

Depression – Symptoms, Causes and Treatment Options Depression is a combination of psychological and physical symptoms. Low mood level or sadness is often the first  symptom. The common property of these symptoms is a decreased activity level in parts of the brain. THE SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION Depression may give one or more of these symptoms: -Low mood level or sadness. -Lack of joy or interest in activities that were joyful before. -Pessimism. -Feel of guilt of something without any substantial reason to feel so. -Inferiority thoughts. -Irritability. -Slowness in the thought process. -Slowness in interpreting sensorial stimuli. -Slowness of digestion...

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Social Anxiety

Social anxiety is the most common type of anxiety that people suffer.  Social anxiety is the fear of being around other people.  This fear can be the fear of talking to people, being ciriticised or looked at by other people, day to day tasks that others may take for granted like shopping. People who suffer from social anxiety experience can experience some horrendous feelings of dread and worry, self-consciousness.  It is common to feel the need to ‘over-analyse’ given situations or interactions. From a physical symptom persective, sufferers may experience intense shaking, sweating, heart palpitations and blushing. Social anxiety comes in 2 forms in the main   Social performance anxiety – the fear of ‘doing things’ in public, speaking, eating or maybe dealing with difficult situations and difficult interactions Generalised social anxiety – as it says, generalised social anxiety presents in the person’s life in general, affecting most if not all aspects of their lives Current treatment of social anxiety  There are several ways to address social anxiety.  My inital advice, as i’ve said in countless publications, is to CONTACT YOUR GP in the first instance to rule out any physical reasons a person may be suffering from social anxiety.  From here there are health professionals at hand to discuss if cninical input may be a useful option – it often isn’t as a lot of people simply do...

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Ten Things You Can Do To Decrease Your Stress At The Office

The world we live on is nothing but a mound of chaotic pressure that is building to the point it bursts like a volcano. We are bombarded with pressure from our employers, our customers and families to the point where some people actually do break. Most of us today in professional lives spend between 8 and 16 hours a day at the office, which equates to almost two-thirds of our lives being in a place we really do not want to be in, but there are things you can do to decrease the stress in your office. Remember this, what we call stress, is really what we put on ourselves. Whilst other people can influence the way we feel, ultimately we are the ones who choose whether we are going to be stressed or not. You are in control of how you are going to feel, no one else. Stress as such is going on in our heads, so the real secret to de-stressing is to find things that would make you happy and content within. Decrease Your Stress At The Office #1. Have a Photo Of The Happiest Time In Your Life Think back through your life, what is the happiest moment in your life. It could be the birth of your child, getting married, going out on a fantastic date, visiting some outstanding place or maybe it...

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Aromatherapy for Depression

A fantastic and mysterious relationship is continuously unfolding between plants and their surroundings. These organic green machines are ceaselessly performing a glorious alchemy with water, soil, air and sunlight. The nearly infinite possible combinations of plant genetics and environmental conditions on the face of the earth have allowed for an almost immeasurable diversity of alchemal floral expression, resulting in a vast array of natural botanical materials. These range from simple staple foodstuffs to gourmet fruits and vegetables, from rich exotic spices to effective medicinal herbs, and from enchanting natural perfumes to complex therapeutic essential oils. Mankind is reaching ever further into the jungles and rainforests, knowing that nature is the true master of creation in these fields. The line between food-plants and medicinal herbs is a fuzzy one. Science regularly reports newfound medicinal effects in plants once taken for granted; many fruits once thought quite plain contain some of the world’s most potent anti-cancer agents. The same goes for teas – green tea is one of the most potent anti-oxidants known – and spices – cinnamon may prevent the onset of debilitating diabetes – and this list continues to grow. This same lack of distinction exists between natural fragrances and therapeutic essential oils. The oil of a rose, laden with Citronellol, does triple duty as a perfume, an effective agent against the herpes simplex virus, and an uplifting aromatic...

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Hypnotherapy for Anxiety

How often do you find yourself wondering what is the best possible way to reduce the stress in your life? You are just an average person with a normal life, decent work hours, and a family to care for; yet you can’t help but court stress in every aspect of your life. Be it presentations at work, failing to be at your daughter’s fancy dress competition, or forgetting your anniversary…you seem to be meeting stress at every corner. And you have been spending hours mulling over what is the best possible way to reduce stress – have you ever thought of trying hypnotherapy for stress management?   To search for hypnotherapy specific to your anxiety, use the search below and try ‘anxiety’ or ‘ general anxiety’ to find some useful hypnotherapy audio tracks. Search Hypnosis MP3 Downloads: Anxiety has slowly seeped into every aspect of our life, and we often find ourselves blaming the fast paced life, the rat race and anything else that we can think of. We often think of stress as a negative force, something which will lead to nervous breakdowns and heart attacks. While I counsel my clients during hypnotherapy for anxiety management sessions, I often tell them that they should learn to look at stress not just as a negative factor; the truth is that stress can be a positive force as well. Don’t believe me?...

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