Most people find exam time stressful. For some, this stress can be a motivational tool that helps them knuckle down and study, but for many, the added pressure is simply too much and it affects their health.
Stress manifests in many ways, including:
- sleepless nights
- stomach trouble
- inability to concentrate or think straight
- dizziness, shortness of breath, or racing heart
- inability to control emotions - irritability or anger
Why does this happen to me?
When we are in an uncomfortable situation, our subconscious mind wants to protect us, so it trigg...
We're doing some minor renovations at the moment. Feeling my pain? I'm spending a lot of time painting and, in doing so, I'm spending a lot of time in my own head. It's a time consuming process, but strangely satisfying and it's taught me a few things along the way that are so applicable to so many things that we do.
1 Preparation is key
There's nothing like a fresh coat of paint on a wall to show up all of the lumps and bumps! Just considering the process, rather than rushing in headlong, could actually save time and increase productivity.
Every hypnotherapist loves the question "Do you have a swinging watch?" because it provides an opportunity to give some more insight into our profession. I was asked this very thing by a friend over the weekend and as it happens, thanks to a free gift from a recent course, I was amused to be able to say that I do!
Do I use it? Of course not. Thankfully times have moved on and I can also pack away my black top hat and cloak...
So what is hypnosis and how does it work?
Hypnosis is a relaxing state, similar to how you feel in that half hour before goin...