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The benefits of quitting smoking are numerous - from reducing the risk of heart attack, to an increase in energy levels. Lent is well underway, and with many people trying to quit smoking during this period, the Laya Healthcare health and wellness team have some helpful advice to ensure success.
For many people, the New Year is all about new starts and new thinking.
Anyone who has ever struggled with his/her weight will be only too familiar with that feeling of frustration - and maybe even outright failure - that comes when a new diet or plan does not quite work out as expected.
As a mother-to-be living in Ireland, you want to welcome your baby into the world in the safest, most gentle, way possible.
Jackie Burns is a qualified clinical hypno-psychotherapist since 2006, and was based in Claremorris until she opened Body Mind Systems at the IRD Centre in Kiltimagh.
“I completely understand why you wouldn’t want to give it up,” said Dr David Abrams, an addiction researcher at the National Institutes of Health. “It’s more difficult to get off nicotine than heroin or cocaine.” Dr Abrams and Michael Fiore, MD, a professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin, both agree that counselling is the best way to quit smoking for good.
Many people wonder what hypnosis really is and how it’s used to help people. The stage shows and movies using the word ‘hypnosis’ give a very false impression. The ‘mind-control’ image that is so useful in a movie script simply doesn’t exist in real life. If it did, hypnotists could control politicians, bankers, and everyone else like puppets and rule the world!
Obesity has been highlighted as a public health problem ranking alongside smoking. It is linked to a nine-year reduction in life expectancy and numerous deaths each year. The challenge is clear and the facts are frightening. Obesity has become an epidemic problem in our society, affecting all generations. Perhaps the most worrying thing is that is if we do not look at broadening the ways in which we tackle obesity, being overweight, deeply unhappy, and unhealthy will become the norm for our younger generations.
People use food to change their mood. Food offers temporary relief from symptoms of depression, loneliness, anger, stress, boredom, etc. Problems begin when these patterns are repeated over time. Consistently repeating patterns ensures that they will continue. It is the repetition that gets them deeply rooted in our long term memory, or subconscious mind, where they take on a life of their own.
Will you, won’t you? Of course you will. It is difficult to resist the lure of chocolate, especially when it is lying in wait for you at the checkout. (Apparently ninety per cent of chocolate sales in supermarkets are impulse buys.)