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Why Hypnobirthing Can Help With Post Natal Depression and Beyond?

Why Hypnobirthing Can Help With Post Natal Depression and Beyond?

As a Certified Hypnotherapist, currently in training for a Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma and a HypnoBirthing specialist, the subject of depression arises frequently.  In the UK and in western society generally, we live in unparalleled luxury, and yet rates of depression have risen by over 1000% since 1945; women are twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with common depression, and take twice as long to recover from it.  As a practitioner of health and wellness, it is a subject matter that I am drawn to understand more about and promote useful and practical tools to empower women to move forward and feel more hopeful again. The Basic Needs One of the commonly shared views about the reasons people feel depressed, is because they have a chemical imbalance and the body is not producing enough serotonin. The Human Givens approach to psychotherapy gives us another alternative as to why depression occurs; this theory demonstrates that depleted serotonin levels are a by-product of depression as opposed to the cause.  This therapeutic approach identifies that each individual has 9 core basic needs and that in order for us to thrive, these needs have to be met in a...

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Quick and Easy Ways to Boost Your Happy Hormones

Quick and Easy Ways to Boost Your Happy Hormones

Endorphins are natures way of not only making us feel good, but helping us naturally neutralize pain.  And with endorphins being 200 times more powerful than morphine here are a few quick tips to boost your endorphins naturally and quickly. 1) Think positive thoughts - think of the placebo effect, people take the blue pill and all of a sudden their headache feel better. 2) Get moving - even a 15 minute brisk walk can lift your mood when feeling low. 3) Sex - much easier than exercise with just the same effect 4) Acupuncture - we don't know exactly how it works, but the use of needles across the right acupressure points in the body acts as a release and stimulates the production of endorphins. 5) Eat chocolate - Just go for it 6) Enjoy some sunshine - the UV rays stimulate endorphin production 7) Have a laugh! Have a happy endorphin filled day!

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Why the Duchess of Cambridge is now my BFF?

Why the Duchess of Cambridge is now my BFF?

Although, I do not generally tend to be a fickle soul, it has been pointed out to me more than once of late, that I have left my morals at that door.   My once apathetic view of the Royals has done such an about turn, that when someone so much as mentions the Royal Baby, my pulse rate quickens and my heart looks as though it’s about to burst out of my chest.  The worst thing is, it’s not even about the baby, now don’t get me wrong, I love a baby, but this full on girl crush swoon, is all about the Duchess.  And if I were going to break it down even further, it’s about her likely use of natal hypnotherapy, hypnobirthing to us mere mortals, in preparation for the birth of the beautiful, Gorgeous George. Most of the time I feel quite comfortable turning my nose up at the ever present ‘cult of celebrity’.  Yes I love Emma Willis, but I would rather watch my husband clipping his toenails than sit and watch the drivel that is Big Brother.   Will I confess to having the Kardashian Klan on my Sky Plus, yes I will,  but this is purely for research purposes (don’t ask me what type of research involves Kim, Kourtney and Khloe, I could tell you, but I’d have to kill you).  My point is, it’s...

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