Coronavirus: How to Cope With Health Anxiety and Reduce The Effects On Your Mental Health

There’s a lot of stress and anxiety around coronavirus and this can have a big impact on mental health.

If you already struggle with stress, anxiety, depression and other mental health problems, you may be feeling overwhelmed and extremely scared.

There’s a lot we don’t yet know about coronavirus and this fear of the unknown can be paralysing if you already have anxiety. This can lead to total isolation, especially if you’re incredibly anxious, which can further damage your mental health.

And if you have OCD, the advice around handwashing can lead to excessive compulsions around hygiene.

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How to Cope With the Stress of Redundancy

As you may know, I’m currently collecting suggestions for topics to cover on the blog so I can create content that’s as helpful as possible.

This post is the result of a request for content around coping with the stress of being made redundant.

Being made redundant can be highly stressful, especially if it affects the main earner in the household. It can also evoke feelings of shock, anger, guilt and shame, even when it occurs due to factors that are out of your control. These negative emotions can also be a factor in depression.

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The Devastating Effects of Bullying

Like so many others, I was shocked and deeply saddened by the news about Caroline Flack and the links to bullying.

Originally, this post tied in with National Bullying Prevention Month in October but in light of recent events, I feel it’s even more important to talk about different kinds of bullying all year round and give some insight into how hypnotherapy can help to treat the repercussions (and help to avoid tragic circumstances).

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Why Your Poor Sleep Is Damaging Your Health

When was the last time you consistently slept all night? The government advise that we should be getting around 8-9 hours of sleep each night, but most of us fall far short of this.

Over time, it can result in a lot of problems.

Here’s how sleep deprivation can affect your mind and body:

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I came to Sam feeling desperately trapped in a vicious cycle of repeated binge eating episodes. I found my behaviour alarming, going to great lengths to get the food I wanted and gorging on it until I felt sick. Feelings of shame and guilt would follow, along with fasting, exercising or calorie...

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Sam Luxford DHP HPD GQHP SFBT Sup (Hyp) MNCH(Reg) CNHC

Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapist & Psychotherapist and Clinical Hypnotherapy Supervisor Solution Focused SFBT

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(Moved from Airyhall Rd)

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