How to Feel Happier

Feeling happy is linked to longer longevity, stronger immunity and better health as we get older but how exactly do we achieve this degree of happiness?

What makes us happy varies from one person to another but it’s something that a lot of us feel is lacking in our lives. Lots of things can give us short term bursts of happiness but it’s long term happiness that can be much more evasive.

We often place a strong emphasis on the people around us and the material things that we have in the belief that this will make us happy but this can mean that the amount of happiness we feel is based on things we can’t control.

If you can start to see happiness and wellbeing as the result of your mind and body working together in tandem, you can begin to see it as something that you can improve by looking within yourself and not relying on outside factors.

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What Is High Functioning Anxiety?

Anxiety is one of the issues that I see a lot with clients, even more so with the Oil & Gas downturn that has had so many negative effects on the Aberdeen area and causes a lot of stress.  

In particular, there is one type of anxiety that is becoming more common but isn’t always recognised as an anxiety disorder even by people who suffer from it. In this first post for my blog, I wanted to draw attention to high functioning anxiety and the impact it can have.

How High Functioning Anxiety Works

“High functioning” anxiety means that you have anxiety but it doesn’t interfere with your ability to work and interact with other people. In this respect, you’re able to function reasonably well in everyday life and this can be both a good thing and a bad thing.

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I went to Sam for help dealing with deep seated relationship anxiety issue that I wanted to learn to control my fears. I can honestly say hypnotherapy with Sam has helped me to not only achieve that but has also helped me cope with a mentally demanding job so much better than ever before - I can&...

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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

15 Airyhall Road, Aberdeen AB15 7TQ
(Formerly The Rubslaw Den North Practice)

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