Zoe Clews and Glynis Barber

Hypnotherapy and trauma recovery

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My last talk with hypnotherapist Zoe Clews about all the many issues hypnotherapy can help with and how it all works, garnered a lot of interest. So today I sit down for another video chat with her that is absolutely fascinating. Post traumatic growth is the upside of trauma I hadn’t heard of this before and found the whole concept …

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Tips for handling anxiety (video)

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Following on from my video of breathing exercises for anxiety reduction, I have now made a video with the strategies I myself have used to reduce anxiety. It’s a multifaceted approach which I firmly believe is the best way to go. There is sadly no magic wand or one thing that will overnight reduce anxiety and it’s important to use …

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Inflammaging

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As if there wasn’t enough to worry about, now there’s inflammaging. Or rather the low grade inflammation which causes ageing and also disease. As we age this becomes quite common and all sorts of health issues begin to appear, as well as lines and wrinkles setting in. This is one of the many reasons why an anti-inflammatory diet is key. This was one of the main …

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The incredible health benefits of music

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Listening to music is (usually) a very enjoyable past time. Of course we all have wildly different tastes in music and one man’s rock and roll is another man’s country and western. But when we listen to our favourite kind of music, there’s no doubt that it’s a pleasurable and relaxing experience. We lose ourselves in it and go into …

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Protect yourself from pandemic stress

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To say we live in interesting times is an understatement. The world has become increasingly stressful over the last year and a half and there are many prominent scholars and scientists who think we have entered a dark era that will be unfavourably reviewed from those in the future. We all, of course, have our personal stresses that we handle …

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Natural help for depression and anxiety

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Today I want to tell you about the most amazing supplement known as “the happiness herb”. I’ve been taking this myself for a few months now and I’ve never known anything quite like it. It’s particularly good for anxiety (which I’ve had bouts of over the last few years), depression and even insomnia. Thanks to this incredible herb, along with …

Joan Kingsley and Glynis

Tips for coming out of lockdown (video)

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Following on from a previous video with psychotherapist Joan Kingsley about the effects of lockdown on our brains, she and I do a follow up talk about coming out of lockdown. For many people, staying at home in their tracksuits, having minimal personal contact with other people, has become the norm. Joan advises us to make the effort, get dressed …

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Breathing exercise for anxiety (video)

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Anxiety and stress can be very debilitating and I know because I’ve suffered from both at various times. The last year, since the start of the pandemic and multiple lockdowns, has been a challenging one. People who have never had anxiety have started suffering from it and people who already had it, found their condition worsening. The UK is going …

Joan Kingsley and Glynis

A psychotherapist explains lockdown brain (video)

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Following on from the recent articles by psychotherapist Joan Kingsley on lockdown brain, I had the chance to interview her in person for my brand new YouTube channel which launches today. It’s so different sitting down and chatting to someone as opposed to writing down the facts in an article. You never know what’s going to come up and of …

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Why has lockdown turned me into a chocolate guzzling insomniac?

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Previously, psychotherapist Joan Kingsley explained what our brains are doing to cope with the pandemic and lockdown and why we feel so afraid. This time she looks at the many other symptoms of lockdown brain. Anxiety, insomnia, forgetfulness, lack of concentration and the constant need to eat chocolate and sugary treats. You can read the first part here: Has lockdown …