Quick demo of how a dyslexic brain works

April 19, 2013

This is very helpful to any people with learning difficulties and parents or teachers who want to know more.It doesn’t matter what age you are.

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Teachers and stress

July 25, 2011

In the run up to year end I have noticed an influx of teachers with accumulated stress conditions. There is just so much paperwork and planning and activities and pressure and responsibilities faced by teachers today, and despite the term breaks they are expected to attend meetings, and prepare for next term, during them. Some are even studying further as well.

Most of those I see love their job, but it is getting the better of them. They are plodding on, with a stiff upper lip, not wanting to take time off because it will impact their good attendance record. They see me in private preferring to keep it quiet.

So many teachers suffer tenseness in their shoulders, arms and hands, anxiety in their stomachs, and tight chests. Shallow breathing is a classic sign of tension.  At home signs of stress are irritability, complete tiredness, or lack of sleep, worries during the night, aches and pains, panic attacks, emotional outbursts, lack of sex drive. Many grind their teeth, many get IBS (a classic sign of stress), while others get irritable, and others are even depressed.  Stress needs to be addressed or it turns into nasties like long term chronic illnesses and cancers.

At school a stressed teacher will cover this up, after all they have a job, some teachers don’t. Health is not discussed in depth, they grit their teeth and carry on, as they always have. There is too much else to do and think about, and besides, you don’t admit defeat, blot your copy book, by admitting it is difficult to cope, by admitting that you are on medication, such as anti depressants.

School budgets now include provision for dealing with stress and sickness. Like all businesses, if someone is off sick the school has to use up precious money to pay them, as well as their replacement.  Double pay for one job.  It is in the schools best interests to nip stress in the bud, to look after their teachers. Yet, it is up to the teachers to admit that they need that help, that they are not superhuman. Many still do not.

I am on the school supply list, a supplier of stress relief to schools who wish to get their teachers back in the classroom as quickly as possible. Whether they come via their school, or by themselves, this work is very confidential, yet targeted. It has an empowering effect and teachers can relate to it well. They have amazing inner resources of durability and positivity and I work with these to get the change they need. It is a combined effort for their benefit.

It is quite likely others in similar professions can relate to this, nurses and healthcare workers, too. If this resonates with you come and deal with it, the sooner you look after yourself the better.


Some nice recent successes

March 26, 2011

I am delighted to see people coming in having made such delightful changes and periodically like to report on these. Maybe it will help someone else who is considering coming to see me.

Some people spend a lot of unnecessary time worrying. One such man came to see me because it was getting out of hand. He has been paranoid about his teenage son going out at night. So bad that the whole family is on edge. He couldn’t sleep and was even sitting in the car in the middle of the night just in case the boy rang and needed a lift home. He came into his third and last session with a big smile on his face. Not only is he more relaxed, rational, and trusting of the son but he had been in a work meeting that morning and comfortably put his point forward which he has never have done previously.

Just this week a man returned after a year. He’s a middle aged city businessman who had been consuming too much alcohol and had put on way too much weight. He had 2 sessions last April and I hadn’t heard back from him. He was looking really good having lost over a stone and a half. This was due to the cut back on the wine, and less pizzas. He was just coming back, as I often recommend, for a one session boost to keep him on track.

Teachers suffer lots of stress which can bring on IBS. Hypnotherapy is recognised as a good treatment for IBS. Since January, and over 5 sessions, I have been seeing a caring head teacher with little time to herself. Like all my clients she is getting a very personalised service and has recordings to listen to between sessions. I was delighted to hear this week that despite her increased work demands her stomach has settled down and she has had 2 weeks where she hasn’t been in pain or suffered the crippling IBS cramps she has had for years.  This is good news for us to build on.

Another lady this week was pleased to let me know her weight is leaving at long last. We have had about 3 sessions over 5 weeks.  She has stopped biting her nails and was thrilled to show me them growing. She has dropped off a pile of worrying about her grownup kids, and the scales are starting to show that what we are doing is all working. She was buzzing and it was so good to see.

And talking about buzzing I worked with EFT to help shift some tinnitus this week. It was quite bizarre the way it worked. While it was his very first session with me, and all new to him, I am hopeful we may be able to make more progress next time.

Everyone is different and so we fine tune it between us as we go.


Tapping for stress and overwhelm

November 9, 2010

If you are a tapper here are a couple of EFT tapping routines to help you right now (courtesy of Nick Ortner of The Tapping Solution)

If you are not a tapper then it is really time to learn how to be one.  One session is all it takes for the basics.  Although it seems strange simple EFT tapping can make such a difference to your life in such a short time, especially for stress.

1.  General Overwork and Overstress

Karate Chop:  Even though I’m totally overworked,  really stressed out and have WAY too much to do…. I deeply and completely accept myself

(Repeat the above phrase three times while tapping on the karate chop point)

Eyebrow: Way too much to do…
Side of the Eye:  My “to-do” list is a mile long…
Under Eye: When will I ever get it done?
Under Nose: I’ll never get it done…
Under Mouth: I’m overworked and stressed out….
Collarbone: When can I relax?
Under the Arm: I can’t seem to relax
Top of the Head: Too much to do…

(Repeat the above phrases a couple of times, you can throw in your own phrases as well, and when you feel significant relief, move on to the positive phrases)

Eyebrow: I chose to relax now…
Side of the Eye: I chose to REALLY relax now…
Under the Eye: I’ll never get it ALL done…
Under Nose: And that’s ok…
Under Mouth: I chose to slow down and take a breath…
Collarbone: I am not my “to-do” list…
Under the Arm: I am good enough no matter what I get done…
Top of the Head: I chose to relax and let it go now…

2.  Cultural Drive To Do More and Be More

Karate Chop:  Even though society says I need to work harder, to do more, be more and never stop, I deeply and completely accept myself

(Repeat the above phrase three times while tapping on the karate chop point)

Eyebrow: I need to keep working…
Side of the Eye: I have to do more…
Under Eye: I need to be more…
Under Nose: I can never stop…
Under Mouth: I have to keep up…
Collarbone: Need to keep going…
Under the Arm: Can never stop…
Top of the Head: Gotta keep going…

Repeat the above phrases a couple of times, you can throw in your own phrases as well, and when you feel significant relief, move on to the positive phrases

Eyebrow: I chose to slow down….
Side of the Eye: I chose to breathe….
Under Eye: I am perfect as I am….
Under Nose: I can chose my own way…
Under Mouth: I don’t have to be like anyone else….
Collarbone: Society can keep going crazy, I chose to relax…
Under the Arm: I choose whether to work more or not…
Top of the Head: It’s all within my control….

Keep tapping until you get relief!

These are just general phrases to get you started and bring you some relief.

Make sure to pay attention to what came up for YOU.  Jot down whatever specific event, issue or memory these phrases triggered, and then work on tapping those down.

If you feel stuck, or just want to take your tapping to the next level, consider coming for some in depth work to  learn more and really shift it. Read about EFT and  phone 07962 811907

Happy tapping!

1.  General Overwork and Overstress 

Karate Chop:  Even though I’m totally overworked,
really stressed out and have WAY too much to
do…. I deeply and completely accept myself

(Repeat the above phrase three times while
Tapping on the karate chop point)

Eyebrow: Way too much to do…
Side of the Eye:  My “to-do” list is a mile long…
Under Eye: When will I ever get it done?
Under Nose: I’ll never get it done…
Under Mouth: I’m overworked and stressed out….
Collarbone: When can I relax?
Under the Arm: I can’t seem to relax
Top of the Head: Too much to do…

(Repeat the above phrases a couple of times,
you can throw in your own phrases as well, and
when you feel significant relief, move on to
the positive phrases)

Eyebrow: I chose to relax now…
Side of the Eye: I chose to REALLY relax now…
Under the Eye: I’ll never get it ALL done…
Under Nose: And that’s ok…
Under Mouth: I chose to slow down and take a breath…
Collarbone: I am not my “to-do” list…
Under the Arm: I am good enough no matter
what I get done…
Top of the Head: I chose to relax and let it go now…

2.  Cultural Drive To Do More and Be More

Karate Chop:  Even though society says I need
to work harder, to do more, be more and never stop,
I deeply and completely accept myself

(Repeat the above phrase three times while tapping
on the karate chop point)

Eyebrow: I need to keep working…
Side of the Eye: I have to do more…
Under Eye: I need to be more…
Under Nose: I can never stop…
Under Mouth: I have to keep up…
Collarbone: Need to keep going…
Under the Arm: Can never stop…
Top of the Head: Gotta keep going…

(Repeat the above phrases a couple of times,
you can throw in your own phrases as well, and
when you feel significant relief, move on to
the positive phrases)

Eyebrow: I chose to slow down….
Side of the Eye: I chose to breathe….
Under Eye: I am perfect as I am….
Under Nose: I can chose my own way…
Under Mouth: I don’t have to be like anyone else….
Collarbone: Society can keep going crazy, I chose
to relax…
Under the Arm: I choose whether to work more or not…
Top of the Head: It’s all within my control….

Keep tapping until you get relief!

These are just general phrases to get you started and
bring you some relief.

Make sure to pay attention to what came up for YOU.

Jot down whatever specific event, issue or memory these
phrases triggered, and then work on tapping those
down.

If you feel stuck, or just want to take your tapping to
the next level, consider finding a practitioner to work with.


Stress – do you suffer stress?

October 20, 2010

Mothers juggling a family often do, and couples with communication issues, either about work, the family, or their parents. Women with PMT tension do. Parents stress over their kids, kids stress over their parents, and other kids and exams. Workers, and non workers, stress over work, money pressures, deadlines. The list goes on.

Why do you think people smoke, or overdo alcohol and drugs? They think it’s to relax but it is most often stress, or worry, that causes it and then it all became a bad habit. Stress at home, stress at work, stress with in laws, kids, you name it stress is everywhere, even prior to weddings.

Do you think that swearing, shouting, slamming doors, smoking, or drinking, fixes stress?? No, of course not. People doing this just make those around them stressed, wanting to retaliate, or run off and hide. It is no wonder many people have depression at some stage in their life.

It’s more than likely stress is the biggest instigator of disease and unhappiness in this world. When you are stressed your stomach knots up, your chest and neck muscles tighten, your breathing catches, you get a headache. You know the feeling. Your body is actually demanding more oxygen and you are having trouble supplying it. All your organs and muscles are having to work harder and harder. There is tension and strain throughout.

The body cannot cope with continual tension, things happen like shoulder and back problems, panic attacks, hardened arteries, heart attacks, strokes, and cancers. It’s a bit like the results of continual smoking these nasties come up behind you and bite you in the bum, when you least expect it!

I don’t want this to happen to you, do you?

Women, you are at the core of your family. When you learn to deal with emotional issues that wind you up, and when you learn how to relax, what a difference you will see, hear and feel, from everyone around you.

If you are tense, recognise it, deal with it, reap the rewards. It is totally worth it!  Check out my website, ring and chat if you want, but do come  and deal with it now.

It is good to feel better!