Category: Vibrant Energy Lifestyle

3 Top Tips for Stress-relief

Anxiety-relief, Stress/Anger Management sessions are available in Birchington & Whitstable, Kent and Harley Street, London W1.

If you have been put off meditation in the past, I would prefer you read the following with an open mind.  In fact, I would prefer you to think of the following technique as a stress relief strategy.  Meditation isn’t just about slowing the brainwaves, it is conclusively proven to boost your energy and vitality significantly.  Hormones re-balance, mood improves and relationships improve.  Whilst quietening the mind for a few minutes each day, you will be able to look back at the cumulative benefits in surprising ways.   Occasionally a moment of bliss, an inspiration or a higher state of consciousness becomes available to you.  Higher states of consciousness simply feel like freedom…freedom from the mind’s usual identity, nagging fears and concerns.

Tip 1.  Releasing negative emotions:  Deep relaxation is possible for everyone.  Become aware of any uncomfortable feelings in your body.   Sit calmly with them in a state of acceptance as you allow them to release.  All emotions that feel uncomfortable are caused by disruptions in your energy system that you have the power to release.   If you just sit still with an intention to allow the emotion to pass… it will.

Tip 2.  Yoga Breath:  Take Three conscious breaths. Allow yourself to focus on your breath and just notice inhaling and exhaling through the nose.  Inhale…pause and exhale.  For the first three breaths, push your breath all the way out.   The breath out stimulates your parasympathetic nervous system to rest and relax.

Tip 3.   Taoist Meditation Technique:   This is a fun Taoist technique that I personally use a lot.  Direct your focus back into the centre of your brain as if looking out through that space between your eyebrows.  Imagine you are a little Buddha sitting crossed-legged on a bed of cushions in the centre of your brain behind your eyebrows.  This stimulates the pineal gland, responsible for higher states of conscious.  If thoughts intrude, repeat a mantra such as ‘release and let go’.

The body can only take so much tension and stress before the body gives you a warning.  There are now hundreds of scientifically documented benefits, too numerous to mention here, that recommend meditation to support and maintain vibrant health and wellbeing.

Testimony from David Lynch:  “It has given me effortless access to unlimited reserves of energy, creativity and happiness deep within.  This level of life is sometimes called “pure consciousness” And this level is deep within us all.”

For one to one anxiety-relief, stress-relief, anger and stress management, get in touch with Suzi on 07836 635233 or email suzi@rapid-health.co.uk

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3 Top Habits

3 Top Habits for Vibrant Health & Happiness

  1. Make Vibrant habits your highest priority and develop the mindset that makes the difference.   “Vibrant health means:  High energy,  relaxed focus, wellbeing, happy feelings, strong, flexible & cardio fit, enthusiastic, generous and alive.”    Planning a balanced diet that includes plenty of raw, fresh colourful fruits, vegetables & salads, lovingly prepared and savoured will boost massive reserves of energy throughout the day, so that you are able to enjoy your time well into the evening.  Apart from including more plant based enzyme rich foods, letting go of any ‘stress habit’ means starting your day off a little earlier with an exercise, meditation or mind focusing routine.   Just as you can train a dog with rewards – you can train your mind in much the same way by associating ‘massive pleasure’ to any new behaviour you want to create.   Tell your mind what you want, not what you don’t want:  “Vibrant health & energy is available to me today.”   WRITE IT DOWN – soak it in.    You can literally rewire your brain to give you what you want in as little as 21 days.   I reward myself with an energy packed breakfast that is simply delicious.    My favourite treat breakfast includes cherries and sweet berries with a mouthwatering selection of my favourite passion fruits.     I include eating mindfully, savouring each juicy, blissful, naturally sweet mouthful.  With this one action, I am honouring my body, energy and life with immense gratitude.”
  2. Time is your most valuable resource.  Success requires a decision and commitment to taking action. Deciding what is most important for the day and getting it done first, becomes its own reward.   Breaking down bigger goals into smaller managable tasks can break through procrastination.  There are different ways of choosing what to do first.  One method is getting done what you dislike the most – FIRST.   This method releases valuable energy by getting it out of the way.  Success will often include less enjoyable aspects that need to be taken care of, such as a training, studying, presenting, accounting, auditioning, even exercising for some people is a drain…and if you re-train yourself to love your least favourite bits – even better.  You can then move through your day feeling fully focused without any nagging feeling that you should be doing something else.
  3. Whatever you give your attention to grows.  So AWARENESS & INTENTION really is KEY if you want to design your life.  If you genuinely desire vibrant health, happiness, energy and success.  One mindfulness technique I like to share, includes Breath in PEACE, breath out with a SMILE.  In peace…out smile.

I hope you enjoyed my top 3 tips for creating vibrant health, happiness and success with tons more energy.

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12 Tips for Awesome Energy

12 Tips to Power Your Awesome Energy Lifestyle

1.  Find a new hobby that includes exercise.   Search for some form of exercise that you look forward to.  Experiment until you find a few things that you enjoy.  My personal favourites are:  Dancing, Classes in Body Balance, Yoga, Body Pump.   Swimming, cycling, badminton, playing outdoor games with kids: football, trampoline, shuttle ball.

2. Choose foods that feel energising.   Before you choose something, stop, pause consider….  tune into your intuition….

3. Stop obsessing about food and find a new focus to absorb you.

4.  Cut back on ‘mindless’ eating by choosing to only eat whilst sitting down in a relaxed setting.  Savour your food by appreciating the taste, texture, smell, touch and experience.

5. Eating a little of what you fancy might work for you.    Just keep in mind ‘processed’ sugary or fatty foods are going to drain your energy.   Remember in Tip 2 – Think BEFORE you eat – “is this going to energise me?”  Little and often is preferable to huge meals that crash your energy.

6. Every time you give into a habit you are making it stronger. Ask the question:” is this food helping me to create positive habits?” If the answer is no – ask yourself, “do I really need this?”

7. Get creative. Experiment with one brand new recipe each week, have fun with your food.  Include a little protein with each meal to stop your sugar levels, energy and moods crashing. I create 3 new recipes each week by receiving a box of salad ingredients with recipes from Abel & Co.

8. Stop eating when 3/4 full.  Get comfortable with leaving food on your plate.

9. As a guide, aim to eat 2-3 balanced meals with 2 smaller protein or fruit snacks. Make those meals more delicious by savouring each mouthful, deliberately and with complete mindfulness.

10. TV with adverts contain commercials that persuade you to eat junk and it is hypnotising you.  Advertisers know this, that is why they spend millions on adverts during peak viewing.  Instead spend the evening with something or someone you love – your family, pet, hobby, exercise, a good film (free from adverts) a new project, course or an uplifting book…with healthy happy feelings.  Take a look at my new book: 9 Simple Steps for Happiness, with quotes, quick tips and easy fun processes that help you to be a Healthier, Happier You!

11.  Prepare for sleep:  Keep a Journal to log your progress:  1.  Get on paper anything you are anxious about in order to clear your mind.  2.  Write three things you wish to achieve the following day.  3.  Write 3 things you appreciate about you, your partner, each child, parent and anyone who is upsetting you. This will have the effect of percolating over night with a more positive feeling.

12. Listen to a relaxation meditation as you drift off to sleep to soothe you into deep peaceful blissful sleep. I record bespoke hypnosis for many clients to aid sleep and deep relaxation.

Get in touch to find out if Breakthrough Coaching or Hypnosis is suitable for YOU?  +44(0)7836 635233

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Can Stress cause IBS?

Do you have IBS symptoms? Irritible Bowel Syndrome is a label used to describe bloating, stomach discomfort, constipation or diarrhoea.

Stress   IBS can be caused or aggravated by eating in a stressful frame of mind.  Enzymes are needed to digest your food and enzymes are blocked by the stress hormone cortisol.  Therefore stress leads to poor digestion, food intolerance, IBS and other imbalances.

Good feelings helps to create calm digestion.  Most people can think back to a ‘happy holiday’ with relaxed, calm feelings and remember that they were able to eat and drink all sorts of different foods that they would not have been able to at home.

If the gut has a memory so you can see how food intolerances, sensitivities, stomach bloating can be linked to stress.

Can you reset your gut memory? 

Definitely.

How to create a calm comfortable gut?

1.  Re-programme gut memory with happy, calm feelings

2.  Re-programme your beliefs that support happy, calm feelings

3.  Re-programme your ‘triggers’ and ‘behaviours’ so that you can relax and enjoy a healthy, balanced lifestyle that includes anything with good feelings.

To find out how I can help you, get in touch with Suzi on 07836 635233

Are you addicted to stress or sugar?

Sugar and spice might create little girls that are nice, but sugar and stress creates distress in the form of weight gain.  

Are you addicted to stress or sugar?  Sugar is added to so many foods that you may have been consuming more than you realised.  In addition, for many stress has become a ‘normal’ state which contributes to extra sugar being dumped into the blood stream and converted back into fat around the middle.

Stress and sugar levels are in a state of constant rebalancing.  Too much of any results in hormone imbalance – cravings – more weight gain (especially round the middle) and more stress!

How can stress spike sugar levels in the blood? ~  Feeling pressured or overwhelmed would do it.  Sleep deprivation is another serious stress affecting most parents!    Stress linked to  work pressures, not enough time, dissatisfaction with self,  body image, money worries, comparing self to others, feelings of ‘not enough’, unhappiness, anger,  frustration, guilt, blame….  consider now, what are your current stressors?

Rate yourself out of 10, with 10 feeling very stressed and 0 feeling neutral – how stressed have you felt over the last month?
Anything over 5 is too high.  Can you find one thing to relax that doesn’t contain sugar?

Do you have  fat around your middle but don’t know why?
This is another symptom of stress and food sensitivity, often caused by eating whilst stressed.  Stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline spike sugar levels and increase sugar sensitivity.  An explosive argument can be an approximate equivalent of about 5 bars of chocolate.

Stress – Sugar Sensitivity – Weight gain ~   The resulting crash in sugar causes sugar cravings, having you reach for the chocolate, carbs, sweets…

What can you do?  Suzi’s Natural Weight Loss programme tackles all the above.  Get in touch to find out if hypnosis is suitable for YOU?

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Dancing Therapy

Dancing Therapy

Dancing is brilliant mindfulness practice if you just relax and feel the music.

Structured, choreographed and freestyle dancing including tango, ballroom or salsa, boosts mental focus, clarity and concentration.

As well as a fun way to boost your health and energy, dancing can also be another easy way to increase ‘mindfulness’ as you tune into the pleasure, freedom and connection with your partner.

If however you feel just too exhausted at the end of a long day and lack energy to go out, then you are going to love Suzi’s powerful refresh and relax hypnosis that can add another two hours of energy to your day.

 

Does stress cause weight gain?

Does stress cause weight gain?  Are you noticing more weight around your middle? After you have ruled out pregnancy or a huge dinner, a significant reason people gain weight is because stress releases cortisol which also increases blood sugar. When the stressful event is over, you still have a high level of blood sugar and the excess glucose becomes stored as fat.

Stress is a natural response to a threat, ‘perceived’ or imagined fear. But constant ‘stressing’ is a habit behaviour that harms your health, energy and beautiful body. Like any habit, it can be retrained into something more preferable.

So, if you are needing some stress relief and stress management help, get in touch.  Suzi sees private clients one-to-one in Kent and London W1.  

Call Suzi on 07836 635233 or email:  suzi@rapid-health.co.uk 

Natural Weight Loss with exercise

NATURAL WEIGHT LOSS WITH EXERCISE, HYPNOSIS & BREAKTHROUGH COACHING  Are you the weight you want to be?  Do you exercise a) regularly b) occasionally c) not at all

With a little creativity and a willingness to enjoy a vibrant energy lifestyle, exercise can be slipped into everyday activities.

If your energy and enthusiasm just isn’t there, what can you do?  Hypnosis can identify and remove blocks and beliefs that keep you stuck doing the same things.  Exercise is a powerful energy booster, so how can you get more into your life?   Suzi’s Natural Weight loss programme will provide you with the resources, strategies and subconscious new beliefs that motivate your vibrant energy lifestyle.

Physical exercise with deep breathing techniques have been scientifically proven to boost energy, improve the immune system, increase brain performance, sharpen the memory and helps to ease some of the ageing process. Research has shown that exercise can slow or help prevent heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis (bone loss) and loss of muscle mass.

Rotating the following three styles of exercise as part of your routine, no matter how brief, will transform your body strength, tone, stamina, mood, self esteem and confidence.  The Human Psyche is hard wired to move towards pleasure and move away from pain so it is vital to associate massive pleasure to habit you really want to create.

Each week include one in each of the following three: 

1. Cardio such as a brisk walk, jog, run, cycle, swim, skipping, dancing, 10 mins of on the spot intensive exercise or interval training (1 min intervals of ‘all out’ exertion) will increase your stamina and lower your resting heart rate if practised consistently….adding years of quality life. The cardio exercises make it easier for you to trim down excess weight.

2. Resistance training with weights or body weight improves your strength, tone, flattens your tummy, sculpt your arms and speed up your metabolism.  The more muscle mass you have, the more fat your body burns while resting.   

3. Yoga, tai chi or pilates postures will stimulate your internal organs, improve digestion and bowel movements, improve pelvic floor and core strength, which prevents leaks in later life and protects your back.

Physical exercise not only speeds up your metabolism, it can reduce PMT, IBS and stress hormones, it is proven to release all those ‘feel good’ hormones – that make you feel and look amazing!

 ‘In Person’ Birchington-on-Sea, Whitstable & Wingham, Kent & Harley Street Therapy Centre, London W1 and Skype.

Call Suzi on 07836635233   email:  suzi@rapid-health.co.uk

Can you still eat carbs and lose weight?

Are carbs preventing your weight loss?  There are plenty of people who have no problem whatsoever eating and enjoying carbs on a regular basis, whilst enjoying healthy, fit bodies. However, years of processed carbs and sugars can make you insensitive to one of the most important hormones in your body: The name of this hormone is insulin.

Insulin’s function is to help your body clear sugar quickly from your bloodstream after a carbohydrate meal, and (hopefully) move it to muscle tissue for energy instead of into fat cells (driving up your weight).
When you consume carbohydrates, here is what you want to happen:

1. Minimum insulin release. Only a small amount of insulin is necessary to clear glucose from your blood to its storage sites. This is great news because your body struggles to burn fat in the presence of insulin.

2. Quick and efficient blood sugar clearance. Again, this will occur when your body is highly sensitive to insulin.

3. Maximum glycogen uptake. Glycogen is the term used for stored carbohydrate in muscle tissue and the liver. When these tissues are highly sensitive to insulin, the vast majority of blood glucose will be stored within them as an energy reserve, instead of being converted to fat.

4. Minimum fat storage. When you increase insulin sensitivity, your body will choose to store your carbohydrate intake as energy in lean muscle tissue and the liver, instead of body fat.

Simply put, your body’s ability to process the carbohydrates you eat all comes down to your insulin sensitivity and your body’s ability to quickly and efficiently clear sugar from your blood.

So if you suspect insulin sensitivity, you will need to reduce your intake of fast release carbohydrates and include specific types of exercise to get your body on the right track. If you need help with a Weight Loss plan: including exercises for toning and shaping your body, GO foods and AVOID foods, recipes and treats – just email Suzi at  suzi@rapid-health.co.uk 

3 Quick Tips to Energise your Life

Vibrant Energy Lifestyle

Choose one of your favourite tips to energise your life:

1. Declutter your mind by listing three things you plan to achieve the following day.  Everything else, list under the headings ‘ To Delegate’ or ‘Universe’.

2. Breakthrough procrastination by breaking down large projects into small manageable parts and associating pleasure with anything you don’t want to do.

3. Get very clear about why you want to do something because these are your motivators.  To avoid inner conflict, make sure your desires are aligned with your values and beliefs.  

4.  Only have three tasks on your to-do list to inspire a feeling of ease and look forward to the satisfaction of achievement/accomplishment of finishing and completing these three tasks.

5.  Buy a present for someone (it can be anything little) and really savour the GIVING. Science has proven white blood cells increase when you give – so giving really is receiving with a boosted immune system for YOU too!

6. Take more oxygen into your whole body by breathing deeper into your diaphram instead of shallow breathing into your chest. Oxygen is energy – so BREATH mindfully and deeply. Accompany your breathing with some stretching or other exercise and you will be giving yourself a boost of endorphins that will give you that vibrant energy lifestyle!

7. Go for a ‘mindful’ walk – which means leaving your worries behind.  Each step you take can be mindful, deliberate and free.

8. Release stress by deliberately caring more about your energy and less about perfection.  You can reach for excellence when your energy is lined up with food feelings.  If you are feeling conflicted or overwhelmed, get help with short cut strategies to release stress, fatigue and increase vibrant energy.  In addition, make sure you are eating a selection of fruits, vegetables and superfoods, as well as a few of your favourite treats. If you are looking for easier ways to create a healthier, happier more fulfilled you – find out how by calling Suzi on 07836 635233 or email suzi@rapid-health.co.uk.