Tag: Depression

Struggle to Sleep – Waking up Tired? FREE Sleep Hypnosis

If you are anything like me, you may require a little wind down time.  I like to enjoy a relaxing shower, incorporating sleep inducing oils such as Lavender and a Serenity Blend.  I occasionally use a diffuser in the bedroom with a blend of Balance and Serenity Therapeutic Grade Oils by DoTerra.  Many factors can cause insomnia which can include: stress, jet lag, alcohol, nicotine or caffeine, noisy, cold or hot room, shift patterns, illness or drugs, low self-esteem, anxiety and depression.  If your sleeplessness lasts for over a month or affects your daily life, then your GP may recommend sleeping pills.  However, these come with many side effects, including drowsiness the next day.  It is estimated that one in three people have mild insomnia and many more poor sleepers have developed sleep habits that make it difficult to change.

So if you are looking to explore some natural strategies, you have come to the right place:

  1. Changing your Pattern of Sleep:  Put the time you are awake at night to better use.  If you focus solely on getting to sleep, it could make matters worse.  Sleep is a natural phenomenon that happens all by itself.  The moment you start getting involved with ‘wanting to go to sleep’ you are activating your stress response and this will prevent the natural process. I like to go to sleep listening to something relaxing or even educational – the voice has to be calming, I might even listen to something I have recorded.  I sometimes listen to an audio book on a 30 minute timer which also works well for me.  I also have a Collection of techniques which I dip into and share with my clients.  I have summarised which techniques work for myself and my clients pretty much 100% of the time.
  2. It is suggested that having a routine is one of the best ways to get your sleep on track.  Sticking to the same time can help your body prepare for rest.
  3. Prepare by not having caffeine after 3pm.  Ideally spend a hour or two before bed relaxing.  Turn off blue-light emitting devices such as your phone, TV, tablet or laptop an hour before bed.  If you’d like to explore listening to a relaxation hypnosis at bedtime, make sure the light on your device is covered.
  4. Studies have shown that a course of hypnosis, mindfulness or meditation can lead to a better night’s sleep. To help my clients get back into a healthy sleep routine, I have created a complimentary DEEP PEACEFUL SLEEP HYPNOSIS mp3.  If you would like to beat sleeplessness and insomnia with hypnosis, then email me at suzi@rapid-health.co.uk for access to your free sleep hypnosis audio file.

Are you Suffering with Low Self-esteem?

Innocent baby in a basket

Self-esteem is directly related to how much you like, approve, accept and value yourself. Low self-worth is a major contributor to low self-esteem and depression.  Making self-worth a condition of other’s approval, achievements, academic success, appearance or popularity will BREAK DOWN your inner self-worth and consequently HURT your self-esteem.

We must learn how to value ourselves solely for the fact that we are born a unique human being with incredible potential to love, laugh and engage in life fully.  As an infant you were innocent and dependent on your parents and those you lived with for survival. As an adult it is vital to discover how to love and like yourself FREE from conditions.  Unconditional love and acceptance of past mistakes, failings, disabilities, defects or inadequacies is ESSENTIAL to living your BEST life.  You can suffer in survival mode indefinitely OR choose a FRESH & NEW path.  And if you don’t know how, I can help you.

So if you are sick and tired of suffering, being your own worst enemy and you are looking for help to create a deep unshakable self-esteem, get in touch with Suzi on +44(0)7836 635233.

Relationship Loss & Bereavement

Are you struggling to cope with a stressful relationship breakup or death of a loved one?

Losing someone or something you love is very painful. After a significant loss, you may experience all kinds of difficult emotions such as shock, anger and guilt.  Sometimes it may feel like the sadness will never let up. As you deal with your loss, remember that it’s important to be patient with yourself and allow the pain to pass.

Pain is inevitable, but suffering is a choice – your loved one would never want you to suffer.  However, it is very easy to get so locked into grieving, that depression becomes the new enemy.

If your loss was a shock, you may be experiencing PTSD from the trauma.  If you suspect this is the case for you, it is vital to seek help from a trauma therapist who can help you to release this.

Perhaps you have begun the desparate road of asking non answerable questions, looking for all that you personally could have done differently?  What others could or could not have done?  Prolonged emotional pain can change brain chemistry that leads to depression and isolation.

If you are wanting some support and confidential help with your feelings – Call Suzi on 07836 635233 or email suzi@rapid-health.co.uk