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Hypnotherapy to help you release stress during inflation

It is not new that all prices have increased at least 12% in the current year, alongside this increase there is also an increase in gas and oil prices, plus rents. All of the above can create a state of uncertainty, dissatisfaction, and low self-esteem.

Individually, we cannot do much to change this situation, but one thing we can do is prepare ourselves mentally, keep calm and open our hearts so we can find alternative ways to cope with this situation while it lasts.

There are several ways you can include in your daily routine that can help you, one of these is Hypnotherapy.

My hypnotherapy practice in London can help you release anxiety; find balance and clarity so you can be the best version of yourself.

Why should you try hypnotherapy now?  The simple answer is because everyone is experiencing some sort of anxiety at this moment, it is important that you start with yourself first. You can be the example, the calm energy that the world needs at this moment. When we are stressed we cannot think clearly, we run into arguments really fast and we create bad consequences for ourselves and the people we love.

Hypnotherapy works with hypnosis. An ancient method of therapy that has a very fast and long-lasting effect on you.  Hypnotherapy has the advantage to bypass the conscious mind, and going to your subconscious and change unwanted habits, behaviors, fears, phobias, traumas, and a lot more.

Whilst, you may think hypnotherapy cannot really help you, from my experience, everyone who attends one of my sessions leaves the room with a sense of peace, clarity, and stability for the future.

I am now serving clients in London and other places around the world via Zoom online. Online hypnotherapy works just as efficiently as it works in person. Now, most of my clients prefer to do their sessions from the comfort of their own sofa.

To contact me just click here or call me at +44 758675 5862.

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World Mental Health Day

This is an opportunity to invite you to think about your mental health and how it can affect your relationship with other people you love.

When I started treating people with mild depression and anxiety, I came to a realization that most of the clients had few common complaints. They were all complaining about their relationships with their partners/bosses/parents. The relationship was not working and they thought that something had to be done in order for them to feel better in life. It turns out their mental health was the issue and not the relationships.

Surely you might think that sometimes other people can change their behavior or at least the way they respond to us, but it turns out we are the ones who determine how others behave towards us. If we say always yes, we don’t know how to set boundaries and have low self-esteem, and low confidence turns out humans can sense all of that and it is easier for them to manipulate the situation.

Of course, you might say, and how do I change all that? well, there is no magic pill, it all starts with you.

Firstly we have to understand that the way we think is not the same for everyone around us. We are all unique in a way and have unique ways of processing thinking and deciding. Understanding that you are unique is fundamental to making logic around the world. If we all had the same parents, same teachers, friends, and experiences in life we would still be different. Imagine 2 children from the same family. They both had the same parents, but they are so different from each other, and that is the blessing that we all carry in this world. We all have unique gifts to give to the world.

So moving now to the next on the list that is to find a purpose in life. How? you may ask. Again the answer is within you. You have to identify your own skills and talents. usually, the easiest way to do this is to see what we do so much easier than others, without too much effort. If you can identify one congratulations! You now know one gift that you have and can use to help the world become a better place!

And of course, I will also include some tips for general well-being.

Number one on the list starts with sleep. Sleep is the number one priority you have to make on your list to improve your mental state. Improving the quality of your sleep can dramatically improve your mental health. Aim for 7-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night!

2. Social media. What we see on social media it is far from the truth. The way people present themselves is actually not very accurate on social media and that is something you need to make a note of. You only see a snapshot of their day. Most individuals are using social media to promote their businesses. This is something most of us are unaware of unless you had some marketing class!

3. Exercise and food choices! Okay, I know this you probably heard it many times. But it is crucial for your mental health. How often you exercise and what foods you eat can play a role in your mental state. Avoiding processed foods, and increasing your intake of whole foods, fruits, and vegetables alongside protein is another way to improve your mood! Omega 3 from fatty fish has proven to be the number one food choice that can have a positive effect on your happiness!

4. Caffeine! Yes! That’s right! If you are overdoing caffeine it can have the opposite effect that you desire. The mental clarity that you crave from caffeine can turn to anxiety and panic attacks and that will have an effect on your mental health. Limiting your caffeine intake daily can help you achieve high-quality sleep and also become more productive as a result of that!

5. Your Social Life! Being too restricted with work can have a negative impact on our mental health. You have to make sure that your social life is on the list of your priorities. It’s all about balance! Meeting a friend for a coffee, going to a gathering, and exchanging ideas is an ancient activity that humans have used to express themselves. Turns out that this habit can increase your overall happiness! Finding people that you enjoy spending time with and making you laugh is the secret!

That’s all for today. I wish you start looking at ways to improve your mental health and start with you!

And don’t forget, when things are not easy, you may need a little help from a professional. That is ok too!

With love,

Antonios

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How Does Your Lifestyle Affect Your Mental Health?

A lifestyle choice can have a major impact on a person’s physical and mental health. Certain lifestyle factors may directly affect brain chemistry and contribute to mental illness. Mental illnesses are real health issues in the modern era. Healthy lifestyle choices along with appropriate treatment options will work more effectively and can help improve your mental health.

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental health is a state of wellness that allows the individual to realize his capabilities and adapt to regular stressful situations, and also enables him to work in producing, effective, and contributing to his community and his environment. Mental health is not only free of diseases and disabilities but also a state of complete physical, mental, psychological, and social integrity.
Mental health includes social, psychological, and emotional wellness, as it affects the way of thinking, feeling, and behaving in an individual and also affects his social life and his decision-making. Mental health is not associated with a specific age, but rather is important in all stages of life from childhood to different stages of maturity.

Lifestyle Choices and Mental Health

Good mental health provides a sense of well-being and inner strength and it helps you to enjoy life and cope with problems. A healthy lifestyle can be beneficial for mental health. Healthy lifestyle choices along with appropriate treatment options will work more effectively and can help improve your mental health. Thus, identifying healthy lifestyle options that enhance mental well-being and reduce psychological problems are beneficial for preventing major psychiatric disorders. Eating healthy foods can improve mood and restore the structural integrity of brain cells needed for cognitive function. Getting enough sleep improves your mental health and makes your body more able to recover from diseases. Exercise can be very effective in treating mental health problems. Meditation and relaxation techniques can help improve your ability to control your temper, tolerate frustration and manage stress and anxiety. Quitting smoking and avoiding drug use may be one of the best things to do for your mental health. A healthy relationship can help people avoid depression, anxiety, and neurotic personality traits.

10 Lifestyle Factors Affecting Mental Health

There are several factors that affect a person’s mental health, way of thinking, behavior, and feeling. Certain lifestyle factors may directly affect brain chemistry and contribute to mental illness, including:

1. Unhealthy Eating Habits

Unhealthy eating habits such as insufficient intake or high intake both have negative effects on our physical and mental health. Therefore, it is preferable to stay away from fatty and low-nutritional meals and go to a balanced diet, nutritious food, and focus on foods that stimulate brain activity, which can positively affect the mood. A healthy eating lifestyle and quality of food affect human physical health and thus psychological and mental health.

2. Lack of Physical Activity

Not getting enough physical activity or lack of exercise may affect our mental health and can cause psychological problems such as dementia and depression. Exercise actively contributes to solving mental health problems and helps improve and adjust the mood and relieves depression, anxiety, and stress. as well. Exercise or physical activity is not only important for physical health and weight loss, it is also highly important for mental health. It is important for the individual to try to move as much as possible, such as going up the ladder instead of using the elevator and going out to practice walking from time to time instead of using the car. Studies indicate that workout and exercising regularly helps improve brain function, protect memory as well as improve thinking skills.

3. Lack of Sleep

Poor sleep can have a negative effect on your mental health. Lack of sleep can dramatically change your mood and provoke relapse and mania. Sleep deprivation causes irritation and anger and may reduce your ability to deal with stress and depression. Getting enough sleep needed by the human body and organizing sleep times improves mental health and makes the body more able to recover from diseases and even makes the challenges of the day less effective.

4. Poor Physical Health

Poor physical health may lead to an increased risk of developing mental health problems. Physical injuries or symptoms can affect what you think, how you feel, and what you do. Physical illness increases the risk of developing severe depressive episodes. Some physical health conditions such as infections, genetic disorders, congenital abnormalities, gluten sensitivity, brain injury, spinal cord injury, nerve injury can lead to specific types of neurological and psychological disorders. Making healthy lifestyle changes can help you improve your physical health as well as your mental health at the same time.

5. Smoking

About half of the people who suffer from psychological problems are smokers. The health problems caused by smoking, such as problems of the heart, lungs, and colds, may lead to mood problems and changes in mental health, so stopping smoking is one of the best steps to improve mental health.

6. Exposure to Abuse

Exposure to abuse, whether psychological, physical, or sexual, is one of the most important factors that motivate psychological problems to emerge. Therefore, a safe and healthy family and social environment contribute effectively to achieving mental health.

7. Social Interaction

Social isolation has long been known as a key trigger for mental illness and can lead to feelings of loneliness, fear of others, or negative self-esteem. Remember! Having bad company may ruin one’s happiness and life. Having a good friendship shows that you can trust your friends so that they can support you, spend time with you, and be honest with you. Spending time with people you care about and engaging in community and volunteer work that makes you feel important and influencing others, are the most important things that are recommended when talking about mental health. Spending time with friends significantly improves mood and the love of others makes it easier to deal with the challenges of daily life.

8. Emotional Attachment

It’s natural to love and want your partner or things. Excessive emotional attachment is unhealthy when it begins to disrupt your life. In the case of relationships, an unhealthy emotional attachment can also disrupt your partner’s life. Bad emotional relationships negatively affect mental health, and it is best to get rid of them and end them and stay with a partner that makes life look better and more beautiful.A healthy emotional relationship can improve mental health and mood, and contribute to easing nervous features in the individual’s personality.

9. Work Environment

Work is good for mental health, but staying in a job you hate affects your mental health and can make your life miserable. A negative work environment can lead to physical and mental health problems. Employees, both men, and women, who report workplace stress, work pressures, bullying, and lack of ability to make work-related decisions can be more at risk of developing depressive symptoms. A positive work environment makes employees feel good and excited about coming to work and understanding their work roles and responsibilities and this provides the motivation to sustain them throughout the day. When employees are happy and excited, they invest all their energy to ensure the best results.

10. Meditation and Relaxation Techniques

Practicing the wrong meditation technique could be a harmful experience for you and can lead to waves of anger, fear, or jealousy that were sitting deep inside you, and this will make you feel uncomfortable. Unhealthy relaxation techniques can result in poor concentration, uncontrollable thoughts, worrying, and difficulty in making decisions. The continuous practice of different relaxation and meditation techniques actively contributes to increasing the ability to endure frustrating situations, deal with, control emotions, and manage anxiety experienced by the individual.

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How nutrition can help your emotional health

“Let food be thy medicine,” Said Hippocrates of Kos around 2500 years ago. His ancient wisdom feels so accurate right now. The western world is suffering from an epidemic of obesity and so many diseases. What has changed over the years of his wisdom? Perhaps we have become victims of our own greed. Greed for food, money, sex and so much more. A simple yet unknown cure can be the food that you put in your mouth.

Not only food can change your body’s microbiome but also mess your hormones and that can lead to a lot of issues. Your emotional well-being is connected to the food that you eat. We now know that our brain is connected to our gut through many nerves and it is in constant communication 24/7, we now call it the second brain.

Anxiety, depression, ADHD, hyperactivity, chronic fatigue syndrome, and brain fog are only a few of the many mental conditions that people complain and the food that we eat plays a big role in that.

For thousands of years, we knew that we have to respect the earth and its living beings, the greed of big corporations and the TV commercials have let us believe that meat, fish, and dairy its a big part of the human’s diet and should be consumed daily. Fast forward not more than 100 years we see the results of this.

I am not a doctor and this only my personal opinion that we should consume more plant-based whole foods in our daily life. Real foods that we can recognize with our eyes and taste always with respect to the environment.

Through my life coaching technique, a diet is one of the first things we address, and always try to make changes to fit individuals’ needs and improve their energy, mood, and overall wellbeing. Once you start eating the foods that you were supposed to eat, your life will change drastically and effortlessly for the better. To be a better human being it is not only enough to change some bad habits but it is important to understand and educate ourselves first and see the bigger picture. Everything has to be balanced in order for you to be balanced.

With love and gratitude,

Antonios

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