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This is a great question!
Mindfulness is the subject of countless recent books. It sounds lovely, being in the present moment, but how exactly does mindfulness help to improve your life? It’s possible that it can help clear your brain of the ‘mind fog’ that stops you concentrating and gets in the way of your creativity. So, put down your phone, turn off your social media notifications and get mindful.
We all know how it feels when our heads are so full of things to so and worry about that we are just too overwhelmed to get anything done. It’s quite frankly exhausting and drains our spirit as well as our energy. This ongoing stress has the same effect as keeping too many files on a laptop; after a while everything freezes, slows down or just shuts off. We’re told we should multi-task but that just makes everything ten times worse. Now we’re having to do ten things at once as well as think about ten things at once. It’s clearly not the way forward in the long term.
Research carried out on office staff back in 2005 showed that multitasking can have unwanted effects of the brain. Researchers monitored brain activity using an MRI scan and found that after multitasking people dropped ten IQ points on average, which is more than if they’d been smoking weed!
So, what can you do?
Stop trying to do everything at once. Try to concentrate on doing one thing at a time, no matter where you are or how busy you are. Only start something else when you’ve finished what you’re doing, or got to a point where you can’t do any more. Try this consciously for a week and see if you notice any changes in your energy, focus or creativity. See if it puts you in a better mood, too.
Look back over the week and be honest – how much have you achieved? Would you have managed to get through more or less if you’d stressed yourself out multitasking? Clear thinking gives you better choices on how to respond, act or react, feel and achieve what you want. You CAN let go of your mind baggage and clear your thoughts, and like most things, mindfulness gets easier the more you do it.
Here’s a simple routine to quieten the noise of a busy mind:
I Let Go
See how you get on with those exercises – and keep practicing for the best results.
Let me know how you go with these suggestions ❤️
Some people never miss a regular massage session and credit them for keeping them healthy, de-stressed, supple and sane. Others only come for a massage when they get a money off voucher or something hurts. If possible, you should have regular massage even when you feel fine, because the effects of a regular treatment start to build up over time.
If you rarely get a massage, every time you come in, the therapist will have to un-do the same knots and work on the same areas. Life happens and we all get tense.
If you’re a regular client, she’ll know you well enough to work on those areas until you don’t need to have them un-knotted every time, and the effects on the rest of your body will be so much more powerful.
All in a day’s work
Working long hours and sitting in the same place wreaks havoc on your musculoskeletal system. You need this finely tuned system of bones, muscles and connective tissues to help you do pretty much everything, and when it’s neglected you get things like headaches, back pain and repetitive strain injury.
You can reduce the risk with regular massage therapy. A study from 2011 showed that having regular lower back massages helped to relieve back and joint pain before it got to the stage where it needed medication or taking time off work, both of which are a very good thing.
Who needs stress?
Why let yourself get stressed when you can prevent it with a regular dose of massage therapy? A regular session helps stop the insidious build-up of stress before you’ve even noticed it start to creep up. It’s not just about the obvious signs of stress that cause the problems, either. While you’re busy getting annoyed or stressed-out, your body is more susceptible to illness.
Stop the stress hormones in their tracks by booking in regularly for a preventative massage that takes all your cares away, even just for an hour. A massage increases the feel good hormones serotonin and dopamine and reduces the cortisol you produce too much of when you’re under stress.
We all sit still
Modern life isn’t exactly conducive to being active, most people have to sit at a desk or drive long hours and the average person probably sits still for eight or nine hours every single day. The effect of this is to make your shoulders round and pull forward, which in turn weakens your upper and lower back muscles – you’ll feel this in upper body aches and pains.
Regular massage combined with exercise is the dream team against bad posture and inactivity. A programme of both will help to reduce back, neck, and shoulder pain from sitting still for so long during working hours.
Are you convinced you should make that appointment yet? Even if you’re not stressed, working too hard, or sitting still all day, make massage a habit anyway and you’ll reap the benefits of a comforting, relaxing session that boosts happy hormones and just, well, makes you feel great.
What is Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)?
A small sense of anxiety at times is normal but this anxiety disorder is often unexplained or unprovoked. People with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) worry about the same things other people do, but it goes up to a higher level.
If you tend to have constant worries and fears that it interferes with your ability to function and relax, you may have generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).
Generalized anxiety disorder is mentally and physically exhausting. It drains your energy, interferes with sleep, and wears your body out. This anxiety is less intense than a panic attack, but much longer lasting, making normal life difficult and relaxation impossible. Listed below is 6 Natural Ways to Help with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
GAD is a common anxiety disorder that involves constant and chronic worrying, nervousness, and tension.
Unlike a phobia, where your fear is connected to a specific thing or situation, the anxiety of GAD is diffused—a general feeling of dread or unease that colours your whole life.
You can often go about your daily activities and become filled with a sense of exaggerated worry and tension, even when there is little of nothing to provoke them.
The constant emotional worries in your head: feeling like you can’t control the intrusive thoughts, and feelings of dread and uncertainly are often worse at times of stress.
Sufferers can find it hard to relax and enjoy quiet time or be by themselves.
This is a powerful stress reducer.
30 minutes to motivate or an Hour of personal power can help to naturally raise your endorphins in your body.
A positive feeling like that of ‘morphine’ is often triggered after a workout or a run.
Many tests regarding regular exercise have been proven to ward off anxiety and feelings of depression, boost self-esteem, reduce stress and improve sleep.
Exercise, of course has other health benefits for your body.
2. A Good Night Sleep
Lack of sleep is a cause of anxiety but learning to unwind and relax before bedtime will help sleeping habits.
Learn to quiet your mind by sitting quietly and focusing on you inhale and exhale
Begin with as little as a couple of minutes a day, and you will enjoy this helpful skill even navigating stressful daytime periods.
3. Hypnosis/Meditation Therapy
Research has shown that hypnotherapy can relieve fear, anxiety and stress. In some instances a rapid transformation can happen or in other cases using a 30-minute self-Hypnosis session, 3 Ways to Master Your Anxiety – Rapid Hypnosis Audio Program daily for 30 days can also help you.
Have you ever thought about how to ‘re-program’ your thoughts so you can contine with confidence and peace of mind that you have your panic attacks under control?
What if there is a fast way to re-program your mindset for better health, to enable you to have the opportunity to improve the rest of your day?
These 3 Steps are crucial to getting your mindset right at the the start of your day. It won’t take up too much of your time and it has been so effective for many people.
Many people feel anxious, or nervous, when faced with a problem at work, or before taking a test or making an important decision. Anxiety disorders, however, are different. They can cause such distress that it interferes with a person’s ability to lead a normal life.
For people with anxiety disorders, worry and fear are constant and overwhelming, and can be crippling.
There are several recognized anxiety disorders, including the following:
* Panic Attacks
It can cause a feeling of terror and come on without warning.
A panic attack can include sweating, chest pain, palpitations (unpleasant sensations of irregular heartbeats) and a feeling of choking, which might make the person feel like he or she is having a heart attack or “going crazy.”
* PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
This condition can come on after a trauma has occurred.
People with PTSD often have lasting and frightening thoughts and memories of the event, and tend to be emotionally numb.
A specific phobia is an intense fear of a specific object or situation, such as snakes, heights or flying. The level of fear usually is inappropriate to the situation and might cause the person to avoid common, everyday situations.
* Generalized Anxiety Disorder
This disorder involves excessive, unrealistic worry and tension, even if there is little or nothing to provoke the anxiety.
* Social Anxiety Disorder
Also called social phobia, social anxiety disorder involves overwhelming worry and self-consciousness about everyday social situations.
The worry often centers on a fear of being judged by others, or behaving in a way that might cause embarrassment or lead to ridicule.
Step 1: Mindfulness
Focus on your breathing. It can help you become calmer, be more productive at school or work, and move towards a healthier headspace.
Be concious of what is happening around you and slow your focus to your breath.
Step 2: Exercise / Mini Breaks
Take a walk and enjoy your suroundings.
If you are unble to exercise, stop, sit back and focus on your feet on the ground.
To make the most of your mini break, sit down comfortably and focus your attention fully on the feeling of your feet touching the floor, or your bottom on the chair.
You can also get your senses involved, and focus in on what you can smell, see, hear, feel or taste at the present moment. Take at least a few minutes to pay attention to your body instead of what you’ve been doing.
Step 3: Listen to a 30 minute Hypnotic Audio program
( think a super charged- meditation) that helps you to align your unconcious mind easily and effortlessly, to put the odds in your favour of enjoying a much better day.
This 30 min Rapid Hypnotic Audio program called “3 Ways to Master Your Anxiety – Rapid Hypnosis Audio Program” is ideal for getting your mindset right first thing in the morning.
You can, of course, listen to it at anytime of the day but it has been studied and facts tell us that starting your day well, enhances the feel of the rest of your day.
The process of hypnosis involves deep mind and body relaxation. Following the relaxation phase is an altered state of consciousness that leads to a heightened focus. This increased focus, in turn, results in a higher susceptibility to suggestion.
Each person holds their own unique ability to heal and problem solve.
Most of us act daily in an ‘unconscious’ state as 90% is habitual actions and only 10% is conscious thought.
Don’t put it off – Act today!
Download the 3 Ways to Master Your Anxiety – Rapid Hypnosis Program.
Master your life in a safe, easy and relaxed way.
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I received a phone call from my 37 year old son, earlier this week, he was in pain ..
He had visited a couple of days earlier and had a treatment for a painful shoulder and upper body. While driving he had stretched forward to get his sunglasses off the dashboard and something had caused him pain and discomfort.
I was on a break, during a busy day and as I listened I said ” You may have moved a rib and stimulated a nerve. I can’t see you now so go and see a chiropractor and I will see you in a couple of days as we had planned to.”
I have been a bodyworker now for approx 18 years. I live and work in the field of bodywork, spiritual and intuitional healing.
Intuition is a noun whose definition means that someone uses quick understanding to interpret but without using reasoning or perception, a snap judgment.
I work from this state every day and I realise that others don’t always know what I take for granted.
My son called me again the next day..”Mum, I found a chiropractor and I saw her and she fixed the problem! Wow Mum it was so great the pain stopped straight away and Mum she can help with my posture also!” I asked him hadn’t he see a chiropractor before? No was his answer.
I see a chiropractor fortnightly to keep me in condition to look after my clients. I hadn’t realised my eldest son had not even thought about a visit to any of the “natural therapy” treatments before he went to a surgeon. He had missed my growth into the natural therapy work as he had left home as I began my training.
Note to myself: Never assume others know what you know…
While speaking with the chiropractor we realise clients sometimes think one treatment versus the other but please understand they work together as well.
Having a good body treatment, remedial /sports massage and then a chiropractic treatment can help your adjustment last longer or be much more effective.
Muscles have a memory on how you have used them and in which position they have been holding your body in. The new correction from the chiropractic treatment can be pulled back to the ‘old’ position but by a massage helping your muscles to lengthen and be flexible, you will hold the ‘new’ position better.
Massage also relaxes and calms the muscles and your state of mind. It’s a win-win!
Lovely to talk with you
You will be well aware that the world has become so busy with the introduction of personal computers, mobile phones and many other “labour saving devices” that we as a whole find it increasingly difficult to turn off or wind down.
These devices lead to many of you feeling very tight, sore and head-achy.
Often this leads to decreased range of motion, developing rounded shoulders and a forward head posture.
You can enjoy a better nights sleep, decreased blood pressure, pain-free, increased range of motion, reduced levels of stress if you come and be treated at Bodysense by Shaz.
Regular massage therapy treatments helps aid in relaxation. If you’re feeling stressed and wanting to de-stress then I can assist you in unwinding.
Massage can help heal tired, aching sore muscles and joints. Massage is a great way to start or incorporate maintenance into your wellness program.
I am fully qualified in many areas of massage techniques and therapies but am known for deep tissue treatments. Styles include: Aromatherapy Massage, Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Remedial Therapy, Myofascial Therapy, Foot Reflexology, Pregnancy and Reiki.
Remedial massage techniques are targeted to your problems so you can get back to your normal life quicker.
You can enjoy a treatment ranging from a gentle relaxing holistic style to a firmer deep tissue remedial/sports style dedicated to your healing and regeneration of your body.
I pride myself on my dedication to getting you back to feeling better, eliminating health problems, live longer, helping you to understand your body better, resolve issues and becoming stronger and healthier.
At Bodysense by Shaz I offer both a symptomatic approach to your problem (3-4 appointments) or many of my clients aim for the ‘Ultimate State of Health’ with regular fortnightly massages as the pace and stresses of daily life has increased.