Side effect of social media: the fear of missing out

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It is without a doubt the biggest thing to happen in recent years, social media! Keeping up with what is happening in the lives of friends has never been more fun, easy and convenient. For many people, social media and being more closely engaged in the lives of others has never so pronounced … it is almost a daily ritual. Our capability to tap into other peoples lives and broadcast our own life, has brought about another occurrence, FoMO (fear of missing out). With social media keeping people in “the…read more

Social / Learning Issues ~ Adolescents / Children

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Adolescence is the most challenging of stage in our cycle of human development. Physically our bodies undergo massive changes, mentally we are evaluated and tested constantly, we find ourselves constantly challenged in the family unit, and finally we are subjected to the unpredictable influences of friendship groups and social situations. Memory enhancement, exam nerves, concentration, procrastination, focus, work ethic and dyslexia can be issues that are central to the challenges that adolescents face on a day by day basis at school, and then magnified at home as environmental circumstances contribute to an already…read more

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Career Stress

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Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden or short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress, often as a result of pressure in the workplace, can have real health consequences…read more

Anxiety

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Anxiety symptoms include obtrusive, obsessive, worried thoughts, confusion and difficulty concentrating, pacing or restlessness, irritability, frustration, and despair. A person with anxiety may feel tense, with uncomfortable physical sensations such as trembling, sweating, a racing heartbeat, nausea, and difficulty breathing. The severe and sudden onset of such symptoms is often indicative of a panic attack. Anxiety can also lead to headaches, insomnia, digestive problems, and light-headedness. Anxiety is at the root of many mental health conditions, including panic attacks and phobias, and it is often directly correlated with other conditions,…read more

Rid yourself of anxiety and panic attacks with hypnotherapy

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If you are suffering from frequent anxiety and panic attacks and have been prescribed with psychotropic drugs by your primary health care provider or psychiatrist but you have seen no outcome, then you could try painless and the “no side-effects” treatment of hypnotherapy. Did you know that you can stop the panic attacks with hypnotherapy? This doesn’t refer to swinging a crystal ball in front of your eyes and repeating the same sentence that you are about to fall asleep. Hypnotherapy is usually an aid to psychotherapy as the hypnotic…read more