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  1. Oh The Places You'll Go read for you - A wonderful story by Dr. Seuss.

    Oh the places you'll go is a story that I often read to children when I am working with them and their parents and I wanted people to be able to hear the story read at any time.

    There are lots of American voices reading this wonderful story, but I couldn't find any where the story is read with an English accent, and as that is where I am from I thought I would read it for you. I hope you enjoy listening.

     

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    What is Oh The Places You'll go about?

    So, it's a book written and illustrated by children's author Dr. Seuss. It was first published by Random House on January 22, 1990. It is his last book to be published during his lifetime. The book concerns the journey of life and its challenges. Though written in the style of classics such as Green Eggs and Ham and The Cat in the Hat, Oh, the Places You’ll Go! has many specific characters including a narrator and the reader. A young boy, referred to simply as "you", initiates the action of the story. However, the presence of a main character helps readers to identify with the book. It is written in second person and uses future tense.

    On the Teaching Children Philosphy website there is some useful informaion written by By Danielle Perris and Lindsay Romanic

    https://www.teachingchildrenphilosophy.org/BookModule/OhThePlacesYoullGo  There are lots of ideas that you can explore with children on what it means to them and what lessons we can learn from this book too.

    "Dr. Seuss’s children’s book Oh the Places You’ll Go raises the question about the theory of individualism vs. communitarianism. The book uses the phrase “The brains in your head, the feet in your shoes” as a metaphor for the skill, abilities, and knowledge one has to help them succeed within a new life phase, for example graduation. Dr Seuss also discusses the moments within a new phase where there will be struggles and difficulties and at times, you will be stuck in “the waiting place.” The “waiting place” is where you may be waiting for opportunities to come or preparing for these new opportunities. This story raises questions about how we get the “brains in our head and the feet in your shoes.” Are we able to develop the skills, abilities, and knowledge on our own or do we need the help of others and our society? Is it possible for us, as individuals, to create our own opportunities, or do we need other’s help in order to pull us out of the “waiting place?” Furthermore, it could be argued that our skills, abilities, and knowledge are a product of our individual nature. However, if we are a product of our society, then it could be argued that we need our society to help us through new life phases. Although we live within a community, it is easy to feel as though you are alone. An individual’s identity may been seen as a product of their relationships with others or it may be viewed as just an individual nature that one has chosen out of their own free will."

    #drseuss #ohtheplacessyoullgo 

    You can get the book by Dr. Seuss from Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2HeJA4Q   

  2. Can Skype Hypnotherapy help with IBS Symptoms?

    A new study has confirmed that having hypnosis on Skype can make a real difference to IBS sufferers.

    The Study: Skype hypnotherapy for irritable bowel syndrome: effectiveness and comparison with face to face treatment" is published in the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis

    ibs and hypnosis and hypnotherapy

    The lead in the study is Professor Peter Whorwell, who is well known for his work in helping patients with IBS and for his advocacy of Hypnotherapy in helping to treat symptoms.  As many sufferers know stress and anxiety can make symptoms much worse and by learning to let go and relax at first, and then to imagine exactly how you want things to be in relation to your gut, you can make a real difference to your life.

    So is Skype hypnotherapy an effective treatment for IBS ?

    The new study is published in the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental HypnosisThis study was with 20 patients who had the hypnotherapy for IBS treatment via Skype and was led by Professor Peter Whorwell a gastroenterologist at Wythenshawe Hospital, The University of Manchester

    As reported: “The patients in his study received 12 hypnotherapy sessions in total: the first was face to face with the remaining 11 sessions delivered via Skype. Before the treatment, 65% had severe IBS pre-treatment with the remaining 35% having moderate IBS. After the Skype sessions, 25% of were classed as having severe IBS, 40% moderate IBS and the remaining 35% mild IBS. All the patients enjoyed significant improvements in their IBS symptoms such as abdominal pain, abdominal bloating and bowel function. In addition, other symptoms commonly seen in IBS improved such as nausea, headaches, heartburn, low backache, constant lethargy, chest pain and bladder problems. Quality of life, and any anxiety or depression also improved.”

    Interestingly when compared to an earlier study of 1000 patients who had face to face hypnotherapy at the clinic run by Professor Whorwell, the online treatment was only slightly less effective.

    You can read all about Professor Whorwell and his work in much more detail here:

    https://www.markpowlett.co.uk/myblog/read_187699/the-nhs-website-reports-that-hypnosis-is-twice-as-effective-at-helping-people-deal-with-ibs-than-other-methods.html

    This includes all the information about how the NHS in the UK has conducted much more research than you may imagine.

    How Could Skype Hypnosis for IBS help me?

    One of the advantages of being able to work on Skype is that you can have sessions in the comfort of your own home. The worries about leaving home that can make things worse can be left behind. When I work with hypnotherapy to help people with IBS symptoms I always make sure that they have recordings that they can listen to at home. This can make a really big difference in the way that you are able to learn to let go, visualise and relax. In fact in the study just undertake it was noted that 71% of the subjects said they would not have been able to have the treatment if they needed to travel. This of course also helps more elderly clients who perhaps do not have the mobility of facility to travel as well as younger clients too.

    If you would like to read more about Hypnotherapy for IBS you can find out how I work with my clients here:

     https://www.markpowlett.co.uk/ibshypnosis.html

    And you can watch a video all about how Skype Hypnotherapy works here: https://www.markpowlett.co.uk/skypehypnotherapy.html

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