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  1. Why do I have a short attention span now that I am worried about Coronavirus Covid-19 ?

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    I can't concentrate, my attention span seems to be so short at the moment and it all seems to be because of coronavirus - What is going on?

    coronavirus hypnosis and mediation for stress and anxiety

    You are not alone, and in fact it's perfectly understandable what is happening to you, especially as it is happening to millions of people around the world too.

    We have never known anything like this to happen before so we are all adjusting to the changes we are making in our lives. Hopefully they will only be for the short term but we don't really know how long that short term will be. Being alone or isolated can be hard. It's a very sensible precaution to make sure you keep your distance and follow all of the advice that you are being given.

    Sometimes we don't really understand some of the things that are happening in our minds. It's quite clear and perhaps easy to understand why we may be suffering from stress and anxiety at this time. Not knowing what will happen can do that, although you can learn to let go of those worries...right now though let's talk about why it is so hard to concentrate.

    Lack of concentration - short attention span due to Coronavirus Covid-19

    What is going on here? Well it is all about something called Hypervigilance.  We have evolved to do so many amazing things in our lives but parts of our brain haven't quite caught up with that intelligence and are still behaving as if they don't really know what is going on.

    What is Hypervigilance and how does it apply to coronavirus covid-19?

    RF Bear picture

    So, take yourself back a few hundred years and imagine you are searching the forest for some food when you hear a noise in the distance. You look across and there is a huge bear in front of you and he has seen you...he is coming for you and you start to run away.  You manage to lose him and make your way back to where you are settled in camp, but now you don't know where he is. So now it is on your mind. Thinking about eating isn't so important suddenly. More important is to look out for that bear, could he attack you and your family?  If you see him in the distance you need to keep on looking out for him and making sure you are very careful and always on alert.  You won't be going back to normal until you know that the problem the bear is causing is over.

    It's perfectly normal and only to be expected.  Right now it feels like we are all living through that bear and the stress he is causing us. Having a short attention span and finding it hard to concentrate is a normal reaction.

    Try and find other things to do. I don't need to give you huge lists of the right thing to do because there are already so many brilliant people doing that, just bear in mind that looking after yourself and learning to let go will help any time that you can.

    Here's a short meditation/mindfulness video that you can watch if you want to take just a few minutes out of your day.

    take care, be safe

  2. Hypnosis sessions on skype for stress and anxiety about coronavirus Covid-19

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    Can I use hypnotherapy on Skype to help with worries about Coronavirus?

    With the rise in the number of cases of coronavirus around the world more and more people are suffering from stress and anxiety about what could happen to them or their family if they caught the coronavirus.

    As a therapist who sees people both in person and online via Skype I have already seen an increase in people looking for some help in dealing  with the stress and also those who cannot visit, because they are either too far away from me or are self isolating because they know someone or have even contracted coronavirus themselves.

    I first started using skype to help people suffering from Stress and Anxiety as well as Phobias and Insomnia. It quickly became clear that I was able to work with people who I would otherwise not be able to help. I started working with clients who were abroad using the Skype technology, and Hypnosis, EMDR, EFT and other techniques helping them to Quit Smoking and Lose Weight without diets. From sweeden Italy, Ireland and Germany, to the USA Spain and Hungary and it grew from there.

     

     

    Now I am also able to work with so many more people around the world who are many miles away from my location. Would you like some help in the comfort of your own home? Now you don't even need to leave your house to make the changes that you really want and let go of the past.

    Where you are really doesn't matter any more ! 
    Skype Hypnotherapy and all of the ways that it can help come to you in the comfort of your own home.

    You can watch my SKYPE Therapy FAQ Video below to find out more about how a session of Hypnotherapy on Skype can help you: it should answer any questions that you have about how things work...

     

    How does Skype Hypnosis work?

    As long as you have an internet connection and a computer with a webcam and microphone then we can work together. In fact often clients work with me using iPads and other tablets and phones to make it even easier. As I have been working online with Skype hypnosis sessions for a long time at first most people used their PC or Laptop, but now people can use their phone and even listen to recordings that I make them on their phones as an extra benfit as well.

    Hypnosis via Skype is really easy for you to experience. You don't need to travel to me. So it saves you the stress of that journey, no need to worry about traffic jams, or being late for your hypnotherapy appointment. I use many different techniques which mean that we can help you get exactly what you want and I even make you personalised Hypnosis MP3s that you can listen to at home whenever you want to.

    You may even find that being in your own home environment really helps to make you feel even more safe and secure.

    We can talk and even do our full sessions via your webcam or we can chat and then I can make you a custom MP3 and send it to you so that you can listen in your own time. This technology really brings your chance to have therapy so much closer. To find out more you can either drop me an email by clicking on Email Mark Powlett 

    You can experience a short video with a mindfulness/meditation/hypnosis session to help you deal with the health anxieties that the coronavirus is causing here...