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  1. Hypnosis for Coronavirus Anxiety Covid-19

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    Hypnotherapy to help with stress and anxiety caused by worry about Coronavirus Covid - 19

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    COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.

    You can't have escaped the news about Coronavirus and how it has spread from China around the world.  For once the news channels are not finding that Donald Trump or Brexit are their top stories. Instead they are focussing on the virus, and how it is spreading. Of course Trump and Brexit can also be responsible for stress, worry and anxiety in people too.

    Where we are...

    At the moment we are in the early months of the Corona Virus and we are still finding out all about it, how it spreads and who could be affected the most.

    I am already starting to hear from people who are worried about what could happen to them or their family if they were to contract this new virus. People are aware that unlike the flu virus there is currently no vaccine available.

    Just having a flu jab works in two ways in helping you with worry. Firstly you have given yourself a really good chance of not getting the flu, that's the physical side of things. The other side, the mental health issue, means that you can tick it off the list of things that you may worry about. That is why people are finding that they are more worried about this and the uncertainty than anything else.

    What are the symptoms of coronavirus?

    The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.

    • a cough
    • a high temperature
    • shortness of breath

    It is important to note that having these symptoms does not necessarily mean you have the illness.

    How is coronavirus is spread?

    Because it's a new illness, we do not know exactly how coronavirus spreads from person to person. Similar viruses are spread in cough droplets. It's very unlikely it can be spread through things like packages or food.

    Tips on how to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus

    Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds. You can try singing happy birthday so that you know how long to do it for.

     

    Make sure you always wash your hands when you get home or into work, or you can use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.

    If you cough or sneeze make sure that you cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve rather than your hands.

    Always put used tissues in the bin straight away and then wash your hands afterwards.

    If you can do keep away from people who are unwell.

    It is also very important that you do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.

    Helping to let go of stress and anxiety with hypnosis

    So, at the moment there are lots of unknowns about what could happen. It is of course natural that we may start to worry about these but we can learn to let go of them. If we do all the things that are suggested above then we will make things easier for ourselves and everyone else too.

    Taking time out to relax... Whatever people come to see me about there is one thing that most people really do not do enough of. That thing is simply to take time out to relax on a daily basis. If you practice meditation, hypnosis and mindfulness things may surprise you by becoming easier. Helping to reduce our stress levels is always a good idea.

    Let's start right now. All you need to do is take a few minutes out to listen to the recording below. It is only one minute long and just taking one minute to help your breathing relax and let go of your worries is a really good start!

     

    If you have a little more time and enjoyed that simple start then here is something a little longer that you can try..

     

    Remember that just taking a few minutes out of your day can start to make a real difference...and also make sure you wash those hands!

     

  2. Hypnosis to stop Teeth Grinding

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    Hypnosis to stop Teeth Grinding

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    How can I stop grinding my teeth? It’s a question that I am often asked alongside people who come and see me with a fear of dentists. It may not surprise you to hear that fear of dentists is one of the most common fears and phobias!

     

    I have written about both those things before and you can read all about hypnotherapy for fear of dentists here: https://www.markpowlett.co.uk/fearofdentists.html

     

    One of the problems with teeth grinding is that it can cause jaw pain and headaches, as well as wearing down your teeth too.

     

    What can I do to help stop teeth grinding?

     

    The first thing to do is make sure that you see your dentist or your doctor. They need to take a look at your mouth and also what could be causing the problem. Normally people grind their teeth in their sleep and that pain of headaches and jaw issues can make your teeth more sensitive too. The technical term is bruxism and you need to take steps to stop it from causing you further problems. 

     

    Sometimes when you speak to your dentist they can fix a problem that may be to do with alignment of your jaw or teeth with a brace or other assistance. If medication is needed a doctor can prescribe this for you.

     

    The role of stress and anxiety in teeth grinding.

     

    It may not surprise you to hear that most people that suffer from bruxism grind their teeth because of stress and anxiety. If you are not dealing with the things that stress you in the day, then you may well not be sleeping well, and that grinding is one way that your body deals with it.

     

    Hypnotherapy for teeth grinding helps you look at what could be causing that stress and anxiety and then deal with it. It’s about changing the things in your life that cause you worries and then learning to let go and relax.

     

    Often just seeing someone to talk to makes a huge difference right at the start. Seeing a professional who is there to help you with no judgement or agenda other than just making sure that you feel better is always a good idea.

     

    Once you start to learn how to let go of stress and those anxious feelings you can learn to sleep more soundly and awake feeling much more refreshed and ready for the rest of the day. When we deal with that root cause and you learn to relax and think about how you want things to be, rather than how you worry they may be you can be surprised at the difference.

     

    So, make sure you see your doctor and your dentist regularly and if you would like to experience the benefits of hypnotherapy for fear of dentists, or hypnosis for bruxism then you can email me on [email protected]