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Lifespan Integration Therapy Training

The recent feedback from the amazing Lifespan Integration Therapy Training in London with Natasha Sephton.

 

By |July 2nd, 2016|Categories: Updates|Tags: |0 Comments

Who Has Acupucture?

Acupuncture is a treatment that is suitable for everyone, it can be used to treat adults, pregnant women, babies, children and the elderly. The effects of the treatments are highly effective and is often used alongside conventional medicine. The treatment is widely seen as beneficial for a range of symptoms resulting from illness, from clearly defined complaints or to improve general feelings of wellbeing and help with relaxation.

Many different celebrities are also acupuncture fans including gold medal winning Olympian Rebecca Adlington who found acupuncture to be beneficial for an ongoing shoulder injury.

 

If you wish to book an appointment for Acupuncture at Cherry Tree Therapy Centre with Helen Yin M Tanner please contact us using the contact page or call Helen on 07802 601 805.

£54.00 – Initial Consultation /  Session
£48.00 – Subsequent Sessions

 

By |March 10th, 2016|Categories: Acupuncture, Updates||0 Comments

Men’s Mental Health

Since 2007 the male suicide rate has increased significantly (Office of National Statistics) meaning men’s mental health has become a hot topic of debate.  Many men naturally struggle with the idea of attending counselling and expressing their true feelings to a stranger. In fact many men struggle with the idea of expressing their true feelings full stop. Unfortunately this can make things harder for them when dealing with life issues such as relationships, alcohol and drugs, work related stress and male identity. Talking to someone who understands this from a male perspective can make all the difference, as in my case one that would have identified with these fears himself not so long ago!
Men can have a tendency to ‘bottle things up’ when confronted by issues that they seem not to be able to resolve. This can stem from a number of factors: pride in being able to handle things themselves, shame at showing any sign of perceived weakness, fear at being stigmatised by others, or just a general awkwardness about personal disclosure. These factors can be deeply ingrained in the male culture that we grow up in and can apply to men from all levels of society. Indeed particular ethnic and cultural group identity can also raise and reinforce those barriers to seeking help.
Statistics show that levels of stress and unhappiness among men are consistently rising but also that proportionately far fewer men seek help than women. Sadly this tendency in men to try to go it alone though their difficulties can lead to unfortunate if not tragic consequences. As I have come to see it seeking skilled help though a talking therapy is in fact a courageous option that often is a significant […]

By |February 12th, 2016|Categories: Recent Posts, Updates||0 Comments

Breast Enlargement Using Hypnotherapy

Breast Enlargement – A Natural Alternative
Most of us at some time in our lives feel that we would like to change something about ourselves.  It’s often the way that people feel about themselves or their appearance.  The two things are often linked.
Many of my clients come to me wanting help to overcome lack of self-esteem or lack of confidence.  Although there are several things that we can do to improve our appearance, not everyone is willing to undertake some of the more drastic measures, such as plastic surgery, to achieve them.
Breast enlargement using hypnotherapy is an area that is growing (excuse the pun) although it is nothing new.  There have been several studies showing positive results.  I have included just a few of these below:
Dr. James E. Williams – published in a 1974 issue of the Journal of Sex Research
Dr. Allan Staib and Dr. D.R. Logan –published in 1977 in the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis
Dr. Richard D Willard – also published in 1977 in the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis
Studies have shown that over 80% of the subjects had an increase in breast size and that the more often the individual could successfully repeat the visualisation, the greater the increase in breast size.
It is well known that our minds control our bodies.  Our thoughts and beliefs can change the level of our hormones and control the neurotransmitters that stimulate the pituitary which then can release hormones which influence the natural growth of our breasts. By using your mind to increase the circulation and blood flow to the breasts, the breasts can swell in size.   The language that we use to and about ourselves can often affect not only the way we feel […]

By |December 12th, 2015|Categories: Updates||0 Comments

Happiness and Learning Something New

Do you want to increase your levels of happiness? Research shows that learning something new can make you happier. When we learn something new our brain creates new connections which in turn increases our feelings of self-satisfaction and confidence. These connections increase the brain’s mass and our brain will then reward us with feelings of happiness. Each time you learn something new, you are literally creating a happiness event.  Spend some time each day learning something new and you will not only be increasing your knowledge, you will be creating a happier you!
Questions:
1.  When did you last enjoy something new?  What did you do?
2.  What frustrates you most about learning something new
3.  When was the last time you felt a sense of ‘flow; or being ‘in the zone’ and what did it feel like?
4.  In the past, what impact has learning something new had on the rest of your life, such as enabling you to get a better job, showing you how to cook delicious meals, or helping you make new friends?
5.  What can you realistic commit to learning this month?

By |June 26th, 2015|Categories: Action for Happiness||0 Comments

Happiness and Appreciation / Mindfulness

Action for Happiness – West Essex
‘Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.’
Voltaire
Definition of appreciation – An ability to understand the worth, quality or importance of something (or someone)…….
Appreciation goes beyond merely feeling thankful – appreciation is an evaluation of someone or something that leads to a deeper understanding. When you express your gratitude outwardly and turn your thankfulness into an actual ‘thank you’ to the people in your life that you are grateful to, you get a renewed perspective. This builds upon the shift in focus that occurs when you are grateful in your heart for the good things you have in your life.
How can we use appreciation as a way of life? By focusing on it we can improve our general outlook on life. We can also improve our relationships and help get a better image of ourselves.

List 5 things you appreciate about your life – they can be big or they can be small
Think of a person who you have a good relationship with, list 5 things you appreciate about them.
Think of a person in your life who you have a difficult relationship with, list 5 things you appreciate about them.
Now list 5 things you appreciate about yourself!

Think of ways that you can carry appreciation (and gratitude) on into your life, e.g. start a gratitude journal, being more mindful, making the effort to say thank you more, looking for the things to appreciate in life rather than focusing on the negatives. Appreciating the simple things we take for granted, food, shelter, our health.

By |May 25th, 2015|Categories: Action for Happiness, Blog||0 Comments

Happiness Club – April 2015

I feel like I always start these messages and posts in exactly the same way…. THANK YOU SO MUCH for being such an amazing group of people.  In three months, we have a grown from 5 people to 9 people and today 15 happy souls came together to share stories, explore the connection between happiness and exercise, eat cake and continue the road to happier living.  What I love most about this group is that we started off as a room full of strangers and in such a short time I feel we have become real friends.
The new venue was a little less intimate than Cherry Tree Therapy Centre but unless a better option comes along we will stick to the rugby club as I don’t want to restrict the numbers; Happiness and friendship will continue to be open to all.
The lovely Melanie Browne led the group today as she is an exercise guru and personal trainer who specialises in Cancer patients.  Most of the members already had some kind of exercise regime, be that through a commitment to the gym or daily walks with the dog.  Those amongst us who didn’t exercise so much seemed to be encouraged by the idea that exercise didn’t have to be built on a strict exercise regime and could involve the more mundane tasks of cleaning the house or car or getting out into the garden and digging up the weeds.  Time restraints and sport’s injuries were seen as obstacles but we recognised that most things could be overcome with some careful planning, for example, leaving a pre-packed gym bag by the door and not abandoning exercise altogether when an injury occurs, so perhaps, working an uninjured […]

Happiness and Exercise

Action For Happiness- West Essex
 
 

The Action for Happiness pledge :
’”I will try to create more happiness and less unhappiness in the world around me”
Action For Happiness say that our body and our mind are connected. Being active makes us happier as well as being good for our physical health. It instantly improves our mood and can even lift us out of a depression.

We don’t all need to run marathons – there are simple things we can all do to be more active each day. And we can also boost our well-being by unplugging from technology, getting outside and importantly, making sure we get enough sleep!

Happiness and Exercise Questions:

1. When was the last time you really enjoyed exercising/getting physical?

2. How can you build more movement into your daily life?

3. What commitment however small can you make to getting active?

4. When was the last time that you enjoyed getting active outside and can you build in more of that?

5. What do you think might have stopped you from exercising in the past? How have you sabotaged yourself or your plans?

Now, create your goals here – Happiness and Exercise Goals

By |April 17th, 2015|Categories: Action for Happiness, Blog|Tags: , |0 Comments

Action For Happiness West Essex – Bancrofts Rugby Club

I am very excited this morning…  Finally, I have secured a bigger venue, meaning we no longer have to cap the numbers in the group.
Bancroft Rugby Club has agreed to let us have the private bar area in the club house for our meet-up groups.  The agreement is that only drinks bought on the premises can be consumed on the premises.  I will still require a small donation towards the meet-up costs, advertising, printing etc. but £1 or £2 should cover everything.
The address is:
Action For Happiness West Essex
Bancrofts Rugby Club
Buckhurst Way
Buckhurst Hill
Essex
IG9 6JD
 
It is 30 seconds from Cherry Tree Therapy Centre and has outdoor space for warm, sunny days!
This is a community project so feel free to tell friends, neighbours and family.
Any questions, text or call me, Caroline Ley on 07740 362 857 or email me at: caroline@cherrytreetherapycentre.co.uk.
See you next Saturday (18th April) at 1-3pm.
 

By |April 12th, 2015|Categories: Action for Happiness, Updates||0 Comments

Happiness Club – March 2015

So… what can I say?  Thank you so much to the 9 wonderful people who attended today’s meet-up group.  Today’s topic was about relating and weren’t we good at it? It was fabulous to share the laughter and the tears today.
We had some really interesting conversations around deep connection and happiness.  We explored not only the connections we have with others but also the connection we each have with ourselves and how important this is to our own happiness.  An old cliché I know, but we agreed that you have to be happy within yourself in order to be happy with others.  We likened this inner happiness to a positive inner energy that radiated from us and therefore, touched others around us.  We also agreed that positive energy seeks out positive energy, they come together and connect together. 
It was felt that feelings of deep connection and happiness often came out of nowhere, came in waves but was seen as ‘yes’ moments, or ‘flag-it’ moments or simply ‘moments of being ‘in-flow’.  This feeling of connection with everything around us, ignites our spirit, it brings us alive and it draws others towards us. 
It wasn’t all plain sailing though, as we explored the vulnerability of opening up a deep connection with another person and the fears around being too connected, rejected or misunderstood.   For those of you interested Brené Brown has a lovely Ted Talk on ‘The Power of Vulnerability’ which can be found here:  http://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability?language=en.
We also looked at how we dampen our own happiness in fear of offending or upsetting others.  Why can’t  we ‘show off’ our happiness,  our achievements, or the achievements of our loved ones?  Unfortunately, we ran out of time to […]

By |March 21st, 2015|Categories: Action for Happiness, Blog, Updates||0 Comments