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The Six Stages of Sleep Retraining

The Six Stages of Sleep Retraining My previous two blogs looked at the key ways of establishing a good routine around sleep but with chronic insomnia and disturbed sleep, sometimes a more radical approach is needed. Retraining ourselves to sleep better will take time – our bad habits will probably…

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More Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

Research shows over and over that establishing good routines and habits around our sleep can make the difference between insomnia and exhaustion and having a good restorative night’s sleep. This blog is a continuation of my previous one, looking  at more tips for a good night’s sleep.  Our brains may…

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Top Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

Top Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep Research shows over and over that establishing good routines and habits around our sleep can make the difference between insomnia and exhaustion and having a good restorative night’s sleep. This blog and the following one, will focus on top tips for a good…

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Why We Have Sleep Problems

This is the second in a series of blogs about sleep and how to resolve sleep problems and get a really good night’s sleep. This blog looks at some of the most common reasons why we have sleep problems. We all know that when we are stressed or worried about…

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Sleep Problems

There is nothing worse than not being able to get a good night’s sleep and this blog looks at types of sleep problems, why we need sleep and the different kinds of sleep. It also explains why it is important to jump out of bed fairly soon after waking in…

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Emergency Drill for Panic Attacks

Panic attacks can be very frightening. When panic attacks occur, you might think you're losing control, having a heart attack or even dying. Learning the emergency drill for panic attacks can give you a sense of control over these powerful feelings. A panic attack is a sudden episode of intense…

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What is a panic attack?

What is a panic attack? A panic attack is a sudden episode of intense fear that triggers severe physical reactions when there is no real danger or apparent cause. Panic attacks can be very frightening. When panic attacks occur, you might think you're losing control, having a heart attack or…

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Panic Attacks

A panic attack is a sudden episode of intense fear that triggers severe physical reactions when there is no real danger or apparent cause. Panic attacks can be very frightening. When panic attacks occur, you might think you're losing control, having a heart attack or even dying. Many people have…

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How to stop worrying

This blog looks at how to stop worrying. Worry is part of the human condition but persistent worrying can turn into an uncomfortable habit that's very hard to shake. Chronic worriers even worry when they have nothing to worry about! Some feel that if they stop worrying, then they are…

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Anxiety Symptoms

What exactly is anxiety? Is it our racing thoughts? Is it the way our heart pounds and the butterflies in our stomach? Actually it's a whole range of different things and being able to separate them can help to give us a sense of control over how we are feeling.…

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Anxiety, worry and over thinking

One of the most common reasons people come for counselling is to learn how to manage anxiety, worry and over thinking. As humans, why do we often feel so anxious? Our human ancestors survived by learning how to be quiet, timid and very careful. In a world where most large…

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