Archives for April 2022

Staying Calm In Chaotic Times

Peace of Mind is often that particular sense of profound peace, ease and comfort that you can sometimes feel and experience.

Peace of Mind is also the absence of worry, which is when you find that nearly all the time you are feeling thoroughly content with the way things are going for you, and when you are nearly always feeling very calm, and very peaceful.

Ways To Help Yourself To Stay Calm In Chaotic Times

A good way of helping yourself to stay calm in these chaotic times, is to really concentrate only on things that are within your control, and not on anything that is outside of your control.

For example, you could concentrate on your own physical and mental health and well-being. You could write out a list of your priorities in this area for yourself, and work your way steadily through them.

Work At Sorting Out Your Personal Finances

During the time of the pandemic, your personal finances might have well got out of hand, and they may need some tidying up.

Try and work at setting aside half an hour a week to do this in.

Work At Sorting Out The Home Where You Live

Another thing you could do, is to work at sorting out the home where you live, and work out what is rubbish and remove it all. What is left will probably just need cleaning, but you may have a lot of papers that need sorting through and filing. You may then decide that you need to upgrade one or two electrical appliances, and so you could do that as well. For example, in the kitchen, you may well decide to chuck out everything in your freezer to make loads of space, and then you go on a huge shopping trip for what you want to have in the fridge part and in the freezer part, as though you have just bought a new one.

Having a nice, clean and tidy home will help you to stay calm and peaceful and will soothe your nerves or anxiety about what is happening in the world outside. It will help you tremendously to work your way around your home, especially when you finally see the finished product.

Work At Your Personal Health Priorities

You could make a list of your personal health priorities, and work through the things on your list slowly and steadily, one by one. You could take as long as you like over this, because you do not have to be in any hurry.

For an example, you could put:-

To improve my physical self-image, so that I look and feel better physically and mentally.

To lose weight.

To make sure that I eat three balanced healthy meals a day, i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner, and to create a weekly plan of what I will eat at these meals.

To eat more healthily and keep track of what I eat and drink throughout the day.

To keep busy, for example by doing a lot of cleaning and housework.

To draw up a daily plan for the cleaning and housework.

To not feel so depressed and sorry for myself.

To learn to meditate properly. A simple form of meditation is to sit quietly with your eyes closed and count your breaths as they pass in and out. Do this for 10 minutes.

To learn to use affirmations.

To try using hypnosis to help me with some of my ideas. For example, I could watch some online hypnosis videos on websites like “You Tube”. Or I could make an appointment to go and see a hypnotist and ask them to help me.

The Use Of Hypnosis To Help You To Stay Calm

Hypnosis is a safe, natural and relaxing way of learning how to gain great comfort and peace of mind after seeing a hypnotist, whether in their office or online. They will welcome you in a courteous and professional manner, so there is no need to feel nervous or anxious. They will have a chat with you, to find out what you would like to have help with, and what your problems are. Once the hypnosis session begins, they will talk to you soothingly and comfortingly, and when they know you are relaxed enough, they will start to address your subconscious mind directly.

Hypnosis in Action

What the hypnotist will do, is remove the old set of instructions that your subconscious mind was given previously at some point, and they will replace it with a completely new set of instructions which it will be able to follow easily. These new instructions will be all about helping you to stay relaxed and calm about everything. And when they have woken you at the end of the hypnosis session, you will find that you are feeling truly relaxed, absolutely wide awake, and feeling absolutely wonderful.

If you would like to know more about hypnosis, or about how hypnosis works generally, please give us a call on 07904 605344, and we can then have a friendly chat about how we can help you. Hypnosis is extremely good for things like trying to lose weight, or to beat an addiction to alcohol, for example. We look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Covid-19 is Causing Chaos to the NHS in England, and Continues to Create Havoc with the Surgery Backlog

Surgical operations are currently being cancelled throughout England, as Covid-19 causes major disruption inside the NHS, and the doctors and the health leaders say that the UK Government’s surgical backlog targets are looking increasingly unachievable. There are currently six million patients on the waiting lists for NHS hospital care, and these include over 23,000 who have waited for more than two years for treatment.

Mr Boris Johnson, the UK Prime Minister, said that he had launched the “biggest catch-up schedule in the history of the National Health Service”, but around the same time he dropped every domestic Covid-19 restriction in England. However, now Covid-19 rates are creating havoc with the ability of the NHS to catch up with surgical operations that were cancelled or delayed before and during the pandemic.

Recent figures show, that more than 28,000 members of NHS staff are off sick from work every single day due to Covid-19, and more than 20,000 patients are actually in hospital with Covid-19. This, of course, has dramatically lowered the number of beds and spaces available for those patients who need to receive planned surgical care.

The President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England said: “Unfortunately, Covid-19 continues to cause major disruption in the NHS, with recent high staff absences. We do know that planned surgical operations are being cancelled again in different areas of England due to staff being off sick with it. We understand that this can be frustrating for surgical teams who want to help patients by getting planned surgery up and running again. It is also distressing for the patients who know that they actually need a planned operation”.

The Chief Executive of NHS Providers said: “Pressure is piling up on the NHS across England from a Covid-19 related triple whammy of staff absences, high numbers of people in hospital with Covid-19 and delays in discharging patients, while Covid-19 is continuing to use up all the beds that were available in social care services”.

The Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents the whole healthcare system, said: “The ongoing impact of Covid-19 was now interfering with the ability of the NHS to tackle the surgical backlog, and there should be “a healthy dose of realism” about what the NHS could achieve”.

The British Medical Association has accused the UK Government of failing to grasp how Covid-19 poses a serious threat to the NHS, to the backlog of planned surgery targets, and to the wider public. It has said, that unless the Government brought in certain measures to bring down the infection rates, including wearing masks on public transport such as trains, and in confined spaces such as offices, and providing ventilation in public and work settings, the pressures on the NHS would escalate even further, staff absences would rise even higher, and thousands of patients would be forced to wait even longer than ever for their planned surgical operation”.

NHS England said: “Staff will continue to carry on pulling out all the stops” in order to tackle the backlog.

The Use Of Hypnosis

Hypnosis is a safe, natural and really relaxing way of gaining calmness, a sense of comfort, a sense of ease and total peace of mind if you are feeling worried and stressed about why you are still waiting for that particular surgery for the last year and a half. Hypnosis will help you to stop worrying and getting all anxious about this.

If you decide to see a hypnotist, whether in an office, or online, they will welcome you in a professional and courteous manner. They will talk with you first, to find out what your problems are while you are waiting for your planned operation, and then they will begin the hypnosis session. They will talk to you soothingly and comfortingly. After a while, they will know when you have become deeply relaxed enough so that they can access your subconscious mind directly, and speak with it.

Hypnosis

Once they have successfully accessed your subconscious mind, they will remove the old set of instructions from it, and they will then replace it with a completely new set of instructions which it will be able to follow very easily. When the hypnosis session has ended, the hypnotist will fully waken you, and you will find that you are wide-awake, fully alert, and feeling absolutely wonderful.

If you have any questions at all, that you would like to ask about using hypnosis to stop you getting stressed about waiting ages for a planned surgical operation, or if you would simply like to know more about how hypnosis works, please feel free to call us on 07904 605344, and we can then have a friendly chat about it. I would love to be able to help you. You will find hypnosis to be an extremely relaxing and wonderfully uplifting experience which you will find most enjoyable.

In the UK, Everything is at risk of shortages, including food items such as Eggs, Tomatoes, Sunflower Oil, Bread and Wine

Food factories, restaurants, cafes, hotels, and shops across the UK are facing immediate and ongoing chronic shortages of many key ingredients. This is partly due to the current and terrible cost of living crisis, including the really high rises in the cost of electricity, gas, and water, as well as the weather, and the war in Ukraine.

People who go shopping in the UK may soon be aware that eggs have been added to the list of items disappearing from shops and supermarket shelves, when farmers said that the rising costs of egg production is making them not worth their while.

People in the egg industry say that supermarkets might very soon run out of the supply of eggs. The Council Chairman of the British Egg Industry said, that the tidal wave of price increases will see a lot of family farms, which have been producing eggs in the UK for years and years, going down in several days unless something is done.

Several fast food outlets in the UK, including McDonald’s, Happy Eater, and Little Chef, have been struggling to purchase ingredients. A spokesman for McDonald’s said that they were having trouble because of a shortage in their supply of tomatoes, and because of this, “The Big Tasty” and “The Big Tasty With Bacon”, will now be served not with two slices of tomato, but just one slice. McDonald’s also apologized for any inconvenience that their customers may have suffered, and they thanked them for their ongoing patience. Salad shortages are now being made, because the farmers cannot keep affording to heat the greenhouses that they have used for growing things, like tomato plants, in the UK.

The newest shortages are a result of the major outlets including “Subway” and “Nando’s” issuing alerts last year, when vital supplies ran short after Brexit and the crisis in global supply chains.

The consumer magazine “Which?”, has now warned of potential shortages in a number of key ingredients. They said: “While there are some residual issues in the food chains relating to Covid-19 and Brexit, such as whether any HGV drivers were available, what is now happening in Ukraine and the sanctions on Russia, will have an increasing effect on whether people will be able to buy certain foods”.

They also said: “For instance, about 30% of the world’s wheat comes from Ukraine and Russia. While the UK grows most of its own wheat, and our imports mostly come from France, Germany, and Canada, wheat around the world will become more and more scarce, and as a result this will lead to an ever higher increase in prices. Accordingly, this will put up the price of bread, pasta and many popular breakfast cereals such as cornflakes. Corn (Maize), is another staple food which is widely harvested in Ukraine and Russia. Both wheat and corn are used in the UK in animal feed, and therefore shortages and an increase in their prices, will then lead to an increase in the prices of meat, dairy, and eggs”.

The “Food Standards Agency” (FSA), and The “Food Standards Scotland” (FSS), said: “Some food products which have a label saying they contain “sunflower oil”, may actually contain “refined rapeseed oil”, while the war in Ukraine affects supplies”.

The Deputy Director of Food at The British Retail Consortium said: “The war in Ukraine has interrupted supplies of sunflower oil to the UK. When sunflower oil exists as an ingredient in certain products, retailers can substitute it with other safe oils, such as “refined rapeseed oil”. Retailers are looking to change the labels on their products as soon as they can. When sunflower oil is a main ingredient, such as in potato crisps, retailers will simply imprint information on the substitute oil, such as “refined rapeseed oil”, onto the existing labels. Retailers’ customer services will be answering consumers’ questions on all their own brand products”.

The British Retail Consortium also said:

“The farmers are also going to be feeling the pressures, because fertilizer which is usually sourced from Ukraine and Russia, is not available very often, and the increase in gas prices is affecting the supply of carbon dioxide, which is widely used in food production”.

“The French wine-makers are having to light candles to thaw their grapevines, which will save them from a late frost which has followed a warm spell this winter. This was a swing in the temperatures that is threatening the availability of the crops of fruit in many countries”.

“Fruit growers are increasingly worried that the frost will destroy a vast amount of early buds, which appeared in March as the temperatures rose to above 20 degrees centigrade, and this will make an absolute mess of the whole length of the growing season, which will also make the fruit growers increasingly anxious”.

“In Switzerland, the local media said that their crop of pitted fruit, like apricots, prunes and cherries, is at risk from the icy spell. The below-freezing temperatures are creating similar worries for fruit growers about the potential damage to apple, and other fruit, orchards in Belgium and The Netherlands”.

The Use of Hypnosis

Hypnosis is a safe, natural and relaxing way of gaining calmness, great comfort, a sense of ease and total peace of mind if you are struggling with all your worries about things like the food shortages, price rises, and everything like the price of electricity, gas, water and food and drink going up. Hypnosis will definitely help to stop you worrying about all this, and it will help to remove any related and persistent anxious feelings that you may have.

If you decide that you would like to see a hypnotist, whether online or in an office, they will welcome you very courteously and in a professional manner. They will have a friendly chat with you first, to find out exactly what your problems are, and once they know exactly what they are dealing with they will begin the actual hypnosis session. They will start talking to you soothingly and comfortingly. After a while has passed, they will know when you have become deeply relaxed enough so that they can access your subconscious mind easily and directly, and speak with it. During the hypnosis session, the hypnotist will remove all the old set of out-dated instructions from it, and they will replace it with a completely new set of instructions which it will be able to follow very easily. At the end of the hypnosis session, the hypnotist will fully waken you, and you will find that you are wide awake, fully alert, and feeling incredibly amazing and absolutely wonderful.

Call Us

If you would like to know more about hypnosis, or about how hypnosis works, or if you have any general questions about hypnosis, please feel free to call us on 07904 605344, and we can have a friendly and professional chat about it. You will find hypnosis to be a relaxing and wonderfully uplifting experience, which you will find to be most enjoyable.