Everything you need to know about sleeping well when quitting smoking

smokesleepInPixiov3Quitting smoking is one of the best decisions you can make, but some people find that, as their bodies adjust to being smoke-free, they don’t sleep as well as usual. In fact, a study reported in the Mirror [1] says that over two-thirds of those who went back to smoking after quitting successfully did so because of lack of sleep.

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How to reduce school-related anxieties


I recently wrote about helping your child settle into school after the summer break but, however well prepared they are, sometimes children’s problems with school go on into the whole year instead of being a minor or temporary situation.
It’s natural for children - and teenagers - to feel anxious about returning to school after the summer. Just as they get used to freedom, they have to readjust to the school routine. It’s worst for children who are starting a new school or are stressed by school anyway, for example, if they have experienced bullying or suffer from learning difficulties and don;t have the right support. There are steps parents can take to reduce the problem and soothe their child’s anxiety.

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Work toward your goals this summer

summer Most of us have a ‘to do’ list which we mentally look at but often don’t get around to. Maybe you want to get fitter, spend more time with family, or take up a new hobby. In the summer the sunshine and lighter evenings tend to mean we feel more optimistic, energized and open to change. So summer is the right time to shortlist your most important goals and start working on them. 
Keep reading for ideas for you, and a free printable for your kids.

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A stress-free approach to returning to school

school anxietyYes, it’s only July when this is being published, and the old term is just ending. But that’s a really good time to start thinking ahead to September. The beginning of a new school year can be challenging for children, especially if they’re starting school for the first time, or have moved to a new one ... and stress for children often means stress for parents. Preparation on the parents’ part can be a great help, so follow these tips to plan ahead help your kids have a smooth start to the year.

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Being close to nature is good for your mental health

nature2A number of studies show that being close to nature is good for our mental and physical health. A team from UEA’s Norwich Medical School found that being around green space improved wellbeing. It can reduce tiredness, inflammation, stress, depression and anxiety, and even improve your memory and concentration.

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Self care for beginners

selfcare2 So many of my clients do a really good job of looking after other people, but they don't use those skills to care for themselves. They have reasons like 'I don't have time or I have too many responsibilities' but taking care of yourself isn't selfish or neglectful of others, it's essential. There's a good reason that airlines advise you that, in an emergency, you should put your own oxygen mask on before your children's. 

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Debbie Waller Hypnotherapy

The Loft Complementary Therapies
Normanton, West Yorkshire, WF6 2DB
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