boost your compassion around food
Blimey food, eating and how each of us has our own unique, and ever changing relationship with food is literally mind blowing to me. I know my own ways of eating or not eating, "treating" myself and the ways I frame food can change almost daily. This is often to do with how much sleep I am getting and I am definitely a seasonal eater around cold weather snaps or what the supermarkets stuff the shelves with around Christmas or Easter, that I "choose" to buy.
So in thinking about how to become more self-compassionate and caring to ourselves, and more supportive to our loved ones; here are some kind steps to consider cherry picking to add to your toolkit.
How about a hug?
Are you a hugger or not?
Would you hug more if you knew about the mental health boosting
benefits of hugging?
When you actually stop and think about it what are we taught about our brain?
I use brain science to aid each client throughout their solution-focused journey to get under the bonnet of their brain, and find more empathy towards themselves, and how things work at their best or when things are running under par.
BRAIN SCIENCE WE COVER
The areas of the brain called the amygdala, hippocampus, and hypothalamus
Part of the reason I really enjoy being a solution focused hypnotherapist is the key element of brain science and revision each session, after the initial consultation session. Clients find they are inspired to find out more about what make their brains work and how they can work with their brain to feel more in control.
I have written out a few key brain science facts to get you thinking a bit about your brain and hopefully put a smile on your face too!
As a young person or parent or carer of a young person navigating being in your teens into early adulthood can be a bit daunting, to say the least.
It's like a red rag to a bull when anyone is told to "calm down" let alone when you are figuring out who you are, trying to keep up with school or college work, friends, social networks and so much more...
So if you could be more in control of your mood, and choose when you want to be more calm and relaxed, what could you do?
Not an exhaustive list, but some useful ideas which I wished I'd know about more about when I was stumbling my way through my teens.
What if I think I can't relax?
It is very common to believe we are not able to relax or be 'good' at meditation.
If you think you a person who feels that they are unable to relax, it might be helpful for you to try different relaxation techniques, such as;
Anna B. Sexton
Short blogs written by me about solution focused hypnotherapy, FAQS, wellbeing, creativity and how you can learn to sleep well, feel well and find your happy.