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Pill-popping no cure-all for depression

Medicate less and meditate more  >  So said a wise healer and it is certainly a philosophy worth considering at a time when doctors are failing to warn millions on antidepressants about their potential side-effects. These include nausea, anxiety and insomnia. This nationwide alert follows a study* which found that the majority of those on […]


Hypno answer to pain

Hypnotherapy for pain control is controversial and never far from the headlines. To give a new perspective on pain hypnotherapy, the following is a report from a therapist working in an NHS Oncology Unit. Garry  Coles, is a CNHC registered Hypnotherapist and a member of the CNHC Profession Specific Board (PSB) for Hypnotherapy … For […]


Mirrors show us what we look like – not who we are

Mirror, mirror on the wall, make me pretty, thin & tall  > Not a bad ambition, but maybe you are looking in the wrong direction. Instead of looking in a mirror, try looking at people who already have the attributes you seek. It appears that not only are feelings, like enthusiasm and happiness contagious, but […]


‘Bathtime therapy is cure for depression’

Sort out your problems – one bath at a time >  If you are depressed then all you need to do is take a hot bath and all your problems will be solved. Yes, it is that simple. Well, that is if you believe the latest research which has found taking a hot bath could […]


A little bit of wild time keeps us well

A therapy which is the most natural thing in the world  >  We are not just losing the wild world – we are forgetting it. We have lost the habit of looking and seeing and listening and hearing. This is the point made by author Simon Barnes *.  He argues that the more we appreciate […]


Zero tolerance for zero point energetic field

On track for therapy madness  >  There are many weird and wonderful alternative therapies. Probably the most ludicrous is train track therapy (also known as railroad therapy). The idea is that you lay across railway lines in the belief that a low-voltage electric current in the tracks will cure your ailments. Shocking? Maybe, but even in […]


Force helps women ‘going through the change’

Menopausal hypnotherapy – a Force to be reckoned with  >  A police force is hiring a hypnotherapist to help female staff hit by the menopause. What is even more surprising is that the therapist is male! The initiative follows on the heels of another constabulary which has brought in ‘have a cry’ rooms. The Cannock […]


‘Tears are words the heart cannot express’

If you want to be happy – cry >   Tonic is on a mission to cheer us all up. We are therefore alarmed to learn that a Japanese company is offers crying therapy. This is in itself is surprising as the Japanese culture discourages displays of emotion, which means that adults rarely shed tears. So […]


Elegancy is the only beauty that never fades

Live your life to the full and forget your age  > How to hold back the years is an obsession in the developed world. Life has never been better and we want to hold onto it for as long as possible. Type in ‘how to stay young for ever‘ into a search engine and you […]


How to exit brexit phobia

Brexit – the word which is driving us mad   > A terrifying phobia is damaging the lives of thousands of people trapped in the British isles. There is no known cure, though some sufferers clutch to the false belief they will be cured on 29th March. The sad fact is that this will be a […]