Would you like to join the ‘Holistic Book Club’ in Haywards Heath?

Written by Robert Sanders. Posted in Blog

Do you enjoy reading and learning about alternative therapies and personal development?  Would you like to learn more and share ideas with other like-minded people? 

A group of therapists at Vinings Natural Health Centre in Haywards Heath have decided to launch a new alternative therapy based book club. 

Over the course of meetings we will look at books in a wide variety of fields. The choice of which books and subjects we cover will be very much up to you.

The club will hold its first meeting in Cafe Rouge on Tuesday 15 October 2019 at 10.00 a.m. The aim of the alternative book club is to read selected titles from a variety of fields in self help and alternative therapy.

To kick it off we will be reading the classic: “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A practical guide to the fulfillment of your dreams” by Deepak Chopra .  It would be fantastic if you could get hold of a copy before the meeting. Maybe you could have a go at some of the practical exercises so that you can begin to form an opinion.  Don’t worry if you haven’t finished it by the time you come though. We’re sure you’ll still enjoy the meeting.

The club will also be attended by Vinings therapists, Julia Biggs, Caroline Burton, Robert Sanders and Carole Thornton.

If you are interested in attending the first meeting then do please sign up through our Facebook Event, or send an email to info@viningsnaturalhealthcentre.co.uk

The event is free of charge, and you can purchase tea, coffee or cake at the Cafe. There is no requirement to make a purchase.

So why not  sign-up and order your copy of the book. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 15 October at Cafe Rouge in Haywards Heath at 10 a.m.

Are you keeping in touch? The basic need for intimacy.

Written by Robert Sanders. Posted in Basic Human Needs, Blog

need for intimacy represented by children touching handsIn general, we all have a basic need to have connection with others. While there are a few exceptions, such as those on the autistic spectrum, the need for intimacy on some level is vital to our mental, emotional and physical well-being. This is why, for most people, solitary confinement or exclusion are such painful and cruel punishments.

If you are not fulfilling your need for intimacy, you are highly likely to experience some level of depression and anxiety. 

How do I fulfill my need for intimacy?

Many of us are lucky enough to have a partner or a spouse, with whom we can share intimate moments. From a gentle touch on the arm, to kissing and sexual intercourse, we are fortunate to be able to deeply fulfill our need for intimacy. This may seem the ideal, but even if you live alone, it is still possible to improve this area of your life. It is also true to say that relationships with a loved one may not always be running at their best, and the intimacy that once was there, may now be less.

We all need a challenge (it’s a basic psychological need)

Written by Robert Sanders. Posted in Basic Human Needs, Blog

goldfish bowl:the need for challengeIn this latest blog in my series on meeting your psychological needs I am focusing on our need for challenge. 

Not everybody wants to climb Everest, swim the channel or run an ultra-marathon. Some people do these things without thinking, but they are not essential to everybody. When it comes to being creative, which is related to challenge, we don’t all want to become the new Picasso. While it may be true that we all have a novel in us, we might be perfectly happy to keep it there!

However on some level, there is a basic human need to be challenged. If we live a life entirely based on habit, a safe environment, comfort and casual social interaction, over time, it is very likely that our boundaries of what is safe will shift.

Hypnotherapy – Access All Areas – via the Unconscious Mind

Written by Judy Sharp. Posted in Blog

By Judy Sharp Dip Hyp; Dip PLT
GHR and CNHC registered

Hypnotherapy is simply the therapeutic use of hypnosis as a way of accessing the unconscious to resolve a very wide range of issues ranging from irrational fears and phobias to anxiety and depression; from emotional trauma to weight management; from challenges with relationships or money to giving up smoking. Or it can be used to harness the potential of the unconscious to provide motivation and positive suggestions to overcome stressful situations: exam nerves, driving test blues, yips on the golf course, giving presentations to large audiences ….

Have you ever been mesmerized by flames in a log fire? Or been lost in a beautiful piece of music? Have you been in a car on a rainy journey as the wipers slip-slapped against the windscreen? Then you have slid into “an altered state of consciousness” – precisely the “trance state” that is induced in a session of hypnotherapy.

The mind is like an iceberg

The mind is like an iceberg, with the 10% that shows above the surface of the ocean being the conscious mind, controlling our day-to-day activities and rational, cognitive functions. The 90% of the iceberg sitting quietly below the ocean equates to the unconscious mind. This is the control centre, the computer hard drive, and by by-passing the conscious mind, the hypnotherapist can access the unconscious mind. Not only does it monitor all the physical and biochemical processes that keep us alive, such as breathing and temperature control, it also influences our overall health and wellbeing. It is in the unconscious mind that all memories and traumas, feelings and emotions are stored, and it is here that the therapist works to find the real underlying emotional root cause of an issue.

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