Physical and Mental Health

Physical and Mental Health

Wats-on With Physical and Mental Health

This website domain is  Wats-on.net  and the tag line is Physical and Mental Health.   My blog Wats-on my Mind is my retirement project to get as many people as possible using hypnosis and psychological techniques in their everyday lives.

The extraordinary thing about our bodies is that so  much is governed directly from our powerful organ the brain.

Get control of those thoughts!

I was hospital nursing for 30 years and I have to admit that most people working directly with everyday illnesses, surgery etc can be very busy – oh and HOW BUSY!

The emotions, fears and anxiety of patients going through the clinical scenario can be less than ideal.   No bad intent from the staff, but the administrative pressures, time pressures and safety issues, money pressures all reduce the time available.

Nursing tried to do something about this.

I was involved when something called the Nursing Process was introduced which was a scientific method to ensure the quality of patient care.

The 5 Steps of the Nursing Process

Assessment Phase

The first step of the nursing process is assessment. During this phase, the nurse gathers information about a patient’s psychological, physiological, sociological, and spiritual status.

Diagnosing Phase

Nurse making an educated judgment about health problems of a patient – eg sleep deprivation

Planning Phase

Once a patient and nurse agree on the diagnoses, a plan of action can be developed.  The Nursing Interventions Classification may also be used as a resource for planning.

Implementing Phase 

The implementing phase is where the nurse follows through on the decided plan specific to each patient.

Evaluation Phase

Evaluation to determine of the goals for patient wellness have been met.

Still not Getting To The Mental Issues

I can only talk in general terms and my comments here are fairly sweeping.

The thing is that nursing leaders had realised that the clinical interventions be they medical or surgical could have a great effect on the well-being of the patient.

Of course I worked directly with doctors and witnessed the pressures on them – such as crazy number of overnight hours on call after a full days work –  so I am not knocking them – but their interest could often be focused on a specific area of the patients body.   Nurses had a more well-being holistic approach because of their closer relationship with the patient.

Despite these efforts by nurses to personalise the care and offer a secure, safe treatments, I still believe we did not begin to really get to grip with the mental aspects of the care.

For example I remember a patient who had changed quite suddenly.  He clearly was concerned and I was trying to establish whether something had happened with his family etc.  It was several days before I found out from a relative that he was concerned because a man had died in the ward, that he had been talking to.  He thought that the patient had the same condition as him and was convinced he was also not going to go home.  What is going on in a busy ward is very unsettling and a poor environem

Let me remind you what I said in my blog a couple of days ago.

The reason that I called my Blog ‘Wats-on My Mind’ is to introduce and educate as many as possible about controlling what goes on inside our heads.  As a nurse I realised that people with positive approach to their illness or surgery responded so much better than those that worried and were anxious.  My work with Adam and observing his hypnotherapy work reinforced that point.

My feeling that I had while I was nursing has been reinforced since I started working with Adam Eason a clinical Hypnotherapist.

Continued Tomorrow…

So what I will introduce you to tomorrow is a really fleeting look at what has influenced me since I retired from nursing in 1996.

You will hopefully understand why I link the mental and physical so closely.

For now just think about blushing – or sexual attraction and physical reaction to just seeing the person of your dreams.  Pretty powerful physical responses from thoughts.

Online Hypnotherapy Mindset – Include The Classroom Personality

Online Hypnotherapy Mindset – Include The Classroom Personality

What fun it is getting to grips with an online hypnotherapy mindset and putting classroom personality into courses.    Adam Eason has been teaching his hypnotherapy course for many years and he has actually trained many who have traveled many miles and at great expense to train with him.  The fact of the matter though is that most people can not do that or afford it.

SO – Time for change!

We are moving what a lot of us here in Bournemouth, UK are used to – classroom training – onto an online version.  We will still have classroom courses and seminars BUT the majority of our CPD training will be online.

So for some time – a couple of years – we have been preparing an alternative approach.  Many hours of videoing the classroom course – many many MANY hours.  That is all done and now we are in the early days of getting the message out there.  Where ever you live in the world you can join us and train with Adam and his team.

A new set of skills for Adam to grapple with – more interactivity online!  That is what I am after and what Adam is taking on so admirably.

It was great to see Adam Eason on Facebook Live – the spontaneity of it all – the fun – the wiggly camera – (we have to get a selfie tripod there etc.)   But as a marketing man, why it pleased me, was that  I know that this online engagement is just what we need to move and expose the personality of Adam – a characteristic charm that is so powerful in the classroom.  [He will blush when he reads this!]

Online Hypnotherapy Training.

The point is that those of you that have had the pleasure of attending hypnotherapy courses, seminars and workshops here with Adam will testify that the training is full on with the ultimate goal of sending out highly qualified, evidence based critical thinking hypnotherapists.   BUT it is done with excitement, passion and fun with a great trainer whose personality and trust you don’t forget.

This morning I have been e-mailing a guy (lets call him LA) in America about joining one of Adam’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programs.   LA originally trained with two well known Hypnotherapists who I know Adam has a professional relationship with.  What an exciting person to have training with us.  Adam will be delighted to work with him.  We all learn from each other worldwide.

Why not?  Inclusive online training – and not Geo-located classrooms – are where anybody can access the courses with no additional traveling and accommodation costs.  And the choice of trainer is down to who you like.  The quality of the training, the testimonials given, the value of the training, the content of the course, the qualifications available etc can all be considered.  You are not restricted to some silly training down the road in a classroom just because it is close to you.

Furthermore – anyone joining the courses will have access to other students all over the world and they can get together to practice skills etc.  That is an eye opening thought.

I tell you I am really excited – because I know there is such a need for talking therapies for the mental health issues. Good training!

We need well qualified and educated therapists and research based training is available  – not necessarily just in a classroom – but at home on your computers, tablets and phones – WHERE-EVER YOU LIVE!

So What about Marketing Me?

My own thing is internet marketing – fascinating stuff but changing all the time.  Lifetime learning is absolutely the word in marketing, and the tools today will be archived next week.  I exaggerate but the point is I am in the same boat.

I am learning all I can a marketing guy in America who is the best I have come across anywhere in the world.

Just think what I am saying. I had the choice to train with the best I could find – from anywhere in the world.

Now his training is done using all sorts of online communication tools and the people inside are insiders – chatting, sharing, helping, and so on.  The teaching is there, run by a guy whose personality, integrity, involvement are so great.   Everything I am learning there I want to bring forward so that our online presence can be as prominent as our classroom presence has been in the past.

So that is what we are up to.  Putting ourselves about so that you get to know us.

HOWEVER…!!

There is one black cloud – and I will write about that in a day or so.  I have to be a bit careful and I will check with Adam before I say my piece online.  But there are people who are against online learning!

YES THERE ARE!

I am wanting to shout – how unfair is that BUT I will hold my tongue for now.

So that is something to watch out for.

Do check out our online courses at – http://aecollegeofhypnosis.com

Mental Health – An Important Question For You

Mental Health – An Important Question For You

Many of my blogs are light hearted, bizarre or whatever; but NOT today. 

This is Important and I hope that you will stay with me for a couple of minutes while I am talking passionately about something I care about.  In fact we should all care about this as one in four of us will need mental health therapy sometime in our life.

AND…

I am hoping that somebody reading this will consider training to be a therapist in the field..

Mental Health.

All over the news this morning and in the newspapers there are reports about the Mental Health services here in the UK.  I am not at all surprised and have a lifetime of working in several areas of health. 

More about that in a moment.

Paul Farmer, the chief executive of ‘Mind’, the charity that has led a review of Mental Health services says that there are “thousands of tragic and unnecessary deaths” with many more lives ruined as people struggled to get the healthcare they need.

What is the size of the problem?  

 About two million people a year are seen by mental health services and Mr Farmer thinks this needs to increase by a third.

This will include an expansion of talking therapies (such as cognitive behavioural therapy – CBT) to treat 600,000 more people a year70,000 children offered help and 30,000 more mothers with post-natal depression.

The report is being accepted by the Government and Simon Stevens, the chief executive of NHS England pledged to commit extra £1billion to mental health.

About 400,000 of those offered extra therapy will be people with long-term physical conditions such as cancer or arthritis struggling with depression, anxiety and relationship problems as a result of their illness.

Maureen Baker, chairwoman of the Royal College of GPs said “That we would like to ensure every GP practice has easy access to trained mental health services such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and other talking therapies”.

So how many people do you know who have?:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression,
  • Phobias,
  • Addictions,
  • Panic Attacks,
  • Eating Issues
  • Pain
  • IBS
  • Low Self-Esteem

That list is tiny -the funny this is that I am always at a loss where to stop with issues that can be helped with Hypnotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.    It doesn’t matter – the point is that so much of health is related to what is going in our mind.

So why my interest – why am a passionate about this?

I worked in nursing for 34 years  and was always interested in the connection between the physical and mental approach to recovery from disease of surgery.  It was easy to see that people with a positive mindset recovered quicker than those that  were negative.  Easy to see but in the everyday life of the ward impossible to research. 

That was just one notable observation – but there were many more but not enough time to research and verify them.

How things have  changed though – I am now involved through my work with a hypnotherapist – indirectly in  the mental side of health rather then the physical.

I left nursing in 1996 to set up a web design and marketing company (a long story).  The companies I most liked working with were health related for obvious background reasons. 

Then I met Adam Eason – a Hypnotherapist who was also training new hypnotherapists.  As we worked together I got to video his hypnotherapy training for use on our website. Adam’s teaching on the Hypnotherapy Training course taught me so much more about the physical / health approach to care.    It is research based and his hypnotherapy is based around Cognitive Behavioural Therapy the whole approach significantly follows my nursing psychiatric training.  

I have seen so many of Adam’s students develop into Hypnotherapists and Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapists.  They are now in a great position to help with this new mental health initiative to provide additional therapeutic resources.

My reason for writing this blog post today is to ask you a question.
What are you doing in your life?
Could you train for a really worthwhile career as a Hypnotherapist or Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist?

Many of the hypnotherapists I have met have trained because they have used hypnotherapy for their own issues.  Adam Eason originally started his career because he had a physical condition (psoriasis) which was treated with hypnosis. 

Physical condition – mental solution – How interesting is that?

If you want my guidance at all – I can tell you, just how wonderful it is having a career that really helps people. There is a massive MASSIVE need.  You will get so much out of your work if you can help individuals – nothing is more rewarding.  Just take my word for it.

What is great is that you can start to train TODAY

Please do take a look at http://aecollegeofhypnosis.uk and get your prospectus for Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD) course or if you are already a hypnotherapist then there is a Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist (CBH) course.

If you get a prospectus and have further questions – you will find my contact details in there – do please feel free to call me to talk about this as a career.  Just take a look – it might be a call for you to do something new and really worthwhile.