Diabetes and Stress

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Diabetes and Stress  As a type 2 diabetic on insulin I can understand why diabetics can get stressed. The daily grind of checking sugar levels, counting your carbs, or well-meaning people say you can’t eat that, did give myself enough insulin to cover what I have just eaten. These are just some of the factors […]

Quit smoking this Stoptober with a registered hypnotherapist

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Use a registered hypnotherapist this Stoptober to help you give up cigarettes As a Bromley-based hypnotherapist, I am urging people to look for practitioners registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) if they want to use hypnotherapy to help them give up smoking during the NHS’s Stoptober campaign this October. The Complementary and Natural Healthcare […]

Diabetes and emotional issues

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Setting the record straight about diabetes and emotional issues   The recent Diabetes Week (12-18 June) had the theme of “Setting the Record Straight”, helping to dispel some of the myths around diabetes, especially with the difference between Type 1 and Type 2. However, it would have been great to see more acknowledgement of the emotional […]

Nicotine replacement therapy and e-cigarettes are not the answer to quit smoking

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So you want to give up smoking and are thinking of weaning yourself off by using e-cigarettes, gum, patches or other nicotine replacement therapy? Read this before you do. Nicotine replacements such as gum, patches or e-cigarettes, in my opinion, are not the most effective method for becoming completely smoke-free. Because they still rely on […]

Diabetic Distress

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Are you a distressed diabetic?                                                                     Are you diabetic and feeling down about it? Do you ask “why me”? You could be suffering from diabetic distress. A recent survey, led by Dr. Barbara Anderson, a professor of pediatrics and psychology at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital, shows that diabetics are more prone to […]

How CBT and REBT can help with depression

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How CBT and REBT can help with Depression                                    “We teach people that they upset themselves. We can’t change the past, so we change how people are thinking, feeling and behaving today.” Albert Ellis (psychologist and developer of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy – REBT)   Feeling sad You know it’s ok to be sad sometimes. However, […]