Bill Noon Healing Freedom

Relax the Mind Improve Your Life

Relax the mind and improve your life – easy to say and it’s easy to do – when you know how.

Stress: the cause of numerous health issues

This time of year you are likely to encounter a cold, the ‘flu’, chest infections, sinus infections and sore throats to name a few or someone close to you will develop the symptoms. These bugs and nasty infections get into us when our immune system is a little weak or overworked and no matter what you do they will have their time irritating and weakening you further. Taking the time to relax is paramount for a healthy life. Unfortunately we have lost the art of relaxation (if we ever knew how to). Taking time to relax the mind can improve your life.

Stress is often seen as something linked just to our mood or emotions, we are at work and things are not going right, a particular task is outside of your comfort zone maybe you feel threatened and you feel ‘stressed’ and can’t wait to get home for a beer, glass of wine or grab a bar of chocolate.

The mind matters, getting ‘stressed’ triggers a host of chemical reactions in the organs of the body,  for example to produce more adrenaline. This (adrenaline) is generated in times of fear and the typical situation is often referred to as the ‘flight or fight’ mode . Adrenaline could be seen as the body’s supercharger it gets you going and has been known to push people to do extraordinary physical feats outside of their normal capability. At the time of an accident for example people have been known to lift up a car to release someone who is trapped, when in normal circumstances they don’t have anything like that strength available.

Imagine what state your body and mind would be in if you were feeling that adrenaline rush every few hours during your working day!  And in many, many cases that’s exactly what is happening. If the mind and body keeps pumping extra amounts of chemicals like adrenaline in response to the stresses being perceived by the mind on a regular basis eventually the body can collapse or shut down. There is a cost to this activity and one is that our poor old immune system gets battered and weakened. When you put up your feet for a rest so does the immune system, it can’t cope it almost switches off  and hey presto you have a sore throat, a high body temperature or something more serious. This is why we have to consider ‘relax the mind’ and ‘improve your life’.

So take a look at how to manage the stress in your life, take a break for 5 minutes from the computer screen, have a good laugh with friends or colleagues, have a quiet ‘day dream’ of a great memory, put into perspective the threats in your job. Above all learn how to breath correctly.  Is ‘failure not an option’? I can’t recall any UK bankers being taken out and shot after their catastrophic mismanagement of their business! Perhaps we say YES too often in our jobs when sometimes a reasoned explanation can take undue pressure away. For example “Yes, I can do XYZ I will have to put ABC on hold of course, so which way do you want to play it?” Give it a try.

Too often people have hit that downward spiral in life where darkness prevails and even the small things in life seem to be out of reach. Don’t be unkind to yourself and take control while you can. Good luck and remember your mind does matter, preserve it for you.

Mind Matters

Stress: the cause of numerous health issues

This time of year you are likely to encounter a cold, the ‘flu’, chest infections, sinus infections and sore throats to name a few or someone close to you will develop the symptoms. These bugs and nasty infections get into us when our immune system is a little weak or overworked and no matter what you do they will have their time irritating and weakening you further.

Stress is often seen as something linked just to our mood or emotions, we are at work and things are not going right, a particular task is outside of your comfort zone maybe you feel threatened and you feel ‘stressed’ and can’t wait to get home for a beer, glass of wine or grab a bar of chocolate.

The mind matters, getting ‘stressed’ can trigger off chemical reactions in the bodies organs for example to produce more adrenaline, this is generated in times of fear and the situation is often referred to as the ‘fight or flight’ mode . Adrenaline could be seen as the bodies supercharger it gets you going and has been known to push people to do extraordinary physical feats outside of their normal capability. At the time of an accident for example people have been known to lift up a car to release someone who is trapped, when in normal circumstances they don’t have anything like that strength available.

Imagine what state your body and mind would be in if you were feeling that adrenaline rush every few hours during your working day! And in many, many cases that’s exactly what is happening. If the mind and body keeps pumping extra amounts of chemicals like adrenaline in response to the stresses being perceived by the mind on a regular basis eventually the body can collapse or shut down. There is a cost to this activity and one is that our poor old immune system gets battered and weakened, when you put up your feet for a rest so does the immune system, it can’t cope it has a nap, its defences are down and hey presto you have a sore throat, a high body temperature etc. etc.

So take a look at how to manage the stress in your life, take a break for 5 minutes from the computer screen, have a good laugh with friends or colleagues, have a quiet ‘day dream’ of a great memory, put into perspective the threats in your job.  Is ‘failure not an option’? I can’t recall any UK bankers being taken out and shot after their catastrophic mismanagement of their business! Perhaps we say YES to often in our jobs when sometimes a reasoned explanation can take undue pressure away. For example “Yes I can do XYZ, I will have to put ABC on hold of course so which way do you want to play it?” Give it a try. Good luck and remember your mind does matter, preserve it for you.

Good Mental Health

Some years ago an American T.V. comedy programme called ‘Frasier’ (currently being repeated on UK’s Channel 4) featured the line ‘wishing you good mental health’. The reason for this was down to the character Frasier who was a psychotherapist and a radio personality with his own ‘call in’ programme when he would analyse caller’s personal issues, at the end of the programme he would sign off with ‘wishing you good mental health’.

Why you might ask am I talking about a T.V. comedy? Well here in the UK there still seems to be a ‘stigma or taboo’ about ‘mental health’, if you mention your deepest most inner feelings to anyone other than your closest partner, spouse, relative or friend the chances are you will be given a sideways look and kept at a safe distance. One of the biggest growth areas in the British leisure industry recently has been membership of the gym or ‘fitness centre’.  So we are happy to have a go at keeping our physical aspects ‘fit’ why not keep our mental or mind aspects ‘fit’ and in top shape at the same time?

Modern life throws many pressures on us all with ‘stress’ (or too much stress) being detrimental to our bodily functions.  I know people who go to the gym everyday to keep up the fitness regime and to be fit to cope with work. While working out they wear head phones to keep up with messages from the office or in case their boss calls for the latest data or to listen to the latest business analysis, ‘commitment’ is it a word or a way of life?

So do good levels of general fitness help us to deal with pressure, stress etc? Well it must help, I think that is accepted by most people, so what about our mind doesn’t that need help from time to time? How do we get the help we need when a problem spins in our heads and there is some emotional ‘fall out’?  How do we cope with the demand for increased sales when a recession is on?  How do we cope when we have more money going out than is coming in? Alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, food and ill health all become the ‘crutches’ for many who have no way to safely off load or overcome mind challenging issues.

I help people with these challenges through Healing Freedom™, Reiki and Hypnotherapy there is no smoke and mirrors, long gowns, chiming bells or magical apparitions just me being open and honest and trying to help. Something as simple as learning how to relax deeply can have an effect on the way you view issues and situations that are thrust upon you. So my intention to promote ‘Body and Mind’ fitness sessions with a friend who operates his own private fitness centre could provide welcome relief to some, if not all, of his clients.

Thank you reading my blog and in the words of  Frasier Crane “wishing you good mental health”.

Help at hand

My friend who set me on the path of helping and healing through an open mind and belief in myself has returned to England so it will be great to catch up with her soon and share some experiences. Eilean I hope you are settling in and getting used to English country life once again, welcome home. Eilean introduced me to Reike and Healing Freedom™ a few years ago and I have had great comfort and enjoyment from those two practices ever since.

The response from clients is always enlightening and often uplifting. We can all do something to help each other in many ways, just a simple genuine smile can pass on a great feeling, try it, there is no pain involved and it will do you good at the same time. Apparently it takes less muscles to smile than frown and smiling creates a feel good factor inside you so it’s worth trying!

I find that the modern fast life we are involved with doesn’t always bring out the best in us so when things are getting a little too much find a quiet corner, take a deep breath hold it for a count of 6 and breath out through pursed lips almost like a whistle do this 3 or 4 times and it will help you calm yourself and think a little clearer.

Hypnotherapy & Hypnosis

Bill Noon Hypnotherapy & Hypnosis – hypnosisnorthwest

My continuing path towards helping people has now been strengthened with the addition of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy.

Following my initial training which has taken from February 2010 to 2011 to complete I have now in 2012 completed further training to an advance level.  I’m now on the road to helping people help themselves. Helping anyone to discover their inner strength or to see life in a more meaningful way is very rewarding. This is not magic or trickery just technique and sensitivity.

Bill the Hypnotherapist

Today I have completed the first (and largest) section of training to become a Hypnotherapist. I can now practice Hypnotherapy and offer people help in a great number of ways and learn a great deal more of life. Although I’m qualified the training doesn’t stop, there are specialist areas in Hypnotherapy that require specific in depth training and I’m looking forward to the continuing journey.

The energy and goodwill I have received certainly has helped me to take in the Hypnotherapy training. Above all having two great teachers Paul Peace and Karen Bartle from the Academy of  Advanced Changework in Sheffield, has given me the experience of a lifetime.

Talking to my colleagues on the Hypnotherapy training course we seemed to arrive at a conclusion that life dictates what will happen. What I mean is that why in the autumn of my life have I been fortunate enough to discover energy healing, Reiki and Hypnotherapy amongst other things to help me to help other people. At the same time meeting new people of differing ages (most of them much younger than me) who have arrived at a similar place with their own stories to tell and undertaken training to become Hypnotherapists.  Life is a wonderful thing which we should enjoy and help others enjoy whenever we can.

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