Author: Becca Teers

Ways to Overcome Fear of Change!

Coming out of lockdown and embracing the ‘new normal’ is bringing up real fears & anxieties. There is a fear of catching the virus, as many more people are venturing out again, using public transport, shopping etc. For those that suffer with social anxiety it’s the social aspect of coming out of lockdown. For people who are more introverted or are not naturally at ease around others, being at home has been a welcome relief. All of the normal everyday pressures of life and having to interact and mix with others have been avoided.  Understandably people are also nervous about having to work in a different way and there are some real fears about job security. Here Are Some Mindset Tips for Coping with Change; 1) You’ve survived change before! Remember that you’ve dealt with change before and you will do it again! Make a note of all of the times that changes have happened in your life up to now. Realise that you dealt with these changes and maybe even thrived afterwards. Maybe you …

How to Deal with Your Emotions and Stay Calm and Positive

It’s human nature to not want to feel pain (emotional or physical pain) and this is why we often prefer to ‘bottle up’ negative emotions rather than feeling them and expressing them. Another aspect of this is that many of us have grown up without being shown how to express our emotions in a healthy way and so we can become afraid of them. We’re scared of a bad reaction or confrontation when we do say how we feel. We may also have learnt to believe certain emotions are ‘wrong’, such as anger, fear, dissapointment, sadness or jelousy. The truth is these emotions are natural and normal and they just need acknowledging (even just to yourself) to become ‘unstuck’, allowing you to release them and feel better. What happens to suppressed emotions? We push our feelings down but by doing this they don’t go away. They sit beneath the surface and can affect us negatively in different ways. Our emotions are held in the subconscious part of the mind: the part that is not under …

Top Tips to Avoid Meltdown During Lockdown!

As social distancing becomes our normality, by the time you’re reading this we will probably all be at home for a while, until the risks of contracting and spreading the Corona virus are past.  During this difficult and uncertain time fear and anxiety about what’s going on can feel overwhelming. Also being stuck at home can bring additional challenges such as creating a suitable environment and boundaries for home schooling and working at home plus testing the strength of relationships to the max! These are my top tips for staying as calm and positive as we can.  Whilst we are restricted from going out there are many things we can do at home to make ourselves feel better and raise our spirits. 1)Daily Structure- Whilst the current situation is anything but normal for us, try to create a bit of normality by sticking to a routine during the day (at least for Monday- Friday). Set your alarm, get up at your normal time, make your bed and whilst the temptation may be to stay in …

Mindset Matters

Stress and anxiety seem to be reaching almost epidemic levels in our society. Here are a couple of my favourite tools to help deal with overwhelm, stress &/or anxiety. Both can be done in a matter of minutes and are simple and effective. Alternate Nostril Breathing Just a few minutes of alternate nostril breathing, will restore balance and ease in mind and body. This tool calms the mind, reverses stress, improves focus and balances the nervous system. How to do it; Sit comfortably with a straight spine and your heart/chest ‘open’, shoulders down and relaxed. Relax your left hand in your lap and bring your right hand just in front of your face. With your right hand, put your pointer and middle fingers between your eyebrows, lightly using them as an anchor. The fingers you’ll be actively using are the thumb and ring finger. Close your eyes and take a deep breath in and out through your nose. Close your right nostril with your right thumb. Inhale through the left nostril slowly to count of …

Health Matters: The Process of Change

In the month of January we tend to look at making changes and in my work as a hypnotherapist it’s a busy time of year. Clients seek me out to help them change habits like quitting smoking, reducing alcohol, eating healthier, exercising regularly, sleeping better and to focus on lifestyle habits they want to adopt or stop. I also see many people who want to change how they think or feel about themselves and their lives, whether it’s to feel more confident, deal with stress and anxiety or overcome limiting beliefs that are holding them back. I’m currently writing my second book which is called The Process of Change. This will include the practical and mindset habits that I’ve learnt need to be in place, to make change permanent. Here are some important aspects of changing a habit or way of thinking; Really commit to the change – decide you will see it through no matter what. To help people do this I get them to identify a clear goal and the most important benefit …