Binge drinking is becoming much more problematic and the impact can be devastating for some people. Some people lose their jobs due to inappropriate drunk behaviour at work functions, others lose their friends, relationships and self-respect.
Without realising it, if you are binge drinking, you are allowing drinking to prioritise your life. How many weekends have you lost because you are hung over? Gym classes, plans with family, friends or partners, or hobbies are thrown away because you are simply too sick to get out of bed and function.
Six signs that you are a binge drinker
You drink to get drunk. Perhaps you had a hectic and stressful week and your Friday night is stress release so you drink to let go of the stress that is building up in you
Drinking too quickly. You gulp down your drinks quickly and then before you know it you are drunk. Drinking too quickly gets you drunk even if you didn't plan to.
Find it difficult to stop drinking once started. Do you find it hard to say no to the next cocktail, the next wine or beer? You promise yourself that you are only going out for one drink but before you know it you are downing your drinks without a care in the world.
Experiencing black outs. Do you find that your memory goes missing after drinking, Can't remember how you got home, what you did or who you spoke to? The morning after you try to piece the evening together and feel ashamed and embarrassed.
Family, friends, colleagues and partners are worried about your drinking. If those that are close to you comment and are worried about your drinking it's important to sit up and listen.
You drink to lower your inhibitions. Perhaps drinking helps to release your confident side where you feel much more confident talking to others, dancing, and able to enjoy yourself.
Are you ready to take control of your binge drinking?
Being able to control your binge drinking it about know your limits, being able to say no to drink offers and focussing on what is important for you.
This is your one special life so how do you want to live it?
Ask yourself this: In years to come do you want to reflect upon your life and think about all those days lost to having a hangover, feeling ashamed and embarrassed.
Or do you want to create a life that is fulfilling, satisfying, and happy without the need to rely on drinking to make yourself feel good.
About Linda Connors and the Binge Drinking Programme
I am a hypnotherapist and therapist with over 7 years experience and have create an empowering binge drinking hypnotherapy programme.
I know what it is like to binge drink. I spent most of my twenties in a cycle of binge drinking - black outs and feeling embarrassed about my behaviour.
I also know how empowering it is to feel happier, confident and to be much more in control of my own actions without relying on alcohol.
If you are ready to stop binge drinking and develop a new attitude towards drinking let's chat.
People binge drink for all sorts of reasons. Some to de-stress, others to feel more confident, or simply can not say no. For some people binge drinking is about hiding - hiding from their sorrows and unhappiness.
The binge drinking hypnotherapy sessions will focus on your personal reason for binge drinking and here is an example of what you can achieve:
Every day is a fresh start to make things better in your life.
Life can be full of excitement, happiness and joy and at times it is also full of frustration, sadness or unhappiness.
This article is for those days when you feel like you got out of bed on the side. Here are some tips to help keep you going no matter what is happening in your life.
It's normal to have bad days sometimes. Sometimes you just need to go with the flow of it. Accept how you are feeling and what you are thinking. Listen to what you body is telling you - do you need to eat healthier, drink more water, rest or just relaxed?
Trust yourself. Each day is a new experience, and within you exists amazing inner resources to help you when you need them. Trust that everything you need is within you and is there waiting to be used.
Accept how you feel. Being human is very multi-dimensional. Each day brings with it emotions some sad, happy, anger, frustration, depression or joy. Accept each emotion with love and acknowledge that they are completely normal.
Recognise all that you have achieved. It's so easy when you have a bad day to focus on what you do not have, what's gone wrong and what's missing in your life. Remind yourself all that you have and all that you have achieved.
Learn to love yourself. Ask yourself "Am I being kind to myself?" and listen to the answer. If it is no, ask yourself why not and what needs to change. Loving yourself is the key to your success and happiness in life. Each day take another step closer to embracing and loving who you are.
Remember you have a beautiful soul and you are a beautiful person.
Really see yourself. Look in the mirror and embrace your best features. Focus on them for a few minutes and embrace and love them. Appreciate your whole body as this wonderful vessel has helped you in so many ways.
Take time out. When things are feeling like they are getting too much take some time out. Meditate, or do some breathing exercises to recharge your batteries. This will also help gain some clarity in your life.
Be kind to others. Do something for others without any judgements or expectations. Volunteer at a charity, give some time and give from your heart. Smile at a stranger on the street, help someone with their shopping or give up your seat on public transport to those who need it more.
Disconnect from your computer. Technology has it's many advantages but it also helps to disconnect from others. Instead of chatting to friends on facebook or twitter meet them face to face. How better is to interact with a living breathing person than a facebook profile?
Learning to be comfortable with the uncomfortable. This is a great reminder that life isn't about everything being perfect, but learning to be comfortable when things do not go exactly as you have wanted.
If you are having a bad day sometimes you just need to be kind with yourself and flow with it. Give yourself time and space
What makes you feel good when you are having a bad day? Please share I would love to read them.
About Linda Connors
Linda is a therapist and offers Hypnosis in London helping people to live a more authentic life. To speak to Linda please call 075 3421 3557
"I love you" three simple yet powerful and meaningful words.
Yet, why do some people find it difficult to say "I love you"?
As human beings we have great capability to love and to be loved. However for some people this is too difficult and hide behind a wall of protection and fear.
People find it difficult to say "I love you" for many different reasons, some were raised in families where it was not said, parents were emotionally unavailable and detached, or they have been hurt in the past.
Saying "I love you" puts you in a vulnerable position of being ignored or rejected and there is a chance that the person may not respond in the way you want them to.
When you say "I love you" without any expectations or judgements it comes from the deep place of your heart and soul. The words are powerful, deep and meaningful regardless if you say them to a friend, a lover, partner, mother, siblings, father or your children.
Allow your heart to be open, and say it from a place of kindness, warmth and heart. Say it unconditionally without any expectations.
Also remember love is not just an emotion or feeling it is also about taking action with your love. Don't just feel love, show it, say it, give it and receive it.
Is there a person or relation that you are ready to say I love you to?
Open your heart, connect with your courage and say it. You can do it!
About the Art of Hypnotheapy
Linda Connors is an experienced hypnotherapist, therapist, coach and mentor helping people to live a more inspirational and authentic life.
Appointments for hypnotherapy in London are available in Harley Street and also in Glastonbury in Somerset.
If you are ready to live and experience a more authentic and inspirational life please call Linda on 075 3421 3557.
Learning how to manage and deal with stress is essential and important of your emotional and physical well-being especially when your are holding down a responsible position in your company.
Many people think that stress management techniques are just learning some relaxation exercises, or self hypnosis and the stress will magically melt away.
To really deal with stress it is also important to explore and challenge your thoughts, habits, beliefs and perceptions and how these impact how you react to stress and what is happening around you.
To reduce the stress you experience it's also important to make changes in how you think, belief systems, expectations, and perceptions in your life.
Through my work on the Stress Management Programme for professionals I have put together some tips and strategies to help you learn how to be with stress in a new way.
Today's article focusses on gaining an understanding of yourself and how you deal with stress. The next article guides you towards creating changes in your life and how you manage stress.
Tip 1 - Understand where the stress stems from
To understand where the source of stress stems from it's important to have an honest look at your life and yourself.
Many people think stress comes from family, work, partners, bosses, financial issues.
Where in actual fact stress is just our body's response to the demands that we place on it. These demands may be physical, mental or emotional relating to your expectations of yourself and expectations from others as well as coming from a fear base place.
Tip 2 - Explore how you currently deal with stress
Get a pen and a paper and write down notes on how stress impacts you and how you deal with it.
Allow yourself time and space to do this.
Think about your behavioural patterns in your life and how these relate to stress. Such as:
* Binge drinking
* Emotional eating
* Excessive time spent on TV or internet
* Are you a busy junkie - ensuring every moment of your day is filled.
* Putting things off
* Projecting your stress onto others (e.g. anger)
Tip 3 - What are your perceptions, thoughts and beliefs
A major part of stress management is also about exploring who you are and what your beliefs, thoughts and perceptions are and how these impact your stress levels.
Many people believe that stress is part and parcel of senior positions, that responsibility equals stress. But is that true? No, stress is just a internal perception to what is happening externally.
Write down what your beliefs, thoughts and perceptions are about you and your current job e.g.
These are just some ideas to get you started - they may or may not resonate with you.
I would now like you to be with all that you have discovered with the exercises for a few days, digest it, be aware of them and come back and start stage 2 - helping you to change your life.
Linda Connors is a specialist hypnotherapist and therapist helping professionals with stress management.
The Stress Management Programme is a combination of hypnosis, counselling, life coaching, and mindfulness. Sessions are available in London in Harley Street and in Somerset in Glastonbury.
The lives of the people Linda works with changes significantly.
To speak to Linda please call 075 3421 3557
Are you feeling stressed and are ready to create changes in your life?
When I worked in corporate business over 8 years ago, stress was worn with a badge of honour.
Many people sacrificed their personal happiness and relationships in order to achieve professional success. Late nights, early mornings and weekends spent at the office.
This however came at a price as relationships, family, socialising, friends and interests were all put second.
For a while I was like this. Couldn't say no and with a no pain no gain mentality. My thoughts and beliefs were restricted to:
* In order to receive success I must extra work hard to prove myself.
* The higher my job position the more stress I must deal with.
* Work is hard
* Feeling tired and exhausted is all part of life
* My personal life wasn't important
At the time I thought it shouldn't have to be this way as I noticed people beginning to age and look older beyond their years. It was this point that I decided to create significant changes into my life, the way I thought, behaved and my career.
I went on a personal journey to understand human emotions, motivations, drives and the principals beneath all human behaviour and why we do the things we do.
What I discovered wasn't so much about stress but our thoughts and perceptions of life, ourselves, work and relationships.
After I trained as a therapist over 8 years ago, I started working with senior professionals in stress management.
With this experience I set up the Stress Management Programme for Professionals. The programme is personalised for each individual however to give you an idea of how we can work together I have listed some areas of my experience and training:
* Explore and change your thoughts, perceptions, beliefs and behaviours associated with yourself, work and stress.
* Understand the principal beneath all human behaviours
* Coaching for authentic leadership
* Stress Management techniques
* Assertive training
During the Stress Management Programme I combine a number of modern day therapeutic approaches such as Hypnotherapy, positive counselling, life coaching, stress management hypnotherapy, NLP and mindfulness.
The Stress Management Programme is a course of 6 sessions which are creative, inspirational, and life changing.
If you are interested in the stress management programme and are ready to create change in your life please do call me on 075 3421 3557 and let's chat and discuss your situation and what you wish to achieve.
About Linda Connors
Linda is a Hypnotherapist in London (and Somerset) and combines coaching, counselling, mindfulness and NLP into her work.
The life of people she works with changes significantly.
For Hypnotherapy in London please call Linda on 075 3421 3557
Are you worried about the amount of time you watch porn?
Is porn addiction impacting your relationship and personal and professional life?
With the advances in modern technology porn is so much more easier assessable than it was a few years ago.
Porn addiction can lead to problems in relationships, personal life and work life. The more you watch porn the more you are de-sensitised to sex.
Here are a few tips on how to quit porn addition
If you are committed to quit porn and need support please do get in touch. I am a hypnotherapist in London specialising in sexual problems and I have helped many people with porn addiction.
You can contact me on 075 3421 3557.