The Life Doctor

Change Insomnia Now

I was very lucky recently to be lying in the sun on the various beautiful beaches of Mykonos.  What I didn’t know at the time was how important it was for the sunlight to reach my eyes in order to help me sleep at night and avoid insomnia. So why is sunlight important in helping me sleep at night? Blue light which is part of the visible spectrum in solar rays keeps us awake and stimulated throughout the day as it suppresses melatonin.  Melatonin is the hormone which causes sleepiness and is ...

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Help in Beating Insomnia with Therapy in Around a Day?

Insomnia is notoriously known for being hard to beat.  As a sufferer in the past I know of the psychological traps it can lead you into.  The fear of not sleeping can lead to lying there trying to sleep with little or no success.  Feeling exhausted can then appear to have a severe impact on the next day which then leads to the caffeine trap which can make things even worse.  Could this new therapy  help beat insomnia in around a day? It looks like there may be a way. Leon Lack who is ...

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Homeopathy, Reiki Vs The Mind

There is a nice article going around the media today highlighting the potential dangers of homeopathy. Speaking to some Homeopathist's and their fans it is very clear they will ignore anything that suggests there is a problem with their therapy. What is ironic is that these people will often be strong advocates of the power of the mind and having an open one to match. Yet when it is suggested that it's not the sugar pill that's doing the healing but the power of belief, homeopathist's are quick to try and ...

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Sex and the Gym

Would you like a more healthier sex life? How many of you know something needs action but are waiting to be in the mood to do something? An example is sex. I work with a lot of clients who want to get back into having a healthy sex life but are waiting to be horny. If we all waited for these mysterious moods to fall into place before having sex then we would be about as sexually active as a Nun. Spontaneity is the key here and just doing it regardless of mood can ...

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Goodbye Anxiety

The anxious voice starts getting louder in your head, then faster, more panicky and more urgent. It's creating dialogue about what people are thinking about you. It's future predictions of things going horribly wrong make you feel sick so you will do everything you can to avoid that happening. It makes your head spin as it doesn't seem to stop your mind being in overdrive. You try to think rationally and calmly, even questioning is the stuff you think about true? But it soon jumps back to being loud and forceful convincing ...

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Wishing me Dead

I have been working hard to convince clients to ‘wish me dead,' over the past few months. This usually gets a few jaws to drop and the obligatory ‘are you mad?' comments. I don't have a death wish as I love life, it's because I love life that I do this job and it would be wonderful if people loved life a little more too. Yet powerful irrational beliefs can ruin and hold a person back from living the life they deserve. Some people are caught in a trap where ...

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Hunter or Prey?

Hunter or Prey? Anxiety only happens when the mind is reacting as if you are in danger. This is how we evolved, people who feel they are at risk are acting as if they are prey as their limbic systems go into survival mode, flight or fight. Living a life with the attitude of feeling like prey can make life much harder than it could be. Prey can make excuses to as to why being prey is a better option, but that is just the fear talking. ...

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The Grand Delusion

This is one of my favourite articles about the delusional mind and how it affects the way we think about ourselves and the world around us.  If there was one article today to read to change your world it would be this one.   What you see is not what you get... Your senses are your windows on the world, and you probably think they do a fair job at capturing an accurate depiction of reality.Don't kid yourself. Sensory perception, especially vision - is a figment of your Imagination. "What you're experiencing is largely ...

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What If I do it?

Obsessive thoughts part 2 Have you ever stood at the edge of a cliff, bridge or high building and had the alarming thought about jumping off? In fact some people are so scared of these thoughts that they avoid any situation which could result in them being tempted to jump and end their lives. Another common one is being in a kitchen with sharp knives or boiling water and the thought emerges which shows themselves being cut or burning themselves.  Of course if they try to suppress those images the thought just gets ...

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Obsessive Thoughts

"My thoughts are driving me mad!" "They scare me!""I can't get them out of my head!""I can't stop thinking about (insert obsession here)." Your mind is very powerful and it is very good at repeating in your lovely head what it thinks is very important to show you. Levels of importance are determined by your emotional response to the thought and what you try to do with it. The most common approaches with thoughts which are bugging people are: Try to suppressFight themDistract themPut them in an imaginary room or box in the head The ...

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