Scientists are finally starting to understand the gut and brain connection, and this understanding can lead to huge breakthroughs in regard to various mental disorders, and how what’s going on in the gut could actually be a culprit for many of these illnesses.

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An established but little known psychological theory is likely to improve performances across a range of activities, including sport, according to new research published that can be applied to amateurs or skilled performers alike says psychologist Dr Warren Mansell, from The University of Manchester.

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What is a phobia and where do they come from? Distinguishing Harmless Fears from Phobias:

Not all fears are harmful, in fact, many are even useful. For example, a four year old who has not been conditioned to fear traffic may stroll in front of a two tonne truck with the same ease with which he crosses the path of the family cat. In this case, fear is useful and beneficial for personal safety.

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Well, it is that time of year again, when most of us have a tendency to over indulge on one thing or another, the Christmas cheer can be our undoing in terms of our general health, weight and even being dependent on it to have a good time.

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The symptoms of anxiety and stress are driven by the same chemical reaction (adrenalin/cortisol release).

Stress is a normal response to a perceived threat and anxiety is largely caused by worry.

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A unique insight into the varying opinions surrounding the Australian government’s anti-smoking initiatives from our locals.

This interview was conducted by Hannah Kenny

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Hypnosis is not new, it is simply an “altered state of conscious awareness”, “a narrowing of the focus of the mind” or in simpler terms a little like “day dreaming”.

Hypnotherapy in its more primitive form has been used for many centuries throughout the world by many different societies for the purpose of religious and healing ceremonies:

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Many people struggle to learn or take in what they are studying, this can be due to a number of reasons:

  • Stress;
  • Anxiety;
  • Lack of concentration ability;

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Smoking is a behaviour that has been adopted in some way to often cope with something that was happening at the time, whether it be curiosity to see what it was like, to fit in with friends or family, a response to a stressful situation or took it up for something to do.

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And maintaining that weight loss?

There are a number of factors that come into releasing your weight, some of the more common are the obvious ones:

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