Autumn – Newsletter

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In modern life it’s all too easy to find yourself feeling stressed, tense, overwhelmed or on the brink of collapse, feeling like you are on the “treadmill” of life and can’t get off.

Too much work, financial pressure, relationship issues, not enough sleep, and an over reliance on caffeine and other stimulants can all start to make a person feel like they are at the end of their tether.

Our bodies have developed over millions of years to deal with life threatening situations by entering into the fight or flight response (the fight/flight response is the body producing adrenalin/Cortisol into the blood stream to give us extra strength to stand and fight or to run with flight in response to a perceived or real threat).

Entering the fight/flight response allows the body to divert resources away from those non urgent functions like the digestive and immune systems and directs them toward the muscles to have the strength to fight or run away. Following the stressful event, the body knows how to calm down and recover – restoring itself in case it needs to fight or run at another time.

However, in today’s world, parts of the mind can become confused about those mental worries and concerns as being actual threats and the fight/flight response is constantly being triggered.

The emotional pressure that we sometimes put ourselves under, by thinking about all that we need to do and the worry that we can’t do it all, or worrying about it not working out the way we would like creates the very same physiological responses in the body as if these things are a real threat to us.

This will often make us feel extremely tired, unable to concentrate/focus, confused, difficulties in making decisions, poor sleep or produces physical problems like headaches, pain, high blood pressure, poor immune system and even poor sex drive.

It is therefore essential that we learn to manage those stress levels, to make changes in lifestyle so that we cope better and manage those more difficult circumstances much easier.

Therefore, allow hypnotherapy and counselling to assist you to:

  • Calm down those stress levels;
  • Help you to make changes in your daily lifestyle;
  • Set goals;
  • Make tasks more manageable;
  • Provide motivation;
  • Get a better night’s sleep;
  • Eat/drink more appropriately; and
  • Enjoy a better life balance.

Spending time with friends can also be beneficial as well as doing the things that you enjoy.

PREP TIME 10 mins      COOK TIME 60 mins      TOTAL TIME 1 hour 10 mins

Serves: 6


• 4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled & chopped into small pieces
• 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
• ½ cup diced celery
• ½ cup diced onions
• 1 large garlic clove, minced
• ½ cup diced carrots
• 4½ cups cooked lentils
• 2 cups diced tomatoes
• 2 tbsp soy sauce
• 2 tbsp non-dairy milk (I used almond)
• Salt & pepper to taste
• paprika & fresh parsley, for garnish



1. Preheat oven to 175C.

2. Steam your sweet potatoes and set aside.

3. While the sweet potatoes are heat a large pan over medium heat. Once warmed, add a tbsp or so of oil, then add in the diced celery, onion, garlic, tomatoes and carrots. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until softened.

4. Add the cooked lentils and soy sauce to the veggies, and heat until warmed through.

5. Once your sweet potatoes are finished steaming, mash with the non-dairy milk some salt & pepper.

6. Scoop the lentil & veggie mix to the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish, then spread the mashed sweet potatoes over top and spread in an even layer.

7. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until the top has browned lightly. Sprinkle with a bit of paprika and fresh parsley, if desired. Serve warm.



On Saturday 25th April 2020 we are being encouraged to partake in a unique Driveway Dawn Service. At 6am make your way to the end of your driveway, balcony or even your front door and stand for a minutes silence to honour our fallen hero's and our hero's still serving.

Stay safe and lookout for your friends and neighbours. If we continue to Self Isolate hopefully we will be able to catch up with family and friends sooner rather than later.

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