Research on naps, yoga, meditation, hypnotherapy or even a nature walk and the habits of artists and athletes reveal how mental breaks increase productivity, replenish attention, solidify memories and encourage creativity.

Every now and then during the day or night— everyone begins to feel a little tired, yet we fail to understand the meaning or the impact.   Even beginning the day feeling OK, getting through the ever growing list of activities that need to be attended and respond to, sometimes becomes an ever growing mountain.   There is so much more to do—so much work to be done—but the brain is telling you to stop.  It's full and overflowing.  It is suffering congestion and needs some downtime.

When we take a break from the daily grind we gradually allow the mind to sort through a backlog of unprocessed data and to empty itself of accumulated concerns.  It’s like taking that well earned holiday!!  “When you go on a break from the normal routines, it allows the base level of mental tension and busyness to totally evaporate.”  “It allows for everything to kind of settle down.”

Even if you are not committed to meditation, hypnosis or any other form of relaxation.  A survey of employees revealed that the average employee spends more than half their workdays receiving and managing information rather than using it to do their jobs; half of the surveyed workers also confessed that they were reaching a breaking point after which they would not be able to accommodate the deluge of data.  This is the reason why we need to take regular breaks during our busy days and to also take regular short holidays and schedule in at least one, two week break at some point during the busy year.

To summarise, our  brains are preoccupied with work much of the time, for the most we are devoted to perpetual busyness but this does not in fact translate to greater productivity and is not particularly healthy.

Our brain requires substantial downtime to remain industrious and generate its most innovative ideas?  "Idleness is not just a vacation, an indulgence or a vice; it is as indispensable to the brain as vitamin D is to the body, and deprived of it we can become dysfunctional.

It allows us to stop and reflect, to reassess and to work out where we want to go and then move forward with greater clarity of mind.

Hypnosis can help to balance and de-clutter the mind, thereby releasing the body from the continual download of too much information – too much processing.  This allows the body to regain equilibrium and to have clearer thought processes.

Through the use of hypnotherapy and guidance, Karen will be able to assist you in training the body too relax and create space within, which will provide for greater clarity of mind and enjoyment of life.

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Karen Holt Clinical Hypnotherapy and Counselling



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