Hi there, i have been seeing Gordon for the past year or so, although it feels like a lot longer. Before i started seeing him, i was suffering with depression and low confidence which had lasted for more than 3 years.one year one from this i now have a job, have moved house, im full to the brim with confidence and enjoy every minute of my life. I owe so much to gordon who has taught me so much, he not only is my teacher but has become my true friend. i would encourage anyone who has any kind of difficulties to book an appointment with him. he is a true angel.
SCOTT B, (IRVINE)
WELL HERE I AM AS PROMISED (LAUGHING) YOU SAID GORDON THAT YOU COULD IMPROVE MY GOLF GAME, WITH A HANDICAP OF 16 WAS NO LAUGHING MATTER, WELL MY FRIENDS THOUGHT IT WAS, ANYWAY I DO GO ON SORRY ABOUT THAT.
I HAD TRIED ALL SORTS TO IMPROVE MY GAME, THE MORE I TRIED THE MORE I GOT STRESSED ABOUT IT, YOU CHANGED THAT FOR ME VERY QUICKLY AS MY SCORE CARD REFLECTED, I NOW HAVE A HANDICAP OF 13 AND GOING DOWN AGAIN, ( I HOPE LAUGHING) GORDON USED HYPNOTHERAPY AND COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR WITH ME , MANY THANKS AGAIN GORDON
AILEEN A ( IRVINE)
“In this day and age, it’s hard to find a someone you can trust. Gordon was recommended to me by a friend, and now I know why – the quality of service I received was outstanding. Keep up the good work!”
GILLIAN W. IRVINE
Thought I'd drop you a line to let you know how I am progressing. Firstly I have not drunk any wine since I saw you I just have no interest in drinking alcohol!! I have never done this before except during pregnancy. Wine is no longer a part of my life and I feel much better. I did the iodine test and there was no evidence of the mark the next morning - I now take kelp every day and seem to have so much more energy and positivity! I actually feel really good especially as I have lost about 10lbs. I am already into a smaller size. We are off on holiday in 5 weeks and am determined to have a good few more lbs off
SOME OF MY CERTIFICATES
Stress warning signs
Of course, different people deal with stress in different ways, but here is a list of mental and physical symptoms to help you understand if you're stressed.
The mental symptoms may involve you being
ANGRY , DEPRESSED, ANXIOUS, HUNGRY OR NO APPETITE ,
CRYING OFTEN , PROBLEMS SLEEPING, POOR CONCENTRATION
The physical symptoms may involve:
Chest pains ,
Constipation, or diarrhoea
Cramps, or muscle aches
Feeling dizzy, or fainting
Engaging in nervous behaviour like biting your nails
Twitches, or experiencing pins and needles
Having sexual problems, from erectile dysfunction to lowered sex drive
Having just a few of these symptoms may indicate that you are stressed, and you should address the issue.How stress works
When you are in a stressful situation, your body releases the hormones cortisol, adrenaline, and noradrenaline, and these go on to cause the physical symptoms of stress.
You may start sweating, and your blood pressure and heart rate may rise.
This, in turn, may undermine your immune system, making you more susceptible to illness, as well as lead your body to release fat and sugar into your blood stream, which may lead you to gain weight.
As stress raises your blood pressure, if you are stressed in the long term, you can develop high blood pressure, which in turn can increase your risk of having a heart attack or a stress advice on how to cope with stress
A simple coping strategy involves the word STRESS:
Share your worries, swallow your pride, and admit and talk to someone about your worries (It's good to talk). A problem shared is a problem halved!Take stock of your life. Are you living the life you really want to live? Remember, this is the only chance you've got! It's not a dress rehearsal! Do what you want to do. It's your life!Relax. Get a hobby. Haven't you always fancied doing this or that? Well, do it! A hobby can be totally absorbing and therefore rewarding and relaxing!Exercise. Basically, you should walk at least 30 minutes each day, that's 15 minutes out and 15 minutes back non-stop!Say no! Do not take on extra work. Tell them you won't do it. Think of you, your health and your family!Shop at a pet store! You'd be surprised at the amount of medical research which shows that having a cat, dog or pet in the family has reduced stress levels!
MEMORYYou're stressed out
Last year, more than 400,000 people in the UK said they were under so much stress at work, it was making them ill. Studies have shown that people under pressure who continuously have high levels of the stress hormone cortisol in their blood perform less well in memory tests. But it is now also thought that even severe short term stress can cause memory loss.What to do about it
You won't know when your cortisol levels are up, but most of us know when we are stressed and under pressure, whether it's caused by work, family, relationships or money. Make time for yourself to do what helps you to relax - exercise, a relaxing bath, yoga, or doing some gardening.Problems sleeping
Adults generally need at least six hours of sleep a night to function the next day. Lack of sleep and poor quality sleep are both associated with memory loss. Sleep is needed for effective memory storage and retrieval.
People with sleep apnoea, a disorder which causes them to stop breathing in their sleep ten times per hour, often suffer from memory loss and irritability the following day.What to do about it
Sleep problems are usually caused by lifestyle, rather than a sleep disorder. Establish a sleep routine, and avoid food and drink (especially alcohol) which help keep you awake or interrupt your sleep pattern.
Sleep apnoea mostly occurs in men, people who are overweight and who snore heavily. Lacking vitamins
Vitamin B12 is essential for the production of red blood cells and for a healthy nervous system. People who lack vitamin B12 become anaemic and can suffer memory difficulties.
Most people with vitamin B12 deficiency are unable to absorb the vitamin from foods. Although it's more common in people over the age of 50, it can occur at any age. What to do about it
Anaemia symptoms include tiredness, shortness of breath and dizziness. Nervous system symptoms include tingling in the hands and feet, muscle weakness, memory loss and confusion.
The good news is that it can be treated by your GP who will prescribe vitamin B12 injections. Good sources of vitamin B12 are red and white meat, eggs, fish, milk and cheese. Vegans can take supplements.Thyroid disorder
Memory difficulties combined with general fatigue and sluggishness are often accepted as a normal part of aging. But they can also be a sign of an under active thyroid caused by low levels of hormones from the thyroid gland. Hypothyroidism can occur at any age, but is usually more common in older adults and in women. What to do about it
Look out for other symptoms such as cold hands and feet, constipation, pale, dry skin and unexplained weight gain. If these sound familiar, see your GP. They can perform a blood test, and prescribe hormone tablets if necessary.Common drugs
Certain prescription drugs and even those bought at your local pharmacy can affect your memory. This usually happens if you take too many or because they may be interacting with other drugs. As you age and your metabolism slows down, medicines tend to stay in the system for longer and this can also have an effect.
Anticholinergics are a class of drugs which block the activity of acetylcholine, a chemical messenger which carries signals between nerve cells. These types of drugs are often used to treat bladder problems, sleeplessness, nausea and allergies and are found in many over the counter medicines.What to do about it
Draw up a list of any drugs you are taking, including any purchased from your pharmacy and take it to your GP. They can decide if any drug related memory problems are occurring and alter your medication if necessary.Booze
It's already known that alcoholics and long term heavy drinkers can suffer from memory loss and even permanent brain damage. But recent studies also suggest that binge drinking can cause short term memory loss as well.What to do about it
It's not rocket science is it? From a health point of view, binge drinking is definitely not recommended. Apart from memory loss, there is also the risk of alcohol poisoning and choking on your own vomit whilst asleep. Stick to the recommended limits
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