How our Mind Works

January 6, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Science, Health Science, Immunology
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Introductions Ricky Sloane (Fabulous Bloke)


Mobile Phones

Please - Turn off all mobile phones!!!

Audience Mental Acuity Test

Staff Counselling, Relaxation and Hypnotherapy? – The Objectives • To briefly explain the ‘free to staff’ counselling service provided to Queen’s Staff. • Understanding some of the barriers to relaxation. • To have some knowledge about how the mind works and how it can be influenced/manipulated. • Use some techniques used in ‘Hypnotherapy’ to help you to relax.

What is an Employee Assistance Programme? And how can it help me?

Employee Assistance Programme QUB Staff - Overview -

Freephone 24 hour immediate telephone support Structured telephone counselling Structured face to face counselling available across NI Financial advice Legal advice

Employee Assistance Programme Employee Counselling Service -

Independent Self-referred Confidential Free service Complementary to professional support mechanisms Complementary to personal support networks

Employee Assistance Programme Telephone Support -

Freephone number Answered 24/7, 365 days a year Immediate support Staffed by professional, qualified & experienced personnel Appointments within 3 working days

Employee Assistance Programme Face-to-Face Support -

Networked with 100 counsellors province-wide Best match of counsellors to issue Structured counselling sessions: - 6 x1 hour session model Counselling available within 20 mile radius Counselling available between 9am - 6pm (9am to 9pm Wed & Thu)

Employee Assistance Programme Counselling Model & Process -

One hour sessions Time limited, practical & solution focussed Clear boundaries of confidentiality Moves from analysis of the problem to identify your own skills, strengths & resources Helps you to find a solution

Your Working Life -


General Counselling Support Training Services Performance Issues Dealing with Work Colleagues Work Stress Office Politics Critical Incident Support

Your Personal Life -

Bereavement Caring for relatives Family frictions Childcare Losing independence (self or others) Drug & alcohol abuse Personal crises Ill health Depression & anxiety Discrimination Divorce

Staff Counselling ‘Freephone’ Number For free, confidential and immediate support call

0800 389 5362 It helps to talk.

Relaxation and Hypnotherapy? Does anyone have any previous experience of Hypnotherapy? I promise:

At precisely 8 pm tonight – you will not be clucking, and walking around your home like a chicken.

Relaxation and Hypnotherapy? What are the main barriers to relaxation? • The ongoing pressures of work. • Pressures from your personal/social life. • Not being able to stop worrying about things.........I can’t get to sleep! • Noise. • Distractions and other stimulants (TV? Technology?). • Email, text messages, Facebook, Linked-In, Twitter – the 24 hour communications network!

Relaxation and Hypnotherapy? Why is it important to be able to relax? Relaxation it the best way to deal with excessive stress in your life.

What is Stress?

What is Stress? Defining Stress: “Stress is the result of an imbalance between the perceived demands on people and their perceived capabilities” - Cox and Mackay “The adverse reaction people have to excessive pressure or other types of demands placed on them” - HSE “The Fight or Flight reaction with nowhere to run and nobody to fight” – Paul McKenna

The effects of excessive stress. Physiological Effects:

When Confronted with Stress. • Chemical messengers released into blood stream.

• Stimulates release of corticoids and adrenalin. • Corticoids help the body to acquire energy from energy stores in the body. • Adrenalin causes the physiological changes which produce fast, short-term high energy levels required for fight or flight.

How to relax and reduce your stress levels. Here is one very simple but surprisingly effective technique to help you relax and to reduce your stress levels.

How to relax and reduce your stress levels. Benefits: Slows the heart beat.

Releases tension in the body. Promotes oxygenation of brain and body. Can reduce blood pressure. Relaxes the mind and body and boosts the immune system.

Breathing Exercises

How to relax and reduce your stress levels. Breathing Exercises Please all stand up and try this simple technique.

How our Mind Works. So………… How does your mind work?

How can this information be used to help you to manipulate your own mind and to induce a state of deep relaxation?

How our Mind Works What is the difference between your conscious and sub-conscious brain? Our conscious mind resides in the cerebral cortex and this is the area used for thinking and logical reasoning.

Our subconscious mind is located in the primitive parts of our brain: the medulla oblongata and the limbic system.

How our Mind Works How our mind works. The conscious mind is the part of your mind that is responsible for logic and reasoning. Our conscious mind protects us and blocks, filters, distorts and deletes incoming information. The subconscious mind is the part of your mind responsible for all of your involuntary actions like emotions, your heart beat and your breathing. Your subconscious mind is also the storage area of all your beliefs and memories. Changing beliefs and unwanted emotions can be done through hypnosis; by sending suggestions to the subconscious mind.

How our Mind Works There are 5 key occasions when your conscious mind hands over bodily control to your subconscience. Can anyone tell me what these 5 occasions are?

Look what I can do!

How our Mind Works Indirect Elicitation Patterns (Use of Hypnotic Language) • You can notice a certain sensation. • You are listening to the sound of my voice and you can begin to relax. • You are breathing in and out and your are curious about what you might learn. • As you sit there smiling, you can begin to go into a trance. • You’re curious about hypnosis – you may be wondering what I will say next.

How our Mind Works Hypnotherapy Relaxation Technique Over the next 8 minutes, I will show you how to use this relaxation technique (used in hypnotherapy) to help relax you and to help reduce your stress levels.

Relaxation and Hypnotherapy?

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