It is estimated than around 1 in 3 of us are struggling with our sleep, with many people developing poor sleeping habits. It is important to seek medical advice if you are struggling to sleep as it may be an indication of an underlying medical problem. There are significant health problems associated with regular lack […]
There are times when all of us need to boost our confidence. Confidence gives us that important belief in ourselves, which enables us to perform at the best of our ability. Real confidence is generally developed by experience. Self-esteem and self-efficacy feed into confidence. People with high self-esteem accept and value themselves, whilst people with […]
This article appeared in My Weekly Special. Prolonged stress has significant health problems, such as; high blood pressure, depression, anxiety and heart problems. What steps can you take to reduce your stress levels?
This is an article I got published in Pain Matters magazine. Hypnotherapy is one of the best-known complementary therapies, but, it is also one of the least understood. Hypnotherapist Stephen McMurray explains how it works and how it can be used in pain management.
Recent research published in the Journal of Affective Disorders found that hypnotherapy was an effective treatment for people suffering with depression. Hypnotherapy works at the subconscious level to offer positive suggestions to boost moods and break negative thinking patterns, making people feel better.
Needle phobia is thought to affect at least 10% of the population and is when people have a fear of a medical procedure that involves needles or injections. For many this is related to a fear of seeing blood, or simply thinking about the injection. Which may make them feel faint. Often needle phobia has […]
I met Peter Krykant outside the Scottish Parliament. Peter runs the safe consumption van in Glasgow. This enables drug users to take their drugs in a safer method than out in the streets. Peter brought his van to the Scottish Parliament to highlight the appalling drugs deaths in Scotland, which is a much worse than […]
I had an article in a previous edition of Access Magazine. Stephen McMurray talks to Lauren Ruotolo – a successful media executive and author of a new book that’s part memoir and part motivational guide…