Women’s Health

General health

Featured Video - Cystitis
Cystitis is the inflammation of the bladder and is more common in women.

Almost all women will suffer cystitis at least once in their lifetime and 1 in 5 will suffer recurrent cystitis.


“How we talk to ourselves does have an effect, which we know for ourselves by the feelings produced. There is an illusion that we don’t have control over our inner voice – we do, it’s simply that we’ve forgotten that’s the case.” – Author: Paul Brown, NLP & Life Coaching London


“Counselling for anger management can effect positive change in addressing domestic violence because it helps you identify the factors that lead to the explosive points.” Author: Alex Drummond, Counsellor, Caerphilly Glamorgan

“ADHD can be managed and some very successful people have turned it to their advantage by learning how to learning to optimise the strengths and minimise the negative aspects.” – Author: Alex Drummond, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy Caerphilly Glamorgan

More health advice

Understanding anger

New Year’s Resolutions – make the myth a reality this time!

What Are You Worried About?

Retirement – How to make it a golden era!

Health – Is it nature or nurture, or both?

Basic principles of treating adrenal fatigue

Energy pick me ups and de-stressors

Why a lack of good sleep is bad news

Getting back on track after the summer holidays

Treating Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Pregnancy & Fertility


“In Chinese Medicine it is very important to know your fertility ‘type’. Once we know what this is it can be correctly treated.” – Author: Vivienne Outram, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture therapist Sheffield, Yorkshire

“Over thousands of years the Chinese have studied the ebb and flow of the menstrual cycle and the problems which may impede it. As a result, there is a rich knowledge of the mechanisms which prevent fertility.” – Author: Vivienne Outram, Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine, Sheffield Yorkshire

“Morning sickness is a complication of the first few weeks of pregnancy. Speaking from experience, there is hope for sufferers of this awful condition.” – Author: Vivienne Outram, Acupuncture Sheffield Yorkshire

More pregnancy & fertility advice

Kids and Ayurveda

The health benefits to consuming clary sage seeds oil

Maternity Reflexology

Can acupuncture help infertility?

Coping with post natal depression

Pregnancy (postnatal depression)

Pregnancy (caesarean)

Pregnancy (teenage)

Pregnancy (birth at home)

Pregnancy (birth in hospital)

Pregnancy (birth plan)

Pregnancy (labour choices)

Pregnancy (postnatal care)

Hypnotherapy helping childbirth

Learn how stress can affect fertility

Traditional Chinese Medicine IVF And Infertility A Closer Look

Preparing For IVF Treatment

Homocysteine Testing

Pregnancy Massage An Overview

Relationships & Sex advice

Featured Video - Condom Negotiating Skills
Contraception is vital for practising safe sex but what happens when it's the man who has to use it?

In the heat of the moment how do you persuade him that safe can still be fun?

“If you change your self, you can change your relationships, your intimate encounters, your sex life, and, incidentally, your life!” – Author: Paula Fenn, Counsellor & Psychotherapist Cheltenham Gloucestershire

“Although as a couple you are two people, you are also individuals with very distinct personalities and there will come a moment when one personality will clash with the other.”

“Intimate relationships can improve our life, or make it miserable! But falling into addictive relationships will, at some point, always make our lives miserable.” – Author: Richard Gosling, Counselling Hammersmith West London

More relationships & sex advice

Relationship Counselling – The Myths

Coming out

Where to get contraception

Types of contraception

Condom negotiation skills

Problems with your relationship? Try counselling

13 steps to a relationship breakthrough

Sexual dysfunction (how to have a healthy sex life)

12 relationship mistakes

Tips for helping your relationship through redundancy


Featured Video - Babies & Play
Playing with your baby is an important part of their development.

In this film, a health visitor explains the many benefits of playing with your child and parents talk about their children's favourite games.

“If you are sitting an exam make the most of the opportunity. Plan a strategy to optimise the marks. Do your best and deal with whatever outcome you achieve.” Author: Alex Drummond, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy Caerphilly Glamorgan

“Therapy is a complex process where you can talk freely about problems without the fear of disapproval and where the unspeakable can actually be spoken, heard and acknowledged.” – Author: Alex Drummond, Counselling Caerphilly Glamorgan

“Over thousands of years the Chinese have studied the ebb and flow of the menstrual cycle and the problems which may impede it. As a result, there is a rich knowledge of the mechanisms which prevent fertility.” – Author: Vivienne Outram, Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine, Sheffield Yorkshire

“Morning sickness is a complication of the first few weeks of pregnancy. Speaking from experience, there is hope for sufferers of this awful condition.” – Author: Vivienne Outram, Acupuncture Sheffield Yorkshire

“Ayurvedic medicine puts huge emphasis on prevention of diseases, even right from the beginning of life.” – Author: Ashish Paul, Ayurvedic and Herbal Medicine, Essex

“Clary sage is the world’s most stable natural source of Omega-3 and there are many health benefits to consuming clary sage seeds oil.” – Contributor: Dustin Mattison, EcoChicagoland.com

“Reflexology can make the difference between enjoying or enduring pregnancy and it can also make Mum’s to be feel that they are doing something that will benefit them and their new baby.” – Author: Kate Prendergast, Reflexologist Clacton-on-Sea Essex

You want your kids to eat healthily so get them involved in cooking. In this video, Nora from Jamie’s School Dinners shows you how to make a delicious, and healthy, homemade pizza.

After giving birth it’s important to look after yourself by exercising. In this video, busy mums and experts explain how to fit it into your life and what exercises are safe.

“Although it is normal to feel tired and emotional for the first few months after birth, you can help yourself restore mental and physical balance.” – Author: Anna Storey, Weight Management Counselling, Thame

Quit smoking

Featured Video - Stop Smoking
If you're looking to quit smoking then you'll be in good company.

There are 10 million ex-smokers in the UK. See how some of them kicked the habit and their reasons for wanting to quit.

“Hypnosis boasts over 60% success rate in helping people to stop smoking and the reason for its success lies in its approach.” – Author: Alix Kindell, Hypnotherapy Clapham Common, London

Has the smoking ban made a difference? This video examines the effect it has had.

“If you’ve struggled with giving up smoking, chocolate or other unhealthy food, you will know from bitter experience that will power alone is not enough. EFT is a therapy that is particularly suited to working with addictions.” – Author: Fiona Cutts, EFT Prestwich Manchester

More quit smoking information

Quit smoking with NLP

EFT – Helping cigarette cravings

Smoking addiction

Stop smoking with hypnotherapy

Overcoming addiction with NLP

Quit smoking with acupuncture

Hypnotherapy Stopping Smoking Why It Makes Sense

Stop Smoking With Hypnotherapy

Smoking Hurts Everyone By Alice Aged 11

Dieting and Weight loss

Featured Video - Eating Well On A Budget
We're always being told to eat healthily but sometimes that can prove to be expensive.

In this video, a dietitian explains how you can eat healthily on a budget.

“A lot of people are asking what is gastric band hypnotherapy and how does it work. It is one of the most common methods used to help obese people lose weight.” – Author: Adam Cumberland, Hypnotherapist, Harley Street Central London

“This article aims to explain why current approaches to weight loss and obesity rarely lead to successful long lasting results, often trapping the client in endless and sometimes lifelong patterns of yo-yo dieting.” – Author: Christos Christophy, Hypnotherapy Islington London

“So many companies profit from people’s confusion by selling products or weight loss programmes, which in the long run are very unlikely to lead to sustained weight loss.” – Author: Angela Steel, Nutritionist Epsom Surrey

More dieting & weight loss advice

Weight management goals

Why you should consider personal training

Eat right and be slim

Do I really have to put on weight over Christmas?

Christmas Indulgence – Make it healthier

Theta Healing – Reduce your weight now!

Ayurveda and Diet

Gentle detox guide

Secrets to permanent weight loss …transform your life in 2010!

Hypnotherapy for weight management

Fitness & Sports

Featured Video - Cycling Advice
Looking to get fit? Cycling is a great way to improve fitness and your overall health.

In this video, a physical activity adviser explains how cycling is good for your health, and cyclists give tips for staying safe on the road.


“By remaining flexible through sports massage and assisted stretching, your body should be in good working order for your next training and next sportive event.” – Author: Richard Guy, Sports Massage Therapist, Wandsworth, South West London

“Current scientific research into sports nutrition suggest that the timing of nutrients maybe more important than what is eaten.” – Author: Susan Davis, Nutritional Therapist New Forest Hampshire

“Hypnotherapy has an increasingly growing reputation for helping clients heal from physical injury and illness, as well as accounts of what can be termed as ‘miracle cures’.” – Author: Christos Christopher, Hypnotherapy Islington London

More fitness & sport advice

Personal Training – Top ten tips for running a marathon

Why you should consider personal training

Hypnotherapy for athletes and sports people

Staying motivated to exercise

Get fit with Scottish dancing

Confident cycling

Helping sports injuries with sports massage

Physiotherapy tips for playing tennis

The benefits of sports massage for triathletes

Sports massage for foot and ankle injuries

Menopause advice

“Bowen is an incredibly effective therapy with an 80% success rate among most therapists.” – Author: Julie Dexter, Bowen Therapist, Nottingham

“Visiting a trained nutritionist can help you find the correct diet during this period of your life to ensure your body gets the right nutrients it needs. Pre-menopausal women and those going through the menopause require a well-balanced diet to ensure good health.”

“Hypnosis has proved to be beneficial to menopausal women as there is a fundamental link between mind and body in relation to dealing with the menopause.”

“The menopause is one of the main reasons that women visit a homeopath. A survey by the Bristol homeopathic hospital reported that the menopause was one of the most successful conditions treated by homeopathy.” – Author: Carole Sanders, RS Hom


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