Explore the health and wellbeing issues concerning hearing, hypnotherapy and hockey.
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Learn about Hearing, Hypnotherapy and Hockey Host: Hearing is something we all start to lose by about the age of 20 whether we like it or not. Age related declines starts early in humans so it’s wise to get tested regularly. About a quarter of all the quiet hearing impairments are caused by environmental factors such as loud noise, living near a freeway, listening to loud music or working around machinery will all have an impact on your hearing. Be kind to your ears. They need protection. Whether you have conductive deafness which means the tiny bones in your middle ear don’t vibrate well enough to pass on your sound or sensorineural deafness which means that the cochlea nerve in the inner ear can’t send messages to the brain. There is much you can do. Hearing device has come a long way since their inception. You can wear them behind the ear, in the ear or right in the canal hardly noticeable by anyone. Gene therapy is well on its way to producing fully functioning cochlea hair cells. It’s an exciting development. The future of hearing sounds brilliant. Hypnosis has come a long way from side show theatrics with watches and chicken dances. Today, clinical hypnotherapy can help people overcome a range of problems from smoking addiction to a bad golf swing. The state of hypnosis is akin to a state of meditation and it’s in this relaxed receptive state that you’ll more open to suggestions that may change your behavior for the better. There are five stages to a hypnosis session. The first is the introduction stage where a rapport and trust is built between therapist and client. The second stage is induction. This is when you may start to feel relaxed and tired and close your eyes. The deepening stage enhances this relaxation in trance. Trance is the perfect state in which to begin the therapy stage. The constant chatter of the conscious mind is quiet and the deep habit forming part of the mind is free to listen. The waking stage will have you gently opening your eyes ready to carry your positive suggestions into a new day. Whether on the ice or on the field, hockey is a fast and furious way to get fit, feel like burning 500 calories per hour? Then grab a stick game on. Back in the 17th century 100 players in relief free for all would run paves through village streets in England. The Eaton version of hockey which most people play today is a regulated room-based game of skill but it’s really fast and aggressive particularly for a non-contact sport. By the end of the game, a player has run at least two to three kilometers. What a great way to keep warm and fit in winter? Hand and eye coordination is enhanced as you would tempt to hit the ball with your hook stick, pass the goal keeper into the nets, easier said than done. Arms are toned from wielding the stick, legs and the buttocks are toned from all that sprinting and stop-start action. Too action packed, easiest are into it with a game of half field hockey. The smaller field will have you doing less running. Hockey is definitely not for the faint hearted, a new game. Some pregnant women are now using hypno-birthing techniques to reduce pain and remain calmer during labor.