Becoming Mentally Healthy by Paula Sweet at Absolute Mind

Join me, Paula Sweet, your seasoned hypnotherapist host, as I delve into The Truth About Hypnosis on this latest episode of 'Your Absolute Mind' podcast! Are you skeptical about hypnosis, viewing it as an illusion or some kind of sorcery? Or are you curious about its scientific validity and possible benefits?

In this episode, I reveal how hypnosis is indeed a REAL phenomenon that's part and parcel of our everyday life. Surprised? Tune in as I show you how hypnosis subtly weaves itself into our daily routines, be it during a casual commute or while engrossed in a TV show! I'll take you behind the scenes to unveil the science and reality of hypnosis, exploring its powerful potential in managing depression, enhancing the benefits of traditional therapies, alleviating pain, reversing skin disorders, and even more!

Listen as I unpack the intriguing interplay between your conscious and subconscious mind, revealing how suggestions sneak past the 'bouncers' of your mind. Yes, that's why you're humming that tune you 'never' heard on the radio! I'll give you a backstage pass to the inner workings of the brain, comparing it to a bustling nightclub, and uncover the truth behind hypnosis!

As your guide, I'll lead you through the mysterious world of the hypnotic trance, unveiling its potent potential in goal setting and managing PTSD. Tune in as I reveal why cutting-edge fields like VR and AR are racing to replicate what our minds, coupled with a skilled hypnotherapist, do daily.

So, come along with me and let's dispel the fear of hypnosis together! Experience this natural state of profound relaxation and heightened learning which could be transformative for personal development. Plus, don't forget to explore hundreds of free hypnosis sessions available in my podcast backlog. It's time to unlock the untapped power of your mind! 🔓💡 

As promised, the link to the various hypnosis studies: HERE!

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Join me, Paula Sweet, on another riveting episode of "Your Absolute Mind: Becoming Mentally Healthy." Together, we'll delve into the future, or rather, our AI-driven present, exploring how advanced technologies like GPT chatbots are reshaping the landscape of mental health care. Sounds too futuristic? Think again!

In this episode, we'll discover how AI isn't just making our lives easier, it's also stepping up to help us navigate complex mental health issues. But before you start wondering, let me clarify - no, these chatbots aren't here to replace our therapists!

Let's go deeper as I unfold how AI tools are augmenting traditional therapy, making mental health services more attainable than ever before. Picture this - 24/7 accessible support, non-judgmental, and immediate responses to help cope with anxiety, depression, and other challenges.

However, there's more to the story. The potential for misuse of AI is immense and it's important we tread carefully, ensuring ethical and privacy considerations are taken into account. I'll share why it's critical for us to question, demand transparency, and make informed choices.

So, gear up to explore this new frontier with me, standing on the precipice of the AI revolution in mental health. This exciting journey brings a future that's more accessible, intuitive, and personal to mental health care. Remember, until I'm replaced by an AI-generated avatar, it's just me, the real Paula, here in Your Absolute Mind. Stay tuned!

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In this podcast, we're talking about the startling truth behind "little" lies and mental health. 

We all tell "little" lies from time to time, and we usually don't even realise it. But the truth is, these little lies can have serious consequences for our mental health.

In this podcast, we're going to be discussing the effects of little lies on our mental health and how, to tell the truth when it matters most.

So whether you're struggling with mental health or you just want to be more truthful in your relationships, this video is for you! We'll be discussing the effects of little lies on our mental health and how, to tell the truth when it matters most. 

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In this episode of "Your Absolute Mind," hosted by Paula Sweet, we delve into the often-overlooked topic of maintaining strong emotional connections with our loved ones. We break down the importance of these bonds, the consequences of neglecting them, and how to rekindle these relationships. Emotional bonds serve as our guides through life, offering comfort and understanding in difficult times. However, when these connections start to weaken, feelings of isolation and loneliness can pervade, negatively impacting mental health. To reconnect, it's crucial to acknowledge the disconnection, reach out and be vulnerable through open and honest communication. Paula Sweet highlights the importance of consistent small acts of kindness, patience, and making time for your loved ones as key steps towards rebuilding these critical bonds. Through this discussion, we're reminded that our relationships significantly enrich our lives and mental well-being.

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In this episode of Your Absolute Mind, I, delve into the crucial concept of boundaries. These invisible lines that we draw around our personal physical and emotional spaces have become a buzzword in the world of mental health. They aren't just metaphorical demarcations but symbols of respect defining our comfort zones.

I argue that setting boundaries significantly contributes to our mental health. Picture yourself as a country with defined borders, in control of who or what can infiltrate your territory. By doing so, we can regulate the flow of stress, demands, and expectations, thus preventing burnout and maintaining a healthier life balance.

Furthermore, establishing boundaries enhances self-esteem and assertiveness. They empower autonomy, enabling us to make confident decisions and foster a strong sense of independence. Surprisingly, they also improve relationships by clarifying expectations, reducing misunderstandings, and promoting mutual respect.

I offer practical advice for setting boundaries. This includes recognizing and expressing one's feelings and needs, being clear and assertive when communicating boundaries, practicing self-care, and accepting that setting boundaries is an ongoing process that requires adjustment as life circumstances change.

I conclude the episode with an important takeaway: setting boundaries is an act of self-love and self-respect. I encourage you to slowly incorporate these strategies, beginning with small, manageable steps. The boundaries we set are crucial to our mental well-being, and as I always remind you, "Your mind is absolutely yours, and so are your boundaries."

For more mental health support make sure you check out Your Absolute Mind in the app store and Google Play store where I've created a simple mental health app which helps you to build positive mental health habits

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In this episode of Your Absolute Mind podcast, I highlight the crucial need to disconnect in our fast-paced world for improved mental health.

I explore three types of disconnects: social media and news, electronics, and digital communication.

Understand how constant exposure to information overload can lead to stress, anxiety, and depression.

Disconnecting allows our minds to reset and refocus.

Setting boundaries and engaging in tech-free activities significantly benefit mental health. Real-life connections provide warmth and intimacy that digital communication lacks, enhancing relationships and overall well-being.

Implementing gradual disconnections leads to a healthier mental space and a more meaningful life. Disconnecting is about being present, mindful, and recharging in a wholesome way. Remember, it's a gentle self-care practice that promotes mental well-being.

Join us to learn more about the power of disconnecting to help all become mentally healthy. 

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In this episode of 'Your Absolute Mind,' I walk you through a comprehensive exploration of happiness. Challenging common perceptions, I encourage you to think of happiness not just as fleeting emotions but as a choice and a deep-rooted sense of contentment.

Since reading Mo Gawdat's book Solve for Happiness, I've considered this podcast. So much of it resonated with me that I had to produce this.

Diving deep into psychological concepts such as the negativity bias and locus of control, I illuminate how these play a significant role in our happiness levels. I also call for a shift in mindset, urging you to minimize focus on negatives and embrace your ability to impact your own life.

Furthermore, I unveil my newly-developed app, a daily companion designed to promote mental health, equipped with daily quotes, meditations, and a journaling tool. As we reach the final leg of the episode, I share real-world strategies that can help cultivate happiness.

These include the Happiness Equation, embracing gratitude, understanding illusions and blind spots, managing brain cycles, and practising mindfulness.

Be sure to subscribe to 'Your Absolute Mind' on YouTube and follow on TikTok and Instagram at 'Absolute Mind App' for regular tips to bolster your mental health journey.

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In today's podcast, we're going to discuss how important sleep is for our mental health. Sleep is one of the most important components of our mental health, and can have a big impact on our overall well-being.

We're going to discuss the different benefits of sleep, and how it can improve our mental health. We'll also cover some tips for getting a good night's sleep, and how to deal with sleep problems if they occur.

If you're looking for tips on how to improve your mental health, then this podcast is for you! We'll discuss the importance of sleep, and how it can help improve your overall mental well-being.

Make sure you hit subscribe to make sure you don't miss any great tips from the podcast. 

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