Pharmacists offer advice on managing stress for students and parents
Ahead of the State examinations, which begin next week, pharmacists are today offering advice on how to manage exam stress to prevent it having a negative impact on the health and wellbeing of exam students.
Over 115,000 students will sit either the Junior or Leaving Certificate next week. According to Caitriona O’ Riordan, a member of the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) Executive Committee, “Stressed and tired exam students can experience stomach upsets, diarrhoea, cold sores and tension headaches. Students with conditions such as asthma, sinusitis and allergic reactions can find those aggravated at exam time.
“The last thing any student or parent wants is for a bout of ill-health to affect last-minute revision or exam performance and pharmacists are frequently asked for advice from concerned parents on how to help their children to mind their health at exam time. It is hard to avoid stress altogether but if any student or their parent is concerned about a stress-related minor ailment during exam time, they can ask their pharmacist for advice,” said Ms O’ Riordan.
Exam Stress Minor Ailments Advice from Pharmacists Promote good health: Eat regular, well-balanced, healthy meals and get sufficient sleep. Consider taking multivitamins.
Headache: Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration. Study in a well-ventilated room and take regular breaks. Stomach upsets: Try to eat well. Eat small amounts regularly and avoid junk and spicy foods.
Eczema: Keep the skin well moisturised with ointments and lotions. Avoid products with a high alcohol content as these can irritate sensitive skin.
Asthma: Use inhalers as advised by your doctor or pharmacist. Preventative inhalers should be used regularly. Carry an inhaler with you at all times so that it can be used during an exam, if required.
Hay Fever: If you suffer with hay fever, keep doors and windows closed when studying and avoid going outdoors when the pollen count is at its highest. Students who need to take antihistamines should make sure to take tablets that don’t cause drowsiness.
Insomnia: Make sure to get enough sleep. Avoid products containing caffeine. Take some light exercise or a bath or shower in order to relax before bedtime. Don’t study in bed as the brain will become over-stimulated.
Stop Smoking In One Hour
Added: 12/06/17 : 05:16:03
Internationally renowned Clinical Hypnotherapist Tom Ryan has developed a
highly successful way to enable all smokers to become permanent
non-smokers. He is now operating ‘Stop Smoking Clinics’ in Sligo. He has become known as the "Stop Smoking Guru".
more than 30 years and 40,000 clinical client hours Tom has made the
‘Stop Smoking’ process and many other processes highly successful. His
unique Holographic Hypnosis approach to the workings of the mind enable
him to achieve rapid and remarkable results in a completely new way
based on the minds natural inclinations and Quantum Mechanics.
science of mind is being completely revolutionised. This new Science of
Mind Technology works even for those who normally cannot be hypnotised.
Stop Trying – Start Succeeding
"People try to
stop smoking with everything including prescription drugs, some with
life threatening side effects. Those methods offer little or no success
and people generally end up frustrated. Every time they try, their mind
sabotages them," says Tom Ryan. "People deserve better.
there is a solution for all who have experienced disappointment. The key
to success is in removing the minds ‘saboteur’. Unless this is dealt
with success is unlikely. The subconscious mind contains the smoking
addictive habit or programme and therein is the key to resolve the
problem and achieve freedom from smoking once and for all.” Private Sessions
of Tom’s clients receives a private session. Individual requirements
cannot be dealt with in a group environment resulting in less than
satisfactory outcomes, so private sessions are the only way Tom works.
Less than 5% ever smoke again, so to provide for that possibility
everyone is given a lifetime guarantee that should they ever smoke
again, they will receive additional treatment for free. That way
everyone has the opportunity to succeed.
A Better Way For Better Results
levels of success with hypnosis have long proven to be pretty good but
not good enough for Tom, who, knowing the amazing powers of the mind
concluded that "There must be a better way." He then spent years
developing that ‘better way’.
When he first demonstrated his
‘better way’ now called Holographic Hypnosis to colleagues with amazing
results, they said "but this is not traditional hypnosis, so what are
you going to call it?" Michael Talbot's wonderful book "The Holographic
Universe" inspired him to call it "Holographic Hypnosis".
Success From a Lifetimes Work
30 years and 40,000 clinical client hours, Holographic Hypnosis has
proved to be both a revelation and a revolution in simplicity and
success. Holographic Hypnosis approaches the workings of the mind and
the achievement of results in a completely new way based on the minds
own inclinations and Quantum Mechanics. With this unique approach the
science of mind is being completely revolutionised.
Not just for “Stop Smoking” sessions, Holographic Hypnosis is equally effective for removing:
Anxiety, Fears, Stress, Grief, Phobias, Compulsions, Addictions, Mind problems, Sleeping problems, ADHD and much more besides.
time to stop suffering and trying to cope when you can start to live in
peace and inner harmony again with Holographic Hypnosis.
For Those Who Can’t be Hypnotised
good news is that with the Holographic Hypnosis method anybody who can
daydream or sleep can experience Holographic Hypnosis just as naturally.
That includes everybody. It gently works with the natural inclinations
of the mind to do what the mind wants to do given the right
circumstances. Our mind, much like an airplane, has an autopilot, which
we connect with when inactive or relaxing.
That autopilot is our
subconscious mind which is infinitely more powerful than the conscious
mind and works without any apparent effort. This is where all the
programmes that run our lives are contained. Your subconscious or the
autopilot knows where you really want to go, and helps you do what you
really want to do given the opportunity.
The only way to let
your subconscious mind do what it wants to do is to stop jamming it by
consciously flying the plane and instead let your autopilot guide you.
When you allow your autopilot to coast you along towards the outcome of
your desires and connect with the amazing power of your inner mind you
will effortlessly resolve problems and discover your inner brilliance.
That’s Holographic Hypnosis the new technology of the mind in action.