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How To Manage Uncertainty in Uncertain Times
The world is in the grip of a global pandemic. We are living in extremely uncertain times - and that uncertainty can be difficult to cope with. You may feel worried right now. You may struggle to keep anxious thoughts in check. And you may feel unsure about the future.
But help is at hand - you CAN learn to live with uncertainty. Facing Uncertainty is Scarier than Facing Physical Pain A new study shows that the uncertainty of something bad happening can be more stressful than the knowledge of something bad happening. In 2016, a group of London researchers explored how people react to being told they will either "definitely" or "probably" receive a painful electric shock. They discovered an intriguing paradox. Volunteers who knew they would definitely receive a painful electric shock felt calmer and were measurably less agitated than those who were told they only had a 50 percent chance of receiving the electric shock.
Researchers recruited 45 volunteers to play a computer game in which they turned over digital rocks that might have snakes hiding underneath. Throughout the game, they had to guess whether each rock concealed a snake. When a snake appeared, they received a mild but painful electric shock on the hand. Over the course of the game they got better about predicting under which rocks they’d find snakes, but the game was designed to keep changing the odds of success to maintain ongoing uncertainty. And when we’re facing outcomes imbued with uncertainty, it’s the fact that something bad might happen that “gets” us. The volunteers’ level of uncertainty correlated to their level of stress. So, if someone felt “certain” he or she would find a snake, stress levels were significantly lower than if they felt that maybe they would find a snake. In both cases, they’d get a shock, but their stress was loaded with added uncertainty. Archy de Berker from the UCL Institute of Neurology said: "Our experiment allows us to draw con
clusions about the effect of uncertainty on stress. It turns out that it's much worse not knowing you are going to get a shock than knowing you definitely will or won’t.”
Uncertainty Ignites our Primitive Survival Instinct If we can’t neutralise a perceived threat, we engage in the unhelpful process called “worry”. We grapple with whatever the problem is to find solutions to the threat, but there are none. Does this make us feel better? No, of course it doesn’t - it makes us feel worse. In our need for certainty, we are wired to “catastrophise” - we view or talk of a situation as worse than it actually is. This leads to worry, which in turn leads to anxiety.
The modern brain struggles to distinguish between real threat and perceived threat. The result is that the primitive brain takes over and triggers the primitive survival instinct - fight-or-flight. It asks questions: What is going to happen…? What is around the corner for me…? Should I be doing more…? Should I be doing less…? What if my business is threatened…? What if my livelihood is threatened…? What if my life is threatened…?
The lack of answers can lead to: Anger, Aggression, Frustration, Anxiety and Stress
What Can we do to Mitigate Uncertainty? There are a number of things we can do to lessen the effects of uncertainty:
• Awareness is your superpower - be aware of your feelings and emotions
• Notice the “worry story” you are telling yourself - try to distance yourself from it
• Focus on breathing - long slow breaths
• Recognise the need to rise above fight-or-flight
• Accept uncertainty - allow yourself to stop the struggle
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• Exercise and movement
• Meditation, self hypnosis
• Achievement-oriented activity
• Something pleasant or fun
Just 15 minutes a day, focussing on yourself, will help you regain a sense of balance. The more you practice all these strategies, the better you will become!
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I attended a hypnosis session on August 17th 2016. I was a relatively heavy smoker (approx 30 a day). Loved smoking , still enjoyed it most of the time and questioned how l could ever live without them. I had tried several times but usually couldn't last more than a few days sometimes only hours. I had started smoking at only 9 years old it was a huge part of my life. Slowly l was becoming more affected by the negative effects caused from smoking. I knew l had to do something, l decided to try hypnotherapy with Michael, l know if performed correctly it does work. I attended 1 session and was amazed how well he enforced that l was now a non smoker. I have had moments which were bearable that l wanted to smoke but could overcome them pretty easily. I honestly believe that without hypnosis l would still be a smoker. I wouldn't have had the strength and willpower to fight the cravings without Michael's help. Thank you so very much . You probably really did save my life. ���� Do it. Quit. Call him
I have been working with Michael now for over 3 months. In that time Michael has taught me the benefits of the conscious eating- savoring what you eat and and feeling the texture and flavors.
Together with the weekly short catch up of the week before- the hypnotic CD's are incredible- not matter what you find the time to listen to them.
Michael is a caring and some-one that wants to see you succeed - However you must me committed.
I really needed and wanted to quit.
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I walked out after my session and have never looked back. I didnt have any withdrawal symptoms at all. I am happy to say thanks to Michael I am a non smoker for life.
Michael is positive, easy to listen to, easy to follow. Experienced and confident, the 60 minutes with him was the single most easiest thing I've done...
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