Showing posts with label stress. Show all posts
Showing posts with label stress. Show all posts

Friday, November 4, 2016

What stress does to your body

When we experience excessive stress—whether from internal worry or external circumstance—a bodily reaction is triggered, called the "fight or flight" response. Originally discovered by the great Harvard physiologist Walter Cannon, this response is hard-wired into our brains and represents a genetic wisdom designed to protect us from bodily harm. This response actually corresponds to an area of our brain called the hypothalamus, which—when stimulated—initiates a sequence of nerve cell firing and chemical release that prepares our body for running or fighting.

When our fight or flight system is activated, we tend to perceive everything in our environment as a possible threat to our survival. By its very nature, the fight or flight system bypasses our rational mind—where our more well thought out beliefs exist—and moves us into "attack" mode. This state of alert causes us to perceive almost everything in our world as a possible threat to our survival. As such, we tend to see everyone and everything as a possible enemy. Like airport security during a terrorist threat, we are on the look out for every possible danger. We may overreact to the slightest comment. Our fear is exaggerated. Our thinking is distorted. We see everything through the filter of possible danger. We narrow our focus to those things that can harm us. Fear becomes the lens through which we see the world.

We can begin to see how it is almost impossible to cultivate positive attitudes and beliefs when we are stuck in survival mode. Our heart is not open. Our rational mind is disengaged. Our consciousness is focused on fear, not love. Making clear choices and recognizing the consequences of those choices is unfeasible. We are focused on short-term survival, not the long-term consequences of our beliefs and choices. When we are overwhelmed with excessive stress, our life becomes a series of short-term emergencies. We lose the ability to relax and enjoy the moment. We live from crisis to crisis, with no relief in sight. Burnout is inevitable. This burnout is what usually provides the motivation to change our lives for the better. We are propelled to step back and look at the big picture of our lives—forcing us to examine our beliefs, our values and our goals.


Sunday, October 25, 2015

[Corporate Health Talk on Stress Management] Group Hypnotherapy Session at Lonpac Insurance Bhd

 Group hypnotherapy session to relieve stress
Yes, you can train your brainwaves like a muscle!
"Ubah frekuensi gelombang otak" by using neuro-hypnotherapy training method.
I mentioned about this concept in newspaper before.

                       Chinese Physician was sharing how to use therapeutic massage to reduce stress.

 Naturopath was sharing how to reduce stress by using the concept of nutritional therapy.
She shared similar nutritional therapy tips on 8TV program too.

Health Talk conducted in English at Lonpac Insurance Bhd.

Health Talk Topic:
Stress Management tips from Clinical Hypnotherapist, Chinese Physician and Naturopath.

Esther Peh, President of Naturopathic Medical Association Malaysia 
Hiro Koo, Clinical Hypnotherapist 
 Madam Low, Chinese Physician

Group Activities:
1) Group hypnotherapy session 
2) Therapeutic massage DIY session
3) DIY juice therapy
4) Brain assessment for understanding your stress, focus and attention abilities

Contact us if you are interested. 

Friday, January 2, 2015

Success Story (Severe Headache)

The following is a case study of a male client, Ahmad Solihin, suffering from severe headache. 

Headache is pain in any region of the head. Headaches may occur on one or both sides of the head are isolated to a certain location, radiate across the head from one point. A headache may be a sharp pain, throbbing sensation or dull ache. Headaches may appear gradually or suddenly, and they may last less than an hour or for several days.Headache is caused by problems with over activity of pain-sensitive structures in the head and it isn't a symptom of an underlying disease, but it could be chemical activity in brain, the nerves or blood vessels of head outside our skull, or muscles of head and neck or some combination of these factors. Some people may carry genes that make them more likely to develop such headaches. However, through Neuro-hypnotherapy and Serumi Ion therapy, this client illustrates a successful recovery. 

Ahmad Solihin, thin, proportioned and nearly 156 cm tall, is a thirty three-year-old Malaysian. He’s been married to his wife for six years.Besides working as a Project Manager, he also continues his study in Consultant Supervisor on a part-time basis. Juggling work and study, however, has been very stressful for him. 

Mr. Solihin’s complaints presented a list of symptoms associated with insomnia. Sharp pains starting from his cervical region to his lower back are also felt. Additionally, he also feels numbness and tingling sensations all over his body. Sleep deprivation, fatigue and loss of concentration, naturally, follows. 

Taking into consideration the severity of his condition with regard to his resistance to treatment; and from a Naturopath’s point of view, the most suitable treatment plan suggested for this desperate gentleman is Serumi Ion and Neuro-hypnotherapy coupled with proper diet, nutrition and lifestyle change. 

After just one session of Serumi Ion and Neuro-hypnotherapy, an increase in energy in his body can be felt and the pain on his neck region has begun to decrease. Not only that, he’s also able to sleep better on the same day. And what follows after his second and third sessions is equally as remarkable – his severe headache disappears completely! 

“One word – unbelievable!” said Mr. Solihin, his eyes gleaming with gladness.

Remark: Our client's information will be kept strictly confidential all the time. All reviews have been acknowledged and provided by past and current clients of Spectrum of Life proactive healthcare centre (Clinical Hypnotherapist Koo). Clients names have been changed to protect their identity. 

Monday, September 29, 2014

The Heart Exhibition 2014

How much stress do you live with and what is the cost to your health?
Stress is a normal part of life. 
But if left unmanaged, stress can lead to emotional, psychological, and even physical problems, including heart disease, high blood pressure, chest pains, or irregular heart beats.
 During the Heart Exhibition 2014, A series of free health screening events had performed by us.
  I am glad to know that awareness is being brought to people's attention!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Success Story (Depression and Insomnia - Miss T)

If you think you may have insomnia, ask yourself the following questions:
  • Do you wake up during the night and find that you cannot fall back asleep? 
  • Do you lie in bed, tossing and turning for hours each night? 
  • Do you dread going to bed because you feel like you never get a good night’s sleep? 
  • Do you wake up feeling unrefreshed after sleeping? 
  • Does the problem occur even though you have the opportunity and the time to get a good night’s sleep? 
  • You are suffering from depression?
  • It takes you more than 30 mins to fall asleep?
If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, then you may have insomnia. If you’ve had insomnia for more than three weeks (chronic insomnia), consider booking an appointment with a therapist.
Let's me share a testimonial that I get from my clients, this real story tell you how she improve her insomnia problem after doing her clinical hypnotherapy and EEG biofeedback therapy with me.


My client: T (22 years old), primarily came to see me for her stress issues. She has been diagnosed with depression and was prescribed with the antidepressants as well as sleeping pill by her Psychiatrist. However, She stopped her anti depressant and sleeping pill after using them for 3 weeks as she felt that she could not sleep even with the sleeping pills and she feels a lot more blur and slow in response after the antidepressants.
Her problem has influenced her life since she was young until to the extend that she had to stop herself from continuing her study due to her lack in  focus and emotional issues.
Upon analyzing her unique brainwave patterns and her response toward clinical hypnotherapy, I found that most of her brainwaves pattern (especially those brain locations which associated with focus, logical thinking, verbal expression and attention span) is under-arousal/weak.

Her brainwaves pattern is the reason why she was having problem as below:
  1. Depression symptoms
  2. Self harmful thoughts
  3. Insomnia
  4. Bad sleeping quality
  5. Negative thoughts
  6. Inability to express confidently
  7. Poor focus and attention span
Treatment Plan:
A customized self-hypnosis method was planned for her; She was guided on how to do self hypnosis effectively while her brainwaves was monitored. For the first session, 2 hours was spent with her to deal with her depression symptoms, negative thinking and self harmful thoughts issues.

Following is the result obtained:
After the first session, she confessed that it was the first time ever that she felt so calm and relaxed. She complied to practice her customized self hypnosis technique for positive thinking once a day until her next visit.
Two weeks later, the follow up session was carried out.
Following are the changes that she experiences after the 2 weeks practice of self hypnosis:

  1. Positive thinking
  2. More optimistic
  3. More confident to speak
  4. Ability to let go of past event
  5. Begin to look forward for a better future
  6. Less self harmful thoughts
  7. Become less anxious and stressful
  8. Become relax and calm 
  9. Response speed increased

For her 3rd session, her objective is to improve her sleep quality and deal with her insomnia problem so that she can improve her overall life quality as well as her health condition. I guided her to do a customized self hypnosis technique for sleep and following is the result obtained:
During the session, she was able to fall asleep by doing her customized self hypnosis technique for sleep alone! As you can notice her Delta brainwaves for sleep increased after she did her self hypnosis technique (See the red cursor on the graph above) and her Hibeta was decreasing further too.

Upon the completion of the clinical hypnotherapy session, she came back to do EEG biofeedback therapy to improve her attention span and focus issue.
She shared her joy and improvement on the relevant issue. She found the following positive changes in her life after the therapy session:
  1. Feel more motivated to live better
  2. Easy to wake up in the morning, feeling refreshed
  3. More alert 
  4. Increase in the respond speed
  5. Improvement in sleep quality (Able to sleep by doing customized self hypnosis and without the use of sleeping pill)
Before she started the clinical hypnotherapy session, her depression screening test showed a score of 29 (Category: moderate to severe depression). After 3 sessions of clinical hypnotherapy, she now had a score of 9 (Category: none to mild depression).

Remark: Our client's information will be kept strictly confidential all the time. All reviews have been acknowledged and provided by past and current clients of (Clinical Hypnotherapist Koo). Clients names have been changed to protect their identity. 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Success Story (Stress Management - Miss E)

A little stress is helpful for peak performance, but too much stress can cause much more than a bad mood. 
According to Mayo Clinic, The long-term activation of the stress-response system — and the subsequent overexposure to cortisol and other stress hormones — can disrupt almost all your body's processes. This puts you at increased risk of numerous health problems, including:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Digestive problems
  • Heart disease
  • Sleep problems
  • Weight gain
  • Memory and concentration impairment
That's why it's so important to learn healthy ways to cope with the stressors in your life.

My client: Miss E primarily came to see me for her stress issues.
After I analyze her unique brainwave patterns and her response to neuro-hypnotherapy, I create a customized self-hypnosis method for her and guide her on how to do it effectively while monitoring her brainwaves. For the first session, I spent 2 hours with her to reduce her stress and anxiety issues.

Following is the result obtained:

Hi-Beta brainwaves are associated with stress, anxiety and tension.
Alpha and theta brainwaves are associated with relaxed and subconscious mental activities.
After the first session, she told me that she felt a sense of relief and she complied to practice her customized self hypnosis technique for stress management once a day until her next visit.
10 days later, she came to see me again. Before I started the session, she told me that she feels a lot more positive and calm. Miss Eu found that her stress level decreased significantly. She faces no more harmful thought and is more optimistic after her first neuro-hypnotherapy session. 

For this round, her objective of the session is to improve her confident level so that she can achieve her goal and practice her self hypnosis technique in front of me.

As you can see from the graph above, her brainwaves patterns (Same location on her brain) is significantly changed! After 10 days of practicing her customized self hypnosis tool, now she is able to go into deep hypnotic trance state and relax herself by keep increasing her alpha brainwaves (Relaxed and calm) and decrease her own Hi-Beta brainwaves (Stress and anxiety).

After the session, she told me that she feels very confident to move toward her goals in life and feels very motivated to fight for her future. She felt empowered after the session and was very satisfied with the skill and the cutting edge technology that was used for her. She found that my unique neuro-hypnotherapy approach was very effective and amazing.

Now she realizes that stress doesn't have to control her!

Remark: Our client's information will be kept strictly confidential all the time. All reviews have been acknowledged and provided by past and current clients of (Clinical Hypnotherapist Koo). Client names in stories are changed to protect their identities.


Monday, July 21, 2014

Letting Go Of Emotional Pain With Self-Hypnosis

“Letting go is the willingness to change your beliefs in order to bring more peace and joy into your life instead of holding onto beliefs that bring pain and suffering…”
― Hal Tipper

That's right!
Everything that has a beginning, has an ending. 
However, are you aware that every ending is a new beginning?
No matter how good or bad it may have been in the past.
It's time to bury those negative thoughts.
And let's not forget to plant a positive seed of thought in your mind and nurture it carefully.

As a clinical hypnotherapist, I will guide you to plant the positive seed in your mind and your processed thoughts will turn to fertilizer.

We all scream for ice cream in hot day. Quite simply, because it makes us feel good. 
As if you can't let go, you may not be aware but it's for a reason.
I believe that a good pair of shoes can serve you for many years and you can walk a thousand miles in a good mental health status.

Emotion, a key factor related to happiness.
With clinical hypnotherapy you can change your emotional state.
As I work on your emotional factors, your subconscious mind.
It's indeed exciting to get to know how the subconscious mind works, isn't it?

I am one of the few certified biofeedback specialists in Asia.
Biofeedback is a new method for individual behavior therapy and is scientifically proven.
Let your brain teach itself to work more efficiently through brain biofeedback.
I can assist you to see your brainwave during your clinical hypnotherapy session. 
The first of its kind in Malaysia!
Contact me now for more info about self-hypnosis.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014




Saturday, March 15, 2014

ECP THERAPY? Yes, heart surgery is not your only option!

What is ECP ?

ECP therapy is a safe, non-invasive, outpatient treatment option for people suffering from ischemic heart diseases such as angina and with either systolic or diastolic heart failure. ECP® has helped hundreds of thousands of patients around the world. Clinical studies show over 75% of patients benefit from ECP Therapy with sustained improvement up to three years post-treatment. While an individual is undergoing ECP, pneumatic cuffs are applied on the legs and are connected to a computer that monitors the heart rate and rhythm. The cuffs are timed to inflate and deflate based on the individual’s electrocardiogram. The cuffs inflate at the beginning of diastole and deflate at the beginning of systole. Since it increases pressure in the aorta while the heart is relaxing (during diastole) ECP increases blood flow into the coronary arteries, which serves to mechanically open up semi-blocked coronary arteries

  • Non- invasive, painless and inexpensive compared to a surgery u 
  • No recovery time, after the session, the client can carry on with work 
  • Does not have any side effects compared to after a surgery
  • Increase Energy and Stamina u Improve Alertness 
  • Improve Sex Life 
  • Increase Cardiac Output 
  • Improve Ventricular Function 
  • Increase Coronary Perfusion Pressure 
  • Improve Oxygen Consumption (VO2) 
  • Increases Circulation u Recruits and Develops New Collaterals 
  • Retrograde Arterial Flow Increases Endothelial Function 
  • Reduces Circulating Inflammatory Markers and Arterial Stiffness 
  • Cardiac Remodeling 
  • Decrease Workload on Your Heart 
  • Reduces High Blood Pressure 
  • Reduce Leg Pain and Shortness of Breath 
  • Reduce Symptoms Angina and Ischemic Heart Disease 
  • Regression of Atherosclerosis

Those who suffer:
  • Chronic stable angina 
  • Not keen to go for bypass surgery 
  • Poor circulation 
  • Prevention not to get blockage because of diabetes 
  • Coronary atherosclerosis 
  • Diabetes 
  • Renal failure
  • Pulmonary disease 

Here’s the Million Dollar Question 
Is surgery my only option? 
Dr. John Kirklin, a heart surgeon at Mayo Clinic, USA, has this to say: 
“Surgery is always second best. If you can do something else, it’s better.” 
Here at Spectrum of Life (SOL) , you do have an option to do something else for your aching heart and circulatory system: the External Counter Pulsation (ECP) therapy. 
For starters, ECP is truly non- invasive — 100% no needles and pricking.

ECP Therapy + Clinical Hypnotherapy = Better quality of life
Stress management techniques could reduce deaths and disability from heart attacks according to BBC News. At Spectrum of Life (SOL) Proactive Healthcare Centre, our clinical hypnotherapy service + ECP therapy will help you improve the quality of your life. Free consultation is still available, come to SOL and talk with me (Mr.Koo) now.