(PRWEB UK) 30 June 2012
Leigh Milne of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia has become the first Australian certified as a Hypnotension Practitioner. Leigh will be using her new certification to help clients with high blood pressure from her hypnotherapy practice in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.
Created in by two British Hypnotherapists, the Hypnotension programme identifies the lifestyle factors that cause high blood pressure, a leading killer worldwide. Hypnotension practitioners develop action plans for those suffering from high blood pressure, helping them reduce blood pressure levels to a more normal level, allowing them to lead healthier and more productive lives.
Kalgoorlie, at the heart of Australia’s mining industry, is ‘ground zero’ for stress and the epidemic of high blood pressure. Located near the Australian desert, the mining town presents many challenges to its residents; both those who have lived in the area for decades and the new arrivals. The recent Australian mining boom has led to a shortage of skilled labour and an influx of highly trained workers from the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Many of these new workers are reporting an increase in stress as they work 12 hour shifts. The isolation of the area also contributes to a stressful environment. With hundreds of mines scattered over a 600km radius, workers fly into the mining area for 2-4 weeks and then fly home for a week. While onsite, workers are housed in temporary camps with little to do between shifts except go to the gym, drink at the mess or stay isolated in their tiny rooms.
Leigh says, “Clients come to me suffering stress and anxiety, insomnia, smoking, alcohol, weight and drug problems, along with the emotional strain of being separated from their loved ones back home. The resident population are also suffering with these issues as Kalgoorlie is under pressure to serve the mine sites nearby. The beauty of the hypnotension course is that it adds effective tools to address a wide variety of issues that could not be otherwise be addressed in a standard medical appointment or counselling session.”
Hypertension is one of the leading killers across the globe accounting for over 20% of all deaths worldwide. High blood pressure is responsible for 62% of strokes and 49% of all heart disease. With Leigh Milne’s certification as a hypnotension practitioner, Australia now has a new way to fight hypertension.