Wairarapa News : October 19th 2011
23 WAIRARAPA NEWS, OCTOBER 19, 2011 Ready for that summer hair makeover?? Call the team at Bounce Hair Studio today for the complete hairstyling experience. 3960403AC 58 Upper Plain Road, Masterton Phone: (06) 370 2488 Mon, Wed, ur, Fri 9am-5pm Tues 9am-7.30pm - Sat by Appointment We Can Help! Do you have Allergies? 429 High Street South, Carterton. Ph: 379 7705 "We are good at getting people well" www.selfhealclinic.co.nz THE SELF HEAL CLINIC Sarah Beesley -- Dip. Med. Herb. (Hons), Dip. Herb. post nasal drip causing a problem? eczema or unresolved skin rashes? feeling stressed or experiencing anxiety or panic attacks? or other auto-immune disease? rheumatoid arthri tis, MS indiges tion, bloating or reflux? suf f ering from pain and chron ic inflammation? having sle ep pr oblems? tired, lacking en ergy or sinusitis? having difficulty losing weight? allergies o r food s ensitivities? undergoing cancertr eatme nt? Sto mach or bowel problems? For allergy testing which covers a range of 90 different foods, food additives, chemic als and environmental allergens come and see us! $95 per test * We have used this testing successfully for the past 7 years Clinic and Dispensary open: Tuesday - Saturday headaches? 3960152AE &Beauty Good Health Beause you matter ROYAL NECTAR BEE VENOM Open 6 Days 12 Cooper St, Masterton Ph: 06 370 4561 www.thevillabeauty.co.nz Book in for Skin Deep Express in October and we will upgrade you to the Royal Nectar Bee Venom Mask. 3940460AC Do you Nails? Beautiful want ART OF NAILS Ph or txt Kelli for an appointment 027 342 5314 or ph 379 6658 310 High St, Carterton Acrylic and Gelish Nails, Manicures and Pedicures 4082997AA NEW CLIENTS Book with Kelli by the end of November and *receive a FREE gift *conditions apply 4120134AA Best skin treatment is sun protection Cover up: Protection from the sun. With the bright spring sun will come new skin problems, namely ''sun damage''. Human skin is very sensitive to the sun and if not protected, brown spots, wrinkles, and dehydration will damage the skin. The sun activates the skin aging process and overexposure to the sun can bring chronic damage, which in turn may lead to skin cancer. More than 90 per cent of skin cancer is caused by sun exposure. We are exposed to the sun, directly or indirectly, nearly every day. Some people wind up with higher hyperpigmentation and more wrinkles on the right side of the face than on the left. This is driver damage. You need to remember a window does not protect the skin and you may be receiving more sun than you realise. How can we safely protect the skin, yet get some sun that we all need for good health? Here a few steps that you can take: Do not sunbathe, but try to get a little sun in the early morning or late afternoon. Avoid sun exposure especially between 9am to 5pm, the peak hours for harmful ultraviolet radiation. When outdoors during time of strong sunshine, use sunscreen rated SPF15 or higher. When you must be exposed to intense sunlight, wear protective clothing such as long pants, long sleeved shirts, broad-brimmed hats and UV-protective sunglasses. Remember, the most effective treatment for skin problems is prevention! Key is to keep learning and stay active As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, the Wairarapa District Health Board has recorded the narratives of people who have experienced depression. John Kavermann is one of these people, and this week he shares his story of hope. John Kavermann: ''I know what works for me. I can suggest ways for others, but you have to find what works for you.'' ' Depression is an ugly illness because you can't see it. It makes you selfish, because when you get down all you can see is yourself. ' John Kavermann John Kavermann used to think that when he felt down it was because he was a perfectionist, someone who always thought that he could do better. Despite gaining a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, a Diploma in Parks and Recreation and achieving notable successes in a number of jobs, there have been times when he has felt incompetent and descended into troughs. On at least two occasions he could not carry on working. Other times if someone told him he had done a fine job, in his own mind he still thought he had failed. A few years ago if someone had asked John if he had a mental ill- ness he would have said, No, just high expectations of myself''. Using hindsight and being open to learning, John now accepts that his life has contained periods where he has had depression. Importantly, he can now identify most of his own triggers and over time has dis- covered ways to keep well, although occasionally something still clobbers him from behind. I now know what works for me but something can happen and you risk going into a trough. Depression is an ugly illness because you can't see it. It makes you selfish, because when you get down all you can see is yourself. You start to see all the bad things and if you stay down there it is like quicksand where it sucks you deeper and deeper.'' Using events from his past and skills learned John now chooses to think about the many ways he is fortunate -- for example, his parents were always loving and supportive. Volunteering for Youthline as a young man provided valuable skills and was also the place he met his wife Alyson, 35 years ago. He appreciates and loves her for numerous reasons and though he knows there were times when he was difficult to live with they have maintained a close relationship. When Alyson sees a trigger she talks to John, which helps him to increase his own awareness about what's going on. He also enjoys doing things for her, even if it is something as small as making a cup of tea each morning. Good relationships are about give and take, and giving makes you feel great.'' John says sitting around is not good for him so he doesn't watch much television. He prefers to keep active and eat a healthy diet to contribute to his wellness. This might consist of a walk around the block with his wife and their dog, walking to work, cycling or going to the gym a couple of times a week. For relaxation he listens to classical music, reads the paper or spends time in the garden and workshop. Soon John and Alyson are going to fulfil a long-held goal, which is to move to Christchurch, Alyson's home town. John is looking forward to starting a new job at Hillmorton Hospital in the field of mental health and completing a Masters degree in Social Work next year, after three years of part-time study. The couple will have plenty of support because two of their four children live in Christchurch. They also have other friends, family and established contacts in their church there. But in case things don't work out they are keeping their Masterton home. As John says, It's all part of an ongoing journey''. As a final thought John says I know what works for me, I can suggest ways for others, but you have to find what works for you. Use skills and knowledge that you collect and then keep practicing them. Keep learning.
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