“ I can’t sleep - can hypnotherapy help?” It’s funny, but I don’t often get asked to help purely with sleep, which is a shame, because hypnotherapy is so good at resetting our sleep patterns. When we regularly have a good night’s sleep, with plenty of deep restful phases and periods of REM (Rapid Eye … Continue reading Sleep and why it’s important
It’s STOPTOBER! (well, almost) “Can I really stop smoking with hypnotherapy?” Yes you can. If you have decided that you really want to stop, hypnotherapy can be the final piece of the jigsaw that actually makes it happen! It take just one, two hour session and you’ll be a non smoker. A lot of people … Continue reading Stoptober – who’s in?
As we start to get ready to go back to work towards the end of the holiday season, and the children are getting their uniforms sorted out, then people’s perceptions of stress may start to increase. With the start of autumn just a few weeks away, and with the prospect of the nights beginning to … Continue reading Helping to Reduce the Autumn Blues
Do you ever struggle with unwanted and intrusive negative thoughts? Do you sometimes find yourself engaged in small ‘rituals’ whereby you check your door is definitely locked again and again and again? Are you tired of this cycle of endless checking and obsessive behaviour? Are you looking for help to break away from it and … Continue reading Ease Obsessive Thinking with Solution Focused Hypnotherapy
This little phrase has become quite relevant to me this week, for several reasons. One is that on Sunday I'm going to cycle the 'Etape Loch Ness' with my husband. We've been training for a few months, and it will be the furthest that I have ever cycled, and certainly the biggest event I've ever … Continue reading Loosening up with Nessie
I've spent today in Bristol learning from my amazing colleagues how to deliver effective help for chemotherapy patients during treatment. The award winning team delivering the CPD today are pioneering hospital-based Solution Focused Hypnotherapy in Wales where they have become an essential part of the oncology team. Their research and experience shows that hypnotherapy is … Continue reading Helping you during Chemotherapy and beyond
Do you ever struggle with unwanted and intrusive negative thoughts? Do you sometimes find yourself engaged in small ‘rituals’ whereby you check your car door is definitely locked again and again and again? Are you tired of this cycle of endless checking and obsessive behaviour? Are you looking for help to break away from it … Continue reading Obsessive thinking eased with Solution Focused Hypnotherapy
Do you find yourself overthinking things? Trying to find the reason why situations are as they are? Waking in the night with a head full of 'what if's, and if only's'? You are not alone. Many of my clients begin with long stories of how things would have been different 'if only'.... and they find … Continue reading Keeping it Simple
I have recently finished reading "The Life-changing Magic of Tidying" by Japanese tidying expert, Marie Kondo. It really is magic! My husband has been away from home for a few weeks, and I don't think he's going to believe what I've managed to get rid of, or how incredible organised my cupboards and drawers are … Continue reading Tidy home, tidy mind?
Our skin, the largest organ in our bodies, can be the first place to indicate stress. Eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis can all have a basis in anxiety, and sufferers will recognise this when flare ups occur at times of extra pressure or stress. Psoriasis is often initially triggered by a stressful event or illness. This … Continue reading Stress and Skin Disorders