Category: control

Decisions, decisions

Isn’t it great to have choice? Choose what to eat for breakfast, what to wear, who to call today? Or big things like applying for a job, choosing where to live. Exciting, huh? Then again… if you’re anxious, choice can seem overwhelming. What if…

Can hypnotherapy help me lose weight?

Eating is a funny old thing. As primitive people, what we ate would have been determined by what we could hunt for or gather, and we would have had the ability to fast when we needed to, or cut right back when stores were…

Can I be hypnotised?

The state of awareness that is known as trance is a normal everyday occurrence for humans. Anyone who has ever daydreamed has been in trance – it’s that lovely ‘other-wordly’ feeling that we get when we have allowed our mind to do it’s own…

Snow!

  I’ve noticed over the past week how the weather forecast has kept me on full alert. My primitive, emotional brain has been looking out for signs of bad weather, constantly vigilant, ensuring that I keep safe by seeing everything from a negative viewpoint…

Tales of the Unexpected

Just when we thought that Spring was arriving, today in South Devon, we’ve had snow! Even though I live on the Southern tip of Dartmoor, it’s rare to have more than a dusting of snow each year, so imagine my surprise when I looked…

Self Esteem and how to have it

The way we feel about ourselves appears to be tied up with so many things, and maybe we are concerned about how we are seen by others, how we stack up against everyone else – whether we are ‘good enough’? This sense of ourselves…

Sleep and why it’s important

“ 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…

Calm, Confidence and Focus

  Tuesdays 6pm – 7.30pm starting on Tuesday 31st October A four week course of Solution Focused Sessions with Hypnotherapy aimed at students aged 15-25 who need to reduce anxiety, and increase focus and confidence. You will learn the science behind anxiety, discover your…

“What is hypnosis?”

  This is a great question! And it includes other questions such as ‘what will it feel like?’ and ‘what will you do to me?’ The answer is that hypnosis is a natural human state, that we all experience several times an hour every…

Ease Obsessive Thinking with Solution Focused Hypnotherapy

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?…

Feeling overwhelmed?

“I feel overwhelmed – can hypnotherapy help?” At this time of year, despite the holiday feeling that comes with the longer, warmer days, life can seem rather overwhelming. At work – “who is going to do my job when I’m away?’ or ‘how on…

Neuroscience

As part of our continued professional development (CPD) we are required  to attend at least two CPD courses a year in order to retain membership of the Association of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH). These courses also form part of the Advanced Hypnotherapy Diploma for which I am…