Hello Sunshine!

What a difference it makes to our mood when the sun comes out! Why is that? Nothing has really changed - our job is the same, the car still needs servicing, and yet, the sun somehow changes the way we see the world. According to an article written by Rachel Nall, RN, BSN, CCRN in … Continue reading Hello Sunshine!

The importance of small steps

This week, Sam Trigg, who is almost part of our family (can I say that, Sam?) achieved a lifetime goal when he jumped over 16m in the triple jump. Incredible - that's further than the length of the longest double decker bus in the UK! But Sam didn't just achieve that distance overnight. There was … Continue reading The importance of small steps

I conquered the Monster!

You may have read my blog post about training for the #etapelochness, a 66 mile closed road cycle ride around Loch Ness in the highlands of Scotland. Well the ride happened last weekend and it was amazing! It took us 15 hours to drive from Devon to Drumnadrochit, arriving eventually at midnight to be met … Continue reading I conquered the Monster!

Loosening up with Nessie

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

Downtime?

How do you relax? I fact, DO you relax? In our busy world where information is instant , food is fast and decisions can be made within minutes even when your colleagues are on the other side of the world, downtime can seem like an impossible dream. And yet it is crucial to our health and … Continue reading Downtime?

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 studying. This course was held on Sunday 26th February at the Clifton … Continue reading Neuroscience

Sugar, honey?

So this month I'm going sugar free! As I'm a known chocaholic this will no doubt come as a surprise to some, but here's why. It's good to take control. We all know that sugar is a bad food choice, but most of us also know how much we like it, so we think that … Continue reading Sugar, honey?

Obsessive thinking eased 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 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

Confidence – where does it come from?

I see a lot of clients whose main issue when they come and see me is confidence. They used to have it, or maybe they never had it, but they definitely want it! Confidence allows us to achieve whatever we want to. It enables us to interact in a meaningful way with the world and … Continue reading Confidence – where does it come from?