Tag: mental health

Superstition, imagination and reality

It’s Hallowe’en – what does that mean to you? Fun? Terror? Or just another day in the year? Gut reaction? Our perception of situations can be coloured by all sorts of things – history; culture; religion; folklore.  The way that we think about things…

Can we push too hard towards our goals?

Push to your goals

On the road to achieving our goals, we will encounter obstacles and difficulties which will often need an extra effort to overcome. Usually this extra push is a good thing. It confirms that we have the capacity to do even better than we thought…

Better as a Tribe?

As it’s Mental Health Awareness week this week, I thought I’d explore a bit about community, and how being part of one, or not, can affect our mental wellbeing. Are we really better as a tribe than we are as individuals? I gave blood…

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…

Time slowed down

Yesterday we experienced a power cut that lasted almost 14 hours. It was amazing! It was as though time had slowed right down. Once we had organised the candles and decided which room to live in whilst we waited for heat and light to…

Who can I help?

I think my friend needs help – is hypnotherapy right for him? The answer to this is – it depends. Does he want help? Is he ready for change? The first step on the road to a better future is the step of decision,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…