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Transform your Inner Critic

Transform your Inner Critic

Transform your Inner Critic When life gets difficult or we make a mistake, instead of lifting ourselves up with self-compassion,…
Ten Steps to Happiness

Ten Steps to Happiness

Ten Steps to Happiness At this time of year (currently winter), my mood does seem to dip a little. The…
Increase Self-Confidence

Increase Self-Confidence

Six Steps to Increase Self-Confidence I thought I’d share a few ideas that I use regularly with my clients for…
Re-wire Your Brain

Re-wire Your Brain

Re-wire Your Brain Until fairly recently it was thought that the brain developed in childhood and remained fairly fixed throughout…
Amygdala Hijack

Amygdala Hijack

Amygdala Hijack Amygdala hijack…it’s an intriguing term, but what does it mean? Let’s start with some examples. Imagine you’re doing…
Hypnotherapy and Visualisation

Hypnotherapy and Visualisation

While visualisation skills are helpful for hypnotherapy, they are certainly not essential – so if you have difficulty visualising, please…
Signs of Hypnosis

Signs of Hypnosis

New clients often ask me “how will you know I’m in hypnosis?” or “how will you know I’m not asleep?”
Asthma Anxiety Cycle

Asthma Anxiety Cycle

It’s important to find ways of managing stress and anxiety, particularly if you suffer from asthma. Learning how to relax…
Hypnotherapy and IBS

Hypnotherapy and IBS

When I talk about hypnotherapy people are often surprised when I say that hypnosis can help with irritable bowel syndrome…
Improve your Sleep

Improve your Sleep

Do you want to improve your sleep? Struggling with the effects of insomnia? Here are some of my useful tips…
Treating IBS with Hypnosis

Treating IBS with Hypnosis

Treating IBS with Hypnosis has been clinically proven to be of real benefit for many IBS sufferers. Take back control…
Does Hypnotherapy Work?

Does Hypnotherapy Work?

Potential clients often ask “does hypnotherapy work for anxiety/stress/insomnia” etc. I don’t usually give just a yes or no answer;…
Reflections on Chronic Pain

Reflections on Chronic Pain

I’d lost so much as a result of chronic pain – my career as an OT which I loved, a…
Compassionate Writing

Compassionate Writing

There are times when we turn to food for comfort, or just one more glass of wine – suppressing rather…
Compassionate Imagery

Compassionate Imagery

It’s generally accepted that to be kind and compassionate towards others is a positive thing – but what about being…
Confirmation Bias

Confirmation Bias

Confirmation bias is a curious feature of human thinking that may hold you back in therapy – so it’s important…
Victim or Master?

Victim or Master?

Are you a victim of your genes or a master of your future? Your thoughts, beliefs and perceptions of life…
Oxytocin and Health

Oxytocin and Health

Being kind – including to yourself – is good for your health and well-being in many ways. When this bonding…
Practising Gratitude

Practising Gratitude

I often suggest that my clients keep a gratitude journal, so I wanted to share a few thoughts today about…

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Self Hypnosis

I use self-hypnosis regularly for deep, refreshing relaxation; to stay positive and cope with the challenges life inevitably presents. Here I’ve written a few practical articles on how to get started with self-hypnosis as well as some techniques to boost your sense of health and well-being. So this section is about equipping you with the tools to use hypnosis to help yourself.I hope you enjoy discovering the benefits of self-hypnosis and find that these ideas can help you create your own ways to relax and inspire yourself.

Hypnosis and Pain Relief

Over the last 20 years there has been much research into the benefits of hypnosis for pain relief. As someone who has suffered from chronic pain for many years I know and fully appreciate the devastating effects it has on all aspects of our lives and being. It’s no surprise that helping chronic pain sufferers is close to my heart. By learning self-hypnosis techniques specifically aimed at reducing our mental perception of pain (amongst other methods) we can lead more positive lives with much reduced stress and emotional upset.

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