let’s break up…..

.....I said to stress   It has been described as an epidemic and one that appears to be out of control.   Isabella Goldie, director of the Mental Health Foundation thinktank, who recently commissioned an Extensive Mental Health study into the impact of stress in the UK  said: “Millions of us around the UK are experiencing high levels of stress and it is damaging our health. Stress is one of the great public health challenges of our time but it is not being taken as seriously [...]

By | 2019-07-22T15:18:54+10:00 July 16th, 2019|Anxiety, Confidence, Depression, General Wellbeing, Insomnia, Mental Health, Panic Attacks, Self-esteem, Sleep, Stress|Comments Off on let’s break up…..

Hypnosis – is it worth a try? – a safe natural alternative

How about you suspend your disbelief and give it a go? I think we all know someone who has tried it?  You have heard some good stories and maybe some that are not so good.  But the hype and mystic around the word hypnosis continues. As a practitioner for the last 10 years I see so much evidence that all is does is positive good things.  I will never pretend that I get 100% success rate but in almost every case it reduces stress and [...]

By | 2019-06-22T18:22:26+10:00 June 22nd, 2019|Confidence, Fears, General Wellbeing, Mental Health, News, Research, Sleep, Stop Smoking, Stress|Comments Off on Hypnosis – is it worth a try? – a safe natural alternative

anxiety and kids – is this a breakthrough

Although I see clients of all ages, in the last 6 months around 60% are children who have  presented with anxiety of some sort.  Whether it's fears or phobias, stress around exams or school work or dealing with emotion due to stress or change, the underlying issue  appears to  be anxiety.  There is no doubt that our kids are feeling the pressure and most do not have the skills to cope with or deal with these emotions. I came across a plethora of online information specifically about kids [...]

By | 2019-06-19T13:49:48+10:00 June 17th, 2019|Anxiety, Children, Confidence, Fears, Mental Health, Sleep, Stress|Comments Off on anxiety and kids – is this a breakthrough

The Art of Doing Nothing – Meaningful vs Mundane

The Art of Doing Nothing - Meaningful vs Mundane Why do we have to be at deaths door, or have something significant happen before we look at our lives from a different perspective. Why do we find it so hard to chill, is there an art to doing nothing? After a recent illness which knocked me for six I was forced to make some changes and slow down.  I looked for ways to simplify and quieten my life.  I started to look at what I was actually [...]

By | 2017-11-13T20:09:41+10:00 November 13th, 2017|Confidence, General Wellbeing, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-esteem, Stress|Comments Off on The Art of Doing Nothing – Meaningful vs Mundane

Research Shows that Self-Hypnosis Can Improve Your Mental Health And Enhance Brain Function

Research Shows that Self-Hypnosis Can Improve Your Mental Health And Enhance Brain Function Did you know that we have close of 70,000 pieces of information thrown at us every day from written material, social media, internet, advertising, TV, verbal communications etc and that up to 70% of those are believed to be negative. Being constantly bombarded with those negative thoughts and emotions causes stress, anxiety, worry, insecurities, fear, anger, frustration etc and over time can create changes in the way we feel and think and [...]

By | 2017-05-19T15:45:22+10:00 September 14th, 2016|Anxiety, General Wellbeing, Mental Health, Stress|Comments Off on Research Shows that Self-Hypnosis Can Improve Your Mental Health And Enhance Brain Function

Help with Exam Stress and Text Anxiety

Help With Exam Stress And Test Anxiety I have been asked many times to create a video/audio session around Exam Stress for Students and today uploaded my latest video on YouTube which you can access here. Exams were always a major stressor for me at both school and university and to be honest I’m not sure, thinking back, how I handled the stress.  I do recall the stomach problems and not doing as well as I could have done during the times I let the [...]

By | 2017-05-19T15:45:22+10:00 May 3rd, 2016|Anxiety, Children, Confidence, Fears, General Wellbeing, Insomnia, Mental Health, Motivation, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Self-esteem, Sleep, Stress|Comments Off on Help with Exam Stress and Text Anxiety

The Secret Language of Feelings – What You Need to Know For Better Health

PHYSICAL VS EMOTIONAL WELL BEING When I think about feelings and emotions these days I find it difficult to do it in isolation from ones physical health.  The article is about The Secret Language of Feelings, a secret that has been a secret too long in my opinion! When we talk about improving our health usually four things come to mind; lose weight,  healthier eating, quit smoking and exercise more. When we talk about health usually we relate to our physical body and what we can physically [...]

By | 2017-05-19T15:45:22+10:00 March 16th, 2016|Anxiety, Confidence, Fears, General Wellbeing, Mental Health, Motivation, Relationships, Stop Smoking, Stress|Comments Off on The Secret Language of Feelings – What You Need to Know For Better Health

How Do You Have Fun, Create Balance And Find Purpose Again?

Whenever I see a client who is stuck, who lacks purpose and drive or life feels like a drag I often introduce them to the Life Wheel. Although one of the best ways of helping a client like this is by using Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy to understand the cause the Life Wheel is a great exercise and tool for helping them create more balance and success in their life. It provides awareness, clarity and understanding and this enables them to see which areas they need to work on. So as we move closer [...]

By | 2017-05-19T15:45:24+10:00 December 9th, 2014|Anxiety, Depression, General Wellbeing, Insomnia, Mental Health, Motivation, Stress|Comments Off on How Do You Have Fun, Create Balance And Find Purpose Again?

Leave Stress Behind This Christmas

The festive season is upon us again, time to celebrate with family and friends. Maybe Christmas is a tradition or a religious time for you. Whatever it is we often find ourselves feeling overloaded, overwhelmed and by the time Christmas day is upon us our stress levels are through the roof. So what if this year you could get through the next four weeks feeling great and with your well being at an all time high. If you could Leave Stress Behind This Christmas, would you? First I wanted [...]

By | 2015-07-30T22:08:51+10:00 November 23rd, 2014|Anxiety, General Wellbeing, Stress|Comments Off on Leave Stress Behind This Christmas