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What happens in a hypnosis session?

As a hypnotherapist myself I can forget that hypnosis is new to some people and they might not know what to expect. Not knowing can make the thought of making an appointment daunting. Especially when your only experience of hypnosis may be entertainment shows you’ve seen on TV. So I thought it was time for me to fill you in on what a hypnosis session with me is like. First of all hypnosis is a lot less dramatic than you might expect. Read More

Why do I have low self esteem? – nature versus nurture

The stories we tell ourselves and where they come from As humans we don’t just need to know a list of facts to survive in the world, we also need to know what they mean, to be able to extrapolate. Fire is hot is a fact, if I put my hand in it I will get hurt is the extrapolation I need to make to stay safe. So it’s not a great leap to see that stories could be so important to pass on information and to learn without having to make all the mistakes ourselves. Read More

How to have a healthy mind - meeting your human needs

Last time I went through the basic needs we humans need to satisfy in order to stay happy and healthy. When we meet our needs it puts us in a much better position to cope with the stresses and strains of everyday life. This means we’re less likely to suffer from low self esteem, lack of confidence, anxiety, depression, addiction or other psychological problems. However the thought of having to fulfill all of these needs can be daunting at first. Read More

How to have a healthy mind

We know plants need light, water and nutrients to flourish but for humans it’s more complicated than that. Human Givens psychology has identified a number of needs beyond warmth, shelter and nutrition which all humans share to some degree. If these needs aren’t met over an extended length of time they can lead to low self esteem, lack of confidence, anxiety, depression, addiction or other psychological problems. So on the flip side fulfilling these needs really helps to return us to being emotionally well balanced. Read More

Hypnosis for phobias

Why phobias don’t always make sense People can be embarrassed by their phobias particularly if they feel they are unusual or silly. It’s almost as if there is a hierarchy of fear. It’s okay to be scared of sharks and tigers as they can potentially kill you. It’s natural to feel a bit uncomfortable walking into a room full of people if you don’t know them. A fear of snakes seems reasonable as there are some with venom which could do you some harm (although in the UK outside of the zoo the chances of even seeing one is remote). Read More Email me 07783 672965