Online Hypnotherapy Sessions

😷The world is being turned upside down in a scary and alarming fashion. So let me bring hypnotherapy and some calm to you, in the safety and comfort of your home. Kitchen, living room or even the junk room, wherever you can grab a bit of peace and quiet is fine. You can even wear your pyjamas, I won’t tell. All you need is a device with a camera (phone, tablet, laptop, PC), a comfy seat and you’re good to go.And even if you’re not a techie, I’ll help you Read more…

Letting go

There are 2 things that people find difficult to do without help: changing and letting go. Most people are aware how hypnotherapy can help people change their habits (stopping smoking, curing phobias, etc), but few people realise that it can also help them drop unwanted negative emotional baggage. The negativity backpack During our lives, we accumulate negative and positive experiences. In a healthy person, those experiences get processed, stored or discarded depending on their usefulness. Sometimes, those experiences are too overwhelming, like an accident or a physical attack. It could Read more…

Asking the right questions

A very common question anxiety sufferers ask themselves is “Why?”. Why do I feel like that? Why me? Why can’t I be more normal? 🥺 “Why” is a dangerous question when you’re stuck! “Why” does nothing and leaves you where you are. Worse, your brain will always attempt to answer your questions, so be careful what you ask. Ask yourself why you feel scared and your brain will work hard to find an answer for why you should be! “Why” keeps you stuck. “Why” assigns blame. “Why” gets nothing done. Read more…

Hangxiety

HANGXIETY

“I need a drink to relax.”  We’ve all heard it before. Many people say that a drink at the end of a day helps them to relax, unwind, or ease into a restful weekend. But just as many people feel bad the next day. I’m not talking about the usual hangover, sickness and headaches you generally get (although that’s pretty unpleasant already). Often people feel more anxious and tired than before they started drinking. It’s as if you get a temporary break from anxiety, but you pay it back the Read more…

no smoking

Stop smoking and still smoke all you want!

The trick is to just not want it anymore. 😉 When stopping smoking, nicotine is NOT the issue. The main problem with most smoking cessation tactics is that they address the nicotine issue, but they all ignore the psychological aspect. It’s like giving Valium to someone with anxiety, without dealing with the cause of anxiety. It helps a bit, but the problem is still there. But let’s have a look at patches for example: you stick a patch on your shoulder, and over 8 to 12 weeks, you decrease the dose. Read more…

GROUNDING

If you feel an anxiety attack coming, there are 5 steps to take to help create progress towards finding symptom reduction and/or relief. These steps might not be overnight magic but can significantly help reduce symptoms of anxiety, trauma triggers, and other unwanted emotions or thoughts. Start with deep breathing as the introduction to any coping skills. Then go through the numbers in order to help ground yourself in present thinking through external factors: 5) Acknowledge FIVE things you see around you. Maybe it is a bird, maybe it is Read more…

And breathe…

I keep going on and on about breathing and how it can help you calm down and be more settled. How can such a simple tip even work? What is the biological explanation behind it? The answer is the vagus nerve.   First, let me remind you of the “fight-or-fight” (or freeze) response that is triggered by what is called the sympathetic nervous system. It gets you ready to act and fight. Your heart rate increases, you get a boost of adrenaline and cortisol, and non-essential bodily functions are reduced Read more…

Why use hypnotherapy to help stop smoking

Good news! Smoking has been in a steady decline for the last few years. However, nearly 80,000 people in the UK die from smoking-related illnesses each year and one in five adults are still regular smokers. So, what is so good about smoking? Before I get to that, let’s get the negative part out of the way. You know that smoking is bad, and it’s the major cause of lung cancer, but a lot of people are only vaguely aware of all the other risks: many other types of cancers Read more…

Anxiety and lack of sleep

Anxiety and lack of sleep feed off each other — they are natural bedfellows. Many people are familiar with this frustrating situation: your mind starts racing as soon as your head hits the pillow. Many things pop into your head: your to-do list, that thing you should (or shouldn’t) have said to your boss, the bills that need paying, that weird pain you can’t explain, etc. Then you catch a glimpse of the clock and realise how late it already is. It becomes hard to tell whether you can’t sleep because you’re anxious, or you’re Read more…