What is OCD

What exactly is OCD

OCD Blog What exactly is OCD? For a long time the term OCD was thrown about when people wanted to describe an activity they or someone was fanatical about – ‘she’s got an OCD about cleaning’ etc. With a greater understanding of mental health, the general population are less inclined to use such diagnosis in Read more about What exactly is OCD[…]

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My experience of working with PTSD

Before training as a Hypnotherapist, my experience of working with PTSD was with veterans who were involved in the criminal justice system. It is a common misconception that only veterans can experience PTSD because it’s the history of war that lead to it being a recognised condition. PTSD is an acronym for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Read more about My experience of working with PTSD[…]

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Better sleep is your natural reset button

Are you feeling mentally fatigued by life in general on a daily basis? This may not necessarily have anything to do with any physical exertion but your mental response to the current events. When we are faced with a stressful situation our body is flooded with cortisol. Cortisol aims to increase alertness, increasing our heart Read more about Better sleep is your natural reset button[…]

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Children and the lockdown

When schools closed during the pandemic, I am not going to pretend it did create an avalanche of negative thoughts with a 5 and 3-year-old at home, all day every day for the foreseeable future. Entertaining, the endless snacks and the schoolwork. In addition to this, we are both working from home and splitting the Read more about Children and the lockdown[…]

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Overcoming Anxiety Naturally

As a hypnotherapist, the function of the brain is critical to my work. The knowledge is shared with my clients to help them understand how anxiety is created and the role played by the primate brain – the limbic system. This part of the brain is designed to protect us (irrespective if the coping strategy Read more about Overcoming Anxiety Naturally[…]

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Burnout – a new phenomena?

There was a time when burnout was associated with Directors and CEO’S. Change in employment, paternity/maternity legislation and the development of technology means that everyone appears to be working harder. Harder to be productive at work, a caring partner, a present parent, sociable and keep abreast of the current events bringing significant change to the Read more about Burnout – a new phenomena?[…]

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Stress – The great enemy of fertility

  This blog is a reflection of our experience- this includes my husband’s views. That it is not to say it is a typical journey which every couple will experience but there will be elements that sound familiar. Fertility is a taboo subject and I hope by being open and honest, it resonates with you. Read more about Stress – The great enemy of fertility[…]

How does the brain affect my emotions?

The opening title seems like a silly one. Of course, my brain affects me- it controls everything, but do we really understand the relationship between our emotions and brain? When our limbic system is predominantly in control, we perceive threats everywhere – going shopping, taking children to school, being invited to a social event- activities Read more about How does the brain affect my emotions?[…]

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What is hypnotherapy and how can it help me?

Hypnotherapy is a combination of psychotherapy and hypnosis. Psychotherapy is sometimes referred to as ‘talking treatment’. It uses personal interaction to enhance the impact of psychological tools to bring about change in a person’s mental health and wellbeing. Trance-like State Hypnosis or trance is a natural state we all experience approximately every 7 minutes. Ever Read more about What is hypnotherapy and how can it help me?[…]