Written by Sarah Stanley Have you ever felt anxious, fearful, lacking in confidence? Or low and depressed? If you have, you will understand how difficult it is to think clearly or to feel positive about anything. Here’s a message I received recently from a client who had an irrational fear of being alone at night: … Read moreCreating Light Bulb Moments!
Written by Silvia Boric Oakes-Wilson Despite often being told that it is beneficial to think positively, many of us struggle to do so. It is also often argued that it is what we do that counts, not what we think. What you think about, you bring about Being able to act differently to how we … Read moreWhy is positive thinking so important?
Written by Debbie Daltrey We all blush sometimes, usually from mild embarrassment. All that happens is that our cheeks darken slightly, which soon passes. However for some people erythrophobia (the fear of blushing) creates overwhelming feelings of anxiety. Why do we blush? Blushing is actually part of our primitive flight-or-flight response. When we’re faced with … Read moreSparing your blushes: how hypnotherapy helps erythrophobia
Written by Nicola Griffiths I’m frequently being asked if it matters if “I drop off to sleep during hypnosis”, or “how the brain can change by listening to a download when I’m asleep”? So I was delighted to see a recent bit of research on sleep, by Researcher Sid Kouider, which proved that I had … Read moreSweet dreams are made of this!
Written by Helen Rogers There’s no denying that smartphones and technology in general have made life a lot easier in some ways. It can also pave the way for stress, anxiety and insomnia. Research has suggested that the average person checks their smartphone up to 10,000 times per year – which works out at around … Read moreDigital Anxiety
Written by Elizabeth Newton Thousands of people are stopping smoking every month and the good news is, you can too. Here are 10 things you perhaps didn’t know about smoking. All the more reason to make today the day YOU decide to quit for life. We smoke as a result of both brainwashing and chemical … Read more10 things you didn’t know about smoking
Too many people decide that they want to make a change in their lifestyle and use the New Year as a way of making the required change. Or that’s what they plan to do. And sometime in January, too many people find that they haven’t succeeded in giving up alcohol, losing weight, stopping smoking, going … Read moreNew Year’s resolutions
Written by Marcelle Crinean New research shows that almost two thirds (64%) of Brits are on a diet to lose weight “all or most of the time”. Of these, many achieve some weight loss by trying different diets but often end up in a yo-yo cycle where they start a diet, lose some weight, and … Read moreA new approach to losing weight
Written by Claire Noyelle As a practising pharmacist, people are often visibly surprised that I would also be trained in something as ‘alternative’ as Hypnotherapy. And I admit, I was slightly cynical when I ﬁrst started studying it at The Clifton Practice; right up until I actually started working with clients as a student practitioner … Read moreSolution Focused Hypnotherapy – A Pharmacist’s perspective…
Written by Adam Pearson A mathematician recently noted that if you take six standard LEGO blocks there are 915 million ways of putting them together. And hence I suppose the choice: follow the instructions, or go solo – either way you’re bound to come up with something fun! Applying this to our lives, we can … Read moreLittle LEGO blocks of success