May 10, 2019

Dementia is rapidly becoming the biggest killer in the world, with one person diagnosed worldwide every 3 seconds, and more than 1 in 3 people over the age of 80 will die with dementia. In the UK, there are currently 850,000 people living with dementia, and this figure is set to rise to one million by 2020.

How can we help?
We can start by learning the difference between the myths and the facts.

Myth
People with dementia are sufferers.

Fact
Some people living...

April 26, 2019

If you do experience migraines, you are not alone.

Well-known people who are migraineurs include: Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, Cervantes, Lewis Carroll, Julius Caesar, Napoleon, Sigmund Freud, Elvis Presley, Elizabeth Taylor, Carly Simon, Whoopi Goldberg, and John Glenn.

Again, the NHS site explains: “The exact cause of migraines is unknown, but they’re thought to be the result of abnormal brain activity temporarily affecting nerve signals, chemicals and b...

April 12, 2019

Have you ever felt anxious, fearful, lacking in confidence, depressed?

If you have, you will understand how difficult it is to think clearly or to feel positive about anything.

The Solution Focused Approach
When I first meet a client, they are often surprised and relieved when I tell them we don’t need to talk about the problems.

It doesn’t matter how you got here. We don’t need to analyse it. We find solutions.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy.

We look for strengt...

March 15, 2019

Using both MRI and EEG techniques, Kouider looked to see how humans process information, both consciously and unconsciously, and his studies demonstrated that during sleep the brain does not switch off, instead it is actively engaged in reviewing and storing memories.

February 22, 2019

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 28 times per day. In this post I’m going to talk about the link between anxiety and digital distraction, and share some tips on how you can reduce your over reliance on...

February 1, 2019

oo 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 to the gym, or whatever, and go back to their old lifestyle once more. So, how can people make and keep their resolutions?

January 12, 2019

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.

January 1, 2019

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 then ‘fall off the wagon’ – either because they have unrealistic expectations about the diet or their weight loss goals, or the diet is just not sustainable. Change the cycle.

December 18, 2018

So many times, we are told that sleep is SO important for us, and those old mantras ‘It’ll be alright in the morning’ or ‘Sleep on it!’ are all too familiar. But what IS actually going on during this mysterious phase of our day, which requires us to place so much emphasis on a ‘good night's’ sleep?’

December 4, 2018

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.

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