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The Covid-19 Rollercoaster and Anxiety

Anxiety and covid-19 As I write this, we are entering the eighth week of lockdown in the UK and we are all experiencing varying levels of uncertainty, anxiety and perhaps other emotions triggered by the ...

Anxiety and Cognitive Hypnotherapy

People often come to me for help and as they walk into my room they say the words, " I know I have to live with my Anxiety, but ....." It's a belief that many ...

Exam Failure

If you are reading this post then the chances are that you have experienced exam failure and your world has or might be about to collapse around your feet... The word 'failure' is a horrible ...
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Habits For a Lifetime

Habit I have never been a creature of habit. I’m more of a spontaneous reactor to a situation. For example, and this is hard for me to admit, I have always tended to just clean ...
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5 Ways to Feel Comfortable at Parties…

When Parties Feel Like Torture I have always hated parties. I always hated having to make small talk and had an overwhelming feeling that I was the dullest person in the room. It was the ...
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Fear of Travelling

When Travel Becomes Frightening...   It’s summer time and, all over the country, people are excitedly preparing to travel for their holidays. Some will be flying off to warmer climes, others will head off to ...

How Does Anxiety Feel?

Who Suffers From Anxiety? The clients  who come to see me are normal people, just like anybody else. And yet so many of them are suffering from an invisible condition, a condition that they fight ...
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Support

I heard a ping tonight and a message of support came through on my phone. A friend had thought I seemed sad today and she had decided to contact me, just to see if I ...
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Relaxation.

Relaxation & Mental Health First Aid Relaxation, taking time to be kind to yourself, is a huge part of keeping mentally healthy. Not long ago I went on a Mental Health First Aid course. Its ...
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How to Cope with Exam Nerves.

GCSE & A Levels Exam Nerves can be horrible. This post aims to help you overcome them by giving you simple techniques to use. If you, or someone in your house, have exams coming up ...

Cognitive Hypnotherapy – the reason its my silver lining.

Everything Happens for a Reason It might seem a bit cheesy, but you often hear people saying, "Everything happens for a reason..." It is something I say myself sometimes, but, you know what? I really ...

Anxiety and How to Cope.

What is anxiety? When we say we are suffering from anxiety, what do we mean? How do we feel? For each of us the emotion will be different, but there are fundamental parts of the ...
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What is Cognitive Hypnotherapy & How Can it Help?

What is Cognitive Hypnotherapy? Its a bit of a mouthful isn't it? Cognitive Hypnotherapy. But the Cognitive bit makes all the difference. Cognitive Hypnotherapy, as taught by the internationally renowned Quest Institute, is a mix ...

Exam nerves or excitement?

Exam Nerves This year is a big year in our house. Both my sons are sitting exams... GCSEs and A Levels..... and they both have very different approaches to those exams. My eldest son is ...

Fellow Strugglers.

"We are all fellow strugglers..." said Trevor Silvester, on the first day of my Cognitive Hypnotherapy course at the Quest Institute. Its a phrase that has come to resonate with me over time. On that ...

Giving Time…

Busy, busy, busy... The world seems so busy these days... don't you think? We all rush from here to there, from there to here, working, striving, rushing...trying to reach that place where everything will be alright... ...

How and Why to Choose a Therapist.

Feeling Blue I felt rubbish at the weekend... You know those days when you just lose your mojo and end up moping about feeling sorry for yourself? Do you get those days? Well, I certainly ...
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How to make your own “Confidence Button”.

How to set an anchor... or create a magic time portal to your emotions. Confidence is an elusive thing..... I was ironing a shirt a year or so ago. An unusual occurrence itself in my house. I hate ironing. The ...