Moving Forward in Life

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Moving from where you are now, taking a chance on moving forward to new adventures, new shores, can feel scary. Often the leap seems too vast, too difficult, something that other people do, not us. And yet, we don’t have to make a giant leap. We can create stepping stones which lead us more manageably Continue reading »

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 word. It conjures up images of misery, despair and the crushing of all hope. But wait just a minute. This Continue reading »

12 Tips for Surviving Christmas.

12 tips for surviving Christmas

12 Tips for Surviving Christmas Christmas has different meaning for each of us. For some it’s a time of joy, fun and general happy celebration. For others it can be stressful, anxiety-ridden and more of a trial to get through. It can also be a time of loss, remembrance, sadness. I have put together 12 Continue reading »

Habits For a Lifetime

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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 my house really well when people were coming round. On a day to day basis I have always found other Continue reading »

5 Ways to Feel Comfortable at Parties…

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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 same with work do’s and general get togethers. Not only would I go through every single dress, skirt, blouse and Continue reading »

Hypnobirthing in Hertfordshire with Sarah Ariss

Sarah Ariss Confident Childbirth Hypnobirthing Herts

What is Hypnobirthing? Hypnobirthing is simply an approach to pregnancy, the birth of your baby and life after the birth. It is an approach based on positivity, deep relaxation and calm. Most hypnobirthing classes will teach women self hypnosis and certain pain relief techniques. You can attend group classes or individual sessions, NHS or private Continue reading »

Who Needs Therapy?

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So…who needs therapy? Its for Americans, isn’t it? And for people with real mental health problems? Therapy is self indulgent and a waste of money…Isn’t it? Well, of course I am going to disagree with all of those statements. I am a therapist, after all. However, when you think about those statements – they are Continue reading »

Positivity.

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Positivity is not something that everyone has. When faced with a challenge, or a dilemma, some people’s first reaction is “I can’t do that!” For example, when I wrote a post about Relaxation and how important is is for our mental health, a couple of friends told me that they just don’t have time to Continue reading »

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 feeling that we all share. The physical symptoms of anxiety – for example: shallow breathing butterflies in our tummies (technical Continue reading »

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 day I had been sitting listening to Trevor speak and he was constantly interrupted by fellow students. He answered all Continue reading »