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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 ...
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Moving Forward in Life

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. ...

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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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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Confidence

Confidence is something that comes and goes in my life. In certain situations, with certain people I am like a blonde Dawn French - loud, funny and prone to the occasional dance on a table. ...
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Positivity.

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 ...
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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 ...

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 ...

How to be Lucky.

Feeling Lucky I went for a run yesterday. I am not a natural runner, lacking somewhat in the lean, long legged department. However, I am determined. I am also lucky... Yesterday I was lucky because ...
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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 ...