Our Inner Dialogue

Our Inner Dialogue   The way we talk to ourselves – our inner dialogue – is not just a passive reflection of our self-image.  The things we say to ourselves, and the stories we tell ourselves not only mirror our existing beliefs and self-perceptions, but also actively construct and reinforce them. This process occurs in […]

Philip Hollingdale – hypnotherapy can make it much easier

Hypnotherapy can make it easier – Philip Hollingdale I am lucky that I get to talk to hypnotherapists every day – they always have something interesting to say, and I’m always reminded that the people who are really great at this work are strongly motivated to provide care and help to people who are struggling. […]

Mindfulness, meditation and hypnosis

Mindfulness, Meditation & Hypnosis Mindfulness practices are increasingly finding a place in the lives of people seeking to optimise and improve their experience of life. While it is popular to associate mental distress with modern life, ancient practices have long held that where we are unable to self-regulate our attention we are more likely to […]

Online Sessions

As we settled into and moved through the Coronatimes, we’ve all adapted to different ways of working. During 2020 we spent most of the first half of the year working exclusively online, and gained a lot of good experience in helping our clients in this way. In fact, we even wrote and filmed a course […]

Feeling comfortable in your body

Feeling comfortable in your body “Don’t forget to get some sunlight, and make sure you get enough water: you’re basically a houseplant with complicated emotions.” – A Wise Internet Meme Bikini bodies and beach bodies Summer is coming up and it’s that time of year we start shedding some clothing layers and think about taking […]

Some thoughts on ‘closure’

Some thoughts on ‘closure’ … Have you ever sought “closure” on something? Have you ever thought to yourself, “if only xyz would happen, then I could have closure.” ? Perhaps you’ve watched the news, and seen someone interviewed outside a courthouse asked something like, “Does the verdict today give you closure?”. ‘Closure’ is a word […]

On strong minds and being hypnotised

On strong minds and being hypnotised   “Although not aware of it, everyone, by means of the unconscious mind, already performs extraordinarily complex activities. For example, a man walking down a busy street is thinking of some problem. There will be all the sights and sounds which go to make up the noise and distraction […]

Talk therapy, counselling, hypnotherapy: Are they the same thing?

Talk therapy, counselling, hypnotherapy: Are they the same thing? There is a beautiful little paragraph in The House at Pooh Corner which captures the value and relief that can be had when we are troubled by something, and can talk to someone else about it: “Pooh began to feel a little more comfortable, because when […]

Gentle nudge or mental slap?

Gentle nudge, or mental ‘slap’?   Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another. George Eliot   Glenn and I were having a conversation about our first week back at work for the year, and remarked on the number of people who had booked themselves in for a ‘new year tune-up’. […]