Diabetes and Hypnotherapy

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World Diabetes Day 2018 14 November 2018 is World Diabetes Day.  This is a globally-celebrated event which increases awareness about diabetes.  The theme for 2018 is The Family and Diabetes.  Designed to raise awareness of the impact that diabetes can have on the family, it also promotes the role of the family in the management,… Read more »

When is anxiety a mental health problem?

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WHEN ANXIETY BECOMES A MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEM Anxiety becomes a mental health issue if it interferes with your ability to live your life as fully as you want to.  For example, anxiety may be a problem if:- Your feelings of anxiety are very strong or last for a long time Your fears or worries are… Read more »


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I had an interesting few days in January, as I was on retreat in a lovely country house in the middle of the Devonshire countryside.  This was the first stage of a mindfulness teaching programme.  By the end of the year, I will be able to teach mindfulness as one of the “tools” I can… Read more »

NEW – Youtube Channel Now Live

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Today I have created a new YouTube Channel dedicated to Hypnotherapy and Counselling.  On this channel you can access all my Talk Radio podcasts, and more content as I produce it. You can access my YouTube Channel here.

Hypnotherapy -v- Bariatric Surgery ?

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Obesity crisis in the UK! Words we are hearing more and more.  A new analysis of bariatric surgery, published in The BMJ, states that the UK has the second highest rate of obesity in Europe and ranks sixth internationally, with 25% of adults being obese and 62% being overweight.  However, the number of people having… Read more »

Hypnotherapy for Health Video

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Lynn Mitcham of Sylvan Therapies shares some of the history behind hypnotherapy and corrects some of the myths, explaining how as a complementary therapy hypnosis can be used to get rid of unwanted and behaviours as well as generally improve health.  The following video was recorded at the EDBN East Dorset Business Network  on 10th… Read more »


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Many smokers reach for a cigarette when they are feeling stressed.  Even though they know that smoking hurts them and the ones they love, some smokers find it hard to give up cigarettes as smoking is their coping mechanism, their way of coping with stress.  However, while the immediate hit of nicotine may initially help you to… Read more »

The Power Of The Placebo

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This episode of BBC2’s “Horizon” series was first shown on 17 February 2014, to investigate placebos.  These are the miracle pills that shouldn’t really work at all. They come in all shapes and sizes, but contain no active ingredient. Now they are being shown to help treat pain, depression and even alleviate some of the… Read more »

Alternative Therapies Hypnotherapy

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Professor Kathy Sykes from Bristol University, earlier this year presented a new series on alternative therapies, starting with hypnotherapy. Trying to combine hard science with populist telly, she asks the one big question – does it work? The answer is a qualified yes. She watches a woman having two teeth pulled out under hypnosis without… Read more »