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 … Continue reading Alternative Therapies Hypnotherapy
Every week, 1 in 6 people in England report a mental health issue, such as depression or anxiety. Mixed depression and anxiety is estimated to cause one fifth of lost work days in Britain. As a hypnotherapist, I often see clients with one issue but it soon becomes clear this is a symptom of something … Continue reading Hypnosis For Depression and Anxiety
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, … Continue reading Diabetes and Hypnotherapy
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 timeYour fears or worries are out of proportion to the situationYou avoid situations … Continue reading When is anxiety a mental health problem?
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 … Continue reading Mindfulness