Category Archives: Hypnotherapy
As I write this blog, people are living with heightened anxiety of varying degrees. In years to come, much will, no doubt, be written about the events unfolding. Whether our government is taking the appropriate actions, or being overly draconian, or overly lax, is something people will only truly know with hindsight.
One aspect though, which has been hard for
In less than 20 years vaping has gone from nothing to a £20 billion global industry with several million people regularly vaping in the UK alone. In the US the number of teenage vapers alone rose from 1.5 million in 2017 to 3.6 million in 2018. Whilst older vapers are more likely to be vaping in an effort to give
Forest bathing – a translation of the Japanese phrase ‘Shinrin yoku’ seems to be experiencing a growth in interest. Surprisingly, although such activities may go back far in time in various cultures, it was not until 1982 that Tomohide Akiyama of the Japanese Forestry Agency coined the phrase. Unlike hiking, where the focus is on reaching a destination, forest bathing
If I showed you a picture of me relaxing in my twenties, you’d probably see a cigarette in my hands or, actually, stuck between the first 2 fingers of my right hand. I started smoking at college; it seemed like the ‘cool’ thing to do and a packet of Number 6 cost the equivalent of 12 ½ pence and
Now that spring is officially here, I wonder what you are most looking forward to this summer. To most people, It feels so good to have the longer, lighter days and warmer weather but for others, summer seems like a dangerous time to be alive.
For those who suffer from fears and phobias, the world
In his book ‘The chi of change’, hypnotherapist Peter Field points out that we do not ‘find’ the meaning of life, we choose or assign a meaning. The meaning of life then, is absolutely person-centred and can be whatever we choose it to be. The same goes for our life’s purpose – we can decide upon it, based on our
The heartbreak caused by broken or difficult relationships is rarely talked about in serious terms. A book written by psychologist Frank Tallis, writing in a style similar to that which Irvin Yalom uses in ‘Love’s Executioner’, does, however, address this topic. In ‘The Incurable Romantic and other unsettling revelations’, Tallis points out that whilst lovesick individuals may hope for sympathy
Uninvited anxieties can find their way into our thoughts and lead to excessive worrying. Such thoughts are unhelpful and distract us from the daily tasks that we have to do. Rather than expend energy in unproductive worrying, one strategy devised by Clinical Psychologist Professor Ad Kerkhof, is to set-aside some ‘Worry time’ each day.
Two 15-minute ‘Worry time’ slots might