Welcome to Positive Thinking Hypnotherapy, a therapy practice based in Reading, Berkshire. I hope this is the first step towards discovering an amazing therapy that is safe and effective for resolving a great deal of physical, emotional and performance related issues. Please enjoy the information provided in my website and don't hesitate to call me or email me with any questions about the process and the results achieved by hypnotherapy.

Louise Carter

Licenced and Qualified Hypnotherapy and Hypnobirthing Practitioner

Hypnotherapy

No matter who you are, you deserve to be happy, to be content and to achieve your goals. With hypnotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy you can work towards making positive changes in life.

PHYSICAL HEALTH

Never underestimate the power of your mind over your physical well being. If you suffer a physical ailment, you may be keen to know that hypnotherapy has proved effective to reduce the symptoms of many illnesses including IBS, pain including headache, migraine and arthritis.

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EMOTIONAL HEALTH

How many times have you told yourself that it isn't logical how you are feeling or acting? There isn't always logic when it comes to our thoughts and feelings that lead to depression, anxiety, grief or fear. Hypnotherapy can help you to address and overcome the causes that are affecting your emotional health.

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PERFORMANCE IN LIFE

Performance is not simply about having the skill set to complete a task. Whether you are public speaking, running a marathon or taking an exam, you may also wish to consider the contribution of your mind to success. Yes, we all need a positive attitude to get things done, but hypnotherapy goes deeper...

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WEIGHT CONTROL

Food for you could signify a craving for comfort, protection against the world or even punishment. It may be a habit, a lesson learnt to clear your plate when you were young or the habit of always having a dessert after your main course, even when you are full.

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DEPRESSION

While the symptoms of depression are often successfully masked by medication, the reasons for depression remain unearthed. Understanding your emotional response to past situations can often help to reduce the symptoms or even resolve depression.

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STOP SMOKING

Smoking is a mental addiction, a habit that is formed and driven by your subconscious. This is why however hard you try, for reasons of cost, health or the social stigma attached to smoking, you find they are not enough to make you kick the habit for good.

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Join me in a series of self help workshops where we will work through extremely common emotional and physical issues such as stress and anxiety, depression, nerves and performance related issue.s

Workshops

Hypnotherapy Self Help Workshops in Reading, Berskhire

Join my for a group workshop discussing how depression is affecting your day to day life. We will look at indicators to understand what triggers depression and tools to reduce the symptoms.

Workshop

Hypnotherapy for Depression

This fun and informative two hour workshop will give you a greater understanding of the causes of anxiety and stress and what is happening in your body. By learning how to take control of your thoughts you will in turn take control back of your feelings and lessen any stress or anxiety you are feeling. You will learn some breathing techniques and some self help techniques and leave feeling calm and more empowered.

Workshop

Hypnotherapy for Stress and Anxiety

New Hypnobirthing Classes

Announcing new dates for Hypnobirthing groups! This is a wonderful way to meet new parents in your area! Group classes contain a maximum of 6 people (mums and their birth partners). There are 4 classes, each 2.5 hours long per course. Group Classes take home a Hypnobirthing manual, 5 x MP3s, professional scripts, class handouts. Private tuition is also available.

Hypnobirthing Class 1

Caversham, Reading
Saturday 10 - 12.30 am (or evenings 7 - 9.30 pm)

Learn about the body and the mind and how to use both to remain calm and in control. Hypnobirthing classes run weekly over 4 classes in either small groups or private classes (mum and their birth partner.

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Hypnobirthing Class 2

Caversham, Reading
Saturday 10 - 12.30 am (or evenings 7 - 9.30 pm)

Learn how to relax, the positions for relaxation and 3 breathing techniques for relaxation and labour. Learn also how to practice with your birth partner.

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Hypnobirthing Class 3

Caversham, Reading
Saturday 10 - 12.30 am (or evenings 7 - 9.30 pm)

Learn about the importance of prenatal bonding, alternative ways of promoting comfort and natural nudges of encouragement to bring on labour. We also discuss all the elements of your birth plan.

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Hypnobirthing Class 4

Caversham, Reading
Saturday 10 - 12.30 am (or evenings 7 - 9.30 pm)

In the final class you will learn how to assist the birthing stage as you bring your baby into the world, the important role of your birth partner and information on when your baby arrives.

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HYPNOTHERAPY NEWS

I hope you enjoy some articles on hypnotherapy from my blog!

How to spot and help your depressed teen.

  Seeing it has just been the school holidays I thought I would write about depression in teenagers and how to spot the signs. Depression is rapidly rising and in the fastest rate amongst teenagers compared to 20 years ago when it was almost unknown.   Teenagers face a host of pressures, from the changes ...

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Did You Know You Were Only Born With Two Fears?

    There is hardly a person who isn’t plagued by fears and phobias – of insects, high places, snakes, dogs, water, spiders, death, etc. We believe we are born with our fears, that they are deeply decoded in our DNA and that we can never get rid of them. But we are only actually ...

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How a woman overcame a severe water phobia and has a shower for the first time in 30 years!

I recently read about a women who had a severe phobia from an incident that happened when she was 5 years old. This incident with water when she was a child had meant that she had been petrified of water going over her head since then, and she had spent decades taking an hour to ...

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Meeting our needs

  When a client comes to me saying they are feeling depressed or have been diagnosed with clinical depression and are feeling persistently down or have lost the ability to enjoy normal pleasures or interests I first of all ask them a number of questions to see what effects their low mood is having on ...

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Misophonia

I recently had the pleasure of working with a teenage boy who had Misophonia. This condition is something that I have only come across a handful of times in my Hypnotherapy practice in Berkshire and it is always wonderful to help a person with such a debilitating problem.   The literal definition of misophonia is ...

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What is anxiety?

A large number of the clients that I see every week are suffering from some level of anxiety. From a one off fear of giving a wedding speech or taking a driving test, to suffering panic attacks when leaving the house, to a general constant anxiety that just feels overwhelming. Each anxiety can be debilitating ...

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