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 of …

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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 born with …

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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 woman 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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Depression

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 their …

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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 definition of misophonia is hatred of …

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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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Hypnotherapy to heal a broken heart

I am often asked if hypnotherapy can help when a relationship ends and there is sadness, anxiety, anger and confusion. When a relationship ends it is like a form of grief that we need to work through to reach acceptance and have the confidence to move on. I have worked with many people who are …

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Smokers encouraged to stop smoking before their operation

SMOKERS in York are to be strongly encouraged to give up smoking before they have operations – with proposals to offer hypnotherapy to help them quit.  The Stop Before Your Op policy aims to get people to stop smoking to improve the success rate of treatment and speed of recovery.  When patients who smoke go …

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University Research Shows Hypnotherapy to Be an Effective Treatment

Not all health care providers consider alternative therapies when they treat common ailments. Yet despite many medical professionals who scoff at mind-body therapies as effective methods of treatment, researchers at the University of Florida have found evidence that hypnosis and cognitive behavioral therapy may benefit patients who suffer from certain diseases. Led by Oliver Grundmann …

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Hypnotherapy can remove stage fright

Dido has used hypnotherapy to remove her stage fright. The singer was getting so scared that this fear was affecting her performance. I see many people each year that have a form of ‘stage fright’ be that from having to perform a best mans speech, give a presentation at work, or just like dido perform …

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