For a lovely summer fete come along to the Midsomer Fest at the beautiful Radstock College grounds. There will be bands, children's activities, much more plus more! in addition I will be there doing free relaxation sessions and answering your questions about hypnotherapy.
Just a reminder that I will be at Bath Spa Hotel this Sunday 11am-3pm providing free relaxation sessions. If you have wedding stress or nerves, I can help with a range of areas that will give you the confidence you want on your big day.
Just a reminder that I will providing FREE relaxation taster sessions and answering your questions, at Bath Spa Hotel this Sunday 11am-3pm.
If you have wedding stress or nerves, I can help with a range of areas that will give you the confidence you want on your big day.
There is so much to think about planning for your big day, it can be mentally and physically exhausting. Are you making sure that you take care of yourself mentally, as well as physically?
I help my clients in the following areas:
-Anxiety/stress or related symptoms (i.e. public speaking, saying your vows, dinner speech, first dance or stage do/hendo events).
-Resolving issues before the big day (i.e. facial tic, migraines, skin disorders associated with stress/anxiety)
-Weight loss/ management
-Phobia/Fears (ie travel/flying, limiting your location/honeymoon options, or public eating or crowds)
-Nerves/ panic attacks
-Irritable bowel syndrome/IBS, nervous stomach
-Obsessive behaviours/thoughts or unwanted habits (ie nail biting)
-Confidence & associated symptoms (ie blushing, having your photo taken, being the centre of attention)
Looking for an unusual and relaxing Hen Do activity?
-I also provide group sessions and workshops, therefore if you want a relaxation session before the big day, or after a big night, let me know.
Wishing you all the best for your special day and lives together in the future, just let me me know if you want a boost or support so you feel super confident and relaxed and I will be there for you.
Free initial consultations, and any sessions booked at the wedding fayre will receive a special discount
More information at http://www.thedecisionclinic.co.uk/wedding-day-nerves--services-available.html or call me on 07590 540074
I am pleased to confirm that I have signed up to and have been validated today, with izettle! This is a financial company based in Sweden and Europe who has recently moved to the UK to allow small businesses to take card payments.
Current and future clients will be no doubt pleased that they have greater choice on how to pay. Cash, cheque, bank transfer or card. Card payments will have an admin fee of 2.75% but this changes the current rate by £1.24p and is still less than more frequently used payment methods and bank charges!
More information on izettle is available on www.izettle.com
Exams causing stress, anxiety or depression? Want more focus or motivation to get the best of yourself?
Hypnotherapy Targets Exam Stress!
As I am focusing in Mental Health Week and given the time of year I do not feel I can ignore the issue of stress caused by exams, as many people start to revise (or cram) for those oh-so-important examinations this summer.
Thousands of people up and down the country will be taking an exam of some sort during the late spring and early summer. Other than the obvious (GCSEs, A levels, and Degrees) there are many people taking exams leading to professional qualifications, and many rely on a good pass grade to obtain a place at university or college, a professional qualification leading to employment, or even being able to KEEP their job. All very stressful and, although most of us get through exams without too much difficulty in the end, there are a significant number of us for whom the pressure can become too much, leading to poor results, or being physically unable to participate in the actual exams resulting in associated negative outcomes.
It is completely normal, and in some ways a positive thing, to feel some anxiety around preparing for and taking exams, just as it can be with other important events in life. A little bit of anxiety, that ‘nervous tension’, can actually act as a motivator and can help the person to focus their attention, keeping the mind alert. However, exam stress becomes a problem when it reaches a level where it interferes with the ability to prepare for and perform in exams. Too high an anxiety level interferes with clear, coherent, and creative thinking and can also create a negative mindset, which in turn can lead to panic.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (SFH) is a modern research-based combination of hypnosis and psychotherapy, which promotes relaxation and helps clients to make beneficial lifestyle changes. Hypnotherapy is a great way to reduce stress and create new positive study habits. It can help during study periods and also help on the day of the exam itself because you are feeling more in control and relaxed. It can also improve and restore confidence and the motivation to succeed.
Having worked with students going through exams recently and having just confirmed a student based workshop for Bath University, I have found that Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can be beneficial for anyone taking exams, but find that students who have been away from study for some time can be especially prone to stress and could benefit greatly from Hypnotherapy to get back into the rhythm and discipline of studying.
As a someone who signs her self up for course after course and a perpetual student, having worked in a secondary school and University, as well as a member of the AfSFH, I am very enthusiastic about the efficacy of SFH in the management of examination stress. We are all aware that too much pressure can lead to stress and a range of physical and mental health problems. You don’t need this at any time, but especially when you need to be on top of your game and to get those grades!
Stress affects the way you think, feel, and behave, impacting every area of your life. Hypnotherapy offers powerful techniques and strategies to enable you to deal with exam stress and to help you think and behave in a more positive way which has many benefits prior to, during, and after those exams.
As a SF Hypnotherapist I encourage clients to focus on how they want things to be. I avoid problem-talk and instead help my clients to visualise their preferred future. By encouraging clients to think and express themselves positively, I can help to improve their outcomes.
If you feel you need to reduce exam stress, increase motivation or focus to ensure you get the best of yourself during this exam period you can now to book a free consultation from the Contact Us web page, emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling direct on 07590 540074. Contact me now to benefit from my 20% introductory discount.
To find out more about the Association, visit www.afsfh.com
People who have Fibromyalgia, or know someone who does, may be aware that Fibromyalgia Awareness Day is on 12 May this year, but many of us won’t even be aware of this debilitating condition, let alone know how to effectively manage the symptoms. As part of my own awareness raising campaign, this month, I along with the AfSFH is focusing on helping people understand more about how Hypnotherapy can help individuals suffering from Fibromyalgia, which causes misery for those who suffer with it.
So what is Fibromyalgia? The word itself is derived from pain (algia) coming from the muscles (my) and fibrous tissues (fibro) such as tendons and ligaments, but most people with Fibromyalgia also have other symptoms in addition to the pain, therefore, Fibromyalgia is sometimes called Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). It is a chronic (persistent) condition. It does not affect the joints because it is not an arthritis.
The AfSFH says: “Fibromyalgia affects a surprisingly high number of people - about 1 in 50 of us develop Fibromyalgia at some stage, and it is seven times more common in women than in men. In most cases, it first develops between the ages of 25 and 55.There are many symptoms, but the main ones are pains felt in many areas of the body, and tiredness, but some people also develop other symptoms as well. The severity of symptoms varies from person to person and pain can occur in any area of the body.”
Many areas of the body are typically affected, with some people feeling the pain all over. The most painful areas are usually the neck and back, and the severity of the pain can vary from day to day. Things like stress, cold or activity can make the pains worse. After a night's sleep, people may also feel quite stiff for a few hours and some areas of the body may also be quite tender. Tiredness (fatigue) is common, and is sometimes severe; for some people it is more distressing than the pain itself. It is also common to have a poor sleep pattern, with some people waking up feeling exhausted. Many people feel worse first thing in the morning, but improve by the afternoon. Even a small amount of activity may cause the sufferer to feel very tired which may lead to poor concentration.
Because of the kinds of symptoms associated with Fibromyalgia, Hypnotherapy can be really very helpful in dealing with the effects of it - but many people aren’t aware of this. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a modern, research-based combination of Psychotherapy and Hypnosis, aimed at encouraging clients to focus on how they want things to be.
Many Fibromyalgia sufferers attribute reduction in their symptoms to receiving Hypnotherapy, which can help to alleviate or limit their pain symptoms and increase their energy and comfort level. A study conducted by the National Institutes of Health in the USA showed that Fibromyalgia sufferers undergoing Hypnotherapy reported 80% fewer pain symptoms than those who received no Hypnotherapy treatment, and also reported decreased muscle pain and morning fatigue and fewer sleep difficulties, which really helps them on a day to day basis. That’s great isn’t it?
It means that there is more help available than purely relying on painkillers or just ‘putting up with it’. We do get some great results and it’s certainly something to consider when deciding on treatment and support options.”
For more information on Fibromyalgia, go to www.ukfibromyalgia.com
Call 07590 540074 to book a free initial consultation and find out more or use my contact page listed to the left.
Did you know that anxiety/panic is evolutions way of keeping us vigilant if we perceive danger?
So if we are anxious we notice problems where we may not have done before. If you think this is happening for you, a top tip some people use is to halve the problem you are worrying about, halve it again and then halve it one more time. This is more likely to be the reality you'd perceive if you were feeling your real self.
An example would be: something bad happened at work and the boss invited you to a meeting to discuss. Your mind thinks well, I am going to be sacked....then I won't have a job....no reference....then I won't be able to pay for the family....I will loose the house.... We will have to move....why did I let this happen? I must do more. You work twice as hard, but being distracted its harder, slower, no one seems to be helpful, you notice all the politics.
The reality? It may have been bad, but more often then not it is more likely your manager wants to let you know there is a problem and make sure things are in place formally or informally, so it doesn't happen again (trust me on this after 12years of being in HR). The time, fears and energy worrying about all of the imagined concerns would have been closer to the real situation if halved, halved and halved again.
The importance of not letting negative thoughts escalate is that every time you negatively forecast the future, negative thoughts are converted into anxiety. This builds up more stress and prevents you from dealing with the real problem from your most resourceful, creative and intellectual self.
If you can remain positive in your ability to resolve the problem you can be sure you will be able to get the very best out of the situation... and we all admire those people who remain calm, resourceful and positive when there is a problem and definetely like having them around.
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