29 11, 2017

3 Tips to promote mindfulness in the workplace

By |2019-07-18T09:44:59+00:00November 29th, 2017|Anxiety, Immune System, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Stress, Updates, Wellbeing, Wellness, Work-related stress|Comments Off on 3 Tips to promote mindfulness in the workplace

Promote mindfulness in the workplace According to recent figures, 526,000 workers suffered from work-related stress, depression or anxiety (new or long-standing) in 2016/17, and 12.5 million working days were lost due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2016/17. Stress and anxiety seem to come hand-in-hand with working life these days, but that shouldn’t have to be the [...]

26 06, 2017

Living with IBS? Hypnotherapy can help

By |2019-07-18T09:45:29+00:00June 26th, 2017|Anxiety, Bristol, Confidence, Goal Achievement, Goals, Health, Hypnotherapy, IBS, Immune System, Lifestyle, Meditation, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Positive Thinking, Relaxation, resilience, Stress, Thoughts, Wellbeing, Wellness|Comments Off on Living with IBS? Hypnotherapy can help

Living with IBS? Hypnotherapy can help IBS is a complex, functional gastric disorder.  While there is no cure for irritable bowel syndrome, there are certain treatments and lifestyle changes that can help manage symptoms.  Tension, stress and anxiety that can be created by living with conditions such as IBS can exacerbate the condition, and this [...]

15 05, 2017

Stress vs. Anxiety: What’s the Difference?

By |2019-07-18T09:45:30+00:00May 15th, 2017|Anger, Anxiety, Happiness, Health, Hypnotherapy, Mental Health, mindful, Mindfulness, Negative Thinking, Peak Performance, Performance, Performance Anxiety, Relaxation, resilience, Stress, Thoughts, Updates, Wellbeing, Wellness, Work-related stress|Comments Off on Stress vs. Anxiety: What’s the Difference?

Stress vs. Anxiety: What’s the Difference? We’ve all felt symptoms of stress at some point in our lives, our body responds to a new relationship, job promotion, or moving house by creating panic symptoms such as heart-thumping or tense muscles. However, many individuals confuse stress and anxiety - and these are two very different responses. What is Stress [...]

19 01, 2017

How to boost your confidence by working with your inner critic

By |2019-07-18T09:45:30+00:00January 19th, 2017|Anxiety, Brain, Bristol, Confidence, Happiness, Health, inner critic, Mental Health, mindful, Mindfulness, Negative Thinking, Performance, positive, Positive Thinking, positivity, resilience, Stress, Wellbeing, Wellness|Comments Off on How to boost your confidence by working with your inner critic

How to boost your confidence by working with your inner critic The critical inner voice, inner critic, inner chimp, monkey, bully...many guises, many different names. It manifests as nagging, negative thoughts, self-talk such as self blaming, shaming and character assassination. This can often be the route of a lot of our self-destructive behaviour. Experienced as thoughts within your [...]

2 11, 2016

Improve well-being and promote relaxation with ‘forest bathing’

By |2019-07-18T09:45:30+00:00November 2nd, 2016|Anxiety, Autumn, Brain, Depression, Exercise, Forest, Happiness, Health, Hypnotherapy, Immune System, Japan, Lifestyle, Meditation, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Neuroplasticity, Positive Thinking, Relaxation, Stress, Tree Bathing, Trees, Wellbeing, Wellness|Comments Off on Improve well-being and promote relaxation with ‘forest bathing’

Manage anxiety, stress and improve well-being by walking in the woods It doesn't have to be limited to breathing techniques and talking therapy. In Japan, there is a term, 'Shinrin-yoku' that means 'forest bathing.' or 'being amongst the trees.' Forest Therapy has become part of the Japanese lifestyle, and there is a robust body of evidence on [...]

1 02, 2016

How to achieve goals – step by step, with enjoyment

By |2019-07-18T09:45:31+00:00February 1st, 2016|Anxiety, Confidence, Focus, Focused Attention, Goal Achievement, Goals, Happiness, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness, Mount Everest, Peak Performance, Performance, Positive Thinking, Stress, Wellbeing, Wellness|Comments Off on How to achieve goals – step by step, with enjoyment

How to achieve goals? I see a lot of people who become despondent when it comes to achieving goals, and in the process, they stop enjoying themselves.  I’ve done it myself, I’ve focused too much on the idea of the goal, and less on the journey, and become frustrated and unhappy because of it. But [...]

15 01, 2015

An Easy Mindfulness Exercise – Cutting Vegetables

By |2019-07-18T09:45:32+00:00January 15th, 2015|Anxiety, Brain, Cooking, Focus, Focused Attention, Happiness, Hypnotherapy, Meditation, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Motherhood, Neuroscience, Parenting, Positive Thinking, Stress, Thoughts, Updates, Wellbeing, Wellness|Comments Off on An Easy Mindfulness Exercise – Cutting Vegetables

An Easy Mindfulness Exercise - Cutting Vegetables I am sharing with you one of my favourite exercises that I learnt to help me practice meditation. After becoming a Mum,  I found it difficult to integrate meditation into my 'new' life, how on earth am I going to sit down for 10 minutes let alone 30? [...]

14 07, 2014

How to Think Yourself Happy

By |2019-07-18T09:45:32+00:00July 14th, 2014|Anxiety, Brain, Bristol, Children, Happiness, Lifestyle, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Motherhood, Negative Thinking, Neuroscience, Parenting, Play, Stress, Thoughts, Updates, Wellbeing, Wellness|Comments Off on How to Think Yourself Happy

How to Think Yourself Happy I was recently asked to write an article for the popular lifestyle blog 'Wild and Grizzly' written by Lori Taylor Arnold,  a Mum of one, based in Bristol.  Lori asked me to write some tips on 'How to think happy' and explain a little bit about how hypnotherapy works. Here is the blog [...]

16 08, 2012

Attention Density and Neuroplasticity

By |2019-07-18T09:46:10+00:00August 16th, 2012|Anxiety, Brain, Bristol, Focus, Focused Attention, Health, Hypnotherapy, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Negative Thinking, Neuroplasticity, Neuroscience, Positive Thinking, Thoughts, Updates, Wellbeing, Wellness|Comments Off on Attention Density and Neuroplasticity

Attention Density and Neuroplasticity My husband shared an article with me this morning. I think it perfectly articulates  the idea of neuroplasticity and how focusing on a single thought or idea repeatedly, affects the dynamics of our brain. The extract below is taken from an interview between David Rock and Jeffery Schwartz. David Rock: One of the [...]

3 08, 2012

Positive Rumination

By |2019-07-18T09:46:10+00:00August 3rd, 2012|Anxiety, Brain, Confidence, Depression, Focus, Focused Attention, Happiness, Mindfulness, Negative Thinking, Neuroplasticity, Neuroscience, Positive Thinking, Thoughts, Updates, Wellbeing, Wellness|Comments Off on Positive Rumination

Rumination A colleague of mine recently shared this wonderful article. It  discusses how negative thoughts and negative words affect the neural networks in our brain - and the how the power of repeating positive affirmations and positive thoughts have a positive impact on brain plasticity.   Any form of negative rumination—for example, worrying about your financial situation, future or [...]