15 03, 2018

How to Sleep Better: Simple Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

By |2019-07-18T09:44:58+00:00March 15th, 2018|Anxiety, Brain, Bristol, Clifton, Fear, Health, Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, Immune System, Lifestyle, Mental Health, Neuroscience, Performance, Relaxation, Sleep, Wellbeing, Wellness|Comments Off on How to Sleep Better: Simple Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

How to Sleep Better : Simple Tips for a Good Night's Sleep Sleep plays an important role in physical and mental health. It is involved in healing, improves learning, and helps us to function at our best during the day. Lack of sleep can affect our daytime functioning, hormonal balance, appetite, and impair our immune [...]

14 11, 2017

How Hypnosis Works

By |2019-07-18T09:44:59+00:00November 14th, 2017|Anxiety, Brain, Bristol, Clifton, Health, Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, IBS, Mental Health, Negative Thinking, Neuroscience, Relaxation, Stress, Updates, Wellbeing, Wellness, Work-related stress|Comments Off on How Hypnosis Works

How Hypnosis Works There is a lot of misinformation out there about Hypnosis.  This article is going to tell you exactly what Hypnosis is - and how it works. Let's dispel some of those myths and misconceptions in the first instance. No, you won't be turned into a clucking chicken and there is no pocket [...]

6 09, 2017

Hypnotherapy for Public Speaking and performance, with tips

By |2019-07-18T09:45:29+00:00September 6th, 2017|Acting, Actor, Anxiety, Confidence, Focus, Focused Attention, Happiness, Health, Hypnotherapy, Mental Health, mindful, Negative Thinking, Neuroplasticity, Neuroscience, Peak Performance, Performance, Performance Anxiety, Positive Thinking, positivity, Relaxation, resilience, Stage Fright, Thoughts|Comments Off on Hypnotherapy for Public Speaking and performance, with tips

Hypnotherapy for Public Speaking and performance, with tips Whether you perform in front of people for Business, Stage or TV, you will know that stage fright or performance anxiety is a debilitating fear that will negatively impact the quality of your performance. Even if you have been performing or giving presentations for years, nerves can [...]

29 10, 2015

Move More!

By |2019-07-18T09:45:31+00:00October 29th, 2015|Anxiety, Brain, Bristol, Depression, Exercise, Fitness, Goal Achievement, Happiness, Health, Hypnotherapy, Mental Health, Movement, Negative Thinking, Neuroplasticity, Neuroscience, Obesity, Updates, Weight Management, Wellbeing, Wellness|Comments Off on Move More!

Be Active It seems obvious doesn’t it, being active is great for our overall health and wellbeing. Research shows exercise improves the brain's ability to be plastic. That means that our nerve cells can grow and change, helping us to learn and remember more effectively. We are also less likely to suffer from depression and anxiety. Working [...]

18 02, 2015

A technique to help you relax before sleep

By |2019-07-18T09:45:32+00:00February 18th, 2015|Anxiety, Brain, Bristol, Health, Hypnotherapy, Meditation, Mental Health, Negative Thinking, Neuroplasticity, Neuroscience, Relaxation, Sleep, Thoughts, Updates, Wellbeing, Wellness|Comments Off on A technique to help you relax before sleep

Here is a technique to help you relax before sleep. A lot of us go to sleep each night feeling stressed or anxious. A brain that is stuck in negative rumination is like an engine stuck in gear and overheating. The problem is, if we go to sleep in an anxious state, then we are [...]

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 [...]

30 09, 2012

Similarities between our brain cells and the universe

By |2019-07-18T09:45:33+00:00September 30th, 2012|Brain, Jill Bolte Taylor, Neuroscience, TED, Updates|Comments Off on Similarities between our brain cells and the universe

Similarities between our brain cells and the universe The Brain and The Universe - Isn't this an incredible image? It has been doing the rounds on social media for a while now, and I find it humbling. "I am the life-force power of the universe. I am the life-force power of the 50 trillion beautiful [...]

28 09, 2012

Infographic showing the top 5 reasons why people go to see a Hypnotherapist

By |2019-07-18T09:45:33+00:00September 28th, 2012|Brain, Health, Mental Health, Negative Thinking, Neuroscience, Positive Thinking, Thoughts, Updates|Comments Off on Infographic showing the top 5 reasons why people go to see a Hypnotherapist

5 Reasons You Should Try Hypnotherapy Infographic The Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy recently conducted a study investigating the reasons as to why people seek help from a Hypnotherapist. Below is an infographic displaying the results. I am Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist based in Clifton, Bristol. BA Hons. DHP HPD CNHC AfSFH MNCH(Reg). MNCP (Accred.) I have ten years [...]

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 [...]