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Dealing with the Overwhelm of Parenthood

No matter how much you read, buy or get ready, nothing can really and truly prepare you for becoming a parent. You can have a knowledge and understanding of how to care for a baby but when your own arrives the feelings that engulf you are unlike any other and parenthood is both an emotional… Read More

How can you cope with fear of flying?

Summer Holiday around the Corner? Time to deal with your fear of flying! Today, flying is both the fastest and easiest mode of transport. But many of us are terrorised by the mere thought of boarding a plane. So, how can we deal with this anxiety? Being afraid of flying is a surprisingly common condition… Read More

The Power of Neuroplasticity

Book Review by Joy Sackett (Wood) ‘The Power of Neuroplasticity’ The breakthrough scientific discovery that every thought you think rewires your brain, and changes your life.By Shad Helmstetter, PH.D(The bestselling author of – ‘What to Say When You Talk to Yourself’) I read this book recently and I have already recommended it to several people.… Read More

Know Your Power!

People often come to counselling and coaching in times of their lives when they feel powerless and stuck and get the support they need to help them through it. Do you feel like you have personally hit a brick wall, feel trapped and don’t know how to get out of a situation, relationship or dead… Read More

Hypnotherapy as Effective as Low FODMAP Diet in IBS

The efficacy of gut-directed hypnotherapy for treating symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome is comparable to the low FODMAP diet, according to randomized controlled trial data. “The low FODMAP diet is increasingly applied by health professionals in patients with IBS as a first-line dietary therapy,” researchers from the department of gastroenterology at Monash University in Australia… Read More

Who Cares for the Carer?

An article in the BACP magazine ”Therapy Today” dealt with the problem of people suffering a long term illness being at increased risk of suffering from depression. The problem is well documented and completely understandable. Their illness has probably robbed the patient of any prospect of a long, meaningful and happy life. All too often… Read More

Self-Limiting Beliefs

What are Self-Limiting Beliefs? Some of the most difficult obstacles you may face when you want to improve your life are limiting beliefs. Most of the time, you probably don’t even think about your beliefs, let alone understand just how much influence they have over everything you do. Limiting beliefs can have the power to… Read More