The Power of Neuroplasticity

The Power of Neuroplasticity Book Review by Joy Sackett (Wood) 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. […]

A Well Deserved Achievement

We’ve had another great group of students at the weekend’s Reiki Level 1 Training. Among the attendees was our very own John Sackett who now is the proud owner of the Reiki Level 1 Certificate. John said: “Just spent a fantastic weekend attaining my level 1 Reiki certificate with an amazing teacher (who also happens […]

Taking a Positive Approach to Problems

Take a Positive Approach to Problems by Joy Sackett (Wood) “Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.” ~Raymond Lindquist When faced with a problem how do you usually react? It is a frustrating fact of life that problems can confront us almost every day. This may be a personal problem, work related […]

Here’s Something for You to Think About

Imagine that you win the lottery this weekend … “FANTASTIC” I hear you shout, but will all that money make you truly happy? For so many people it has changed their lives forever, but can that initial happiness be maintained? Most people will probably spend the first six months to a year making quite drastic […]

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 […]

What a Positive Attitude Really Means

Do you consciously choose your attitude each day? If you’re like most people, probably not. Most of us tend to let our circumstances choose our attitude for us. We’re in a good mood as long as we get up on time, the kids cooperate and get to school on time, the car starts without a […]

12 Steps to Simplifying Your Life for Happiness

One – Unclutter Your Life. You feel a rush of inspiration when you clear out old stuff that is no longer useful in your life: If it is not worn in then recycle it for others to use, donate to charity. Release yourself of unwanted clothes, toys, books, household stuff, that old bike, have a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Grief and Grieving: Coming to Terms with Loss

According to the great psychiatrist Carl Jung (1875 – 1961) “Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering” meaning “Mental illness is often the result of being unable to grieve losses” We humans become attached, not just to each other but also to material things such as, houses, cars etc and to ideas and beliefs […]