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 […]

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 […]

Childhood Amnesia

Can you recall your earliest years? Most of us can’t, and here’s why… Most of us have no memories from the first three or four years of our lives: in fact, we tend to remember very little of life before the age of seven, And when we try to recall our earliest memories, it is […]

Hypnosis and Quality of Sleep

Hypnosis has positive impact on the quality of sleep Sleep researchers from the Universities of Zurich and Fribourg now prove hypnosis has a positive impact on the quality of sleep. In a study that has now been published in the scientific journal “Sleep”, they have demonstrated that hypnosis has a positive impact on the quality […]