Category: Resources

Top tips to building confidence

There is a certain sadness around the fact that some people never reach their full potential due to a lack of confidence within themselves. Without confidence and self-esteem, we often won’t make risky decisions and fall back on the safe and familiar. Whilst there is nothing wrong with that, if you are a driven person […]

Aviophobia: 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 […]

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. […]

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 […]