Coming home: Embracing the hidden gift of trauma

The Hidden Gift Of Trauma

In the intricate journey of life, where each challenge and experience intertwines to shape our essence, trauma emerges as a pivotal, albeit complex, chapter. It might initially appear as an emblem of pain and hardship, yet through my career as a hypnotherapist, I’ve uncovered another facet to this narrative. Drawing from years of guiding clients through their deepest explorations, I’ve been a witness to how trauma can also serve as a profound teacher, a beacon guiding us toward self-discovery and growth.

Writing from this vantage point, my intent is to share insights and open a dialogue, encouraging you to perceive beyond trauma’s immediate impact and recognise the transformative change it harbours. The concept of finding our ‘why,’ as emphasised in much of my work,...

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Empowering Young Minds: Expert Child Hypnotherapy Services in London

Childrens Hypnotherapy London

As an associate at a prestigious Marylebone practice, specialising in Children’s Clinical hypnotherapy, I’ve witnessed the transformative power of hypnosis in addressing a range of issues affecting children’s mental health. From anxiety to phobias, hypnotherapy for children offers a gentle and effective approach to help them address their challenges and thrive emotionally.

Understanding Children’s Issues: Anxiety, Phobias, and More

Children today face a myriad of challenges that can impact their mental well-being. Anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, phobias of animals or germs, and eating issues are just a few examples. These issues can stem from various sources, including learned behaviour, habit patterns, or trauma.

For instance, a c...

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From Microadventures To Mini-Erotic explorations – Discover Something New This Valentine’s Day

Micro adventures

The unrelenting stress of modern life has left many couples that I speak to (myself included) too exhausted for intimacy. 

And in an era digital distraction, it’s hard to be fully present with our partners when we’re pulled left, right and centre by our devices, and stretched thin. 

A microadventure,according to British adventurer and author Alastair Humphreys, is an adventure that is ‘short, simple, local, and cheap – yet still fun, exciting, challenging, refreshing and rewarding’.

It is about getting out of your comfort zone, doing what you do not ...

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One Surprising Thing I’ve Learned From Men

Mindful Masturbation

Is that when they start the journey of mindful masturbation, their whole world changes. If you are wondering what on Earth I’m talking about, keep reading, as we are going in! It’s quite a bold statement, and yet, it’s what I’ve seen over and over again:

Mindful masturbation, or what we can call MM, is the path of growth. 

It’s through becoming mindful and intentional when you masturbate that you turn what can be a habit of getting a quick release into a practice of respect, self-love and personal power. This turning of a habit into a practice is where the gold is. The more you put in, the more you get out.Put it this way, you highly value developing as a man, showing up for your career, and your business, being th...

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Unravelling the Tangled Threads of Self-Sabotage: A Deep Dive into Fulfilling New Year’s Resolutions

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The Potential Within a Year

As we stand at the threshold of a new year, the allure of a fresh start beckons, promising untold possibilities. Yet, the path from setting lofty resolutions to manifesting them remains elusive for many. In this exploration, we embark on a nuanced journey through the complex dynamics of self-sabotage, inviting readers to look beyond conventional advice and tap into the depths of their own psyche.

The Unseen Potential of a Year

Within the span of 365 days lies a vast canvas of potential waiting to be painted with our aspirations. Why, then, do some effortlessly navigate this journey while others find themselves entangled in the web of unmet goals? It’s time to break free from the familiar path, to forego the e...

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Christmas Unwrapped – How To Stay Safe & Secure Throughout The Festive Season

Christmas Dysfunctional Families

The festive season, with its twinkling lights and joyful melodies, is often hailed as a time of merriment and cheer. Yet, for many, Christmas takes on a different hue—one of emotional strain andendurance. While the world embraces the warmth of holiday gatherings, there exists a silent struggle for those who find themselves raising walls instead of toasting togetherness. In this exploration, we delve into the paradox of Christmas, unraveling the complexities that make this season, intended for joy, a time that some endure and choose to bunker down, shielding themselves from the very festivities that envelop the world. Let us navigate through the shadows cast by the twinkling lights and uncover thereasons why, for some, Christmas is a time to be weathered rather than celebrated.

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Nurturing Holiday Cheer: Coping Strategies for Children’s Christmas Anxiety

Childrens Christmas Anxiety

The title might seem unusual since we generally expect children to be thrilled during Christmas. As a mother of two, I’ve noticed my kids’ excitement for the holiday season, but it’s essential to acknowledge that not every child shares this sentiment. While Christmas brings joy, it can also bring heightened stress for some children. In my role as a Clinical Hypnotherapist specialising in child anxiety, I’ve observed common concerns children face during this festive period. Let’s explore these challenges and discuss coping strategies to support parents throughout the season.

Navigating Present Pressures:

Many of us wish we’d chosen the perfect gifts for our loved ones. Engaging in open communication with your child abo...

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Does A Fish Know It’s Wet? The Psychology Of Denial

Does A Fish Know It's Wet - The Psychology Of Denial

We’ve all probably experienced denial in some form  or another during our lives. Maybe we’ve seen it in others, or maybe we’ve been ‘guilty’ of it ourselves, but whatever our experiences, most of us would agree it’s far from uncommon – and it takes on a myriad of forms.

Denial is ignoring that lump in the breast or developing mole on the arm, and pretending it’s nothing to worry about.

It’s throwing money at a lost cause in the misguided hope that you can recover a bad situation. Maybe it’s that ‘one last bet’ to get back what you’ve lost at the bookmakers, or maybe it’s the failing business that you keep pumping money into in the belief that tomorrow will be different.

It’s staying in a terrible and emotionally (and possibly physically) destruc...

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How To Overcome Insomnia In 12 Minutes Or Less

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Do you find yourself tossing and turning when you go to bed, unable to fall asleep? Do you wake up in the middle of the night and then spend ages tryingto get back to sleep. Do you often wake up feeling groggy and unrefreshed? Ifso, you’re not alone.

Insomnia is so common, it affects millions of people every night. According to the NHS, it’s a problem that regularly affects around one in three people in the UK.

As a sleep specialist, I know poor sleep is more than just frustrating. It can havea significant impact on both physical and mental health. It can causeheadaches, muscle pain, and other physical symptoms and can lead to fatigue,irritability, and difficulty concentrating during the day.

Long-term sleep deprivation...

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Can Stress & Anxiety Cause Fertility Problems For Men?

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Fertility:  a word that has the potential to ignite a wide range of emotions for so many, especially for those struggling to conceive. Whilst society empathises with women on this matter men still tend to be sidelined. Many are uncomfortable expressing their sadness, pain or frustration and therefore don’t tend to seek help, they often feel obliged to stay strong to support their partner and are rarely asked how they feel about this unknown, strange, previously uncharted and often baffling world of needing help to make a baby.

In today’s world we invariably expect to be able to be in control of our lives, our plans and our timelines. The latest technology is on hand to help navigate daily demands and we’re continually told that we can do anything and achieve everything that w...

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