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,...

Continue reading...

2022 Has Reached It’s Final Destination – All Change Please

mental health at christmas

Well, that escalated quickly, didn’t it? 

There we were, meandering gently towards the end of 2021 and looking forward to what we hoped would be a relatively normal year and before you know it we saw war in Ukraine, endured an economy in meltdown, said a tearful farewell to Her Maj and watched the UK change prime ministers more often than Imelda Marcos changes her shoes.

And that was just the big stuff. 

What we all need now is a bit of peace and quiet – time to reflect and recharge, a little oasis of calm in which to breathe, take stock and re-energise ourselves for a new year with new challenges and new opportunities.



Continue reading...

Radical Self-Care In Treacherous Times

Self Care

The arrival of lockdown number three has surely come as a surprise to absolutely no-one. Whatever your view may have been on the politics of the pandemic, the one thing that simply can’t be denied is the seismic upward shift in hospital admissions.

By the second week of December anyone with even half an eye on the rapidly growing trend could have foreseen the inevitable evaporation of the de-restricted Christmas we had been promised. 

As sure as night follows day, and just 24 hours after the Prime Minister’s December 18th proclamation that it would be ‘cruel’ to renege on that promise, so Christmas was cancelled. 


Continue reading...