What I Can Help With
Childbirth Made Easier
As a mother myself, I truly understand the benefits of hypnosis, not only during childbirth, but during the pregnancy as well. The mind can be trained to experience discomfort as only pressure, and that is what is achieved in childbirth hypnosis. In addition, with labour, the more relaxed the mother is, the more comfort she will have. Physical relaxation, using guided visualisations followed by positive hypnotic suggestions, is learned and practiced daily in preparation for birth. Suggestion is given to the subconscious mind to believe that birth will be comfortable, easy and more enjoyable.
How Fertility Hypnosis Works
Reproduction is one of our most delicately balanced biological systems (e.g. the precise cocktail of hormones required). Stress and limiting thoughts and beliefs can all affect fertility and conception, reducing your chance of getting pregnant whether naturally or with fertility treatment. Infertility itself can be a source of great stress.
Easing Stress and Anxiety
Stress and anxiety are common complaints when trying to achieve a work/life balance and most people encounter it at some point. When stress or anxiety reaches a stage where it is overwhelming, we are not coping well or our quality of life deteriorates, then this excessive or prolonged stress or anxiety can lead to illness, physical and emotional exhaustion, increased anxiety or even panic attacks.
It is good to have goals to work towards in life. But with so many pressures on our work and home life, it may be hard to achieve our goals - other activities can get in the way, or perhaps we lack motivation and perseverance. The good news is that there is help available which can make it considerably less troublesome to achieve the goals that you want to set.
Depression is perhaps the most common psychological disorder today – a significant factor in the break up of relationships, career problems and lack of motivation. Often, when it occurs, the individual will turn in on themselves and refuse to engage with others, pushing away friends and loved ones and have a general feeling of despair or inability to see how their situation can change for the better. Often, it starts so gradually the individual doesn't realise anything is wrong, but they will start to withdraw more and more from living. Severity can range from being almost totally dysfunctional to having some of the symptoms associated with the illness such as:-
Eating disorders, such as Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating, are often an outlet for a range of emotions including anger, anxiety, depression and low self-esteem. Such responses can be caused by a variety of factors: a general inability to cope, psychological trauma, bereavement or difficult relationships. Eating disorders can develop as a coping mechanism in response to these stresses.
OCD is a high-alert response to perceived threat. The original part of your brain is the primitive mind, and is constantly on the lookout for danger and emergency. However, as humans, we have evolved into living in 'less extreme' circumstances. As obsessive-compulsive disorder is an anxiety disorder, tackling anxiety is key. Hypnotherapy and CBT encourages relaxation and speaks to you on a subconscious level to change thought patterns.
Are you struggling with insomnia? Are your battles with sleep affecting your physical and emotional wellbeing? You’re not alone. Insomnia can make day-to-day life a challenge, affecting your mood, energy and concentration. Perhaps you feel you need a new approach to get to the root of your insomnia.
Irritable Bowel syndrome (IBS) can affect as many as one in five of us. It is generally recognised by sufferers with gripping pains and churning in the stomach, bloating, cramps, diarrhoea, and constipation. This can then be followed by individuals developing fears of being too far from the nearest WC, or avoiding certain social situations, and can have a major effect on our lives. Hypnotherapy can help you to understand the link between your mind and gut, and ease the stress and anxiety caused by IBS, to provide relief from your symptoms.
The secret of hypnotherapy is that it helps people to use their imagination to create a non-smoking future. This often feels very positive and empowering. Stopping smoking becomes the positive and definite choice and allows you to regain control - not only of your smoking habits - but of your life.