Maternal Mental Health

I recently met with a mother in early pregnancy. We were talking about the doula services I offer; the chat involved a lengthy discussion in which I learnt of her determination and strength in fighting for the birth she wished for in a previous pregnancy. I also...

National Infertility Week

This week is National Infertility Week. As someone who supports many couples struggling to conceive, I felt it important to raise awareness. Whilst I claim to work intuitively, I also like to back up much of what I say with statistics and evidence. As pregnancy can be...

Stress Awareness Month

Yesterday I walked past this tree, I noticed how entwined the branches were – like a tangled necklace. It made me think of the work I do with clients; how so often it is a case of untangling the branches to find the trunk underneath. Many people do not know what is...

National No Smoking Day

National no smoking day – what a huge day for smokers. The first national no smoking day was in 1984 and was intended to help people quit smoking. I wonder how many smokers choose not to smoke on this day, how many decide to quit on this day and how many ignore it?...

A hypnotherapist’s review of Disney Pixar’s Inside Out

You have to bear with me here as some things might be incorrect and I may have missed some minor details. I watched this with a nearly four year old that finds it difficult to sit still for more than five minutes at a time(I was also cradling…

Hypnobirthing, a little for the birth partner

Whilst it is not your body that will be in labour it is really important that you know what it is like for the birthing mother. If you are female you may have done this before but it is still good to have a reminder. For males it is really…

Have you heard of the fight or flight response?

Today I was speaking with a client that has a fear of flying. During the conversation I mentioned the fight or flight response. The client wasn’t really aware of what this natural reaction is. Immediately after finishing the session I went on to…

Have you heard of hypnotherapy?

I feel most people have heard of hypnotherapy, most people I speak to seem really interested in hypnotherapy but I don’t know how people think they would benefit from some hypnotherapy. In this brief article I’d like to give an insight into these things.

Are holiday concerns giving you the heebie jeebies?

Has a phobia in your life quashed any holiday dreams? As we approach the holiday season each year I see an increase in clients that want to eradicate a fear of flying. Often people book a holiday a long way in advance and as it approaches start to worry