Many women feel a bit down, tearful or anxious in the first week after giving birth. This is often called the "baby blues" and is so common that it’s considered normal. The "baby blues" don’t last for more than a couple of weeks after giving birth, but if symptoms last longer or start later, you could have … Continue reading Beating the baby blues
"People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy." --Anton Chekhov 1860-1904 Winter blues is an all too common affliction for those of us living north of the equator. Of course it’s perfectly normal to have some days when you feel down, but if you feel down for days at a time, can't … Continue reading Winter blues aka feeling SAD
The journey from girl to young woman is as exciting as it is daunting. Apart from the obvious hormonal changes taking place, you’re exploring relationships, discovering independence and becoming more aware of how you feel both physically and emotionally. Between the ages of 25 and 35 many women are making important decisions that will affect … Continue reading Hypnotherapy – for all the beautiful, natural (and often challenging) stages of womanhood
Well, not the colour of the paper its printed on, nor is it a green pill or indeed the kind of green one might roll up and smoke... Put simply, a Green Prescription is a healthy dose of the great outdoors… and research suggests it can be more effective than drugs. Mounting evidence points to … Continue reading What on earth is a Green Prescription?
Racing pulse, hyperventilating, dry mouth, tight throat, trembling of the hands, knees, lips and voice, sweaty palms, nausea, blurred vision, the urge to run and hide... sound familiar? Whether you are a singer or musician, dancer, actor, athlete or public speaker, stress and anxiety about performing in front of people can cause performance anxiety and … Continue reading Overcoming Performance Anxiety aka Stage Fright
Surgery is very often accompanied by feelings of stress and anxiety. Fear of the surgery itself, fear of needles, injections or general anaesthetic not to mention anxiety regarding the outcome after surgery, the potential psychological distress caused during recovery and indeed the ability to make full recovery. It’s been known for over a quarter of … Continue reading Preparing for Surgery with Hypnosis
According to a new study published recently, it was shown that stress reduction therapy is crucial for anyone who is battling cancer. As welcome as these revelations are, they are no surprise to Clinical Hypnotherapists like myself and no doubt, to many other modalities of alternative / natural therapies. Science shows that stress hormones during … Continue reading How stress affects cancer treatment
The good the bad and the (udderly) outrageous. Due to today's longer life spans, women can expect to spend at least one third of their life in their postmenopausal years. In the past when it came to hot flashes, night sweats, irritability, and mood swings women were at best, advised to grin and bear it, … Continue reading Men – o – pause
When keeping up with the Joneses just isn't enough...
The main thing that stands in the way of getting what our conscious mind wants is our limiting beliefs...