mindfulness

Gardening. Mindful hypnotherapy in Oxfordshire / Berkshire

Interested in mindfulness and hypnotherapy? Just get out in the garden! I first wrote this post in 2016. It’s now Autumn 2020 and Covid 19 has left many of us stressed out beyond belief. Every day I use hypnotherapy in Oxford, Reading, Wallingford and Thame in order to help people not only to manage these…

emotional resilience

What is emotional resilience, how do you get it and what happens if it’s lost?

What is emotional resilience, how do you get it and what happens if it’s lost? This post is largely for the benefit of therapists and students of hypnotherapy and counselling. Read it if you don’t fall into those categories and are interested in what I find to be an awesomely interesting topic. —————————————- Is emotional…

self sabotage and hypnotherapy

Planning to fail? Self-sabotage and Hypnotherapy

To do lists and self-sabotage. Hypnotherapy can help you. It’s good to be organised. It’s good to have focus, a goal, a route by which we might achieve them. I certainly have mine. To-do lists, however, can become a self-defeating “tyranny of the shoulds.”  Karen Horney first coined this in her book ‘Neurosis and Human Growth’. In…

Take control with hypnotherapy

How many of us spend periods of our life when things seem completely out of our control? It’s stressful, isn’t it? Hypnotherapy could help you. Ah, control and change. These are two things which people commonly struggle with. I see issues concerning these things every day in Oxford, Reading, Wallingford and Thame. Sometimes, of course,…

The secret of happiness revealed: hypnotherapy

Where happiness CANNOT be found. Do you remember the story, a few years ago, when some Chinese kid sold one of his kidneys in order to buy an ipad. I wonder what he sold to buy the ipad 2? I hope to hell he isn’t into iphones because he would be running out of organs…

the self and hypnotherapy

The self and hypnotherapy in Wallingford, Reading and Oxford.

‘Who are you? I mean, who are you really?’ What is the ‘self’ and does it really matter? ‘I wasn’t being my true self’. ‘I felt as if somebody else had taken over’. ‘ That isn’t who I am’. There are lots of phrases in the English language to describe what happens when we feel…

libido hypnotherapy

Enjoying the seven deadly sins: Hypnotherapy can help you to revel in life!

Hypnotherapy could help you to let go of guilt. In moderation, none of these things are unhealthy or sinful The seven deadly sins have traditionally been seen as terrible things to practise.  However, in trying to avoid any suspicion of sin Western societies sometimes went too far in the other direction. Puritanism did a great…

“Only the weak-minded can be hypnotised!” Hmm. Really?

‘Hypnosis is only for the easily suggestible’ I’ve spent many hours, over the years, dispelling false beliefs surrounding the state of hypnosis and the practice of hypnotherapy. Some of the things I’ve heard have left me wondering where on Earth the beliefs have come from. I’ve been told that hypnosis can make you rob a…

unconscious mind

What is the unconscious mind?

Even the greatest minds aren’t fully aware of their own workings “I have familiarised myself with the factual data of a theoretical or practical problem; I do not think about it again, yet often a few days later the answer to the problem will come into my mind entirely of it’s own accord; the operation…

salvation from scrupulosity

Cows, a dog and the calf that never was. Confirmation bias in action!

If you look for it, you’ll find it! I love this video and could watch it for an age. It demonstrates an important psychological truth. We all tend to see what we want and / or expect to see.  Cows really aren’t stupid. These ones have simply fallen victim to a psychological phenomenon called ‘confirmation…

success through hypnotherapy

You could ace those New Year’s Resolutions!

New Year’s resolution? Make it a want, not a should and hypnotherapy will help you! Every January I receive a flood of new hypnotherapy clients from Reading, Wallingford, Thame and Oxford – all of them wanting to achieve a New Year’s resolution. Hypnotherapy could help you to achieve your goals too,  but first of all…

Be sad, be glad! Hypnotherapy can help you to accept both

“You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.”  Jonathan Safran Foer We’ve all heard somebody say how they felt “numb” after having heard some dreadful news. Feeling numb is the mind’s way of protecting itself against psychological trauma. Children from abusive backgrounds will commonly have modified their emotional sensitivity so as to…

‘Give me the child…’ Escape it with Resolved Hypnotherapy Reading!

  We are the products of our pasts. Take charge of your future!   Back when Henry VIII established the Church of England the whole of Europe was torn by the ideological conflict between Protestantism and Roman Catholicism. The whole of Europe was swept by the changes which followed. Even in Reading poor old Hugh…