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Get over it!

  Get Over It We all need encouragement. Sometimes sympathy. Occasionally, a helping hand, but sometimes, frankly, we just need a push! We need to face facts, and not the ones we have so carefully crafted about our situation to keep us the victim! Maybe we need a little push. Maybe we need a big…

How therapy actually works

How Therapy Actually Works and 5 Myths about Therapy Debunked   Have you ever had these thoughts about therapy? • Therapy doesn’t work. • Therapy is not for me–it’s for people with serious mental health issues. • Talking to someone about my problems won’t help me. • I can fix the problem myself. • Once…

How we can use stories to relate to our own lives..

Sometimes it takes a picture or a story to get us to stop and think about our own lives and what we are thinking, feeling and doing… This is one of them.. There was a farmer who grew excellent quality corn. Every year he won the award for the best grown corn. One year a…

How to cope with exam stress and create a mind-set for success

Are you preparing for exams? Are you feeling stressed? Maybe you’re supporting someone whilst they get ready for theirs, and you want to be able to help them feel less stressed.  Here’s how to create a mind-set for success ready to approach exams with a cool, calm state of mind.   It can be nerve-racking…

My A-Z of feeling good

My A-Z of things that make me sing!!!   So Christmas is over – the weather is freezing and we are all feeling yuck!! So I reckon this is THE time of year when we really should focus on stuff that we enjoy and stuff that gives us that fab feeling inside.. So here is…

How You Can Help Yourself with Hypnosis

Self-Hypnosis and its Effectiveness     Self-hypnosis is the most valuable tool of personal development in the world to enrich our lives. Self-hypnosis is a technique in which you focus on achieving the desired goals or beliefs by making positive suggestions in your subconscious mind through relaxation. With this technique, you can, through visualization, add…

‘Tis the season to be Jolly???

So is it??? Are we all jolly?? Or do we pretend?? What is it about Christmas that makes everything even more pronounced? Is it because it’s the time of the year when everyone should be getting together and playing happy families – yet – really – all we want to do is to stay at…

Want to live a happier, more rewarding life?

How hypnotherapy can help you make powerful and long lasting positive changes and support your emotional well-being.   If someone were to ask you “how are you today, how’s life?” would you be brave and offer them an honest response, or would you just satisfy them with an “I’m ok thanks,” even if it wasn’t…

Is the Internet Killing Social Interaction???

Is the Internet Killing Social Interaction?   So – admit it – how many of you have bought online products – like an online course or an mp3 or a book – and never finished them – or even worse – never ever opened them??? I have – if I counted the amount of money…

I Cried!!!

I went to a network meeting this week and listened to an amazing lady do a half hour presentation.. At the end of it she stood there and said: Three months ago – I couldn’t even get out my front door. My business was failing, my marriage was at risk and I hated myself. Then…

A Weekend of Change

What a weekend!! Firstly – I was awarded a Global Star Award at the Lifteffects Conference.. Now – you really MUST check out some of the speakers – WOW – they were amazing.. Made me wonder – am I REALLY in the same league as these people? But then – this woman came over to…

3 Reasons Why Diets DON’T Work…

    There’s a stunning dieting statistic that has been tossed around since 1959, when the clinical study revealing this fact was conducted — and it’s still shocking: 95% of all dieters will regain the weight they lose within one year. While we would like to believe things have changed since 1959, in this case,…

Here Comes The Sun!!

As I write this on a cold Monday morning in April, part of my thinking maybe just wanting the summer here sooner so we can  enjoy the sunshine and the warmth. This is also the time of year when our minds begin to think about our summer holidays if we haven’t already made plans ahead…

Don’t Let Exams Stress You Out..

It’s THAT time of year – yes – exam time.. BUT – getting stressed and anxious is not the way to go..   Read this post from the Guardian and take on board the advice… https://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2016/apr/19/students-revise-exams-revision-science If You Want More 1to1 Help – Give Me A Call And We Will Sort Out Your Stress Once…

Is your mind a warehouse??

Imagine if you can, for a moment, a warehouse. A huge warehouse. And now fill this warehouse with row after row of filing cabinets. Why am I asking you to imagine a warehouse full of filing cabinets? This is the warehouse of your mind. And in this warehouse we store all of our memories and behavioural…

I’m in the Local Newspaper!!

http://www.wiltsglosstandard.co.uk/news/15247124.Selfless_pair_recognised_by_global_award/#   Well – what can I say? I’m in the paper!! Some of the details are a bit incorrect but – hey – who cares!! It’s nice just to be recognised!!        

I’ve Won An Award!!!!

How exciting is this?? I have won an award!! I am totally shocked, stunned and so chuffed!! This is what the email said These are awarded to those individuals that have made a real difference by helping others become great. You have left an environment and those within it noticeably better than how you met…

How I can Help YOU Pass Your Driving Test..

  I regularly get consulted with people wanting help in overcoming driving test nerves. Types of nerves can range from an overall feeling of anxiety about the test in general, to more specific nerves related to a particular manoeuvre required during the test. The vast majority of people I see are more than capable drivers…

Stop The Procrastinating!!

Hi All!! I was just reminiscing about things that have happened in my life and one thing that really sticks in my mind was being pregnant with twins… The weeks leading up to the birth were simply crazy. I was so big. It was all a waiting game… If you’re a mother and happened to…

Diary Of A Client

Here is the diary of one of my new clients… Makes fantastic reading!!!   Hypnotherapy Day 1 ❤️ Woke up feeling amazing! Jumped straight into the shower (no slouching in pjs until lunch!) and put on a new outfit (that’s been sat in the wardrobe for 6 weeks!). Did some chores and now sitting down…

How To Treat Depression Without Medication

Now I am NOT saying that everyone who has depression can be treated with out medication – BUT what I am saying is that there are numerous methods, techniques out there that can help alleviate the emotions, behaviours, reactions etc. I have had clients come to me as young as twelve years old having had…

Spring Bucket list

So – it’s now getting to THAT time of year.. The days become longer, the sun comes out – well – maybe!! depends on where in the world you are!! And we all think about all the stuff we will do now that Spring is here..   So – what is in Your Spring Bucket…

What Will This Month Hold For YOU

So having been a very busy month in January and dealing with so much anxiety here are a few thoughts.. To be happy and have peace of mind you must do the work.. no one said it was always going to be easy but the rewards are far higher and waiting for you … 1.…

What Makes a Good Hypnotherapist?

Trying to find a Hypnotherapist? So – what do you look for?? Here are some pointers ♦Do they listen? They may hear what you are saying BUT are the LISTENING? Do they show  that they understand your issues ? Do you feel that they are asking the right questions and giving YOU the chance the…

5 Steps to Avoid Feeling S.A.D This Winter

Ever wondered why some people just LOVE winter and the dark nights. Are you fed up of getting SAD every year? Do you want to feel energised? In just a few steps you will feel ready for the next months and even look forward to it!!! How good will that be? It’s coming isn’t it? That…

What kind of Eater are You??

When you understand why you eat – it makes it so much easier to shift the weight..   It is really important to shift deep-rooted beliefs related to what is holding back from the body you want and redefine your relationship with how and what you eat, exercise but most importantly your relationship with yourself.…

How to feel better when you are in a dark place

Are you in a dark place and feel there is no way out? Have you made bad decisions you feel are irreversible? Are you at a stage where you have given hope and faith in yourself or others? If you are experiencing a dark and troublesome time in your life and feel there is no…

How to do what's best for YOU

This is a blog that comes straight from my little heart.. I am rather sick today – had a bad weekend and still a bit poorly BUT it doesn’t stop me from sitting thinking about where I want my life to go, what I want to achieve and how many people I want to have…

Are workshops really value for money??

So – come on – be honest – how many of you have gone on a days workshop and came away feeling so pumped up, motivated and ready to take on the world……. And then forget all about it the next day when you’re back at work and reality kicks in??? The handouts, leaflets, notes…

Believe In You..

In this article, you will find a piece of information that may unlock some hidden potential within you. While it’s no secret, it’s likely to be so simple that couldn’t believe you hadn’t thought of it before. In fact, you may already know all about it! For starters, think about how far you’ve come in…

What Brain Do You Use??

Are you doing it 3 ways? Scientific research has identified your head, heart and gut areas all have the intellectual ability as your brain ! So – when you’re going through life – which “brain” has the most impact? Or should they all have an input?? Mmmmm – so how do we know which one works when??…

How to Find The Best Therapist For You

So how do you find someone who will help You? Who will give you what you want and need? I remember a client who had “been in therapy” for 30 years and had seen every type of therapist under the sun.. She had some real funny stories to tell about her time with each one……

Ten tips on how to get the best from your body language.

Your ability to use your own body language to emphasize your chosen words is paramount in all human interactions…so here’s my Top Ten Tips on how to make the most of it! 1. Eye Contact Eye contact is one of the most important aspects of dealing with others, especially people we’ve just met. Maintaining good…

How to Reduce Your Fear of Public Speaking

Big 3 Ways To Reduce Public Speaking Anxiety As one of the top fears, public speaking and business presenting can trigger anxiety, so much so that it keeps us awake night after night and seriously affects our personal and professional achievement. This affects people from all walks of life including boardroom directors, senior managers, middle…

Are you making these mistakes?

The Three Mistakes People Make in Trying to Think Positively In my work as a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist I will often talk to my customers about the importance of positive thinking. We know by thinking positively we start utilising different areas of the brain to those we use when we are thinking negatively. Those same areas…

How To Empower Yourself with weight loss

We all know someone who has struggled with their weight and we may have witnessed their highs and lows, not only of their physical weight but also of their emotions as they become entangled in the maze of deprivation and powerlessness that most diets bring. Their perceived success, or failure, dependant only on the reading…

How we influence our children without realising..

Do you ever stop to think just how much influence you really have over your children’s behaviour and perceptions? Well – this is a story about a client who never really thought about it until things got “real!” Sally came to see me as she was overeating, drinking, and self harming… She was in severe…

10 Ways To Help You Beat Stress

Modern women are, we’re often told, stressed. We’re engaged in a juggling act: still shouldering the majority of the domestic responsibilities, while trying to hold down careers. Even when it comes to our mental health, we can’t escape the gender gap. Studies – such as that done by Oxford University in 2013 – say the…

21 Ways To Support Someone With Anxiety

One question I get asked a lot is, “How do I support someone with anxiety?”. Maybe it’s a friend, or more often it’s a partner. Sometimes it’s another family member. So I’ve put together this list of 21 ways to support someone with anxiety to try to help. Suffering with anxiety is devastating for the…

How Much of Your Behaviour Do You Put On Your Children?

It’s been a funny old week! The weather hasn’t been too great and typical British weather – sun then rain then sun then rain – all in one day!! And my practice has been the same – lots of laughs then cries then laughs then cries!! But hey – it all turns good in the…

How to Control Your Anger with Hypnotherapy

  Controlling anger with hypnotherapy could be the answer you are looking for. People often experience an array of emotions throughout the course of each day, including anger, and for most people they will be able to control their feelings and keep things at bay. However, for many individuals, controlling their anger is often rather difficult, causing…

Could Hypnotherapy Work For Me?

  Would hypnotherapy actually work for me?   Hypnotherapy is scoffed at more than a few – the concept of a swinging watch and the saying ‘you are feeling sleepy… very sleepy’ is sadly what springs to mind whenever people hear the word ‘hypnosis’. Either that or they associate it with being made to do…

10 Study Tips to Help You Cope with Exam Stress

It’s THAT time of Year.. Exams are looming and it’s really important that you get into a good routine NOW…. So here are some tips to make it easier to get the grades you know you CAN and WILL get… 1. Set Study Goals There is lots of research suggesting that goal setting can be used…

Why Do We Find it Hard to Accept Compliments??

It’s been a funny old week in the Mind Business!! I have had so much satisfaction seeing all my clients improving in all different ways and it’s fab!! I even got a lovely bunch of flowers from an amazing young lady who came to me 8 weeks ago with big confidence and self esteem issues.. Boy…

Why Stress is Good for You and How to Respond to It

 As I was stuck in traffic the other day – trying desperately NOT to let road rage get the better of me – my thoughts turned to stress… and is it really bad for you??? There are times when we feel that we just live our lives in constant stress. We all feel it in…

How Small Is Your World?

Have you ever had one of those weeks when it felt like everything was going wrong? Well I’ve had one.. But what it has made me realise in such a bizarre way is that – instead of our world getting bigger – we have actually made it so much smaller. How have I come to…

Best testimonial – Ever???

I had a client who came to me around 18 months ago – he was suffering from serious stress and anxiety – not a happy bunny!! He had 10 sessions and really did go away a totally different man.. Anyway – I asked him if he would give me a testimonial and he said “No…

Critical Things Ridiculously Successful People Do Before 8 AM

So – what do they? Starbucks continues to grow relentlessly, with CEO Howard Schulz just announcing plans to open 500 new stores a year over the next five years. Much of this growth will happen in China, where Schulz is undeterred by the recent economic slowdown. While many factors contribute to Starbucks’ immunity to economic…

10 Facts Every Woman Should Know

1. Everyone has rolls when they bend over. 2. When someone tells you that you’re beautiful, believe them. They aren’t lying. 3. Sometimes we all wake up with breath that could kill a goat. 4. For every woman unhappy with her stretch marks is another woman who wishes she had them. 5. You should definitely…

How To Reduce Your Stress Levels

What can you do personally to reduce your stress levels? Eat healthily, making sure you eat breakfast (80% of your brain’s function depends on what you’ve eaten for breakfast that day) and 5 portions of fruit or veg. Exercise regularly. Regular exercise doesn’t necessarily mean pounding away at the gym; it could mean a 20-30…

How Hypnotherapy helped this lovely lady

Have ever wondered how hypnotherapy helps people? Well – listen to this fantastic lady explaining how I helped her overcome her fear of public speaking and increasing her confidence. To think that she would NEVER chat to anyone – let alone go on the radio and chat to 70000 listeners…   Amazing!!

Why There's No Such Thing as Hypnotherapy

This is an article written by Mark Tyrell of Uncommon Therapy…   Why There’s No Such Thing as Hypnotherapy” Expand your idea of hypnosis and you’ll see how it’s operating everywhere “I don’t believe in hypnosis!” Robert looked satisfied and smug, as though he’d just rested his case by dropping it squarely on my toes.…

How to Love Yourself When No One Does

Maybe you are experiencing a period in your life where you don’t feel that a solitary individual out there cherishes you. You don’t feel that any consideration is given to you, and don’t feel that you merit anything. Possibly you feel that you don’t exist to any other individual. When it appears there is nobody…

How to sort Your Life Out

How to feel better about yourself? If you have low self-esteem or you’re feeling low, you will probably get annoyed hearing people say that you need to cheer up. If it’s that easy, you probably would have done it already, right? Feeling hopeless and bleak can be managed and maybe even avoided so it doesn’t…

3 Major Ways Hypnotherapy Can Help You with Anxiety

      3 Major Ways Hypnotherapy Can Help You with Anxiety Anxiety is considered to be a silent killer. This affects the lives of every individual allowing them to search for the best techniques that could help them in living contented and happy life. There are different types of anxiety that you may experience…

How to Defeat Your Biggest Obstacle To Your Success in 2016

  I was watching the old “Rocky” movies the other night. Why? Because every now and again – it’s good to have a bit of cheesiness in your life!! Anyway – theres a bit in the movie when Rocky is in front of the mirror with Adonis – (even the name is cheesy!!) and he…

Think Hypnotherapy is just to stop you smoking? Here's what I dealt with in 2015

So you think you know what hypnotherapy does? Mmmm – bet you don’t.. So here are some of the things I have dealt with in 2015 – Social anxiety Fear of stairs Lack of confidence Alcohol dependency Drug dependency Domestic violence Anger management Powerpoint fear.. High Blood pressure Fear of flying Fear of airports Depression…

New Years Resolutions

Here are my favourite New Year’s Resolutions for a mentally healthy 2016 1.     Be kind to yourself Instead of vowing that you will never eat chocolate EVER again for the whole year, how about doing the absolute opposite, and going especially out of your way to treat yourself this year? Regularly doing things that you…

So you think you're not worth it???

I Now Tell Myself To ‘Fat Off’ Around a year ago I weighed more than 24 stone, wore size 26/28 clothes, was miserable and felt worthless. I am now some 10 stone lighter, size 16 and have more confidence in myself than I have ever had. I worked with the amazing Steve Miller, using his…

How to lose weight Effectively..

Have you struggled to lose weight over the past  few months or even years, and are you fed up with diets that never seem to work? Well you’re not on your own. Statistics show that in the UK alone, more than one in four adults are trying to lose weight most of their lives, and…

Are you a Duck or an Eagle??

I’m going to be an eagle, are you? This story has been shared . A powerful 2 minute read about how a small shift in mindset can change your life. … °°° I was waiting in line for a ride at the airport. When a cab pulled up, the first thing I noticed was that the…

How walking can help your mind…..

Walking can help as a supplement to your medication or alternative in some cases, it is not only good for the mind but also has a positive effect on your physique and overall fitness levels which will in turn make you feel better about yourself and free your mind when you are out and about. There are…

Apologies first…

Hi Tom here!! Apologies for the lack of diary updates – but it’s been rather hectic.. I am totally and utterly amazed at just how my life has now turned out and I cannot be grateful enough for the help and support I have been given.. Anyway – I will put in some other diary…

Depression – what is it??

Depression is a disorder that can strike anyone at any time. Depression’s strength lies in its ability to make you feel that nothing you do will ever bring back a sense of peace and satisfaction in your life. When a relationship ends painfully, you may tell yourself “I will never fall in love again”. When…

Quality definitely shines through!!

Hello you lovely people… have to share this with you.. I had a lady call up about 4 weeks ago. She was looking for help with her anxiety. So I did my usual explanation, she seemed happy – then she asked how much – so I told her… Oh – the other hypnotherapist nearby is…

The NoMore Fat Club Has Begun!!!

Wow what an AMAZING 2 weeks it has been for my lovely ladies in this club!!! All of them look fantastic and are seeing the results of this programme…. Kim lost 2.5lbs in 4 days!! It’s all about being in control and staying focused…. The 80/20 rule is working and they are all so so…

Stress

Signs and symptoms of stress overload The following table lists some of the common warning signs and symptoms of stress. The more signs and symptoms you notice in yourself, the closer you may be to stress overload. Stress Warning Signs and Symptoms Cognitive Symptoms Emotional Symptoms Memory problems Inability to concentrate Poor judgment Seeing only…

Depression in Teens

Depression In Teens It’s not unusual for young people to experience “the blues” or feel “down in the dumps” occasionally. Adolescence is always an unsettling time, with the many physical, emotional, psychological and social changes that accompany this stage of life. Unrealistic academic, social, or family expectations can create a strong sense of rejection and…

Making goals..

I frequently make goals for myself. Some are short-term goals that I want to accomplish in a day, week or month and some are long-term goals that take me years. Goals and dreams are limitless. You can achieve anything you set out to accomplish. Whether you want to run a marathon, save more money, be…

Why It’s Hard To Stick To Your New Year’s Resolutions

Most people are full of good intentions when it’s a new year. People often want to lose weight, quit smoking, or earn more money. However when it comes to action, all too often this enthusiasm fizzles out. Why is it so difficult to make a change in your life, even when you really want this…

15 Easy Ways to Beat Anxiety

I’m halfway out the door in the morning with a heavy bag in one hand and a mug of coffee in the other. Then I wonder: Where did I put my keys? And so begins the 20-minute panicked reconnaissance mission for the keys I swore were on the coffee table. I start to feel flustered and irritable as I…

Make this year the last year you smoke…

Although smoking is becoming less popular in many parts of the world, the total number of smokers is growing, global figures reported by the BBC reveal. In 2012, 967 million people smoked every day compared with 721 million in 1980, data from 187 countries shows. But while much of this increase is linked to population growth,…

Dealing with Fibromyalgia

Hypnotherapy help and treatment for Fibromyalgia, myalgic encephalopathy (ME)and chronic fatigue syndrome. What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a chronic illness that causes immense physical pain and debilitating fatigue. Classified as a syndrome, fibromyalgia is not a disease. Instead it is a condition that causes many different symptoms Fibromyalgia isn’t well understood by the medical community,…

Understand Pain and retrain Your brain

When hypnosis for pain clients understand that 100% of their pain comes from their brain, they learn that they can retrain their brain to put an end the suffering caused by their pain. In my Malmesbury practice I teach people hypnosis for pain control so that you can reduce or even eliminate persistent pain. Hypnotherapy can…

Get rid of Your fear of dentists..

Have You got a fear of dentists? Are you the one who suffers with toothache for ages before going to have it checked? Do you resort to old methods to get rid of the pain??? Well read this and then see how easy it is to get rid of this fear…. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/7433646.stm Do something about…

Suffer no more…..

This shows conclusively that hypnotherapy works……   “Last week, two studies from Sweden found that one hour a week of hypnotherapy for 12 weeks eased symptoms of irritable-bowel syndrome in 40% of patients (compared with 12% in a control group) and that the positive effects can last as long as seven years.”   What’s stopping…

The Dive that nearly didn't happen…

It was the most watched event of 2012. And no… it’s not the election. I’m referring to the amazing record breaking skydive from almost outer space, done by Felix Baumgartner. Hypnotherapy made it happen. Turns out he had a “severe claustrophobic reaction” to the special pressure suit the jump required. In his words… “Having this suit…

Weight loss and Nigella Lawson…

When people think of hypnotherapy – they think of phobias – spiders, flying… and stopping smoking… BUT – hypnotherapy is a fantastic way to lose weight – and it works…   Read this article about Nigella Lawson…. http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/nigella-lawsons-two-stone-weight-loss-1840485 If you think this is for you – then give me a calll

Weird things that hypnotherapy has cured…

You MUST read this..   If you think you have a weird phobia or outlook – then this will have you thinking again… http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/ibs-scampi-fries-and-maggots—789869  

The Best Way To Cure Insomnia

You MUST read this if you are suffering from insomnia.. This shows just how effective hypnotherapy can help insomnia….   http://www.insomnialand.com/blog/

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety based disorder characterised primarily by intrusive thoughts that produce uneasiness, apprehension, fear, worry or panic attacks; by repetitive behaviours aimed at reducing the associated anxiety; or by a combination of such obsessions and compulsions (compulsions are the desire to do something repeatedly such as cleaning, counting numbers or switching lights off). These compulsions…

What is laughter?

  Scientists say that laughter is good for body and mind: Over the past two decades, extensive research has been conducted all over the world and it has been proved that laughter has a positive impact on various systems of the body. Laughter helps to remove the negative effects of STRESS, which is the number…

Hypnotherapy provides support for those who suffer from SAD

This month I am focusing on how hypnotherapy can help those who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) as the summer draws to a close and people who suffer from this condition start to feel the initial impact. SAD has hit the headlines many times in recent years as awareness grows, but it’s not a…

Discover Calming Hypnotherapy

Have you ever wondered just how good hypnotherapy is at tackling both sides of the too much stress/not enough energy dilemma? Well – an article written in W&H magazine confirms that hypnotherapy can help reduce the stress which is behind many of these problems… “Hypnotherapy can reduce its effects, putting people back in touch with…

If its good enough for Crystal Palace….

If you haven’t already seen the news – then you MUST read this…… http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2384708/Crystal-Palace-boss-Ian-Holloway-brings-hypnotherapist-Glenn-Catley-ahead-Premier-League-kick-off.html It just goes to show how far hypnotherapy has come and the amazing things it can do….. I have done several sessions with golfers and it is fantastic at the results – their game is so much better and they are able…

Appetite control could be rewired, say researchers

Scientists have identified a group of brain cells which have the power to control appetite and could be a major cause of eating disorders such as obesity. In experiments in rodents, cells called tanycytes were found to produce neurons which specifically regulate appetite. The University of East Anglia researchers say their find means appetite is…

Weight Management

For those who have tried every diet under the sun and failed then don’t be disheartened – all is not lost!! I have had brilliant success with hypnotherapy and weight management. To be honest – it’s worked better than I expected it to! I have several clients who have realised that diets do not work…

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