Posts by pippindrill

A New Resolution for February

Posted by on Jan 27, 2017 in Empowerment, Hypnotherapy, Wellbeing, Women's Health | 1 comment

A New Resolution for February

So we’re nearly at the end of January. We’ve passed the apparent, so-called “most depressing day of the year” and the home stretch is in sight. How are you doing? How are you getting on with the ‘new you’? I mean you are a new person now, right? You changed your body, habits, schedule, personality and diet overnight on the 31st of December didn’t you? The truth is, if anyone promises that you can be a ‘new you’ you should think very seriously about what they are actually asking of you. What exactly is wrong with the old you? What is wrong with the you that worked hard, tried your best, faced...

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The best and worst questions to ask a hypnotherapist

Posted by on Sep 5, 2016 in About Emma, FAQ, Hypnotherapy | 1 comment

The best and worst questions to ask a hypnotherapist

I’ll admit it, for the first few years after I completed my training as a hypnotherapist, I would cringe if anyone asked me what I did for a living. Not because I’m not incredibly proud and happy with my career, but because I would quite often be faced with stupid comments and questions. Now don’t get me wrong, I love talking about my job, I am enthusiastic about helping people and a complete geek when it comes to chatting about how the brain works, I can talk about it for hours… try me! But often when you say you’re a hypnotherapist, some people take it upon themselves to ask the most...

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Relationships? Piece of cake!

Posted by on Sep 4, 2016 in Empowerment | 2 comments

Relationships? Piece of cake!

Today I just want to share a little metaphor with you that I use with a lot of my clients, especially those who are getting over old relationships or really looking to get into a new relationship, but are not sure they’re quite ready. The Great British Bake Off is also back on our screens, so my mind is full of baked goods at the moment. A wise person once told me, that relationships should be the icing on the cake in life; they’re not the cake itself! And while that is wisdom indeed, this metaphor can be expanded… You cannot ice an undercooked cake. You cannot ice a cake that hasn’t...

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What you may not know about Pokémon Go

Posted by on Sep 3, 2016 in media, Wellbeing | 5 comments

What you may not know about Pokémon Go

  I’ll admit, when Pokémon Go was released back in June of this year, I didn’t instantly see what all the fuss was about. Don’t tell anyone, but I’m a little too old for the nostalgia it created. When Pokémon first happened, I’d just moved on to my ‘cider, gigs and eyeliner’ phase, and Pokémon was just something my nephews and the kids I would babysit for pocket money were into. So when I saw Pikachu popping up all over my social media feeds, I assumed this was none of my business and a fad that would pass me by. But then I started to see some of the strong reactions it was provoking;...

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Breath: Use the force!

Posted by on Sep 2, 2016 in History, Hypnotherapy, Wellbeing | 2 comments

Breath: Use the force!

  If you delve into the history of hypnotherapy then you’ll probably come across an Austrian fellow called Franz Mesmer, considered one of the ‘grandfathers’ of hypnotism. In fact for a while, hypnosis was actually called Mesmerism after this curious 18th Century physician. Mesmer may have been practising hypnosis but he didn’t really have the understanding of how it worked the way we understand it today. He believed that we had a sort of magnetic ‘fluid’ running through us, that he could influence through his powers, as well as iron rods and tables. He could control this fluid with his...

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