Wellbeing

Cure or Con? Unravelling the debate on alternative medicine

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in Hypnotherapy, Wellbeing, Women's Health | 0 comments

Cure or Con? Unravelling the debate on alternative medicine

This may seem like a controversial topic to some, but there is a subject that comes up frequently in discussions I have, and with our NHS currently facing threat – and on the other side of the Pond, our US friends seeing their healthcare system in a different kind of jeopardy, it’s one worth examining. I am in the fortunate position of bridging two areas of healthcare. On the one hand, hypnotherapy comes under the broad umbrella of therapies that could be considered ‘holistic’ or ‘alternative’, whilst also having a solid grounding in evidence-based neuroscience. Similarly yoga is seen as the...

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Be Empowered by International Women’s Day

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Empowerment, Hypnotherapy, Wellbeing, Women's Health | 0 comments

Be Empowered by International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day 2017! It has become a tradition for me to  celebrate, thank and revere the women who inspire me, teach me and support me; and so I will start by doing that: YOU ARE ALL AWESOME! But being the inspiring, amazing women that they are, I’m sure they won’t mind me breaking with tradition this year and instead, giving a bit of hope and practical solution to women who maybe are not feeling so empowered. It’s a tough world for women at the moment, with certain countries determined to roll back women’s rights, and others stubbornly preventing them from going forward;...

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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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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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New books and pencils all round, It’s September!

Posted by on Sep 1, 2016 in About Emma, Empowerment, event, Hypnotherapy, media, Resources, Wellbeing, Women's Health | 5 comments

New books and pencils all round, It’s September!

September is my favourite time of year. Since I left school I never really got the hang of January being the time for fresh starts and resolutions (after all who wants to work hard and give up comfort foods in the dead of winter?) and I always feel the ‘back to school’ vibe when September starts. Summer is fun, but by the end of August I am happy for the nights to pull in a bit and the heat to die down. I always start exciting new projects in September and nearly always have a surge in clients. With that in mind I am celebrating the first of my favourite month, with not one, but...

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