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What’s Trauma?

Trauma comes in many forms. It can be as obvious as the shock of a car accident, exposure to war, rape, sudden death, breaking bones but it can be less obvious. One of the less obvious forms of trauma is mental. Mental trauma that leads to long term stress, anxiety, depression and even PTSD. This is the trauma that others can’t see but it wrecks people’s lives. We try to live with it and put on a brave face  Read More...

Resist the pressures of society

Christmas and the holidays can be a time of great joy and connecting with family but it can also be a time of stress, anxiety and depression. Months before Christmas we are bombarded by advertising that shows the perfect Christmas day, beautiful presents and family interacting happily. In other words society and advertising create a fantasy of how Christmas should be. When this fantasy does not become true it ver Read More...

I overcame my stress, anxiety and depression

Some time ago I had a young woman come to see me who was suffering severe anxiety, stress, depression and was having suicidal thoughts. I worked with her with a combination of hypnosis and coaching to resolve the unresolved stress and trauma of the past. She made progress but it was slow and when she finished I thought that she could have had more of a change. I got this email from her after not seeing her for nearly si Read More...

Life Changes Rapidly - How to Cope!

We have had a lot of changes over the past months. Like all families we have our share of ups and downs, a bit of stress and drama. 2018 has taught us the value of life! ​Not to take anything for granted and not only that 'things' can change unexpectedly but, also, very quickly. How we react or respond in those first moments (and the days following), of stress are really crucial to our mental health. Fear c Read More...

Balance your Stress and Anxiety

I had a client come to see me with high levels of stress and anxiety over her divorce and her ex-husband. She also said that she was very angry and prone to fits of rage over everything that had happened and could not seem to let it go. I asked her to take a sheet of paper and write on the top, my divorce. I then asked her to write negative in the top left and positive in the top right. She was then to write one negativ Read More...

I can’t think

A woman came to me recently as she was suffering from depression and anxiety. When I measured her depression, anxiety and stress it was extremely high. She said that she was having trouble thinking clearly and she could not imagine a future. This is not surprising when you look at the physiology of the body when there is depression, anxiety and stress. Most long term depression, anxiety, stress and even PTSD is cause Read More...

Emotions of Pain

I had a client come to see me with chronic back pain. She had been to several doctors and had numerous tests and nobody could say why she had pain. What was interesting is that with all the tests that had been carried out nobody had thought to investigate what stress and trauma had occurred in her past. When I looked at her past there were several incidents of extreme stress and trauma. Chronic pain without an Read More...

An alternative treatment for depression

I was talking to a friend today who was telling me about the battle that he had, had with depression. After a series of negative events in his life he found that he was extremely angry and life had lost a lot of it’s spark. He went to hid doctor who diagnosed him with depression and recommended that he go see a psychiatrist. He went to the psychiatrist and said he had several session of talk therapy which helped.  Read More...

Out of Balance

Have you noticed how we tend to focus more on the negative than positive? If you pay attention to your thoughts you will see that we spend more time thinking and complaining about things that we feel dis-advantage us. When we do this we often go down the path of stress, anxiety or depression. The news is constantly bombarding us with negatives. The old saying of ‘no news is good news’ started out as a reass Read More...

Are Hormones and Stress Wrecking Your Diet?

You eat the right foods, you eat small meals and you go to the gym 3 times a week - but the excess weight still won't budge. What are you doing wrong? Well, your hormones could be wrecking your diet! Muffin Top: Around 10 to 12% of women suffer from poly-cystic ovarian syndrome and this is usually accompanied with another hormone condition, insulin resistance. Often the first signal of this is 'thinning  Read More...
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