Category Archives: Anxiety & Stress

What Fear Does to Your Brain – And How to Stop It

For those of you that have already worked with me, the following article will make perfect sense: a key part of the psychotherapy that I practice is getting clients to understand what is causing them to feel anxious, depressed, unconfident,

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Neuroscientist: Donald Trump’s meteoric rise can be explained by 4 basic human instincts

As many of you than know me, I have a fascination with narcissistic behaviour: working for 20 years is a sales environment made me realise that I was working with a few sociopaths, and many of my clients have escaped

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The Dangers of Accumulating Sleep Debt

Sleep, sleep, glorious sleep. However, are you living beyond your means when it comes to sleep? This fascinating article explains the trouble we get into when we kid ourselves about the amount and quality of sleep we actual give ourselves.

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If you can’t sleep, blame evolution

With many of my clients that I work with, there is a direct correlation between stress, depression and anxiety and poor sleep. This little article explains one of the reasons we suffer poor sleep. It’s not the whole cause and

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‘Irritation and anger’ may lead to Brexit, says influential psychologist

A common theme within my practice is where my customers make decisions based on fear (real or imaginary) rather than an intellectual assessment of the situation. I explain that when we base a decision from our limbic part of our

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2 Alarming Findings About How Poor Sleep Hurts Your Heart

Sleep, sleep, glorious sleep! Why is it that when we are out of sorts, feeling stressed and generally unhappy, our sleep suffers? Well, for those of you who have already worked with me, you’ll understand that ‘the bucket’ is pretty

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These 6 Amazing Things Will Happen If You Read Before Bed

Reading before bed helps you in so many amazing ways

If you are a client of mine, you’ll know how important getting great sleep is in getting your life under control, back on track, being able to deal with life’s little bumps and seeking opportunities and positive changes. You’ll also

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How Your Waistline Changes Your View of Reality

Being overweight can change the way we see things

This great article explains new research on how being overweight changes the way that we perceive things. We certainly know when we are carrying extra pounds (whether we are honest with ourselves or not), however new research suggests that our

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How It Feels When the Person You Love Has Depression

Living with someone with depression

This rather refreshing account is written by someone who was in a relationship who was suffering with depression. Many articles are written about the sufferer, yet in my therapy room I work with many people who are simply trying to

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Eight Signs You Need To Lower Your Cortisol Level

Those of you familiar with my Solution-focused Hypnotherapy sessions will be fully aware of your ‘stress bucket’ (a metaphor for the chemicals we produce in our bodies when we are stressed, angry or anxious) and why it’s important to stop

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