Photo of a man who is unable to sleep at night

How are you sleeping?

There are dozens of different reasons that you may not be able to sleep.   Perhaps you have a physical reason, such as a new baby, or a partner that snores. Perhaps you have an emotional reason, such as a high pressure job or lots of family stress.   Now, we all know how easy […]

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Hypnoidal state

What is a hypnoidal state?

You may not have come across the term hypnoidal state before – but it’s useful to know about, especially if you’re considering coming for hypnotherapy, because a hypnoidal state lies somewhere between day-to-day deliberate relaxation, and the lightest stages of trance. Understanding a hypnoidal state may give you clues as to how receptive to hypnosis […]

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On immaturity

Immaturity is an unhealthy way of being. It can cause us to act in self-defeating ways. Any behaviour that lowers our self-respect or dignity is immature. Examples are temper tantrums, not being honest about our feelings, doing things you KNOW are not good for you, and insisting on having our own way. None of these […]

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Letting go

The ripe fruit will fall from the tree. I heard this while studying my hypnobirthing course, and it seemed like a lovely way of saying that a baby will be born when it is ready, and there is no rush to force the baby to be born before this time. Every fruit will eventually fall […]

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A brief note on grief

“Some things in life cannot be fixed. They can only be carried.” #grief is normal. We don’t just grieve after death. It follows the loss of any significant thing – a relationship, a job, your health, your choices about the future, or even something else. Not all things happen for a reason, so don’t feel […]

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Grumpy?

Are other people or things around you giving you cause to be a bit grumpy? Maybe you’re finding yourself snapping or being sarcastic a bit more than you’d like to? It’s easy to say that someone is driving you crazy, or getting on your wick- but are you sure you’re not just blaming someone else […]

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Bad habits

If you’re struggling with a bad habit – such as checking your phone too often, boredom eating, or not taking responsibility for your health, then it’s time to check your worldview. Why? Well, even the smallest of habits can manifest as a way to cope with difficult emotions. The relief it brings is interpreted as […]

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