Everyone’s Got Talent!

If I wasn’t a hypnotherapist I think I’d make a rather good talent scout. When out and about in London I see mind-blowing talent all the time. Whether it’s in the underground, on the South Bank, or in Covent Garden, I see performers who’d easily compete with the very best of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’!   … Continued

Limitless?

Perhaps you’ve seen the 2011 film ‘Limitless’ in which Bradley Cooper’s character ‘Eddie Morra’ is introduced to a mysterious pill that enables him to access 100 percent of his brain’s potential. As a result he is transformed from a struggling writer into a financial wizard, and just as you’d imagine, his life spirals out of … Continued

Hypnotherapy and PD

One of my specialities as a clinical hypnotherapist is working with clients who live with movement disorders such as Parkinson’s. My objective is to improve the quality of my PD clients’ lives by addressing both their psychological and physical symptoms.   One of the first questions that I’m asked is how many sessions will be … Continued

The Placebo Effect

  The placebo effect is one of the most dramatic demonstrations of the ‘mind-body connection’ in action. It is also one of the most well-known but least understood phenomena in modern medicine.   The placebo effect occurs when someone demonstrates measurable physical or psychological improvement in response to an inert medication or a treatment that … Continued

Mind-Body Medicine

Over the past 20 years, research has provided conclusive evidence that psychological factors play a major role in many illnesses and that mind-body techniques can aid both in the treatment and recovery process. Clinical trials have indicated that mind-body therapies such as hypnotherapy are helpful in managing arthritis and other chronic pain conditions. There is … Continued

Help! I Can’t Visualise

Many of the self-help materials available today for relaxation, meditation, and self-hypnosis require the ability to be able to visualise. Not everyone is able to do this easily. I’ve had clients tell me that they can’t visualise effectively because they simply have difficulty ‘seeing things’ in their mind’s eye. This is usually because they’ve made … Continued

Hacking Into Happiness

We tend to think that our happiness is dependent upon our circumstances don’t we? Well, it certainly does help when life is good and the challenges are few, but the truth is that happiness is determined by how we choose to respond to our circumstances. This is referred to as thinking ‘from the inside out’ … Continued

A Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep is a wonderful thing. It’s something that most of us take for granted. However, there are many people who can only dream of a good night’s sleep, provided they sleep long enough to dream.   Sleep is a very important part of our lives and an absolutely essential component for healthy living.  Just as … Continued

Reason, Intuition, And Success

Is our ability to reason all it’s cracked up to be? Is our intellect, our brain power, the reason that we’re (at present) top of the evolutionary food chain, or are we missing something important?   Our ability to reason and consciously contemplate our own existence is often cited as a prime example of why … Continued