Panic Attacks and the “Fear of the Fear”

Panic attacks can be truly terrifying experiences, and can often occur without warning. There is a sudden and extreme burst of anxiety that can result in breathing difficulties, nausea, dizziness and in some cases even a momentary loss of consciousness. Once someone has experienced a panic attack, the fear that they may have another can begin to take over, and they may start to avoid certain places or situations in order to prevent a repeat. This is what psychologists call […]

Hypnotherapy for IBS

What is IBS? IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) can present in many forms. It is a gut-centred disorder that can result in pain, cramping, and bowel problems. It is widely associated with stress. Stress can provoke feelings of anxiety and worry. Also, when the body is undergoing a period of stress one can fell overwhelmed or frantic. In response to a stress stimulus, the body will enter the “Fight or Flight response”,where the brain releases chemicals to help the body and […]

Before jumping on the Gastric Band-Wagon

A gastric band – whether it’s real or imaginary – can stop you from eating; but can it stop you from craving? In this current war on obesity; the latest weapon that the weight-loss industry is keen to promote is bariatric surgery, or “the gastric band”. Even our NHS seems more than happy to spend countless thousands of on these procedures; but not a single penny on behavioural change. This has now lead to a bizarre situation of patients who […]

Hypnotherapy by Hypnowellness

Recognised as a potentially effective intervention since the 1950s, Hypnotherapy is fast becoming the go-to method to help promote behavioural change. As the science behind this technique becomes ever-more established and understood, more and more medical professionals are referring clients for hypnotherapy in Highgate for help with a broad spectrum of conditions and issues. Hypnotherapy has in the past been thought of mainly as a method for smoking cessation or dealing with fears and phobias, but there are even more wide-ranging benefits […]

Compassion and Self-Esteem

How Self-Esteem Develops During our formative years, we begin to develop an “inner-voice” that will accompany us throughout our lives. This inner-voice is constantly with us. It develops as a mixture of our parents, teachers and authoritative adults, and is honed through our experiences of reward, punishment, encouragement, and criticism. When we have failed to live up to our own expectations, it will criticise and cajole us. When we have done something praiseworthy, it will congratulate us. However, if the […]

Hypnosis for Insomnia

Can’t sleep? A hypnotic approach might help We all need sleep to function comfortably and most of us need 6-8 hours nightly. The loss of one night’s sleep can take a while to get over, but eventually we do catch up. However, long term sleep deprivation can be quite difficult to shake off. So how might hypnosis for insomnia help? Insomnia is on the rise and is increasingly becoming the cause of a visit to the GP. Unfortunately, there is […]

‘The end of my snake phobia’

Even as a young child I was not very fond of snakes. I was definitely more of a cuddly animal  lover and not  a scaly slithery enthusiast as I was never very fond of the lizards or crocodiles either. Nevertheless I was not afraid to visit them at the zoo and frequently did so as my elder brother was very interested in snakes and always wanted to visit the snake house. The competition between us and the choice between the […]

Weight loss hypnotherapy – is it really possible?

A study carried out in the U.S. indicated the effectiveness of weight loss with hypnotherapy. The research involved two groups of obese patients with one group receiving hypnosis alone and the other group receiving both hypnosis and an audio recording. A third group, known as the control group, received verbal instructions only. At the end of the study, both of the groups using hypnosis for weight loss had lost an average of 17 pounds per person. Whereas in the control […]

CBT sessions at the City Therapy Centre in Radlett in Herts

CBT  (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) is a form of “talking” therapy which focuses on the present and immediate state of the client seeking help with or relief from feelings of mental distress. CBT is evidence based and has been shown to be effective in dealing with a great number of disorders. I run regular CBT sessions at the City Therapy Centre in Radlett in Herts. The aim of CBT is to teach the client new ways of thinking and behaving which will eliminate this distress. […]

Hypnotherapy in London with Hypnowellness

Gentle, powerful and effective Frequently asked questions about Hypnotherapy in London with Hypnowellness Q. What is Hypnosis? A. Hypnosis is a state of consciousness you enter and leave naturally all the time during your day-to day experiences. It can feel very much like day-dreaming, or that serene state between sleeping and waking. Your therapist will assist you to reach this state in a relaxed and easily attainable way. Q. How does it work? A. While in this relaxed state, your conscious […]