Stories have been around for generations. They can teach us right and wrong, about good and evil and steer us in the right direction. Metaphors are an indirect way to get the mind thinking and to influence behaviour. I love using stories in my work with both children and adults as profound changes can occur.
If you find that you're the kind of person who is easily influenced by others, I heard a story recently that is for you. So if you're sitting comfortably, I'll begin.
In an ancient time, long ago, an old man and his youngest son were taking their wares...
If you wake in the morning and don't feel rested, it impacts your whole day. Any parents will know that their children are at their worst when they have not had a good night's sleep and as adults we are the same, even if we don't like to admit it.
Deep, restful sleep allows the body to regenerate and to process the day, so if you are not getting enough, these tips are for you.
1. Have a bedTIME and stick to it
Just like a baby, we operate best when we have structure to our day. Make bedtime the same time every night. There will be an optimal time for you to get...
Most people find exam time stressful. For some, this stress can be a motivational tool that helps them knuckle down and study, but for many, the added pressure is simply too much and it affects their health.
Stress manifests in many ways, including:
- sleepless nights
- stomach trouble
- inability to concentrate or think straight
- dizziness, shortness of breath, or racing heart
- inability to control emotions - irritability or anger
Why does this happen to me?
When we are in an uncomfortable situation, our subconscious mind wants to protect us, so it trigg...
Around 40% of the population will make a resolution on 1st January 2017. The New Year brings with it the opportunity to leave the past behind and start afresh. This means that it is a great time for businesses to capitalise on this desire to change and market their programs. The diet and exercise industry, in particular, goes into overdrive, urging you to sign up with the mantra, “New Year, New You”!
But what does ‘new’ actually mean and how do we find a ‘new’ us?
The dictionary defines new as “produced, introduced, or discovered recently or now for the first t...
Depression can take on many forms, from just generally feeling blue to the point where medical intervention is required in order to get through the day.
When you're suffering with depression is very easy to become very negative in your thinking, relating a problem or issue in one area to other aspects of life until the future becomes very bleak. When you're in a downward spiral, perhaps much time is spent reflecting on the past and how things could or should have been different.
Hypnotherapy can work with your depression, helping to let go of any...