A little bit about me!
Since 2006, I have been using guided visualisation, breathwork and counselling skills to help people reduce their stress levels and improve their sense of wellness.
To achieve these stress-busting, wellness-boosting goals, I mostly use a combination of hypnosis and tapping (EFT), as well as Matrix Reimprinting. These are amazing techniques that connect with your subconscious to create profound change. They are also all intrinsically relaxing, lowering your levels of cortisol, the main stress hormone.
I also use my training as a counsellor and life coach to help you get clear on what you need in order to achieve a greater sense of well-being, and to let go to the tension and worry in your life. Putting a plan into place that will get you where you want to go, and that is realistic, is an important part of any change.
In much of my work, I teach skills and resources to help you in your day-to-day. This includes teaching self-hypnosis and self-tapping as well as being based on my experiences teaching yoga and meditation since 2001, and my ever-deepening exploration of mindfulness and other practices to calm the mind and emotions.
Anxiety and Stress
My particular focus is on anxiety and stress – the modern plague. Almost everyone suffers from stress at some point in their life. And leaving stress to run amok can lead to deeper issues including anxiety and depression.
This is especially important as stress and anxiety are not just mental issues.
Stress can affect your health and physical well-being, as well as your emotions and ability to think and enjoy life. My focus on wellness incorporates physical problems that are either caused or triggered by stress and anxiety. Issues such as IBS, pain, chronic inflammation and even hot flushes may not seem like ‘mental’ problems, yet they can be sometimes drastically improved through hypnotherapy and tapping.
I also focus on nutrition as an important aspect of both physical and mental well-being. What you eat affects not just your body, but your mind and emotions. Of course, changing your nutrition isn’t always a simple matter.
Many people comfort eat, making nutritional change emotionally distressing. This is another way in which linking an understanding of nutrition with techniques to improve your mood and emotions can be very effective.
Much of my work focuses on trauma. This can be big T traumas, such as the suicide of a friend or loved one, severe accidents, and more targeted physical, emotional or sexual abuse. It can also be litte T traumas, experiences which may seem minor from the outside, yet especially when repeated can lead to high levels of stress. These can include issues such as parents divorcing or separating, repeated humiliation, parents who abuse drugs or alcohol, domestic violence, and neglect.
Trauma, of whatever kind, can easily lead to stress and anxiety, as well as complications of these. Matrix reimprinting and EMDR can be especially effective in releasing these emotions and the automatic negative thoughts that often accompany them.
Tapping and Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner