Women with Anxiety are Strong, Wise and Kind Women learn courage, self-awareness and empathy by fighting their fears… Her strength comes from battling her anxiety when her overwhelming impulse to run away and hide.Sometimes, the voice of fear is too loud to ignore. But mostly, she finds a way to pretend she’s okay. She finds […]
Hypnotherapy for Confidence Many people lack confidence when dating. If you are looking forward to that special Valentine’s Day date with trepidation and would like more confidence on the day and in the future, hypnotherapy could be the answer. Do you lack the confidence to date? Has a previous romantic relationship left you feeling vulnerable […]
Shouting doesn’t get you anywhere. In fact, as soon as voices are raised, you’ve lost the argument and have little chance of resolving your differences. Often, couples will find themselves going over the same old ground, in the same way, becoming more and more frustrated and angry with each other. Once you turn the volume […]
It’s easy to dismiss commonly expressed laments about being over-stressed but most of us are aware that we would be happier with a less stressed life. We all buckle under the strains and difficulties of daily life from time to time. Our world is a busy one.
Everyone is afraid of something. It doesn’t matter where you live, the year you were born, your skin colour or creed, our top five fears are a natural component of the human experience. They part of our primeval, genetically determined survival instinct. Without them, our chance of recognising danger and avoiding it or defending ourselves would be considerably reduced. The whole point of those top five fears is to keep us safe.
The fear of interviews prevents many hopefuls from performing well at job interviews and some will avoid them completely, losing the chance to go for that dream job. There are many hypnotherapeutic strategies that help beat interview anxiety, providing life-changing opportunities for career advancement and job satisfaction.
What benefits can teenagers get from hypnotherapy?
Hypnosis helps youngsters in many different ways. Specialist hypnotic techniques are effective at tackling a number of teenage problems, improving their ability to achieve their potential so they can develop into healthy, emotionally balanced and confident adults.
If a childhood phobia is left untreated, it can soon become an uncomfortable habit that causes feelings of terror and panic whenever exposed to the stimuli. It can then have an effect on a child’s well-being and social development and restrict many of aspects of their life. Many phobias are rooted in childhood and can range from the surprisingly common fears of the seemingly harmless, like buttons, balloons and clowns or the more serious fear of going to school.
PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is caused in many ways, for example, by seeing a horrific accident, being attacked or going through a natural disaster. Though we tend to think of PTSD as being a problem for the armed services, it can easily affect civilians too. Left untreated, the symptoms of PTSD can have a long lasting effect on daily life.
As if handling the hormonal and bodily changes wasn’t enough to tackle, teenagers typically encounter pressure to succeed at school as well as the social uncertainties which come with the transition to adulthood. As a result, many youngsters find this one of the most arduous periods of their life. Left un-checked, the weight of these countless pressures can frequently leave a mark by damaging the teen’s confidence and self-esteem, and leading to a feeling of “not being good enough”.
Gambling is usually a difficult habit to kick but hypnotherapy stands head and shoulders above the other therapies because it efficiently deals with the root causes supporting the addiction. What’s more, it equips the sufferer with the tools to navigate life’s problems more effectively, enabling them to feel more in control and less likely to resort to destructive gambling behaviour.
There is much more pressure on smokers to stop smoking from the medical community and the public. With various projects running across the nation and encouragement to seek smoking cessation advice, it is now quite tough to avoid pressure to stop smoking cigarettes. Warnings about the risks of cigarette smoking surround us and the related […]
When first experienced, panic attacks tend be very scary as they share some of the symptoms of life-threatening conditions, including chest pains and shortness of breath. Sufferers are frequent visitors to accident and emergency departments thinking they are having a heart attack. Luckily, hypnotherapy helps stop panic attacks and anxiety with a range of rapid and effective strategies.
In answer to the question: “Will hypnotherapy work for me?” Tunbridge Wells hypnotherapist Karen Martin replies: “We are all capable of entering hypnosis given the right circumstances. It is a normal state of awareness which we go in and out of spontaneously throughout our daily lives and is no more unusual than sleeping in that regard. As a hypnotherapist, it’s my job to make sure whoever I’m working with understands the process, is motivated to change and trusts me to help them.”
Stanford University in the US has conducted breakthrough research which strongly supports the use of hypnotherapy for those, for example, seeking to manage their own pain or anxiety. It also suggests the potential for hypnotherapy to improve the general functioning of mind and body, with or without additional treatment.
Kent based hypnotherapist Karen Martin advises insomniac Sue on how to get a good night’s sleep and manage a stressful life.
Being bullied can be both a cause and effect of a speech impediment as it often leads to the acute self consciousness which creates social anxiety. Tunbridge Wells hypnotherapist Karen Martin advises a young man crippled by fear of ridicule.
It’s not just the bride who suffers from pre-wedding nerves. All she’s got to do is turn up on the day looking ravishing whereas the groom, best man and father of the bride have to stand up in front of a sea of faces and deliver flawless, witty and memorable speeches and this can generate significant wedding speech nerves.
Most people suffer from insomnia at some point in their lives. In fact, more than half of us will have trouble sleeping in the course of any given year.
For some, the mere thought of not being able to get a good nights sleep gives them insomnia. For others, sleeplessness is a debilitating symptom of wider conditions like depression, stress, anxiety, chronic pain or the menopause. As any new mum with a hungry or colicky baby will tell you, lack of a good nights sleep makes you crabby, forgetful and miserable. Simple things can seem difficult as both brain and body become overwhelmed with exhaustion.
Hypnobirthing specialist Karen Martin offers one-to-one sessions to couples preparing for childbirth at her busy practice in Tunbridge Wells. Kent. Here, she offers advice to an expectant mum.