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Cognitive Hypnotherapy London W1

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Are you looking for change in your life; your reactions to things around you; your habits; your beliefs about yourself? The answer to what you're looking for could be here. Working with me could help you change your mind... change your life... with hypnotherapy London.

If I asked you what you want to be different in your life, I wonder what it might be? Perhaps you want more of something, such as confidence, motivation or self-belief...? Or perhaps you want to have less of something, for example, anxiety, weight or stress...? I have been successfully helping people to achieve that, using Cognitive Hypnotherapy and Coaching. I believe I can help you do the same, so please do get in touch for a chat - with no obligation, of course. I want to know about you, and your hopes and aspirations. I want to help you achieve what you might think right now, is almost impossible.

Feeling stressed?

Much of my work with clients over the years has been due to anxiety and stress in their lives. We are increasingly bombarded with pressure from every angle: work, family, friends even. This has lead to me specialising in working with anxiety and it's many guises. I help clients to deal with the stresses of modern life, and change their reactions to them, so that they can take it all in their stride. After all, it's not what happens in our life, but what we make of it. Click here for more...

Looking for a coach?

If you are feeling stuck, or if something is blocking you from achieving what you want in life, I can probably help. We all have things that seem like they should be easy for us to do, and yet something in our heads stops us from just getting on and doing it. I've helped many people overcome their blocks and limiting beliefs. So, whether you want to feel more in control, more contented or more confident, and you have the desire for change, we can work together to help make that a reality. Click here for more...

Hypnotherapy Supervision

I am accredited by the QCHPA and NCH for hypnotherapy supervision and completed further training in this area because I know the difference it can make to your practice if you have great supervision. I work with both trainee and qualified hypnotherapist as an accredited supervisor. To hear more about my approach to supervision services, and what we might do together to help you create the practice you want, and be the best therapist you can click here for more...

Do you want to meet online instead?

Modern technology is a wonderful thing, and with a reliable wifi connection, we can do much of our work together connected through a virtual room (using video and audio). Click here for more...

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Save the Date!

By Anita

The countdown has begun. My youngest daughter gets married in a year today. See, here’s the proof. I’ve got the ‘Save the Date’ type invite, so it’s real and in a year’s time, both my daughters will be married. Surely, I’m too young for that? Ah, no – wait – that’s just how old (young)…

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Fly, little bird, fly!

By Anita

So, the time has arrived! This is what you have all been working towards. All the hard work, sweat and tears! After the anticipation and expectation around exam results. There may have been the extra stress of going through clearing. They may have achieved the grades they needed for an offer to go to their…

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What’s a girl ‘To Do’?

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Is your ‘To do’ list driving you to distraction? I was talking with a client about her ‘to do’ list. Every day, she diligently makes her ‘to do’ list. Every day, she also makes herself very stressed by having said list, because inevitably, the list is so long that she finds it almost impossible to…

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Research Project supports efficacy of Cognitive Hypnotherapy

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Over the last few years a group of Quest Trained Cognitive Hypnotherapists and their clients have taken part in a research project. As a result in the September 2015 issue of the Mental Health Review Journal, a peer-reviewed article comparing Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy with national results for the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme…

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Obesity the biggest threat to women’s health

By Anita

There has been a lot mentioned in the media today of the report from England’s chief medical officer, Dame Sally Davies, which has warned that obesity is the biggest threat to women’s health. She claims that it is also putting the health of future generations at jeopardy and needs to be tackled now. Her annual…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

By Anita

Thanksgiving may be an American tradition and OK, I may not be American, but I do’t think I need to be, to be thankful, grateful, or count my blessings. And I do – a lot. Because I really do have much to be greatful and thankful for. And it’s easy to lose sight of that…

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All Change!

By Anita

Life’s a funny thing, isn’t it. Everything is plodding along nicely, and you think you have it all in hand, and then something happens – it could be something simple, or a major happening – and everything is thrown up in the air! It’s in those moments that we can either become a victim to…

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Boy gets home after 4 years away after using hypnosis for anxiety

By Anita

Amazing results using hypnosis for flying anxiety! You may have heard the reports of a boy who had been unable to return to the UK for 4 years after a flying phobia meant he couldn’t get on a plane. After many failed attempts, his parents sought the help of a hypnotherapist. It was only after…

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Princess of Cambridge uses hypnotherapy to help combat morning sickness

By Anita

According to reports in a number of newspapers recently, the Duchess of Cambridge has had hypnotherapy sessions to help with her extreme morning sickness associated with her pregnancy. I know from my own experience how limiting morning sickness can be to your life, and how low it can make you feel when you have constant or…

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Felix Baumgartner had hypnotherapy to help his anxiety before skydive!

By Anita

This was posted on the BBC (www.bbc.co.uk) website today. It’s a fascinating article in itself, but I was pleased to hear how Felix had used hypnotherapy to help him overcome the anxiety age felt when training in the pressure suit that would keep him alive… Why Baumgartner’s record dive almost didn’t happen Austrian Felix Baumgartner…

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Breathing technique to aid anxiety or stress.

By Anita

I’m a supervisor to other hypnotherapists and was talking with one of my supervisees earlier this week. We were discussing a very powerful technique called 7 / 11 Breathing which comes from the Human Givens approach. It’s a great technique to help alleviate stress, or when you’re anxious. It also helps to reduce bloodpressure. As…

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Top 5 Regrets of the dying

By Anita

Bronnie Ware is a nurse. She is Australian and spent several years working with patients who were terminally ill, giving them palliative care. Over her time working in this field and literally working with people on their death beds, she recorded the top five regrets that they had. It wasn’t necessarily the things they had…

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Confident Childbirth & hypnobirthing

By Anita

If you are pregnant, I have no doubt that you will have already experienced, or will at some point in the near future, have some well meaning person tell you of all the childbirth horror stories they have ever heard. These people are trying to help, really they are! They do actually mean well –…

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Hypnotension comes to Berkshire to help hypertension

By Anita

I’ve been doing some training recently, as I do,  and I just completed the exam for – ‘passed with flying colours’ apparently, which is nice! It’s an exciting thing, because passing the exam means I’m the first Hypnotension Practitioner in Berkshire. So what? Good question. Well, it means that I have had extra training to…

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The Guardian Newspaper last week about cognitive hypnotherapy

By Anita

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2011/may/21/cognitive-hypnotherapist-what-really-thinking This was written by my friend and colleague, Lesley McCall, who is based in Farnham, Surrey. She sums up beautifully, what cognitive hypnotherapy is, and what it is we do.

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Can you trick your ageing body to feel younger?

By Anita

This was on the BBC www.bbc.co.uk website today about how your mind can be tricked into helping you feel younger. I find this stuff really interesting as it helps to confirm what we already know about the mind/body connection and how what we think affects the way we feel. It has much potential in the…

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Wounds ‘take longer to heal when you are anxious or stressed’

By Anita

In my approach of Cognitive Hypnotherapy, we have long used it for helping the body healing itself. This article explains a link with stress and anxiety and the body taking longer in the healing process. It would stand to reason then, that being able to deal with stress and anxiety in a positive way, would…

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Forgiving…

By Anita

This quote was shared with me, by a friend – thought I’d do the same… “Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.…

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Common to ‘underestimate how many calories they are eating’ when dieting

By Anita

This article from The Telegraph (www.telegraph.co.uk) re-iterates what I say to people that come to see me for weightloss. Dieting doesn’t really work, because if we don’t address the relationship that we have with food first, once we stop dieting, and start eating ‘normally’ again, the weight will start to pile on again. I aim…

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Locus of Control

By Anita

I have had a number of discussions recently with clients and their difficulties around taking responsibility for their own behaviours/decisions etc. It stems around where their locus of control is, either externally or internally. At the moment there is a great trend towards letting the Universe provide – ask, and it shall be given you.…

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The D-O-R Model

By Anita

This from Michael Neill’s newsletter received today. I couldn’t get the diagram to copy here, but I think it’s clear without it: One of the main questions I’ve been exploring and wrestling with over the past 20 years or so is how we create more of what we want in the world. Some related questions…

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Hypnotherapy ‘can help’ IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)

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This was posted on the BBC News (http://news.bbc.co.uk) on 17th March. It suggests that research is backing up the claim that hypnotherapy can be very effective in the treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Irritable bowel syndrome causes abdominal pain and bloating   Greater use of hypnotherapy to ease the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome…

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Mindfulness… Just for today

By Anita

This poem, call Just for Today, was shared with me, and it made me stop and think, so I thought I’d share it with you too. It really is about Mindfulness, and being in the moment, which is something many of us struggle with. I might be able to help with that if you’re one…

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Opportunityisnowhere!

By Anita

What did you read when you saw the sentence above? Depending on whether you are an optimist or a pessimist you may have read it one way, or another. Opportunity is now here. Opportunity is nowhere We tend to notice whatever it is that are mind is primed to see, either the positives in life,…

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Tapping therapy: curing physical and mental problems

By Anita

This article was published on the Telegraph website (www.telegraph.co.uk) about Emotional Freedom Technique (also known as ‘tapping’). It’s something that I teach to many of my clients, as it’s such an amazing tooland has so many possible applications. Have a read and see what you think… Beverley Turner tries out ‘tapping’, a technique designed to…

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Are you resolute?

By Anita

So, here we are six weeks into the new year (and your resolutions?).  How amazing is that. Is it me, or is time going by more quickly these days? Perhaps that’s just what happens as we get older! Many people start their new year making all sorts of resolutions or promises to themselves. You might…

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Reflections on what we control and what we don’t

By Anita

Once again my this blog comes from Michael Neill’s weekly email, and is all about control and our perception of it. It is reproduced here with his permission.His emails can be really inspiring and you can sign up to receive them too by using the link at the bottom of the page. I hope you…

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Cog Hyp rocks at the diet show

By Anita

Getting the message out there that losing and maintaining weight isn’t all about being on a diet… this from the blog of Trevor Silvester.   by Trevor Silvester. Cognitive Hypnotherapy had a high profile at the Olympia Diet show. SlimQuest had a stand, manned and womanned by Questies eager to educate the public in how…

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Sculptor’s Attitude

By Anita

This was posted on a forum I am a member of, and I thought it worth sharing. Because we have a choice. Author Unknown I woke up early today, excited over all I get to do before the clock strikes midnight. I have responsibilities to fulfill today. I am important. My job is to choose…

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Family under the microscope

By Anita

This peice by Oliver James in The Guardian, Saturday 2 January 2010 gives an interesting perspective on relationship councilling, and is one that as a cognitive hypnotherapist, has long been the way that we might approach ‘couples work’. Psychotherapy, not counselling, might be the answer if your relationship’s in trouble When things get nasty between partners, we…

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The Problem with Problem Solving

By Anita

As I have mentioned before, I receive a weekly email from a great coach, Michael Neill. I received this today and thought it worth sharing with you. With his permission, here it is:     A couple of weeks ago, a marketing expert was shotgunning me with suggestions about what I needed to do to…

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Eating Quickly Is Associated With Overeating, Study Indicates

By Anita

  ScienceDaily (Nov. 4, 2009) — According to a new study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM), eating a meal quickly, as compared to slowly, curtails the release of hormones in the gut that induce feelings of being full. The decreased release of these hormones, can often…

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Children can imagine away pain

By Anita

This is from the BBC News website today, and makes interesting reading about what the human mind is possible of – especially for children – to imagine away pain. Children can be taught to use their imagination to tackle frequent bouts of stomach pain, research shows. A relaxation-type CD, asking children to imagine themselves in…

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Arachnophobia: A web of fear

By Anita

From The Independent Newspaper, Tuesday 6th October, this article, which may make many readers shudded with fear. If you are one of those that would be affected that way, read on to find out how it can be a thing of the past … Spiders are everywhere this autumn – and that means a living hell for…

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Eating late at night adds weight

By Anita

This article comes from the BBC News website could be of interest to anyone watching their weight.   By Sudeep Chand Health reporter, BBC News   Late-night snackers are more likely to gain weight, research suggests. A team from Northwestern University, Illinois, found that when you eat, not just how you eat, could make a…

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Law of the Garbage Truck

By Anita

I was told this story the other day. What are your thoughts? ‘One day I was in a taxi and we were heading for the airport. We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his…

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20 Tips for dealing with life…

By Anita

I’m afraid I don’t know the original author, but I unashamedly pinched this from a forum I belong to. It made my chuckle, but think how true some of them are too. What do you think? 1. Remember… Once you get over the hill, you’ll begin to pick up speed. 2. If it weren’t for STRESS…

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45 Lessons Life's Taught Me

By Anita

I really enjoyed reading this list after it was shared with me, so I thought I would post to share with you! Regina Brett is a columnist for The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio. She wrote this a few years ago and then republished when she turned 50 years old (not 90 as reported in some…

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Adult brains can change within seconds says Neuroscience

By Anita

I unashamedly pinched this post from The Quest Institute website because it so nicely illustrates one of the fundamental thoughts from Cognitive Hypnotherapy, namely that modern neuroscience says that changes in the mind can happen quickly – therefore years and years spent in therapy might be put to better use seeing a brief therapy practitioner…

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The Five Love Languages

By Anita

I spent a very pleasant evening yesterday in the company of my peers of Cognitive Hypnotherapists at a talk organised by the company I did my training with, The Quest Institute (www.questinstitute.co.uk) listening to a talk by one of the graduates, Russell Davies on The Five Love Languages. The Five Love Languages talk developed from…

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Weight off my mind: I was hypnotised into thinking I'd had a gastric band fitted… and was astonished by the results

By Anita

This isn’t the first time that have posted an article about this treatment plan, but this one, in the Mail on Line goes into so much detail about the procedure that I thought it was worth posting. The treatment that this married couple in Spain are providing is a great example of sensory distortion, and…

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Everything's amazing right now, and nobody's happy

By Anita

This made me laugh but at the same time think how true it is. Watch to the end … [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jETv3NURwLc&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en&feature=player_embedded&fs=1]

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Daydreams may solve complex problems

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This article published on the website Globe and Mail gives an interesting insight into daydreaming and how it may be useful to us. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health/daydreams-may-solve-complex-problems/article1134033/ Letting your mind wander is not a waste of time, according to a new study  Comments By Marina Jiménez Last updated on Thursday, May. 14, 2009 03:12AM EDT People spend one…

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British surgeons should hypnotise patients for some operations, says academic

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From The Telegraph Newspaper www.telegraph.co.uk 7 June 2009 British surgeons should be taught to hypnotise patients to control pain for some operations rather than rely on general anaesthetics, according to a leading American academic. By Daily Telegraph Reporter Published: 3:15PM BST 07 Jun 2009 Professor David Spiegel, of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences…

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Use Hypnotherapy to Reduce Pain and Nausea in Cancer Patients

By Anita

From Natura lNews.com: Wednesday, June 03, 2009 by: Steve G. Jones, M.Ed., citizen journalist See all articles by this author Email this author Key concepts: Cancer, Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis (NaturalNews) Cancer is an illness that affects millions of Americans, whether they are currently being treated or in remission. Two of the most common symptoms of…

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Hypnosis Improves Academic Performance and Reduces Test-Anxiety for College Students

By Anita

  Monday, May 18, 2009 by: Steve G. Jones, M.Ed., citizen journalist See all articles by this author Email this author Key concepts: College, Hypnosis and Anxiety (NaturalNews) A lot is expected of today’s college students. They are under an enormous amount of pressure to succeed in academics. The pressure comes from themselves, parents, professors,…

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Encouragement improves your game better than criticism, claim scientists

By Anita

rom The Telegraph website: The ‘hairdryer’ treatment and criticism may get quick results, but sportsmen respond much better to kinds words of encouragement and support, scientists have found. By Richard Alleyne, Science Correspondent Last Updated: 2:35PM BST 01 May 2009 Sportsmen and women could get the edge on their opponents by accepting more emotional support…

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Hunting for the secrets of a happy marriage

By Anita

“Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way” — Leo Tolstoy, “Anna Karenina” Wed April 29, 2009 By A. Pawlowski (CNN) No one can truly know what goes on inside a marriage except the two people involved, but researchers are getting increasingly good glimpses at what makes couples tick,…

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Many unaware of alcohol calories

By Anita

Posted on the BBC News site today. Something to be aware of if weight loss is on your agenda:    The campaign is focusing on the calorie content of alcohol Many people are unaware of the calorie content of alcohol, a survey shows. Four in 10 did not know a glass of wine has the…

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Building Blocks of Bliss

By Anita

Interesting how after all the research done on the subject, we don’t really know what the key to happiness is. It would seem that we can’t just put it down to one or two things, but it looks like we might be getting closer to knowing … This article from Psychology Today explains the latest…

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