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I am a fully qualified, certified & licensed Clinical Hypnotherapist. Trained by Dr. Richard Bandler & Paul McKenna, I am now a trusted & valued member of their Assistant Trainer team, working with them both on seminars & trainings in London.
I have recently returned from the USA completing further training with Dr. Bandler. And I am now licensed to train & certify others. On successful completion of my course(s) all of my students & trainees receive full certification, with Dr. Bandler's official seal of approval & signature, and a signed certificate, personally hand-signed for you by Dr. Bandler himself, and myself.
Currently I am offering services worldwide. And I am also writing my Hypnotherapy book to be published later this year. I see clients worldwide, and I have 2 Clinics in the UK; London & Manchester.
Top Tips To Beat Depression & Anxiety What is depression? Depression is classified as a mood disorder. Depression is much more than feeling unhappy, sad or down for a couple of days. Many people experience periods of feeling down. However, when you are depressed you feel constantly sad for weeks or months, rather than just a couple of days. Depression is a low mood that can last for a long time, even years, and affects your everyday life. In its mildest form, depression can mean being in low spirits. It does not stop you leading your normal life but makes everything so much harder to do. Life can seem less worthwhile. At its most severe, depression can be life-threatening because it can make you feel suicidal. A major difficulty and obstacle for people suffering from depression is the fact that some people think that depression is trivial and not a genuine health condition. Therefore, it is important to remember that depression is not a sign of weakness and not imaginary or made up. It is real. The good news is that with the right treatment and support, most people with depression can make a full recovery. Depression can affect all aspects of our lives including relationships, work and careers, family, leisure time, home life, and more. It can also affect pre-existing health conditions. Conditions that can get worse due to depression include: arthritis, asthma, cardio vascular disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, and so on. However, feeling sad at times is a normal part of life. Upsetting events happen to everyone. But, if you’re feeling down or hopeless on a regular basis, you could be suffering with depression. Depression is considered a serious medical condition that can get worse without proper treatment. Depression & Anxiety: Many people with depression also have symptoms of anxiety. Please see my related articles on Anxiety and PTSD. There can also be physical symptoms too, such as feeling constantly tired, sleeping badly, having no appetite or sex drive, and various aches and pains. There are also some specific types of depression: Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) – depression that occurs at a particular time of year, or during a particular season, e.g. when it is dark in Winter. Prenatal depression – depression that occurs during pregnancy. This is sometimes also called antenatal depression. Postnatal depression (PND) – depression that occurs in the weeks and months after becoming a parent. Postnatal depression is usually diagnosed in women, but it can also affect men. And the symptoms of depression can be experienced differently among men, women, and children. What causes depression?
Sometimes there is a trigger for depression. Life-changing events, such as bereavement, losing your job or giving birth, can bring it on. People with a family history of depression are more likely to experience it themselves. But you can also become depressed for no obvious reason. Treating depression: Treatment for depression can involve a combination of lifestyle changes, therapies, and medicine. Your recommended treatment will be based on whether you have mild, moderate or severe depression. Clinical Hypnotherapy is a powerful form of therapy which is used for treating depression with extremely successful results. It allows clients to fully overcome their depression and anxiety, and make a full and rapid recovery enabling them to live happy, positive, and fulfilled lives once more. Beating depression; As well as Clinical Hypnotherapy, many people with depression also benefit by making lifestyle changes, such as getting more exercise, cutting down on alcohol, giving up smoking / drugs, and eating healthily. Joining a support group or attending group therapy sessions can also be very worthwhile. They can help you gain a better understanding about what causes you to feel depressed. Sharing your experiences with others in a similar situation to you can be very supportive. The importance of social connections and support can never be underestimated. Lifestyle changes can also be an effective way of becoming more positive in your daily activities. Here are some lifestyle changes that you can make today to beat depression and anxiety: 1. Exercise: Even a half-hour daily walk can make a big difference. But for maximum results, aim for 30 - 60 minutes of aerobic activity on most days. 2. Social support: Strong social networks reduce isolation. Isolation is a key risk factor which can cause depression. Keep in regular contact with friends and family, join an evening class, take up a new hobby, or volunteering which is a great way to get social support and help others too! 3. Nutrition: Eat well. Eat small, well-balanced meals throughout the day. Keep your energy up and minimise the sugar crash and mood swings. 4. Sleep: Sleep has an extreme and very strong effect on mood. Sleep deprivation can cause and increase irritability, moodiness, sadness, and fatigue. Get enough sleep each night, (7 to 9 hours is preferable). 5. Reduce Stress: Make changes in your life to reduce stress. Too much stress can cause and increase depression. Spend some time to look at the aspects of your life that cause you stress, e.g. work overload, poor relationships, finances, poor health, etc, and then find solutions to reduce their impact. A coach or mentor can help you with this. 6. Therapeutic Techniques: Some types of therapy, such as Clinical Hypnotherapy, also teach you practical techniques on how to reframe negative thinking and employ behavioural techniques to beat depression. Therapy can also help you work through the root cause of your depression, helping you understand why you feel a certain way, what your triggers are for depression, and what you can do to stay healthy. Finding the right therapist for you: A key factor to consider when choosing a hypnotherapist or coach is your connection with this person. The right therapist will be caring and a supportive partner in your treatment and recovery. How to choose a therapist: Word of mouth is one of the best ways to find a good therapist. Your friends and family may have some good ideas, and always ask to see reviews and testimonials from previous clients.
Your G.P. doctor may also be able to provide an initial referral. Depression medication may be the most advertised treatment for depression, but that does not mean it is the most effective. Depression is not just about a chemical imbalance in the brain. Although the 'Happy Chemicals' inside our brains can and should always be used and improved! This can be done using Clinical Hypnotherapy, without medication. (see my previous article on Happy Chemicals). Serotonin, Endorphins, Dopamine and Oxytocin are the 4 main Happy Chemicals in our brain that we can learn to develop, increase and use throughout our daily lives to enhance and improve our mental well-being. Learn how to do this using Clinical Hypnotherapy! Medication may help relieve some of the symptoms of moderate and severe depression, but it does not cure the underlying problem, and therefore it is not a long-term solution. Antidepressant medications also come with side effects, and withdrawal can be very difficult. Always seek the help and advice of your G.P. if you are feeling unwell. If you are wanting a safe and successful treatment for beating depression and anxiety, then Clinical Hypnotherapy may be something that you choose... And please remember that help and support is always available for you. Please do not suffer in silence... Thank you, Rebecca Jones
Phobias, Trauma, PTSD & Grief What is a phobia? A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder. An estimated 10 million people living in the UK, and 19 million people in America have phobias. Phobias can affect anyone regardless of age, sex, and social background. A phobia is an overwhelming, intense, pronounced, and debilitating fear of an object, place, situation, feeling or animal. It is much more intense than a fear. They develop when a person has an irrational, exaggerated, and / or unrealistic sense of danger about a situation or object. Social phobias, and social anxiety disorders are some of the most common phobias. 15 million Americans and approximately 8 million people in the UK suffer from some form of social anxiety disorder (SAD). It is a long-lasting and overwhelming fear of social situations. More than 75% of people experience their first symptoms during their childhood or early teenage years. It is a common problem that usually starts through the teenage years. It can have a huge impact on your life and be incredibly distressing, but help is available and the phobia and related issues can be resolved effectively. The Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale can be used with the help of a medical professional and therapist to assess the extent of your social phobia. The first question asks how anxious or fearful you feel in the situation. The second question asks how often you avoid the situation. This measure assesses the way that social phobia plays a role in your life across a variety of situations. Clinical Hypnotherapy can be used to ease, relieve, and ultimately combat and resolve all phobias and anxiety disorders. Phobias can often be triggered and develop from an initial traumatic event or incident, and last for many years afterwards if left untreated.
How are phobias linked to trauma? Often a phobia may develop after a serious incident or traumatic event. For example, the London Bridge and Westminster terror attacks in 2017, and the Manchester Arena bombing terror attack in 2017 left many people in shock, and later suffering from symptoms of trauma, and some were also left with the effects of PTSD. Even people who weren’t at the actual terror incidents were affected. Someone does not necessarily have to be present at the actual incident or event to be affected by it and thus suffer from the resultant symptoms of trauma, and the effects of anxiety, trauma, PTSD. Often family members and friends are also affected by traumatic events, reliving what happened to their loved ones. Grief also affects the victims’ families, especially if a loved one has died or suffered life changing injuries. Grief There is no right or wrong way to grieve. Grief is a natural response to loss. And there are some healthy ways to help you deal with the grieving process. Often the pain of loss can be overwhelming. It is helpful to remember that grieving is a completely individual and unique experience for you. The grieving process takes time and healing happens gradually. It cannot be ignored, forced or rushed. In 1969, psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross introduced what became known as the “five stages of grief.” Here are the five stages of grief: Denial: “This can’t be happening to me.” Anger: “Why is this happening? Who is to blame?” Bargaining: “Make this not happen, and in return I will ____.” Depression: “I’m too sad to do anything.” Acceptance: “I’m at peace with what happened.” And again, it is important to remember that we may all pass through these 5 stages differently, at different speeds, paces, and intensity. Our experience of grief will be unique to us. What is trauma? A trauma is a deeply distressing or disturbing experience. A traumatic event can cause physical, emotional, spiritual, or psychological harm. Common sources of trauma include: Rape. Domestic violence. Natural disasters. Severe illness or injury. The death of a loved one. Witnessing an act of violence. As well as there being many other causes of trauma not listed here, it is also important to remember that everyone experiences trauma and its symptoms in unique and various ways. Here are some of the more common symptoms of psychological trauma: Shock, denial, or disbelief. Confusion, difficulty concentrating. Anger, irritability, mood swings. Anxiety and fear. Guilt, shame, self-blame. Withdrawing from others. Feeling sad or hopeless. Feeling disconnected or numb. Phobias, trauma, PTSD, and grief can all be inextricably linked and tied together by one extreme incident in the past. Although this is not always the case, it is a common scenario. However, as unique as we all are, so is the case for people suffering with phobias and the after effects of a traumatic life event. No one person is the same, and nor are their life experiences. This is why each person should be treated and cared for uniquely. We all have our own story. Clinical Hypnotherapy is widely used to help people overcome fears, phobias, trauma, grief, and PTSD.