In my last post I mentioned how great it was to have Celia to help me through my first session using Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) as a tool to cope with my anxiety. I was thinking about this after I published the post and felt I wanted to explain a bit more about how key … Continue reading The Importance Of The Right Question
During my second session with Celia, we did a lot of something called 'Emotional Freedom Technique'. I believe there are a few variations of the name but they're all shortened to "EFT". Celia wanted to use this to help calm down my physical (over) reaction to my triggers before we tried any form of hypnotherapy. … Continue reading Tapping into Magic
Many of my issues in life come from basically caring far too much about other people and not enough about myself. I put other people first. Always. But I'm learning! My eldest son is notorious for basically not giving a shit about anything. This is probably down to a split between his age (18) and … Continue reading No Luckity
Although 'hygge' can't be directly translated from Danish to English, it can be described. My understanding of hygge is that it is a feeling of contentment, cosiness and safety. It's more than that but I believe those feelings are at the core of it. That's where it's at for me anyway. Today was my first … Continue reading Coping With The Dreaded First Day Back!
I've had a brilliant break over Christmas (and I really hope you did too). I'd say it took me the best part of the first week to calm down and manage to switch off from work after some pretty pressurised stuff happening immediately before the holidays, as well as everything else that happened in 2020. … Continue reading Walking For The Win
The main thing I want to get out of seeking professional help for my anxiety is a "toolkit" of coping mechanisms. I know that anxiety isn't just going to disappear for good and the chances are that there will be things throughout life which will crop up and trigger me and I want to be … Continue reading My First Coping Tool- Breathing!
This week Celia told me these magic words, "Kirsten, you can't think your way out of this" and honestly, I've never felt so relieved. I'm a believer in mindset, the power of positive thought, affirmations etc. but sometimes, I find it really hard to change the way I'm thinking about or perceiving something. More than … Continue reading “You Can’t Think Your Way Out Of This”
During Fridays session, Celia was prompted to ask me, "have you ever heard of the 'drama triangle'?". My answer was, "no, but I feel like I'm right in the middle of it!". I wanted to write a separate blog about this because I just KNOW so many people will relate so closely to it and... … Continue reading The Drama Triangle!
On Friday 11th December I had my first 'proper' session of Clinical Hypnotherapy with Celia Clark. I wanted to wait a few days before writing this to let the experience sink in and to reflect on it. She gives you lots of info before going into the session so you kind of know what to … Continue reading Clinical Hypnotherapy- Session 1
On Monday of this week (9th December) I had my initial call with Celia. This is the call that precedes the Clinical Hypnotherapy and is to help her gauge what’s happening with me and how to approach our sessions. I found this session to be enlightening, fascinating and hard. Part of what Celia asked me about … Continue reading An Interesting Chat…