In a complete reversal of previous beliefs, I have come to realise that for me employment is so much better than self employment. I've taken a hit in pay, I don't get to choose how many holidays I have in a year, I work 8:30am - 5pm Monday - Friday and quite honestly, it's the … Continue reading Unpopular Opinion But… Employed is better than self employed!
A few weeks ago I had my fourth session with Celia, this also proved to be my last. For now! By this time I really felt I was making headway in managing my anxiety with the tools Celia had given me (see previous posts for more info on these). In the days prior to this … Continue reading Fourth and Final- Clinical Hypnotherapy Session Four
I feel like I'm lagging with my hypnotherapy blogs. I meant to write them in 'real time' but that hasn't happened. Maybe it's because there was someone who was meant to read what I'm about to write now rather than a few weeks ago when I had intended this to be done. I have also … Continue reading The Magic Anchor- Clinical Hypnotherapy 3rd Session
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”