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
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
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…
In a decidedly un-hygge turn of events, I’ve unknowingly been struggling with anxiety for more than a year now. I’ve only recently recognised it for what it is, and only after it got worse. I’ve been trying to think how best to explain what my anxiety feels like and I think this is the closest … Continue reading An Unexpected Turn of Events…
It's finally happened. The sun came out, the sky turned blue and the roads and paths have stayed dry for almost the entire day. I can practically feel my body synthesising it's own vitamin D. At last. Too good an opportunity to miss (and I'm lucky enough to not work Mondays) we loaded up and … Continue reading Sunshine on Deerness!
Today we headed west, well, not that far west but to the west of the Orkney Mainland. The forecast showed a break in the wind and rain so we decided to take the dogs and head somewhere different. An initial venture to go up Hammars Hill was thwarted by 3 loose sheep on the track … Continue reading Heading West