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
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
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!
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
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
It seems to be day 325 of high winds and excessive rain in Orkney. The field beside our house has never been more saturated. I saw the farmer, in an effort to increase drainage from the swamp, digging out the ditches around the periphery in a digger with tracks.... TRACKS! Because a digger with normal … Continue reading How to Find Hygge When It’s Dreich