Heidi Hardy Hypnotherapist North Devon & Somerset

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The Importance of a Good Night's Sleep...

Posted on 13 February, 2018 at 6:40

So many times we are told that sleep is SO important for us, and those old clichés ‘It’ll be alright in the morning’ or ‘Sleep on it’ are all too familiar. But what is actually going on during this mysterious phase of our day which requires us to place so much emphasis on a ‘good night’s sleep?’

An important part of my role as a Hypnotherapist is to help my clients get their sleep pattern back on track - falling asleep relatively quic...

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Christmas? How do you see it?

Posted on 15 December, 2017 at 0:50

I was recently talking to another hypnotherapist about the rapidly approaching holiday season and we realised it's meaning and value varied tremendously . There are those who think that unless family are around it's just not Christmas; others see it as a time to chill out; some want to have a fun filled time; others want to give something back and volunteer to help those less fortunate; as well as those celebrating the religious festival itself.

And it is just that - isn't it? 'How we s...

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What causes us to Repeat Unhelpful Habits and Thoughts?

Posted on 14 August, 2017 at 9:00

Imagine … You are taking an enjoyable walk in the woods – the sun is shining, the sky is blue, it’s a beautiful day. Then suddenly you come across a rather large rock in your path with an adder curling around it. You freeze, your heart pounds, your palms begin to sweat – you experience a quick, automatic sequence of physical reactions. This reaction is fear. If you were to take that same walk again and you come across that same rock, a match may be made in the brain...

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You get what you Focus on...

Posted on 31 January, 2017 at 5:35

In light of the fact that many people will have made and stuck to (or not!) New Year resolutions, this article concerns itself with looking at what ‘we want’ in lives rather than what ‘we don’t want’.

There is a remarkable process that goes on in our brain called the Reticular Activating System (RAS). It works a bit like this… Let’s say you have decided you would like a new car, let’s say you have decided you would like a sliver Audi, it i...

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So, What is Happiness?

Posted on 11 August, 2016 at 5:40

This article concentrates on 'happiness' or rather our perception of it. The idea came from watching a video by Gen Kelsang Nyema - ‘Happiness is all in the mind’ - in essence the relevance of being in control of our own happiness rather than relying on outside influences.

The RAT RACERS’ illusion is reaching some future destination that will bring lasting happiness, and not recognising the significance of the journey - A SLAVE TO THE FUTURE

For example Rat ...

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So what is Solution Focused Hypnotherapy?

Posted on 13 June, 2016 at 10:40

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a modern talking therapy designed primarily by a man called David Newton. David began his career as an analytical hypnotherapist before realising that he could help more people by using more modern methods of talking therapy. Over his 30,000+ clinical hours, David developed a new form of talking therapy taking the very best tools and ideas from other models and combining them with his own. The resulting approach takes lessons learnt from positiv...

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Aim for Better Sleep...

Posted on 9 February, 2016 at 8:30

Sleep deprivation is used as a form of torture... so it is no wonder that when we experience chronic insomnia we can suffer in some way.

 

Modern living can see our stress levels build up quite quickly. With our increasingly busy and hectic lifestyles, finding ourselves constantly juggling work schedules, finances and family life it’s easy to find ourselves feeling too stressed to get regular good nights’ sleep.

 

As human beings we ha...

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Anxiety, Fears and Panic Disorders...

Posted on 16 August, 2015 at 8:45

Hypnotherapy can help with Anxiety, Fears and Panic Disorders

Anxiety is something we all experience from time to time. Most people can relate to feeling tense, uncertain and, perhaps, fearful at the thought of: going into hospital, attending an interview, starting a new job or sitting an exam. This natural short term response can be useful, heightening our awareness and spurring us into action; feeling nervous be...

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How Hypnotherapy can help with Pain...

Posted on 4 August, 2015 at 5:25

Hypnotherapy can have a dramatic impact on helping you deal with pain by encouraging you to relax and to take back control of your thinking and your life, in turn alleviating some of your symptoms so that you can lead a more fulfilling life. Some of the key ways Hypnotherapy can help to reduce pain…  

• Encourages you to focus on the positives in life, thereby reducing stress and anxiety

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Stopping Smoking, a Few Facts...

Posted on 3 May, 2015 at 9:50
Stopping Smoking, a Few Facts...

Smoking is not addictive Scientists recognise that only10% of the smoking habit relates to the addictive elements of nicotine, 90% is psychological.

"Smoking helps me to relax or de-stress" No it doesn't! None of the 4000+ chemicals in cigarettes are relaxants or reduce stress in any way. Thes
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