Heidi Hardy Hypnotherapist North Devon & Somerset

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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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Exercise is on my Mind!

Posted on 9 January, 2015 at 10:35

Exercise {definition: noun 1. activity requiring physical effort, carried out to sustain or improve health and fitness. "exercise improves your heart and lung power"}

Exercise…

… helps to increase and balance the levels of the three most powerful influencers of mood:

Serotonin - enabling us to cope better

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Neuroplasticity - The Brain is Adaptable, like Plastic ...

Posted on 28 October, 2014 at 9:50

Not so long ago many scientists believed that the brain did not change after childhood; that it was hardwired and fixed by the time we became adults. But recent advances, in only the last decade, now tell us that this is simply not true. The brain can and does change throughout our lives. It is adaptable, like plastic.

Every time we think in a certain way, practise a particular task or experience a specific emotion we strengthen our br...

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