Heidi Hardy Hypnotherapist North Devon & Somerset

HPD DHP SFBT Sup (Hyp) MAfSFH 01598 752799 / 077121 82787

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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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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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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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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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Not feeling so Sociable?

Posted on 28 October, 2014 at 9:20

Social Anxiety was first recognised as a mental health condition in 1980. Some professionals believe it is one of the most under-recognised and under-treated mental health problems. Statistically, only 5% to 10% of people with social anxiety in the UK currently get treatment for it.

Situations where people can often experience this type of anxiety range from answering the phone to speaking in public, such as in the classroom environment, or a busines...

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Combat Stress, Think Happy Thoughts!

Posted on 28 October, 2014 at 8:55

Mental Health Awareness Week 21 - 28 May 2012

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help clients cope with stress by generating positive images of the future.

A recent survey shows that 3 million people in the UK suffer with an anxiety disorder.* The good news is that recent research into the relationship between what we think and how we feel could help clients think themselves happier.

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