We're featured by Wanderlust Journal

We're featured by Wanderlust Journal

From moon circles to plant medicines, tarot cards to astrology, practices that were until recently largely viewed as unattainable, esoteric and perhaps even suspicious, are being embraced as necessary tools for emotional and spiritual wellness.

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Tune in to How To Build Your Wellness Business

Tune in to How To Build Your Wellness Business

Our last How To Build Your Wellness Business was a great success as we brought together four wellness business founders (Tamara Driessen aka Wolf Sister, Stephanie Johnson, co-founder of Pollen + Grace, Nicole founder of Self Care Company and Jamsin Harsano of Emerald and Tiger) to discuss their business stories.

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Listen below to find out the steps they took to get to where they are today as the panelists generously share insights on everything from the realities of crowdfunding, turning a hobby into, creative experimentation, looking after your mental health whilst running a business, writing a book, the importance of holding your power in collaborations, getting stocked by major supermarkets, building emotional connection with your customers and much more.

The next How To Build Your Wellness Business Panel will be in September, details coming soon! Follow us on Instagram to be the first to know.

HOW TO BUILD YOUR WELLNESS BUSINESS PANEL - 26th JUNE

HOW TO BUILD YOUR WELLNESS BUSINESS PANEL - 26th JUNE

Our series of How To Build Your Wellness Business returns on June 26th in London!

Whatever stage you’re at with your wellness business, you can harness the power of growing your brand.

Join us at Benko and Bo for a panel on the key strategies you need to bolster your business, and learn from those who have already done it.

You’ll gain an understanding of how to turn your business dreams into reality, attract and keep customers, build a strong brand, pitch to influencers and journalists, financial pitfalls to avoid and how to harness the power of your network and build partnerships.

**20% OF TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO EXTINCTION REBELLION TO SUPPORT WITH OUR CURRENT CLIMATE CHANGE CRISIS**

Speakers:

Tamara Driessen, aka Wolf Sister, Crystal Healer, Tarot Reader, Reiki Master and author of 'The Crystal Code'

Stephanie Johnson, co-founder of Pollen + Grace

Jasmin Harsono, founder of Emerald and Tiger

Nicole de Leiburne, founder of Self Care Co. 

You’ll leave knowing how to:

Achieve cut through in a saturated market

Create an inspiring social media presence

Keep yourself motivated through challenges

Market yourself effectively

Build strategic relationships

Plus Q & A

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Please email hello@samsaracommunications.com if you require any more information

If you can't make it on the night, you can purchase your copy of the How To Build Your Wellness Business book here

Soul Adventures Kundalini Yoga Retreats in Ibiza and Ireland

Soul Adventures Kundalini Yoga Retreats in Ibiza and Ireland

Offering life-enhancing transformational healing retreats, our client Soul Adventures is open for booking for Spring and Summer in Ibiza and Ireland.

Led by Trish Whelan, Kundalini Teacher, Reiki Master and Shamanic Practitioner, Soul Adventures has a return rate of 60% for clients, who continue to come back for more.

Taking place predominantly in Xuclar Beach House, nestled in the tranquil hills of northern Ibiza and just a few minutes from one of the island’s best beaches, Soul Adventures provides profound healing to all those who seek it.

In the words of one retreat participant:

“Transformational! The only way I can describe my experience with Soul Adventures. The minute you arrive at Xuclar Beach House and are welcomed by Trish, the past day’s trials and stresses start to diminish.

The teaching from Trish brought me to a place I once only imagined. 

I return home with strength and courage, a new freedom and light.

Because of her and kundalini my life has been transformed. 

Thank you from all of my soul. “

HOW TO BUILD YOUR YOGA BUSINESS - 26th JANUARY

HOW TO BUILD YOUR YOGA BUSINESS - 26th JANUARY

Panelist Katarina Rayburn

Panelist Katarina Rayburn

With the wellness industry booming, there has never been a better time to build a yoga business. Many opportunities exist to build one beyond simply teaching — join us at Indaba Yoga studio in Marylebone for an inspiring panel on the key strategies you need to launch and grow your business, and learn from those who have already done it.


You’ll gain an understanding of how to turn your business dreams into reality, attract and keep customers, build a strong brand, use social media effectively, pitfalls to avoid, how to harness the power of your network and build partnerships.


Speakers:
Katarina Rayburn, yoga teacher and founder of Kindred Yoga Studio

Jake Wood, founder of men's yoga clothing brand So We Flow

Ruby Reed, yoga teacher and founder of Advaya Initiative

Kat Farrants, founder of Movement For Modern Life


Moderated by Helen Morris, founder of the specialist wellness marketing agency Samsara Communications.


You’ll leave knowing how to:

Achieve cut through in a saturated market

Create an inspiring social media presence

Develop and maintain a compelling brand

Market yourself effectively

Keep yourself motivated through challenges

Build strategic relationships

Plus Q & A

Tickets are available here


INNER TRUTH LAUNCHES ON WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY

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Back in 2012 investment banker David Newell was battling severe anxiety and depression, a host of physical illnesses and feeling increasingly disillusioned with life in the corporate world.

What followed was a deep dive into wellness and spirituality as David journeyed far and wide both literally and metaphorically to uncover his own inner truth, meaning and purpose.

The fruits of his labour are Inner Truth - the UK’s first audio platform for self discovery - featuring a host of interviews with leading writer, speakers artists and visionaries at the forefront of inner wellbeing including Ruby Warrington, former features editor of Sunday Times Style and founder of The Numinous, singer/songwriter Nick Mulvey and Hollywood’s favourite healer, Shaman Durek.

Inner Truth also hosts a range of transformational audio courses.

Please help support by subscribing to The Inner Truth Podcast on Spotify & iTunes!

Soul Adventures: Kundalini Yoga Retreat in Ibiza

Soul Adventures: Kundalini Yoga Retreat in Ibiza

Image of Trish Whelan via  White Ibiza

Image of Trish Whelan via White Ibiza

A kundalini yoga and meditation retreat at Soul Adventures in Ibiza is a must for anyone looking for profound re-connection to themselves, a deep dive into the transformative powers of Kundalini Yoga and a spiritual overhaul.

At the helm is Trish Whelan, former music exec turned Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Shamanic Practitioner, Reiki Master Teacher and Sound Healing Master. Trish moved to the beautiful white isle of Ibiza eight years ago and has been facilitating healing retreats both there and in Goa ever since.

I had the joy of attending the four day ‘Soul Medicine’ retreat, which combines daily Kundalini yoga, workshops, sharing, incredible food (more on that later), sound healing and more.

The retreats take place in the more tranquil north of the island, at a stunning authentic Ibizan villa nestled up in the hills surrounded by forest and only five minutes’ walk to the Cala Xuclar beach (also home to arguably Ibiza’s best restaurant, Chiringuito Cala Xuclar).

As a retreat guest, you could not be more supported as you are guided through the four days with love and great care. Trish is incredibly knowledgeable yet also down to earth, warm and relatable. The yoga itself (and the deeply restorative gong baths that follow each practice) takes place on a specially created wooden deck overlooking the beach. It is a real joy being able to practise outside, soaking up the unique energy of Ibiza.

The food was all loving prepared by nutritional health specialist Mel Atkinson of Watermelon Well, with every plant-based meal as vibrant as the last. Mel is a kundalini yoga teacher, a naturopath and a nutritionist and the food offering is all designed to support the healing and transformational experience.

You will have plenty of time to relax, whether that’s bathing in the infinity pool, or booking a Reiki treatment or massage. Often on yoga and meditation retreats you are expected to stick to a tight schedules but at Soul Adventures there is the feeling of freedom balanced with consciously structured days.

I left feeling renewed, energised, vibrant and strong, having soaked up so much wisdom and high vibes from both Trish and the other participants, as well as being supported by the stunning nature of Ibiza.

The retreats are kept small with a maximum of 6 people at a time to really facilitate deep healing.

A special mention goes to Trish’s lovely little dog Snoop, who is also quite the healer!

The next retreat is The Wild Aquarian Woman taking place November 1st - 4th - a four day Kundalini yoga and meditation retreat for women who are stepping into their FULL POWER! Find out more and book HERE.

More on Kundalini Yoga:

Kundalini Yoga, known as "‘The Yoga of Awareness’ is an ancient art and science dealing with the transformation and expansion of consciousness, the awakening and raising of kundalini energy (the energy of creation which lays dormant at the base of the spine).

Kundalni Yoga is comprised of harnessing specific breathing exercises, postures, mantras and more and was made popular in the west by Yogi Bhajan. Read more here.

How To Build Your Wellness Business Round Up

(L-R) George Bettany, co-founder of Sanctus, Sophie Scott, founder & editor of Balance magazine, Helen Morris, founder of Samsara Communications, Pandora Symes, founder of Rooted London, Vanessa Woodgate & Kat Scott of Brunch N Grind.

(L-R) George Bettany, co-founder of Sanctus, Sophie Scott, founder & editor of Balance magazine, Helen Morris, founder of Samsara Communications, Pandora Symes, founder of Rooted London, Vanessa Woodgate & Kat Scott of Brunch N Grind.

After another sold out panel discussion earlier this month, the audio recording is now available to purchase HERE.

Listen in for honest and inspiring insights from founders about what it really takes to run a wellness business. We cover everything from idea development to launch, funding, hiring, social media, events, learning from challenges, staying motivated and inspired and much more.

From the attendees:

“Thank you for organising such an amazing event this Wednesday, I feel like I really learnt a lot and got some inspiration out of all those amazing stories. I'll keep an eye for future events, as this is right up my street.” - Olga

“Buzzing after tonight’s wellness business panel. The feeling I get after being in a room full of like-minded people, following their passions and dreams is quite indescribable. Inspired how honest and raw everyone was tonight about their business successes, failures, challenges and top tips. Thank you for giving me the buzz.” - Nutrition By Yasmin

“I just wanted to say a huge thanks for hosting the panel discussion last night, I found it really valuable”

“It was a very inspirational evening, super helpful!” - Well Fit Box

The next event will be in November, details will be announced soon!


INDABA LAUNCHES SCHOOL OF YOGA

INDABA LAUNCHES SCHOOL OF YOGA

We have been working with iconic London yoga studio Indaba to promote the launch of its School of Yoga 200hr Yoga Teacher Training. Led by renowned teacher Ambra Vallo, Indaba's yoga teacher training course kicks off on Monday 29th October and offers students a unique blend of yoga philosophy, anatomy, teaching methodology and modules on the business of yoga. 

Register your interest here.

How To Build Your Wellness Business Returns!

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It's back! After two sell-out events we're back with an amazing panel of founders who will be sharing their business stories to inspire and empower you to build yours.

Featuring: 

Sophie Scott, editor of Balance 
Pandora Symes, life coach, nutritionist and founder of Rooted London 
James Routledge, founder of mental health champions Sanctus London 
Kat & Vanessa, founders of food and fitness blog Brunch and Grind

Maybe you're longing to escape your 9-5 and develop your own wellness business but aren't quite sure how to do it, or maybe you're further along the line and could do with some inspiration on how to take your brand to the next level. 

Wherever you're at, you’ll gain an understanding of how to turn your wellness business dreams into reality, attract and keep customers, build a strong brand, pitch to influencers and journalists, create an authentic social media presence and how to harness the power of your network and build partnerships.

TICKETS available here 

Introducing....The Academy of Healing Nutrition

Introducing....The Academy of Healing Nutrition

Our new client is the Academy of Healing Nutrition! Whether you are looking to change your career, to enrich your knowledge of natural health, or to embark on a journey of self-healing, you'll find it at the Academy. 

Get a taster for it yourself at the following upcoming events:

Free talk 28th June - Transform Your Health With The Longevity Diet at 42 Acres in Shoreditch, London.

Learn how to stay grounded and avoid confusion about all the diet trends and advice in the current age of information overload, the ancient, time-tested principles to tap into the body’s inner intelligence, enhance intuition around eating and making decisions for your health and evolution and more.

If you want to dive deeper, the 'Cooking with the Longevity Diet' weekend workshop June 30-Jul 1st will empower you with practical experience to heal yourself from your own kitchen!

Email info@londonahn.com for more details and to benefit from a £50 discount when you mention this post!

Planet Organic Talk Thursday 5th July Elixirs- The Modern Day Potion -  gain insight into the philosophy behind the superfood Elixirs, while building your understanding of the special properties of certain superfoods, herbs & medicinal mushrooms that have a superstar reputation over centuries and have stood the test of time.

Deepen your knowledge at the Superfood Tonic & Elixirs Workshop July 7th & 8th for a full weekend of learning into this fascinating ancient alchemy! Email info@londonahn.com for more details and to benefit from a £50 discount when you mention this post!

WELLNESS GUIDE TO UBUD, BALI

WELLNESS GUIDE TO UBUD, BALI

Ubud in Bali has long been a wellness mecca - abundant lush greenery, yoga, plant based food and healing awaits those who venture there. Here is our round up of places to visit:

Yoga Barn - a full timetable of yoga, sound healing, meditation and workshops set in incredible ground, plus its own healthy cafe and Ayurvedic spa as well as Reiki, life coaching and more. Yoga Barn also offers detox programmes. 

Clear Cafe - in a stunning setting just outside the main part of Ubud, here you will find a relaxed atmosphere and creative vegan food.

Seeds of Life - Raw Food Cafe, Tonic Bar & Yoga Studio 

Alchemy - another creative raw food cafe, Alchemy is a favourite spot in Ubud - the raw deserts are a must. They also have shop selling superfoods, supplements and other healthy wares.

Ubud Aura - next to Yoga Barn, this beautiful guest house also offers traditional Balinese flower baths at its spa. 

Try the Jamu Jamu wherever you see it - a golden Balinese turmeric tonic that is believed to have numerous health benefits!

Well To Do Global covers Bali wellness trends, growth and market opportunities here

 

HOW TO BUILD YOUR WELLNESS BUSINESS - 13th JUNE

HOW TO BUILD YOUR WELLNESS BUSINESS - 13th JUNE

After our sold out inaugral 'How To Build Your Wellness Business' panel in March, we can't wait to bring you the second round, featuring Katarina Rayburn (yoga teacher and founder of Kindred Yoga Studio), Richie Bostock, breathwork teacher and founder of Xhale Breathwork, Tamara Driessen aka Wolf Sister (tarot reader, crystal healer and author of the soon to be published book, 'The Crystal Code' (out in October by Penguin) and Kat Pither, founder of eco-conscious yoga mat company Yogi Bare). 

Whether you have an idea for a wellness business and are seeking inspiration to get started, or are further along the line and could do with some motivation from others in the industry, this event is for you. 

Join us at the beautiful 42 Acres in Shoreditch for a down to earth and informative evening of real and honest conversation on how to build a successful wellness business. 

We'll be discussing essentials such as:

 - The steps the founders took to get their businesses off the ground

- Using social media effectively and nurturing your online community 

- Attracting and retaining new clients and customers 

- Collaborations, partnerships and events

- Funding and choosing the right business systems and processes 

- Plus Q & A 

You'll leave with plenty of practical tips and ideas that you can implement straight away to grow your wellness business. 

Tickets are £15 and are available from here.

World Meditation Day - May 15th

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The most meaningful World Meditation Day to date held in the iconic Fabric nightclub in London. Join us for:

London’s largest guided meditation by Will Williams

Sound Sebastien with Jasmine Hemsley

Exclusive DJ Sets from Jordan Rakei and Radio 1’s B.Traits

Food and Drink provided by Seedlip Non-Alcoholic Spirits, Rebel Kitchen, Sambazon, Pukka Tea and 100% Natural Foods


From the experienced through to the beginner or simply for the downright curious, this is an opportunity for everyone to meditate in a location famous for a different kind of hedonism, and enjoy a night of natural highs, healthy food and drink and to hang out and have fun with like-minded people.

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WELLNESS GUIDE TO LA

WELLNESS GUIDE TO LA

We were bowled over by the abundance of wellness places in sunny California after a recent trip with our client Will Williams Meditation, who was over there hosting a 'shavasana disco' at the iconic Sunset Sound Studio in Hollywood (a unique experience bringing music and meditation together).

Here's a round up of our favourite places to explore: 

VENICE BEACH

Head to Ceremony Meditation  for a wide range of meditation classes (we tried the Intuitive Healing Visualisation) and a crystal shop to die for. 

Cafe Gratitude is going eight years strong in LA and for good reason. Their thoughtfully crafted plant-based menu is a must - try the Mexican 'I am mucho' bowl and raw chocolate deserts. 

RA MA Institute - try a Kundalini class here and check out their workshop schedule with spiritual and wellness leaders from around the world. We attended Jasmine Hemsley's Ayurvedic workshop and US launch of her new book, East by West

DOWNTOWN LA

The luxury Ace Hotel has a rooftop pool that anyone can use. 

Verve Coffee is the perfect spot to enjoy a cold brew in downtown and great for working from if you're with your laptop. 

SILVER LAKE / ECHO PARK

Yogala is a dreamy sanctuary - try the Kundalini yoga with Susie Q. They also offer breathwork, reiki and more healing modalities. One Down Dog is another great studio in East LA. 

Moon Juice - epitomises the LA wellness scene, with several branches across the city. Head here for adaptogenic superfood smoothies, teas and powders and listen to this interview with its founder Amanda Chantal Bacon.

Lassen’s health food store is a wellness wonderland filled with all the natural supplements, protein powder and kombucha that you could ever want. 

For a luxe massage with a low price tag, Now Massage is your place. 

Honey Hi on Sunset Boulevard uses organic and locally sourced ingredients where possible and is entirely gluten and refined sugar free. 

Eightfold Cafe - the best matcha latte we tried in LA, light and airy minimalist decor and plenty of room to work with really friendly staff. 

An hour and a half away from the city of angels is Ojai (pronounced 'oh hi') - a sleepy paradise nestled between the Topa Topa mountains. This town has been a spiritual seekers' centre for many years. 

Try Food Harmonics for gluten free, high vibe food and medicinal mushroom elixirs. Ojai also has a dedicated Kombucha bar, and you won't want to miss out on Beacon Coffee

 

HOW TO BUILD YOUR WELLNESS BUSINESS EVENT

42 Acres Shoreditch

42 Acres Shoreditch

Join us on Wednesday 18th April, 7-8.30pm for our panel discussion on how to build your wellness business. 

Whatever stage you’re at with your wellness business, you can harness the power of growing your brand.

Join us at the beautiful 42 Acres space in Shoreditch for a panel on the key strategies you need to bolster your business, and learn from those who have already done it.

You’ll gain an understanding of how to turn your business dreams into reality, attract and keep customers, build a strong brand, pitch to influencers and journalists, financial pitfalls to avoid and how to harness the power of your network and build partnerships.

Speakers:

Semra Haksever, founder of Mama Moon Candles

Alison Battisby, social media expert and founder of Avocado Social

Jessica Abis, co-founder of 100% Natural Foods

Zoe Lind van't Hof and Tom Smale, founders of Wunder Workshop

Moderated by Helen Morris, founder of Samsara Communications 

You’ll leave knowing how to:

  • Achieve cut through in a saturated market

  • Create an inspiring social media presence

  • Keep yourself motivated through challenges

  • Market yourself effectively

  • Build strategic relationships

Plus Q & A

BOOK TICKETS HERE

Introducing...Otherness, London's new wellbeing events platform

Introducing...Otherness, London's new wellbeing events platform

We sat down with our newest client Alex Holbrook, founder of Otherness ahead of its launch on March 20th (Spring Equinox). Otherness is a new, easy way for Londoners to discover wellbeing events and seeks to make alternative wellbeing practices part of everyday life. 

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What inspired you to set up Otherness?

The idea for Otherness first sparked back in November when I was looking for some wellness event inspiration that I could take part in that night. As I was searching I realised that there was no dedicated platform that quickly, easily and beautifully showed these so I decided to create it! 

I wanted to build a hub of discovery, where you can always go to for inspiring events, to find hosts and try new experiences.  

What are some of your tools / practices / tips for staying grounded and connected to yourself in a busy city like London?

When you live in a city it is so easy to get caught up in the rush and lose your centre. I have a couple of practises that I do throughout my day (most days!), to make sure I stay calm and focused: 

- Three times a day I take a few minutes to take 5 breaths in and out to the count of six each. I do these when I first wake up, during the day and then before I go to sleep. This little time out helps me focus and gets my mind in check / relaxes me. 

- I go outside at lunch everyday, it could literally be five minutes to go and get a cookie! But getting out of the office and taking in fresh air connects really get me back to myself and gives me an energy boost, it can also shake off any stress wormholes / creative blocks I’m getting into!   

- I call one of my friends or family every day - it's so important to stay connected to your support group! Get into the habit of calling someone when you have a spare 5 minutes in your day - for me it's on the walk home from the station to my house and always lifts my spirits or makes me realise how lucky I am to have some of the people I do in my life. 

- Exercise is such a huge part of keeping me grounded and calm, even a 5 minute run can blow away the thunder of a bad day or frustration. 

What's exciting you about the wellness industry at the moment?

What's not exciting! I think the fact that things that were seen as very alternative are now coming into main stream consciousness and everyone is so open to trying new things. For me a huge demonstration of this is Balance magazine in London - a whole, monthly, FREE, magazine that covers all aspects of wellness - from meditations to gong baths - which is handed out at stations. 

What is your biggest vision for Otherness?

For everyone that has an interest in wellness to use the platform (aiming high!). Outside of this it is to help the movement that's taking place whereby everyone realises how important our health is - for mind, body and spirit - and takes the steps to look after themselves in each of these areas. 

I would love Otherness to become the point of reference for all - whether someone is just starting their journey into wellness, right through to someone who is a well worn wellbeing warrior - we can guide you on the path.  

Tell us an interesting fact about you...

I used to be a professional dressage rider! I could ride horses before I could walk and still ride now, but only every few weeks as Doodle (my horse!) is in Kent. 

BEING IN HEART WITH NICKY CLINCH

BEING IN HEART WITH NICKY CLINCH

Our client Nicky Clinch is a Transformational Life Coach, Certified Macrobiotic Chef and Counsellor who empowers and inspires others to come back home to their most free and authentic selves.

Through her powerful blend of spiritual and emotional healing and Eastern medicine, Nicky guides people to thrive in their health, lives and self-expression.  Nicky has been on her own personal journey of transformation over the past 20 years, from the depths of addiction and eating disorders to now fast becoming a leading pioneer in the wellness and self development world.
Also a passionate macrobiotic chef, Nicky is skilled in creating food that is delicious, abundant and beautiful that also creates a solid foundation for the transformation she takes people through. Nicky leads regular sold out transformational workshops, events, courses and a podcast, during which she takes her attendees through life changing breakthroughs.

Join her on February 16th for 'Being In Heart', her signature transformational workshop. 

In NIcky's words, "Being in Heart is a fully immersive transformational workshop, where you will be guided in breaking free of what is blocking your heart, allowing you to come back home to the authentic heart space that is your authentic YOU. So you can begin to feel more free and available in your life and come from a space of authentic love. Through many sensory tools, music, sound, movement and human stories we will begin to soften the holding of your hearts, enabling your heart energy to flow fully and freely. Together we will explore the journey of living fully as our authentic selves in our life, without the need to hide or run away. Becoming fully available to ourselves and others, allowing us to give and receive love fully. And softening into the very power, abundance, light and joy that lies within us."

 

 

DEMYSTIFYING HYPNOTHERAPY WITH STEVE DELL

DEMYSTIFYING HYPNOTHERAPY WITH STEVE DELL

Steve Dell provides Hypnotherapy for Londoners at his practices in Muswell Hill and Farringdon. Previously working in the advertising industry, Steve now helps Londoners overcome issues such as anxiety, depression, sleep troubles, stage fright, fears and phobias and more in just a few sessions. 

We spoke to our client Steve about what hypnotherapy really is and who it can benefit: 

What type of hypnotherapy do you provide? 

I work with Solution Focused Hypnotherapy which is a modern, optimistic and positive form of therapy. Using this method, I avoid delving into and reinforcing any negative patterns of behaviour and instead I help my clients build new, mentally-healthy, positive ones - allowing the old ones just to fade away. Now as far as I’m aware, there’s no rule out there that says therapy should be arduous and punishing, painful and apologetic. The whole therapy experience is in fact allowed to be enjoyable and playful; with the delightful added bonus of profound results on the side! This is particularly a feature of the area of therapy I work in, Solution Focused Hypnotherapy.

Working together, we will be able to reduce your levels of anxiety or panic; leave any depressed moods back in the cave where they belong; conquer any phobias or fears; remove a trauma (including PTSD) and make it feel like a safe, distant memory; improve your sleep patterns; regain control over your weight; stop smoking or just generally feel more confident, creative, motivated and happy.

I guide and support my clients to get from where they are, to where they want to be, in a relatively short period of time. I then work to maintain those new-found mentally-healthy patterns. Removing the bad habits and negative patterns frees up so much spare capacity in the brain that the knock on effect will be a wonderful increase in optimism, energy and focus.

How can hypnotherapy help with, say depression?

There’s a part of our brain whose job is to step in when it feels that our life is in some sort of crisis or emergency. It’s popularly known as the Fight, Flight or Freeze part, it’s very primitive and it’s there to ensure our survival, and sometimes, as we saw with our cave-dwelling ancestors, sometimes that something is to do nothing, shut-down and stop interacting with the world.

Primitive survival often meant shutting ourselves away in our caves and conserving our limited resources, while waiting until the weather outside the cave improved or any dangerous threat outside the cave had moved on.  

We’ve adapted this particular primitive response to all our modern day symptoms of depression.  Sometimes though, shutting ourselves away in our cave can set about a self-defeating pattern of behaviour. The more we shut down, the less receptive we are to any signs of spring arriving; and the more stuck we feel. Depression can often happen as a result of a gradual build-up of stresses in our lives, coupled with our inability to process those stresses. And sometimes this overflow comes in the form of depression. It’s the Freeze part of the system and it’s the brain’s way of telling us to do something to ensure our survival.

With hypnotherapy, I can help you reduce that accumulation of stresses, bring calmness to your mind and help your brain reinterpret life rationally and appropriately. Removing these negative patterns frees up so much spare capacity in the brain that the knock on effect is a wonderful increase in optimism, energy and focus. Feeling gradually more confident, you will start to change those wintery patterns of behaviour to more positive ones outside the cave.  And soon you will find those low moods, that have too much control over your life, will make way for spring’s arrival.

How can it make a person more confident? 

Many of us are not so sure about our value in the world. What people think about us not only effects our mood, it also effects our employment, our relationships and our ability to achieve anything.What we really need is an appropriate amount of confidence, an absence of self-sabotaging thoughts and an ability to still make mistakes without feeling crushed and defeated. Resilience in other words.

I will help you to build up your confidence and the way you see yourself, using a combination of visualisation and suggestions as well as achievable goals that you set yourselves each week, so that your confidence moves in the direction you want it to, and is based on small but actual successes rather than imaginary wand-waving; And these successes will act as building blocks for further success. Success that will have the effect of increasing your resilience, giving you a feeling of mightiness and powerfulness so that you can even feel open to criticism and alternative views, without feeling your very being is under threat!

Real power, genuine confidence and healthy self-esteem.

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