How to deal with unpleasant emotional reactions

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Understanding ourselves and identifying what can trigger unpleasant emotional reactions such as panic, anxiety, jealousy or fear can be a challenging process. However, it can be a helpful and healing process. Feeling rejected, abandoned, overlooked, judged, blamed, controlled…these are all common triggers of unpleasant emotional reactions and can create overwhelming bouts of despair and bewilderment. Continue reading »

Let’s talk about sex

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Sex is not something we tend to talk about openly. Even in 2020 and our more liberal society, what happens between the sheets is not discussed between friends and not even between those actually having sex. It is still something that we imagine should be natural and spontaneous and we should all be good at Continue reading »

What is anticipatory grief?

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Anticipatory grief is the grief that happens before someone dies.  Most people are familiar with grief after a death, but with a terminal diagnosis, both the person dying and their family and friends may experience shock, deep pain, anger, and fear before the physical death.  It is not something that is talked about much as Continue reading »

The Power Of Human Connection

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Human beings are one of the most social species.  Human connection is essential for our health and well-being. With the busy pace of our ‘social media’ lives and so many distractions, it can be challenging to keep in touch and to maintain those links with our friends and family. We see so many newsfeeds and Continue reading »

Fear Of Protective Face Masks

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For those who struggle with anxiety, the wearing of protective face masks is a real challenge. It’s hot, harder to breathe, and feels claustrophobic.  It also acts as a constant reminder of the ever-present COVID-19 and the uncertainty that lies ahead. It’s hard to communicate, you can’t see people’s expressions, and can feel very isolated. This Continue reading »

The Negative Narrative: Imposter Syndrome

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Imposter Syndrome fuels the idea that we have only achieved something as a result of luck, good timing, or having fooled others, which then triggers feelings of inadequacy, lack of competence, chronic self-doubt, and anxiety. In fact, 70% of us will experience Imposter Syndrome at some point in our lives. Read how hypnotherapy can help…