Is Anxiety a Shark or a Goldfish?

Anxiety – Shark or Goldfish? A client and I were chatting about how anxiety showed up for them and what happened when the anxiety was really bad. My client said anxiety for them was like a Shark!  This is how many people say they feel  although anxiety is different for everyone. Anxiety can prevent client […]

Toxic stress and boiling frogs – both are harmful to health.

Have we normalised abnormal stress?  I have noticed in my therapy room recently: we appear to have normalised abnormal levels of stress. I have seen this before in teaching and other stressful professions where the emphasis was on working harder and harder, giving up more and more of your home life to the demands of […]

Fear of Needles making you ill? Hypnotherapy Can Help.

I went for a well woman check last week. I knew the routine: weight taken, blood pressure taken. Stress free right?  Unexpectedly, the nurse decided  to take some blood… Whether it was the ‘stress’ around  Covid, a case of ‘white coat’ syndrome or the effect of a busy morning,  I can’t  say,  I suddenly found […]

Looking after your teenagers mental health, teen therapy, mindcalm for teens, counselling

Mind calm for teens? – Naturally!

I have been a secondary school English teacher and Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator.  As a therapist, one of my specialist areas is in working with teenagers between 13 years and 17 years who need help with stress, anxiety and exam confidence as well as other life issues.   The teenage brain goes through vast changes […]

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Is your job draining the colour out of you?

Did you return to work this week, are you due back soon? If so, you may be one of these people who had thoughts about their return to work as follows…

Burning out, Self care, Julie Phillips, Hypnotherapy, Stokesley, North yorkshire

Tell Tale Signs you’re heading for Burn Out!

Let’s use your imagination for a moment. Let’s imagine that you have a machine in your kitchen, a most marvellous solid gold machine which every week churns out the equivalent of your wage. I’m guessing that you’d take care of it, perhaps polish it and make sure it was well oiled and dust-free to make […]