Coaching

I spent years feeling like Coaching was all a little bit too American and for people who had too much money and who needed other people to make decisions for them!!

How wrong could I be, I was totally basing that idea on….well to be honest….nothing….it was just a judgement made from information that I thought I had heard here and there. It wasn’t based on my experience or research, no the truth is that I formed an opinion, a negative one at that and just went with it!

So what’s changed, well peers of mine were increasingly talking about Coaching and the positive affect that it had one them, the changes that they were seeing were clear for them and everyone else to see. It looked like they were confident and in touch with a deep part of them which was guiding them towards their success!

The Coaching they experienced was Principle based coaching and I became curious to see what it was all about. So over the last year I have emerged myself in an understanding of the Principles that underpin Psychology and all I can say is WOW. What a game changer, somebody should of told us of the Impact that this understanding can have. I have not looked back and neither have my clients. We all have everything we need to really live an extraordinary live, a life without boundaries, a life without conditions. Now everyone deserves a shot at that don’t they?

If you would like to know more about how this can help you, please contact me for an experience of how this would feel and how it could make the changes that you are looking for.

Sarah x

Fertility

Fertility and Hypnotherapy in St Albans Hertfordshire

 

Infertility and Hypnosis St Albans

“Hypnotherapy reduces stress and increases confidence, instilling a sense of control in the client, which in turn enables her to maximise chances of conceiving naturally and/or increase the success of medical assistance”. Dr Elizabeth Muir, a clinical psychologist working with hypnotherapy for infertility.

 

Hypnosis works by utilising the scientifically proven mind body link to guide your unconscious , together we work to create the changes in your mind and body that are needed to improve your fertility naturally. Helping you to maximising your ability to get pregnant.

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During the hypnotherapy sessions we work closely to design a programme specifically for you.  You can feel comfortable in the knowledge that you are working in the most effective way for you. We will work towards letting go of stress, limiting thoughts and beliefs and enhancing your ability to relax.

 

Hypnotherapy can assist female infertility, male infertility and complements perfectly other infertility treatments such as IUI, IVF, ICSI and GIFT. Other holistic treatments that you may be using to improve your fertility such as acupuncture, work together perfectly also.

 

Baby Quest Trained

Baby Quest Trained

 

 

 

Chronic Pain and Cognitive Hypnotherapy

Chronic pain is continuous, long-term pain of more than 12 weeks, or after the time that healing would have been thought to have occurred in pain after trauma or surgery. There are almost 10 million people in the UK who suffer with chronic pain. With numbers like that it is more than likely that you know someone who suffers.

As chronic pain affects so many people, there have been a lot of research and interest into why some people who have similar injuries, why do some end up with chronic pain while others recover and are pain free?

The first longitudinal brain imaging study to track participants with a new back injury has found the chronic pain is linked to parts of the brain associated with emotional and motivational behaviours. This new Northwestern Medicine study shows for the first time that chronic pain develops the more the two sections of the brain talk to each other. The more they communicate, the greater the chance a patient will develop chronic pain. Researchers were able to predict, with 85% accuracy at the beginning of the study, which participants would go on to develop chronic pain based on the level of interaction between the frontal cortex and the nucleus accumbens.”The injury by itself is not enough to explain the ongoing pain. It has to do with the injury combined with the state of the brain. This finding is the culmination of 10 years of our research.”

 

Cognitive Hypnotherapists are practised at helping people with their chronic pain, and the latest research is backing up why this is possible. Through Cognitive Hypnotherapy clients can explore the possibilities of altering the psychological components of the pain. Learn valuable relaxation techniques and guided visualisation which in turn change the associated areas of the brain, and challenge other life related factors that may be contributing. Chronic conditions, however, may require a comprehensive plan that targets various aspects besides the pain experience. The patient may need help increasing behaviors that foster well-being and functional activity (e.g., exercise, good diet) challenging faulty thinking patterns (e.g., “I cannot do anything about my pain”), restoring range of motion and appropriate body mechanics,

 

Chronic pain conditions for which hypnosis has been used successfully include, among others, headache, backache, fibromyalgia, carcinoma-related pain, temporal mandibular disorder pain, and mixed chronic pain. Hypnosis can alleviate the sensory and/or affective components of a pain experience, decrease stress and anxiety, improve sleep and help improve coping skills.

 

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I’ve moved to Redbourn

So the start of 2014 has been eventful & has included me relocating to Redbourn. I have been fortunate enough to join forces with the Redbourn Physio group & will be offering Cognitive Hypnotherapy at their premises in Redbourn.

There is still a lot of interest in Confident Childbirth in Milton Keynes, so I am continuing to run a Saturday clinic in Stony Stratford.

Exciting times ahead i think!

BabyCalm™ Sleep Workshop

As BabyCalm™ classes are becoming more popular in Milton Keynes we have noticed that there is a definite need for a class which helps parents with babies who are aged between 3 months and 1 year. BabyCalm™ have filled this gap with the BabyCalm™ sleep workshop.

What You will learn in a BabyCalm™ Sleep Workshop:

  • What normal baby sleep looks like
  • How to maximize the amount of sleep your baby – and you – will get
  • The neuroscience of infant sleep
  • The pros and cons of the most commonly used sleep training techniques
  • Sleep safety and SIDS
  • Gentle alternatives to help your baby sleep
  • What to expect of your baby’s sleep in the future
  • How to create good sleep habits – for life!

If you would like to know more please contact me for a chat about how it might help you and your family.

Cognitive Hypnotherapy – why Quest Trained therapists are the best.

As a Quest Institute trained Cognitive Hypnotherapist this short clip explains perfectly why we are a bit different.

The Hering Clinic

The Hering Clinic is in the beautiful village of Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes. It is owned by two very lovely ladies, Denise King and Nicola Askwith. These two ladies are not only lovely but also skilled in their professions!

The Hering Clinic offers a range of treatments such as Colonic Hydrotherapy, Nurtitional Theraly, Detox packages, supplementation and highly specialised clinical testing and because of their success they are expanding and inviting other therapists to become part of the team. I am very pleased that I am going to be part of their welcoming buisness and seeing clients from their newly built room.

There is a fantastic astmoshpere, it is very friendly,but also private.

Have a look  heres at the other therapists now on offer at the Herring Clinic

 

5 Books that Profoundly Impacted my Life

I always like Dr David Haimilton’s suggestions so I will definately be looking at the books that I haven’t read on this reading list.

http://drdavidhamilton.com/?page_id=8

 

Depression

I saw this in the news today regarding depression – so many people suffer, do you think that Cognitive Hypnotherapy may help you?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-19967037

Freedom for birth

 

‘Freedom for Birth is a new 60 minute campaigning film that re-frames Human Rights as the most pressing issue in childbirth today.
In many countries around the world, women are being denied the most basic human right of autonomy over their own bodies. They cannot choose how and where to give birth. Those that persist in their desire to have a normal, physiological birth are sometimes forced by judges to surrender to surgery or threatened with having their babies taken away by child welfare services.
In many countries, if a woman wants to have a home birth supported by a midwife, those midwives face criminal prosecution. Some midwives, like Ágnes Geréb in Hungary, are even imprisoned. Freedom for Birth calls for radical reform to the world’s maternity systems so that these Human Rights violations stop and women are afforded real choice as to how and where they give birth’

I was fortunate to attend a screening organised by Valerie Gommon today at The Bee House. I’m really passionate about women birthing the way that they want to and work with women frequently to help them achieve this.

However, watching the freedom for birth really made me realise that there is so much more that we need to do to make sure decisions are not taken out of our hands. Even though we are very fortunate in this country, the system still fails to support many pregnant women.  A woman cannot be guaranteed a home birth, if there is no midwife available then she will have to go into hospital. The care a woman receives when she is labour in hospital could be from a number of midwifes, possibly midwives that she has never met and do not know her well. And the aftercare once she returns home is reducing as phone calls are starting to replace some of the visits into the home.

It was really important to be to go along and support this event and it left me, at points in tears. The film is extremely moving and some of the content is astonishing, but it really made me feel motivated to help in whatever way I can.

If you too are interested in helping, have a look at The Birth I Want. There is loads of information and advice on how we can all help to make sure women have the choice to the birth they want.