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Building confidence in children in their formative years

By Elaine Hodgins / May 29, 2019 /

Let’s face it – we would all love to have confident kids, wouldn’t we? Of course, as parents we CAN have an impact on our child’s confidence and obviously their general development but there are a couple of myths we need to dispel first! The first one is that people are either confident OR totally…

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Helping the child exam nerves

By Elaine Hodgins / May 22, 2019 /

Exam time can be a challenging time for children and young people, and their parents or carers. But there ARE some ways that you can help your child ease the tension and nerves. Look out for signs of anxiety Children and youngsters who are anxious about tests and exams may worry a great deal. They will…

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The main benefits of hypnosis

By Elaine Hodgins / May 15, 2019 /

What IS Hypnosis? As a Clinical Hypnotherapist I am often asked “What actually IS hypnosis?” A sensible enough question – however due to TV shows and stage entertainers over the years, some people don’t realise that hypnosis was used centuries ago to stop pain, to do operations (no anaesthetic) and in childbirth. They think it’s…

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Hypnobirthing: hypnotherapy for birthing and beyond

By Avidmode / May 8, 2019 /

For hundreds of generations, we have been led to believe that giving birth is a terrifying and painful experience. We have been told horrific stories about various mum’s experiences and some people love nothing more than telling a new mum- to- be just how terrible childbirth is! Hypnobirthing can be a useful tool if you…

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Losing weight – How hard is it really?

By Avidmode / May 1, 2019 /

BHaving almost always struggled with my weight myself, I have often asked that question! It should be simple shouldn’t it? We do the math – calories in – calories out – simple! Or is it? We all know that trying to lose weight is one of the hardest things to do? Why? Because we can’t…

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