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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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Ways to help your child eat fruit and veg

Getting your child to eat fruit and veg!

By Elaine Hodgins / April 24, 2019 /

As caring and nurturing mums and dads, we all want our children to be brought up eating healthily, sleeping well and generally being in good health – don’t we?  But, how do we do that when the child refuses point blank to eat any fruit and vegetables? Children who are fussy eaters have a food…

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Anxiety in children and adults

By Elaine Hodgins / April 17, 2019 /

Working with anxiety and using hypnotherapy can be so effective. It is one of my favourite areas to work with. The reason being is that clients that suffer from anxiety find it hard to do some of the things that they want to do in their everyday life. This applies to both children and adults.…

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When to admit you need help?

One young woman’s view on having hypnotherapy

By Elaine Hodgins / April 10, 2019 /

When to admit that you need help Julia’s Story “I arrived at the hypnotherapists’ consulting room and pressed the  buzzer. This was to be the first session of my hypnotherapy programme for stress and anxiety. I’d not long started my first job as a trainee family lawyer, and I was used to being a high-achiever.…

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Creating a good foundation for a growth mindset in children and teens

By Elaine Hodgins / April 3, 2019 /

What do we mean by “a Growth Mindset?” Growth mindset refers to how we face setbacks and challenges. There are lots of ways we can help our children have a growth mindset, but first let us look at the two different children – one with a growth mindset and the other without. Johnny is a…

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Hypnotherapy for children

By Elaine Hodgins / March 27, 2019 /

“Will my child be unconscious?” “Will my child be in a trance?” “Will my child remember everything afterwards?” “Will hypnotherapy for my child be dangerous?” These, and many more, are the type of questions I get asked about my therapy for children every single day! But it’s natural isn’t it. I mean, we want our…

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Understanding Childhood Destructive Behaviour

By Elaine Hodgins / March 20, 2019 /

An 8-year-old boy called Dillon has a meltdown in school. He’s become angry about something another boy in his class had said to him, he pushes the other boy, and a fight starts. When the teacher steps in to break it up, Dillon really has a meltdown and starts throwing furniture and books around the…

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JUST EAT it – it won’t hurt you!

By Elaine Hodgins / December 27, 2018 /

How many times have we said this to our children? I know I have – loads of times! However, having spent the last several years specialising in children’s problems I’ve come to realise that anxiety over food is THE most common issue that I deal with daily! Why? Oh, I wish I could answer that but there…

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Hypnosis is Child’s Play!

By Elaine Hodgins / December 12, 2018 /

Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy are now recognised as valuable tools in the medical field but what about hypnotherapy for children? Mums are always asking me: “Is hypnosis dangerous for children? Will it harm them? ”  and my answer is: ” Hypnotherapy, in the hands of a qualified, registered and reputable hypnotherapist is the safest and gentlest…

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Coping with an Anxious Child after the Split!

By Elaine Hodgins / December 6, 2018 /

When a relationship ends, it’s hard for all concerned but making sure that the children are ok is normally the single mums biggest concern. Your children are going to be affected by your break-up no matter what age they are when you separate. In some cases, the problems will show straightaway such as in their behaviour, grief, sadness,…

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