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Managing Your Own and Your Child’s Anxiety During Re-Opening of Everything After Lockdown

By Elaine Hodgins / August 6, 2020 /

A World of Worry! As the various countries all around the world starts to re-open after months of lockdown, every family is facing difficult decisions about how to cope. Is it safe? Can we start visiting family members? Can our teens be trusted to take care when socialising with their mates? Then of course there…

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“Being addicted to painkillers almost ruined my life!”

By Elaine Hodgins / May 20, 2020 /

A couple of months ago, a middle – aged lady called me and asked me if I would help her with her addiction. “What are you addicted to?” I asked, expecting her to say cocaine, alcohol, or even shopping! “I’m addicted to codeine” she said. “I was given it two years ago for a condition…

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A Mental Health Disorder or just Being Untidy and Disorganised?

By Elaine Hodgins / February 12, 2020 /

With all the TV programmes on at the moment about “Hoarding” it’s very easy to see that people do get emotionally attached to their possessions isn’t it? However, I wonder where that line is that people cross between being a bit untidy and disorganised and hoarding? As a clinical hypnotherapist I have treated a lot…

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What is self-esteem and how does it affect us?

By Elaine Hodgins / August 21, 2019 /

We often talk about having low self – esteem, don’t we? But do we really know what it is and why it affects us so badly? It is characterized by a lack of confidence and feeling really bad about yourself. Those with low self-esteem often feel awkward, or incompetent. I think people who have low self – esteem…

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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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