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Sometimes it’s NOT Anxiety!

By Elaine Hodgins / September 2, 2020 /

Anxiety comes in many forms. If I said to you: “in your own words – what is anxiety?” would you be able to give me an answer? And would it be similar to what others have described it as? The answer is NO! The reason for this is because anxiety is a FEELING. We all…

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Case Study: PTSD and Hypnotherapy Sessions

By Elaine Hodgins / November 7, 2019 /

I thought, for a change, I would write my blog in the form of a case study, so that you can see how I work with youngsters and their parents. Names have been changed to protect my client’s privacy. We’ll be having a look at the case of Jane Smith, 14 years old – presented…

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Helping children to cope with grief

By Elaine Hodgins / September 25, 2019 /

Children may watch cartoons and TV programmes where someone dies or an animal is eaten by a big sabre tooth tiger, but for a child to experience a bereavement first hand, is a different matter entirely. It can be very confusing for the child, and of course, as a parent we are eager to make…

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