The dictionary definition is ‘a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome’. People call anxiety all sorts of things:  feeling stressed out, overwhelmed, agitated, worried, upset, overwrought. It doesn’t really matter what we call it, what we do know is that those anxious feelings we can suffer from really don’t…Read more »

Five ultimate tips to help kids get a good night’s sleep

It’s the essential fuel that sees them through the day, so help youngsters get the sleep they need with these insightful ideas. I was recently interviewed for the award-winning Happiful magazine on the subject of helping kids get a good night’s sleep. Happiful magazine is packed with content to support positive mental health and wellbeing.…Read more »

NN Anxiety and Stress Hormones

Throughout our lives we can all face stressful situations which lead us to produce chemicals to get us ready for fight, flight or freeze. In this state we produce lots of cortisol and adrenaline – which is great if you are starting a race ( i.e in a short burst) but not so great for…Read more »


Depression can affect people from all walks of life and people of all ages.  The statistics are alarming. The World Health Organisation estimate that 300 million people worldwide suffer from depression and that during their lifetime approximately 15% of the adult population will experience some form of mental health issue. In the UK its estimated…Read more »

PTSD for AFSFH Magazine

Working as a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist over the last 18 months has been an absolute joy, of course the Polar bear gets in the cave from time to time – after all we are only human. However, having had the benefit of the CPHT training and the knowledge of exactly what is going on when…Read more »