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How to stop adults nail-biting and picking

How to stop adults nail-biting and picking

Do you know what happens with nail-biting and skin picking? I do. I have met so many nail-biters who have been nibbling for years. Let me tell you about nail-biting and picking… If you are a nail biter, you probably don’t feel very proud of the habit. You want to...

After the lockdown: when social anxiety takes over

After the lockdown: when social anxiety takes over

Have you ever walked into a pub or restaurant and felt like you wanted to hide? Maybe you just wanted to fade into the background… You felt that all the eyes were focused on you like lasers searching for a target. Your breathing speeds up. You feel confused and you...

Bereavement: 5 ways to help someone who is grieving

Bereavement: 5 ways to help someone who is grieving

Today I'm thinking about all the people who have lost a loved one from the pandemic or at some other time. My condolences to you. Loss is hard at any time, but with the restrictions of lockdown and the COVID pandemic, things are more difficult. But maybe you are a...

Anxiety: Where does it come from and what does it mean?

Anxiety: Where does it come from and what does it mean?

Many people have heard of anxiety but where does it come from and what does it mean if you have anxiety? When people talk about anxiety they are talking about anxious thoughts and feelings that result in changes in behaviours. Often people avoid doing things because...

Mothers Day isn’t a happy day for everyone

Mothers Day isn’t a happy day for everyone

Mothers Day 14th March 2021 Mothers Day isn't a happy day for everyone as some people will have lost their mum and are still grieving following the death of their mother. This can make Mothers Day a hard time for some people but it is possible to make things easier....

How to calm your panic attacks

How to calm your panic attacks

Let me tell you a story about calming a panic attack... Rachael (not her real name) froze. A horrendous sense of dread started to fill her mind. Was she going to die now? Her heart started to beat so fast that she felt it would rupture through her chest. She couldn't...

Understanding Grief

Understanding Grief

This week is National Grief Week - 2nd - 8th December 2020. Hi, I'm Linda. I'm a hypnotherapist and counsellor specialising in helping adults with stress and anxiety and bereavement and loss. I also help people who are anticipating loss or those animal lovers who have...

Conquering the Fear of Injections

Conquering the Fear of Injections

This week the UK has been told that vaccinations for COVID 19 have been approved by the regulator. Many people will be pleased but if you have a fear of injections or anything related to getting the jab you might be terrified. This blog provides information for people...

Have you been wondering about counselling?

Have you been wondering about counselling?

What is counselling? Have you ever thought that you need to go and see a counsellor because you want someone to talk to but don't feel sure about what to expect? If you have got a problem going around and around in your head...If you feel emotional...a counsellor...