Summer Weight Loss

Are you hoping to lose a bit of weight this summer? Maybe you’ve got a holiday booked or you just want to feel better about yourself when the weather hots up. Whatever your motivation, it’s not always easy to put the plans into action. In this blog post, I’m sharing some tips to kickstart your summer weight loss efforts and explaining how hypnotherapy could help if you need some extra support.

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How Hypnotherapy Can Overcome Fear of Flying

Like most phobias, fear of flying can have a big effect on your life. Some people avoid flying altogether while others will board the plane but try to get through it by using alcohol or anti anxiety medications. However you try to cope, there’s quite a lot you can do to overcome fear of flying and get back in control.

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How Hypnotherapy Can Overcome Exam Anxiety

We’re fast approaching exam time again and I’m sure some of you reading this will have children who are very nervous about the prospect of sitting them. Or maybe you’ve come across this post because you’re a teen who is currently struggling with exam anxiety.

Exam stress is one of the things I see a lot around this time every year, with lots of students concerned that they won’t do as well as they had hoped. A few nerves can help exam performance but when they become overwhelming, it can have a devastating effect and throw every bit of preparation out of the window. Anxiety and panic can ultimately lead to performance anxiety and no matter how much groundwork has been laid in the run-up to the exam, mindset can be the fine line between success and failure.

Exam anxiety can also encourage negative self perceptions and set up a self fulfilling prophecy around failure. Fear of failure is often a key factor in exam anxiety and it can lead to a vicious circle that makes this more likely.

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How Hypnotherapy Can Improve Sports Performance

To perform at your best in sport, it helps to be mentally strong and this can be just as important as having physical ability. In fact, mental strength can give you the edge over your rivals and help to get the most from your natural talent.

Lots of professional athletes have used hypnotherapy to do just that and in this post, I’m going to talk about some of the benefits that Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can have for both professional athletes and those of us whose sights are set a bit lower!

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Sam Luxford DHP HPD GQHP SFBT Sup (Hyp) MNCH(Reg) CNHC

Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapist & Psychotherapist and Clinical Hypnotherapy Supervisor Solution Focused SFBT

4 Northcote Hill, Aberdeen AB15 7TW
(Moved from Airyhall Rd)

07867 936505

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