Being joyful; a shout out to your playful side

Play matters

Ralph Waldo Emerson cited that:

‘It is a happy talent to know how to play.’

Is the ability to play something we can develop as an adult? I believe it is. Hypnotherapy can help us access our playful side.

Someone recently reminded me about the importance of having fun. I remember bright, fun-filled days as a child, which seemed to go on forever. Playfulness is something humans are designed for. If we can recreate this sense of joy as adults, it can really enrich our lives and guard against stress overload.

Coming out of lockdown

As we come out of lockdown, I have been thinking about the positives I have gained from this experience. Restrictions on where I can go and what I can do have steered me to appreciate the little things.

I know that, each day, I can invariably find something to feel glad about. Just watching the leaves and flowers growing these last few weeks has been pretty amazing. I have also discovered many things on my doorstep that I never noticed before. Playing with my cat has been a highlight too.

How can hypnotherapy help us embrace being playful?

I was speaking to a client today about tanking up on those moments of contentment and peace; really embracing the positive aspects to be found in our lives, if we care to notice them. Too often, we can be scanning for potential threats and danger and focusing on what we perceive to be wrong. Sometimes, we can even extend this to ourselves and overlook our strengths and abilities.

Hypnotherapy can help you become more aware of your inner resources and maybe discover new ones along the way. Solution focused hypnotherapy can be a very effective talking therapy, which draws on elements of cognitive behavioural therapy and neurolinguistic programming. The added advantage is that it also incorporates hypnosis. This element can help to lock in changes on a subconscious level. It is also a very enjoyable state of relaxation to be in, where both your mind and body really can relax and let go. When I played as a child, I know I was carefree and fully immersed in the moment. I was also very focused on what I was doing. Hypnosis is similar, where we are relaxed and focused at the same time.

The power of hypnosis

Hypnosis was a revelation to me. As I practised self-hypnosis, I achieved a state of deep relaxation and positivity that I just hadn’t been able to access before, or if I had, it had been very fleeting. As a hypnotherapist I feel uplifted after each hypnotherapy session because it is solution focused and geared towards making beneficial changes.

By also focusing my mind on the positive aspects and creative, problem solving ways of thinking, I was able to find solutions and breakthroughs that had alluded me before. These skills are called upon when we play, especially when there are no rules and we need to think on our feet and be creative.

What happens in our brains when we play?

In Psychology Today Rob Parr explores why having fun is not taken more seriously in our society:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/animal-emotions/201405/the-importance-play-having-fun-must-be-taken-seriously

The same article looks at research which shows how play benefits the prefrontal cortex. Play is described as a ‘banquet for the brain’: a great way of summing up what a rich and nourishing experience play can be. Using this area of the brain, especially the left prefrontal cortex, is encouraged through hypnotherapy. This is where we can be confident and open to changing our perspective on things. New thoughts can lead to new actions, just as Einstein famously quoted:

‘No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.’

This makes sense. Hypnotherapy can help you change the way you think, the way you feel and the way you respond to situations. It can also increase our motivation and capacity to be playful.

A more positive mindset

As clients progress, I find their language often changes.  Words and phrases like ‘happier, having fun, being present, smiling, laughing, playing with my children more’ start to pop up. They are able to envisage and then take steps towards increasing joy in their lives. This is often very different from earlier sessions, where negative language was often used more habitually.

Maybe you have forgotton what it is to be playful and open to having fun. You might be fed up with feeling flat and uninspired or perhaps anxious thoughts are stealing away your happiness. Hypnotherapy can help you move forward.

A little bit about Emma

Emma Victoria Tranmer MA (Hons) PGCE HPD DSFH Member of the AfSFH, is an experienced and fully accredited Clinical Solution Focused Hypnotherapist.

I specialise in helping people overcome anxiety and stress related issues. Having undergone hypnotherapy myself for anxiety and seeing the amazing benefits it has brought for me, I enjoy helping others do the same. Working as a hypnotherapist is incredibly rewarding and my love of learning and personal growth means I am always looking at ways to further my own professional development and skills in what I do. Hypnotherapy can help with a wide range of issues and I see clients with varied challenges like addictions, phobias, disturbed sleep, panic attacks and depression. See my ‘About me’ section for further information, including session fees and availability.

Book an Appointment with Emma

You can take positive steps to help you attain a hopeful perspective so you can move forward. Hypnotherapy can help you find the tools and inner resources to do this; step by step. Become the confident, healthier, happier you!

At Emma Victoria Hypnotherapy I offer a FREE Initial Consultation where you can meet me and find out more about what I do. This will also give me the opportunity to understand where you are in your life right now and what you would like to achieve.

There may be something else that you, or someone you might know, is struggling with at the moment. Give me a call on 07550 098029 to discuss in strictest confidence.

My social media is bursting with useful ideas, articles, inspiring quotes and much more…

https://www.facebook.com/emmavictoriahypnotherapy/

https://twitter.com/EmmaTranmer

https://www.instagram.com/emmavictoriatranmer/

Take positive steps, now, to feel calmer, happier and more in control.

Dealing well with change

Hypnotherapy can help you feel calmer and more focussed so that you can respond well to change. Change is to be expected in our lives and it can be incredibly useful to build confidence in our ability to cope. This is even more crucial when everything seems to come at once, as I experienced in my own life.

Click on this link to read my latest article published in The Hypnotherapy Directory. I look at how hypnotherapy can help you:

  • change the way you think about change
  • adapt to going out more as we come out of lockdown
  • embrace change to achieve your personal goals
  • achieve a calmer state of mind

Perhaps you are feeling overwhelmed by sudden change, anxious about coming out of lockdown or just finding it hard to cope with the changes that are often a part of everyday life. Do get in touch and I can provide you with more information about the therapy I offer and we can look at how you can move forward with confidence.

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6 Tips to help you see a Brighter Future

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Envisage future possibilities and take positive action

I can’t help but smile when I hear Timbuk 3’s pop song ‘The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades’. I don’t know if I would go that far but I am really enjoying longer daylight hours.

These past few days I have been spring cleaning my mind, letting go of old ways of thinking and making space for the new.  I want to get excited about the future! The next step would ideally be proactive; taking steps to make new things happen, apart from just putting on my ‘shades’!

Get motivated and create opportunities

So what do you do if you are really struggling right now and taking those initial steps is proving difficult?

Thursday 4th March is University Mental Health Day:

https://www.unimentalhealthday.co.uk/

As we continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, it is good to raise awareness about the impact this might be having on students’ mental health and wellbeing. For those close to graduating, worry about the changing nature of future employment could be taking its toll. Social interaction with fellow students is an incredibly enriching and important aspect of University life, making lockdowns and tier restrictions especially challenging.

Loneliness can lead to depression, disrupted sleep and even impact on our immune system. Not helpful if we are looking to feel more optimistic about the future and ready to embrace or create opportunities. Milton Berle states this in his well-known quote:

‘If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.’

So when the going gets tough, creating, or making the most of what opportunities there are, is crucial. Hope can then ignite and motivate us to take action. Being innovative in our approach can gives us a satisfying sense of ownership as we move towards our goals.

Get creative

In his internationally acclaimed TED talk, Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson talks about the value of creativity within education. He also reminds us that unpredictability is inherent in the future.

https://www.ted.com/talks/sir_ken_robinson_do_schools_kill_creativity?language=en

We have all been living with uncertainty this past year or so. This can alert our primitive, emotional brain and put us on edge; ready to fight, flee or freeze if necessary. Ken Robinson talks about getting in touch with our authentic selves and being resourceful and creative in the way we approach life. A client recently said to me:

‘I finally feel like I am in touch with my real self!’.

She was so excited by this revelation.

Positively change the way you think

Solution focused hypnotherapy encourages us to focus more on flexible ways of thinking, building self-belief and confidence as we take steps  to feel happier. This moves us out of our primitive mind where the fight/flight amygdala region of our thinking can take over and into the intellectual, sensible pre-frontal cortex region of the brain.  When this becomes more our usual way of thinking it can help us to feel confident in our ability to make good judgements and respond well in all situations, including the unexpected.

Yes, of course we will run away if a polar bear is coming towards us. But being on red alert, just in case danger is lurking, is unhelpful. Anxiety, depression and anger are created by negative thinking where we are more likely to focus on the worst case scenarios. So thinking more positively and tanking up on resilience is really worthwhile during times of increased change and unpredictability.

Focus on what you can do now

Using hypnotherapy, I have supported many people as they find ways to overcome stress and anxiety related issues. They are then able to feel calmer, tap into their inner resources and find solutions to challenges.

Maintaining positive interactions with others can help significantly towards generating the feel good hormone serotonin and motivate us to do more of what we know is good for us. I have seen even the most technologically averse get outside their comfort zone and now regularly interact through video calls, experimenting with different backgrounds and having fun with it! Other clients are feeling more connected to people in their communities by greeting them on their daily walk, getting involved with local charities or joining online groups. The focus is on what we can do and reaping the benefits in the present, which puts us in a better position to handle the future.

‘The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.’  H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Believe in yourself and aim high

As a species, humans have had to learn how to adapt to survive and evolve. Where hypnotherapy can help is, not just on the surviving and getting by, but also with the idea we can thrive. Stimulating motivation, thinking creatively and actively taking steps to make things happen are powerful catalysts for beneficial change. Hypnotherapy can help you stay calm, focused and on the right track as you move towards your truly authentic and best self, so that you can grow into a happier you with a brighter future.

If you would like to learn more about how hypnotherapy can help you feel confident and enjoy life, give me a call or drop me an email. Take that first positive step and have your shades to hand, just in case it gets so bright! After all:

‘Do not let the memories of your past limit the potential of your future. There are no limits to what you can            achieve on your journey through life, except in your mind.’   Roy T. Bennett

A little bit about Emma

Emma Victoria Tranmer MA (Hons) PGCE HPD DSFH Member of the AfSFH, is an experienced and fully accredited Clinical Solution Focused Hypnotherapist.

I specialise in helping people overcome anxiety and stress related issues. Having undergone hypnotherapy myself for anxiety and seeing the amazing benefits it has brought for me, I enjoy helping others do the same. Working as a hypnotherapist is incredibly rewarding and my love of learning and personal growth means I am always looking at ways to further my own professional development and skills in what I do. Hypnotherapy can help with a wide range of issues and I see clients with varied challenges like addictions, phobias, disturbed sleep, panic attacks and depression.

Book an Appointment with Emma

You can take positive steps to help you attain a hopeful perspective so you can move forward. Hypnotherapy can help you find the tools and inner resources to do this; step by step. Become the confident, healthier, happier you!

At Emma Victoria Hypnotherapy I offer a FREE Initial Consultation where you can meet me and find out more about what I do. This will also give me the opportunity to understand where you are in your life right now and what you would like to achieve.

There may be something else that you, or someone you might know, is struggling with at the moment. Give me a call on 07550 098029 to discuss in strictest confidence.

My social media is bursting with useful ideas, articles, inspiring quotes and much more…

https://www.facebook.com/emmavictoriahypnotherapy/

https://twitter.com/EmmaTranmer

https://www.instagram.com/emmavictoriatranmer/

Take positive steps, now, to feel calmer, happier and more in control.

The Power of Positive Thinking

Words can be more powerful than we think.

Find out how you can begin to shift your thoughts more to the positives!

Click on the link below to read my latest article listed in The Hypnotherapy Directory. I look at how positive language can help cancel out the negatives so you can build a more positive mindset:

https://www.hypnotherapy-directory.org.uk/memberarticles/out-with-the-old-negative-and-in-with-the-new-positive

Look at ways that can help you feel brighter, happier and healthier!

Do you want to find out why I decided to become a solution focused hypnotherapist?:

https://emmavictoriahypnotherapy.co.uk/about-me/

Hypnotherapy changed my life for the better and I am now doing things I never thought possible.

 

Shining a Light on Hope

Shining a Light on Hope

It’s great to feel full of hope and the good news is we can create more of it. So if you want to become more:

Healthy          Optimistic             Proactive            Enthusiastic

Read on…You can learn to:

“Stop worrying about what can go wrong, and get excited about what can go right”. Anonymous

Having hope is commonly understood as exercising a positive attitude and following the belief that positive outcomes can be achieved, both on a personal level and for the world at large.

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought about swift changes and uncertainty and this can put us into fight/flight mode. Being in this heightened survival mode, especially when it is for long periods of time, can take its toll on our mental, emotional and physical health. Many people are seeking support to help them with existing mental health issues that have become more challenging. Others are finding themselves experiencing symptoms of stress and anxiety for the first time, such as panic attacks, having trouble sleeping or drinking too much alcohol.

As a solution focused hypnotherapist, I draw on neuroscience which shows we can rewire our brains and change the way we think. If hope is an optimistic state of mind, we have the capacity to initiate and develop this further. Optimism brings about the expectation of positive outcomes. We may not be in control of aspects of the pandemic or its outcome but we can change our thoughts in response to it. I recently read an article about how some people have found wearing face masks a positive experience, as they felt more emotionally self-contained and secure out in the world. It is not the circumstances in our lives that create anxiety, but our thought patterns around them. If wearing a face mask creates anxiety for you, hypnotherapy can help you explore and adopt a different response where you feel comfortable. We can take steps to achieve positive outcomes in those aspects of our lives that we can control and change for the better.

One client had become trapped in a vicious cycle of excessive worry and always assumed the worst. Her ‘doom and gloom’ outlook had diminished her ability to be hopeful about the future and her abilities to make good things happen. Using hypnotherapy, she successfully decreased her stress levels and gained control over her thought processes.  This created a powerful shift of perspective as she successfully disrupted a pattern that had been there for many years. She now focuses on taking a more realistic, solution focused view of things and this is rekindling hope and the positive expectation that she can achieve her goals. Being more aware of the good aspects in her everyday life has also helped her to enjoy each day more.

Psychology Today writer Scott Barry Kaufman explores hope as a ‘dynamic cognitive motivational system’, dispelling the myth that sometimes portrays hope as a vague emotion that lacks real clout:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/beautiful-minds/201112/the-will-and-ways-hope#:~:text=According%20to%20their%20theory%2C%20hope,different%20ways%20to%20get%20there.

This idea fits in very well with the solution focused model of hypnotherapy I practice, which encourages the client to be proactive and fully engaged in the therapeutic process. Changing the way we think leads to changes in the way we behave and feel. Positive thoughts, positive actions and positive interactions enable hope to manifest itself in our lives and generate motivation and enthusiasm.

The wonderful cocktail of feel-good hormones that kick in when we achieve something good then fuel us to want to do more. Serotonin is the number one neurotransmitter for helping us feel motivated and confident in our abilities to cope well, no matter what life throws at us. Dopamine and the ‘cuddle hormone’ oxytocin also contribute to this when we complete tasks and form meaningful and supportive connections with others. ‘Success breeds more success’ and ‘what we focus on increases’; well- known sayings that trip off the tongue but have incredible meaning and resonance when we are embodying  thoughts and actions fuelled by hope. As new thought processes become more ingrained, adopting a more optimistic outlook can become more our way, as if we are comfortably ensconced in it:

“The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.” Barbara Kingsolver

Are you ready to say ‘yes’ to hope and embrace hope?

Book an Appointment with Emma

You can take positive steps to help you attain a hopeful perspective so you can move forward with confidence. Hypnotherapy can help you find the tools and inner resources to do this; step by step. Become the confident, healthier, happier you!

Contact Emma on 07550 098029 or through her website:

 

https://emmavictoriahypnotherapy.co.uk/contact/

…and book your free initial consultation. Find out if hypnotherapy is right for you. You can also keep up-to-date with information about Emma’s practice, including the issues she treats on her social media sites. They are full of inspiring ideas and insights:

https://www.facebook.com/emmavictoriahypnotherapy/

https://www.instagram.com/emmavictoriatranmer/

https://twitter.com/EmmaTranmer

Prioritise your personal well-being! You deserve it!

Emma Victoria Tranmer MA (Hons) PGCE  DSFH  Clinical Hypnotherapist

Hypnotherapy for Heartbreak and Loss

Hypnotherapy  for Heartbreak and Loss

Spring is a wonderful season overlain with new growth; natural abundance and beauty as plants and flowers burst into life. Maybe this is a bittersweet time for you where you are feeling stuck in the past, lacking in energy and the wherewithal to move forward and embrace a positive future, a new chapter in the story of your life.

Having experienced a separation, I know how difficult it can feel to move on. Is there an easy way to go through divorce or a break up? I don’t think so. But you can take steps to lessen the suffering and move on more quickly.

How can Hypnotherapy help?

Hypnotherapy can reduce your stress levels, using deep relaxation techniques, and reframe negative experiences so that they can be viewed in a more positive light. So rather than focusing on your sense of loss, you would begin to see what could be gained such as:

  • Learning from the experience and using this to have a clearer idea of a partner who would be more suited to you in the long term.
  • Building resilience and a realistic perspective as you realise that you are still surviving and your whole world hasn’t actually fallen apart. You ARE coping.
  • Seeing being single as an opportunity to reacquaint yourself with the things you love to do and maybe couldn’t do when you were part of a couple.
  • Devoting time to you and learning to be happy in your own company, comfortable in your own skin and at ease with loving yourself for who you are.
  • Taking time to identify personal goals and work towards them.

What is Solution Focused Hypnotherapy?

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy doesn’t delve into the past, but rather focuses on the present and moving forward confidently. This approach encourages you to get straight on and take positive action towards achieving the outcome you want. You are gently guided to ‘walking the talk’ and really making positive things happen.

Although we can’t control everything in our lives; we always have control over how we respond to life’s challenges. Hypnotherapy helps you shift your perspective so that you become more aware of the positive aspects of living and gives you the confidence to grasp opportunities which present themselves. As you do so, your confidence grows and you feel happier.

How does Hypnosis work?

The hypnosis element of hypnotherapy uses a deeply relaxed state of awareness to access your subconscious mind, breaking down unhelpful thought patterns and replacing them with thoughts that are realistic, beneficial and assist you in making progress towards your personal goals. Your brain is plastic so new neural patterns can grow as you ‘prune out the weeds and make space for healthy growth’. Hypnotherapy makes use of metaphor and positive suggestion to engage your creative, intellectual mind and motivate you into becoming more focused on making positive changes. Clients attest to how enjoyable and revitalising they feel after their sessions.

Hypnotherapy for Bereavement

Heartbreak can be the result of loss and bereavement. You can take positive steps to make the bereavement journey more manageable and help you attain a hopeful perspective so you can move forward. Hypnotherapy can help you find the tools and inner resources to do this; step by step.

Book an Appointment with Emma

Recognising that you might need some support and seeking it out is a step in the right direction. Discover your inner strengths and resources and become the confident, happier, healthier you.

Contact Emma on 07550 098029 or through her website:

https://emmavictoriahypnotherapy.co.uk/contact/

…and book your free initial consultation. Find out if hypnotherapy is right for you. You can also keep up-to-date with information about Emma’s practice, including the issues she treats on her social media sites. They are full of inspiring ideas and insights:

https://www.facebook.com/emmavictoriahypnotherapy/

https://www.instagram.com/emmavictoriatranmer/

https://twitter.com/EmmaTranmer

Prioritise your personal well-being! You deserve it!

Warmest wishes,

Emma

Emma Victoria Tranmer  MA (Hons) PGCE  DSFH  Clinical Hypnotherapist

Are you struggling with Chronic Pain?

The wider impact of dealing with chronic pain.

Chronic pain is defined as pain which is constant and lasts for longer than 12 weeks or beyond the expected time period for healing to occur following  surgery or trauma.

Having seen the effects of chronic pain, I am fully aware of the impact it can have on someone’s ability to function well. Often going hand in hand with disrupted and impaired sleep; exhaustion, lack of focus and even despair can set in. The side effects from taking pain killers can add to feelings of fatigue and may produce other symptoms like dizziness and digestive issues.

In this situation many people try complementary  therapies in an attempt to take back some control and begin to manage their pain. Studies show the effectiveness of hypnotherapy in alleviating pain and the emotional distress associated with it:

“…findings indicate that hypnosis interventions consistently produce significant decreases in pain associated with a variety of chronic-pain problems. Also, hypnosis was generally found to be more effective than non-hypnotic interventions such as attention, physical therapy, and education.”

Gary Elkins, Texas A & M University College of Medicine, Mark P. Jensen and David R. Patterson, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington. 2009.

Imagine your life where you are successfully managing pain.

Hypnotherapy uses visualisation techniques and metaphor to focus your thinking on positive outcomes. Deep relaxation can be achieved through hypnosis or a trance state and this makes you more receptive to the present moment, enjoying life more and coping better on a day to day basis. Negatively forecasting the future with unhelpful thoughts like: ‘I’ll never be free of this pain’ or ‘How am I going to cope with this if it doesn’t stop?’ become less prevalent and eventually subside as your confidence and happiness levels increase.

How can Solution Focused Hypnotherapy help?

As a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist I will tell you about how the brain works in relation to chronic pain; why you are suffering in the way you do and what we can do about it. You will gain an understanding of how hypnotherapy can be used to redirect your focus away from the pain sensations. Hypnosis can help to transform your perception of pain and even affect the pain messages from their source, making them slower and less powerful.

Using self-hypnosis at home can help you manage chronic pain in the long term, freeing you up to live your life with increased confidence and well-being.

If you would like to learn more about what I do, you can book a FREE initial consultation and hear my ‘brain talk’ for yourself. Begin to take back control and feel happier.

Contact Emma

Recognising that you might need some support and seeking it out is a step in the right direction. Discover your inner strengths and resources and become the confident, happier, healthier you!

Contact Emma on 07550 098029 or through her website:

https://emmavictoriahypnotherapy.co.uk/contact/

…and book your free initial consultation. Find out if hypnotherapy is right for you. You can also keep up-to-date with information about Emma’s practice, including the issues she treats, on her social media sites. They are full of inspiring ideas and insights:

https://www.facebook.com/emmavictoriahypnotherapy/

https://www.instagram.com/emmavictoriatranmer/

https://twitter.com/EmmaTranmer

Prioritise your personal well-being! You deserve it!

Warmest wishes,

Emma

Emma Victoria Tranmer    MA (Hons)  PGCE  DSFH  Clinical Hypnotherapist

Tired of too little Sleep?

Tired of too little Sleep

The evenings are getting lighter and the clocks will be going forward, adding more daylight hours. This has a positive impact on our mood, especially if we are spending lots of time outside.

But what if you are struggling with insomnia and are unable to fully enjoy each day. Maybe you are drained of energy, irritable and find it difficult to concentrate and do the things you need to do and want to do.

Insomnia

It is estimated that as many as a third of adults and two thirds of teenagers are not getting enough sleep.

These are the recommended number of hours:

  • School children 6-13 years: 9-11 hours
  • Teenagers 14-17 years: 8-10 hours
  • Adults: 7-8 hours

Establishing good routines and behaviours to promote sleep; known as sleep hygiene, can help. This could include:

  • Establishing a regular sleep schedule
  • Limiting daytime napping
  • Avoiding vigorous physical exercise and intense mental stimulation too close to bedtime
  • Avoiding stimulants such as caffeine, nicotine and alcohol in the late evening
  • Limiting your exposure to bright light in the hours leading up to bedtime
  • Creating a peaceful, comfortable, dark sleeping environment
  • Limiting the use of electronic devices in the bedroom
  • Exercising regularly
  • Scheduling time to unwind and relax

Maybe you have tried all these things and are still struggling, becoming more anxious about not sleeping. This can create a vicious circle where your anxiety increases and sleep becomes even more elusive.

Hypnotherapy can help

Research shows that stress, anxiety and depression are some of the most common causes of insomnia. Thankfully, hypnotherapy can be a very effective tool in overcoming sleep difficulties. By tackling the underlying stress and promoting a greater sense of well-being, hypnotherapy can help you overcome anxiety and depression.

One of the first things my clients notice after just a few sessions is that they are sleeping better. The impact this has on their ability to cope, regulate their emotional responses and deal with challenges is incredibly positive.

To find out more about different types of insomnia and how hypnotherapy can help click on the link below:

https://www.hypnotherapy-directory.org.uk/articles/insomnia.html

Tinnitus keeping you awake?

Tinnitus is usually linked to hearing loss and part of the ageing process. It can also be caused as a result of exposure to loud noise or ear conditions. It is estimated that about 1 in 10 adults in the UK have tinnitus.

People with tinnitus experience sounds in the ear that aren’t produced by external stimuli. These sounds can be constant, intermittent or pulsating and occur in one or both ears. Sounds commonly  range from hissing, sizzling, buzzing, whooshing, white noise or even hearing fragments of tunes or songs.

Tinnitus can be very distressing and can result in hearing difficulties, anxiety and difficulty sleeping.

Hypnotherapy can help reduce the stress produced by tinnitus. Self-hypnosis can be used as a tool to promote relaxation and break down unhelpful thought patterns in the subconscious mind that are creating a stress response. Sleep can be achieved by allowing both the mind and body to relax.

Chronic pain may also be preventing you from sleeping well. Hypnotherapy can be a useful tool. Research shows hypnosis can significantly reduce pain associated with a range of chronic pain conditions. Read more about this in my April blog.

Contact Emma

Recognising that you might need some support and seeking it out is a step in the right direction. Discover your inner strengths and resources and become the confident, happier, healthier you!

Contact Emma on 07550 098029 or through her website:

https://emmavictoriahypnotherapy.co.uk/contact/

…and book your free initial consultation. Find out if hypnotherapy is right for you. You can also keep up-to-date with information about Emma’s practice, including the issues she treats, on her social media sites. They are full of inspiring ideas and insights:

https://www.facebook.com/emmavictoriahypnotherapy/

https://www.instagram.com/emmavictoriatranmer/

https://twitter.com/EmmaTranmer

Prioritise your personal well-being! You deserve it!

Warmest wishes,

Emma

Emma Victoria Tranmer  MA  PGCE  DSFH  Clinical Hypnotherapist

Do you need a Spring clean?

Do you need a spring clean?

Did you know February is named after the purification ritual ‘Februa’;  an old Roman spring cleaning festival.

Are YOU ready for a spring clean? Does your mind feel cluttered and leave you with a feeling of being overwhelmed and unable to focus. Maybe your home is a mess and this is bogging you down, holding you back. Are you living in the past?

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy does not involve delving into the past and sifting through what has been. It is about embracing the ‘now’ and moving on in a positive way. Many clients report that they are de-cluttering and rearranging their living space after just a few sessions of hypnotherapy. Such positive action can perpetuate many more benefits that promote well-being:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/in-practice/201802/6-benefits-uncluttered-space

Are you just ‘keeping your head above water’?

A more obscure fact is that February is only mentioned in one of Shakespeare’s plays; ‘Much Ado about Nothing’.

When we are overwhelmed and just ‘surviving’; getting by, we can scatter our energy and lose focus. Excess and/or prolonged stress can drain us emotionally and deplete our motivation and sense of excitement about the future. Negative’ overthinking’, when viewed from a healthier, positive viewpoint, can be seen as a lot of fuss over nothing. Most of the things we negatively forecast don’t ever happen! Making mountains out of molehills is exhausting and only serves to perpetuate stressful thoughts and feelings! It just doesn’t make sense. Hypnotherapy can help you break free of unhelpful thought patterns, redirecting your thinking towards taking positive action and focussing efforts on activities which are beneficial and self-affirming. Again, the benefits of changing your thinking in a positive way are far reaching.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/dont-delay/200903/self-affirmation-strategy-reduce-self-control-failure

Do you have healthy self-love?

Not forgetting the notion of romantic love celebrated on St. Valentine’s day, especially pertinent to couples but also those who are single. I like the idea I heard recently of a group of single friends getting together and celebrating their friendship. This included writing little notes about specific things they loved about each other and small thoughtful gifts as tokens of their appreciation. This notion could be extended further to the love shared by carers and children, family members, colleagues and even humans and pets! Remembering and celebrating our positive connections and interactions with others is good for our mental and emotional health.

What is, perhaps, the most important relationship we will ever have?  The relationship we have with ourselves. What is your self-talk like? Is it positive, supportive, encouraging and loving? A good measure of this is to compare how you treat yourself to how you would behave towards a good friend? Are they very different? Is it time for you to reassess your automatic responses and make positive changes? Click on the link to find some useful tips to help you develop more self-compassion and enjoy the benefits of reduced stress and increased productivity:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/feeling-it/201211/3-powerful-science-based-benefits-little-self-love

Negative self-speak is common when we experience high anxiety, anger or depression. If our stress levels are too high we can engage in black and white thinking; catastrophizing events in our lives and being oblivious to the wider picture and a more rational way of seeing things.

Maybe you are struggling to break free from negative thinking and self-sabotage. Hypnotherapy can help you develop the ability to manage stress, overcome negative thinking and move forward with confidence and healthy self-esteem. I have helped many people tap into their innate strengths, capabilities and special qualities, also discovering new aspects of themselves as they realise their full potential, becoming the person they were meant to be!

Recognising that you might need some support and seeking it out is a step in the right direction. Discover your inner strengths and resources and become the confident, happier, healthier you!

Contact Emma on 07550 098029 or through her website:

https://emmavictoriahypnotherapy.co.uk/contact/

…and book your free initial consultation. Find out if hypnotherapy is right for you. You can also keep up-to-date with information about Emma’s practice, including the issues she treats on her social media sites. They are full of inspiring ideas and insights:

https://www.facebook.com/emmavictoriahypnotherapy/

https://www.instagram.com/emmavictoriatranmer/

https://twitter.com/EmmaTranmer

Prioritise your personal well-being! You deserve it!

Warmest wishes,

Emma

Emma Victoria Tranmer    MA  PGCE  DSFH  Clinical Hypnotherapist

Struggling to achieve your New Year’s Resolutions?

Even though your intentions were so good.

Frustration can set in…

You had everything mapped out, in place. You were ‘good to go’…. It worked for a while but then you hit a mental block?

You are not alone. Research shows the majority of us (a staggering 80%) don’t achieve our New Year’s goals.  

Our Comfort Zone

It is fantastic to have worthwhile goals and that accompanying sense of excitement and achievement as we work towards them.  In the process, we begin to step out of our comfort zone, our state of being that we have become accustomed to and interpret as ‘safe’ because we ‘survived’ and had our basic needs met.

Stepping out of this zone can feel threatening, even though, logically and on a practical level, we know the changes we have identified for ourselves such as managing our weight better, quitting smoking and reducing our alcohol intake, will benefit us and, most likely, increase our ability to perform well.  Not to mention the increase in our happiness levels!

Anxiety or Excitement?

It is natural to experience some anxiety as we make changes.  From a wider perspective this uncomfortable feeling could be reframed as excitement and anticipation as we embrace the new, face our fears and expand our comfort zone to include new thoughts and new ways of behaving. We will also be developing a wider range of skills that benefit us.  If you feel scared at times, this is showing you that you are indeed changing! When learning new ways of thinking and being we will stumble at times… because we are learning. It would be great if our progress was linear and straight forward, but that expectation is unrealistic. Mistakes offer fertile ground for more learning, flexibility and compassion towards ourselves.  Keeping a good, realistic perspective is so important and hypnotherapy can help you achieve this; encouraging you to develop a more positive mindset and ‘can do’ attitude.

Confidence

You might be thinking; ‘well that’s easier said than done’. This is where confidence is crucial. To be confident in your ability to achieve your worthwhile goals. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy helps you ‘walk the talk,’ taking practical steps towards making those goals happen. Your confidence levels will naturally increase as you keep a good perspective; being fully aware of your progress, however big or small. Hypnotherapy can make you much more receptive to change so that you can continue to move forward at a pace that is right for you.

Be the person you want to be

Recognising that you might need some support and seeking it out is a step in the right direction. Discover your inner strengths and resources and become the more confident, happier, healthier you!  Your real self.

Contact Emma on 07550 098029 or through her website:

Make 2019 wonderful and successful! You can do it!

Book your free initial consultation. Find out if hypnotherapy is right for you.

You can also keep up-to-date with information about Emma’s practice, including the issues she treats, on her social media sites. They are full of inspiring ideas and insights:

https://www.facebook.com/emmavictoriahypnotherapy/

https://www.instagram.com/emmavictoriatranmer/

Hypnotherapy for children

Are you concerned about your child?

As a parent myself, I know how upsetting it can be when your child is struggling and nothing seems to be working to improve the situation. It can leave you feeling helpless and overwhelmed.

Hypnotherapy can be an effective way of helping children and young people cope better; building confidence, resilience and essential life skills.

Underlying many conditions is an overload of stress and anxiety. If left unchecked, this can become evident in certain behaviours.

Maybe your child is having difficulty regulating their emotions.

https://childmind.org/article/how-to-help-children-calm-down/#.W08DAORxpEI.facebook

Anxiety can build up over time and then spill out in explosive ways. In my hypnotherapy sessions I use the metaphor of a full ‘stress bucket’ which can sometimes overflow.

Key to gaining more control over our emotions and actions is to reduce stress and focus more on the positives and solutions to problems. When we continue to feel more relaxed and calm in our everyday lives; our ‘stress buckets’ begin to empty, so that catastrophic thinking and irrational behaviours can be avoided.

Children who are defiant and oppositional may be suffering from heightened anxiety.

https://childmind.org/article/how-anxiety-leads-to-disruptive-behavior/

Disrupted or insufficient sleep

When our sleep cycles are interrupted or we are lacking in sleep it has a direct effect on our reactions and behaviour. This can be particularly challenging to deal with in children and affect their ability to cope and do well at school.

https://childmind.org/article/encouraging-good-sleep-habits/

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help your child reduce the stress and anxiety which are often the underlying causes of changes in sleep patterns. As your child becomes calmer and more in control they will gain the confidence needed to cope better and maintain a positive outlook.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or OCD

OCD in children can manifest itself in various ways; from fear of germs to obsessive rituals such as checking and rechecking doors are locked and even intrusive thoughts.

http://raisingchildren.net.au/articles/obsessive_compulsive_disorder.html

Hypnotherapy addresses the underlying anxiety behind obsessive and compulsive behaviours. The aim is to get your child back on track so that they are more in control and can fully embrace the things they love doing.

Nail biting and hair pulling

Hypnotherapy can be very helpful in breaking down harmful behavioural patterns and behaviours; replacing them with new ways of behaving that promote relaxation and wellbeing.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/conditions/onychophagia-nail-biting

By addressing anxiety hypnotherapy can help overcome these issues and much more.

The good news is hypnotherapy can be very effective in lowering stress levels in children. I have helped children and young people overcome low confidence, low self-esteem and other issues that have been holding them back. They go on to do be brave, happy and confident in their own abilities; fully able to embrace opportunities.

Give me a call on 0755 0098 029 if you would like to discuss a concern you have that isn’t listed here. All calls are confidential.

If you have found this blog useful take a look at my Facebook page which is packed full of useful tips and some inspirational prompts to help keep you motivated and positive. https://www.facebook.com/emmavictoriahypnotherapy/

If you would like to book your child in for a FREE Initial Consultation give me a call on 0755 0098 029 or email me at:  emma@emmavictoriahypnotherapy.co.uk. You are welcome to attend sessions with your child.

Looking to feel more fulfilled in life?

 Are you looking to find more fulfilment in life?

Maybe your children have left home and you are in the process of redefining your role and goals; exploring what makes you tick now you have more time to devote to yourself?

Going through life changes can be challenging and leave us feeling ‘at sea’ as we adjust to these changes and seek to feel comfortable and able to move forward with confidence.

This period in our lives could feel like a ‘mid life crisis’. Hypnotherapy can help you feel calm, confident and in control as you navigate through these challenges so that this transition can be experienced as positive and enriching.

 Struggling through the menopause? Hypnotherapy can help alleviate the symptoms of hormonal changes.

Middle age can also bring physical challenges as women’s bodies go through hormonal changes. Many women put up with associated symptoms which include hot flushes, mood swings and disturbed sleep patterns. Hypnotherapy can help you effectively deal with these changes so that the symptoms are reduced and you can continue to enjoy life and feel confident.

Research carried out by The North American Menopause Society concludes there is solid evidence that hypnotherapy is beneficial for the treatment of menopause.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-health/11885468/Miserable-menopause-How-hypnotherapy-could-help.html

Maybe anxiety is gnawing away at you as you struggle to cope with everyday life?

Anxiety can be caused by events or it can build up gradually if we experience stress for long periods. When we reflect on the past or forecast future events in a negative way we cause our stress levels to rise. We may then find that we respond with excessive anger and frustration to minor irritations which can even prove to be the ‘last straw’ which leaves us floundering.

Hypnotherapy helps alleviate the stress which is the root cause of anxiety.

https://www.hypnotherapy-directory.org.uk/articles/anxiety.html

I practise Solution Focused Hypnotherapy which doesn’t delve into the past. My approach is all about working from where you are now and moving forward in a positive way that builds confidence and helps you make positive changes in your life.

Do you need a new sense of direction?

Having a sense of purpose leads you to greater contentment and happiness.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/friendship-20/201803/5-questions-help-you-find-your-sense-purpose

When your role in life shifts it can leave you feeling empty and uncertain. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can facilitate your quest to find what will inspire and fulfil you. The next step is to build your confidence and self-esteem so that you can take positive action to enjoy each day as you work towards realising your goals. With this comes a sense of meaning and purpose. When you are fully committed to change you will reap the benefits; feeling happy and inspiring others to do the same!

At Emma Victoria Hypnotherapy I offer a FREE Initial Consultation where you can meet me and find out more about what I do. It will also give me the opportunity to understand where you are in your life right now and what you would like to achieve. So that you can be the wonderful, vibrant person that you truly are!

There may be something else that you, or someone you might know, is struggling with at the moment. Give me a call 07550098029 to discuss in the strictest confidence.

Social Media

My social media is bursting with useful ideas, articles, inspiring quotes and much more…

https://www.facebook.com/emmavictoriahypnotherapy/

https://twitter.com/EmmaTranmer

https://www.instagram.com/emmavictoriatranmer/

Take positive steps, now, to feel calmer, happier and more in control.

Embrace positive change today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life becoming too much of a juggling act?

Is life becoming too much of a juggling act?

Are you seeking a better balance between your work life and family commitments?

Do you feel like you are juggling too many tasks at once? Are you beginning to wonder if you can cope?  This can lead to a feeling of being overwhelmed and raises your stress levels so that you may start to experience anxiety related issues like panic attacks, eating disorders, weight management, insomnia, IBS, OCD and difficulty in your relationships.

Stress Overload

You are not alone. In today’s fast moving world I see many clients who are suffering from stress overload and want to feel more relaxed, calm and in control.

At Emma Victoria Hypnotherapy www.emmavictoriahypnotherapy.co.uk I have helped many people, from all walks of life, understand why they are struggling. With dedication and a real motivation to change I have helped clients adopt a healthier outlook, change unhelpful behavioural patterns and achieve greater balance and a feeling of being ‘back on track’.

When you feel more relaxed and in control it will become easier to manage your time effectively. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a modern approach to positive change which can help you build self-confidence and a positive perspective which, in turn, helps you make sound choices which are helpful and make you feel good about yourself.

 Relationships

Maybe you are experiencing difficulty in your relationships and trying to balance work commitments with spending time with your partner and family?

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/podcasts-and-videos/relationships-missing-piece-wellbeing-puzzle

Managing different aspects of your life more effectively will enhance your relationships with others and, most importantly, yourself.

Low self-esteem

Recognising what is helpful for you and building on this develops self-esteem and the ability to really care for yourself. You are then in a position to change unhelpful behaviours which may take the form of eating disorders, fears and addictions.

Hypnotherapy can help you adopt positive behaviours so that you can live your life in a way that resonates with your values and explore your true potential.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Did you know that IBS or irritable bowel syndrome is stress related and affects 1 in 5 people?

https://www.hypnotherapy-directory.org.uk/articles/irritable-bowel-syndrome.html

Research shows that hypnotherapy can be an effective treatment and is recognised by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Not only can hypnotherapy help you manage the symptoms of IBS; it can also have a more wide reaching positive impact on your life where  your overall sense of happiness and wellbeing increases.

Fertility

Perhaps you are struggling with fertility issues. Being in a calm, relaxed state increases your chances of increasing both naturally and with fertility treatment. Hypnotherapy can help you achieve a successful outcome.

http://www.thefertilebody.com/Articles/Details/Research_showing_the_benefits_of_hypnotherapy_for_Fertility_problems

Research suggests there is clinical proof that hypnotherapy can assist women with fertility issues. The link between mind and body is an important factor when dealing with infertility. Hypnotherapy can be a very useful tool for couples who are experiencing difficulty conceiving.

Obsessional Compulsive Disorder

Are obsessive behavioural patterns taking up too much of your time and energy, effecting your daily life and preventing you from spending more time doing the things you really enjoy?  I have helped clients with OCD gain a more balanced perspective and change their behaviours so they have more time to relax, feel at ease and do what they love!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to my new website

 Are you ready to embrace a brighter future ?

Welcome to Emma Victoria Hypnotherapy. I practise Solution Focused Hypnotherapy which can help you overcome issues and concerns you may be dealing with so that you can move forward in a positive way.

As a Clinical Hypnotherapist I have helped many people to approach their lives in a more relaxed, confident and motivated way. The rewards have been great; wonderful results for my Clients and incredibly rewarding for me to be a part of their journey towards greater happiness and success.

Welcome in the spring; outside and within

The joys of Spring

Beautiful snowdrops are pushing their way up through the soil and lacing the countryside and gardens with delicate speckles of white. Spring is just around the corner. A time of growth and change.

When you are struggling with issues in your life making changes can seem like a daunting task. The graceful snowdrop arises from a small bulb beneath the ground. This doesn’t happen all at once. It grows slowly and steadily, day by day, strengthening its stem so that it can eventually unfurl into its full beauty. All the while it is drawing on its resources hidden beneath the ground to support its growth and facilitate these changes.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy encourages you to take the first small steps towards change and growth and reminds you of your own strengths and inner resources. Recognising and building on these strengths will empower you and enable positive change to take root and grow.

Are you ready to begin the process of changing your life for the better ? Do you feel stuck and unable to progress in the way you would like ? You are not alone. Many of my Clients turn to Hypnotherapy when they are at this point in their lives and now find themselves achieving things that they previously thought impossible.

You too can begin this wonderful process by booking yourself in for a FREE Initial Consultation where you can meet me and we will begin to explore where you would like to be in the future and how we can help you to achieve the positive outcomes you have in mind.