AfSFH Articles & Resources

 

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Written by experienced and practicing solution-focused hypnotherapists, our blogs are designed to help explain to members of the public exactly how solution-focused hypnotherapy could help them.

They are also intended to raise public awareness about Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and its benefits, and to support our therapists and their clients.

Members of the AfSFH can upload their blogs in their dashboard. Once approved, they will be published and links to the blog will be added to the member’s profile.

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The importance of rapport with your therapist


Rapport is defined as a relationship of mutual understanding, or trust and agreement between people. Rapport building is achieving mutual trust and understanding between two or more people that leads […]

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My steps towards being a hypnotherapist


Ten years ago, I was a Detective Constable with Essex Police. I thought this was my career set for life. I enjoyed what I was doing with a true sense […]

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Hypnotherapy and Fertility: A Personal Journey


A quick search of the internet will tell you that infertility rates in the UK are rising and about 1 in 7 heterosexual couples will have difficulty or be unable […]

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Helping with nightmares


Half of all adults experience nightmares at some time, and they occur more often among women than men. It also seems that children and adolescents experience more nightmares than adults. […]

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Hypnotherapy for IBS


Hypnotherapy is recognised by the medical profession as one of the most effective treatments for IBS.Over the course of their lifetime, one in five people is likely to be affected […]

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Overcome your fear of travelling


As a hypnotherapist, helping people with anxiety-related issues, I am often asked: "What are the most common fears and phobias you work with?" The answer is, indisputably, fears and phobias […]

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Overcome OCD and Obsessive Thinking - in the time of Coronavirus


If you, or someone you know, suffers from OCD or obsessive ruminating, it's likely that coronavirus, with the attendant barrage of press coverage, social media comment, and overwhelming pervasive presence, […]

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How does hypnotherapy help stop procrastination?


Have you ever found yourself asking, "why do I procrastinate so much?" or "why do I keep putting things off even though I have so much to do?" Procrastinating is […]

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Covid-19 and needle phobia


With the arrival of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID19 vaccine just before Christmas, the UK population divided into three groups. The first group were keen to get the vaccination as soon as […]

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Hypnotherapy for picky eating


Can hypnotherapy help children and adults overcome picky or fussy eating issues? Photo by cottonbro from PexelsJunk food, packed with sugar and salt, is notoriously addictive and feeds our […]

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Finding your ‘happy’ this Christmas


I appreciate that even for those of us who usually look forward to the festive season, 2020 continues to challenge us – requiring us to compromise and adapt our hoped-for […]

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Can Hypnotherapy Ease Chronic Pain?


Linda learnt to manage her chronic back pain with Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. And there’s plenty of clinical evidence that endorses her experience. Regular listening to a relaxation recording every […]

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Solutions Focused Hypnotherapy and the Law of Attraction


Many of my customers recently seem to be showing more of an interest in the Law of Attraction (maybe not a coincidence??) and it’s been extremely interesting for me as […]

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How Movement and Fitness Can Improve Your Mental Health


Imagine if there was a pill that would make you healthier, smarter, and happier! A pill that made you age more slowly and even improved your memory! I think there […]

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Are you lonesome tonight?


As a solution-focused hypnotherapist and psychotherapist, I’ve been hearing more-and-more people mention that they have been feeling lonely lately. If that applies to you, you are not alone. […]

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‘Brief’ Solution Focused Therapy


I always endeavour to keep my knowledge up to date, to evolve my methods, and to grow my skills as a therapist. My background as a nurse leads me to […]

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Gratitude


I write this in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic and everywhere around us, the news is unsettling. Life continues to be very difficult for many of us. Things we […]

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Online therapy – as good as the real thing?


Since the Coronavirus pandemic started, hypnotherapists have moved to online working only – this means using things like Zoom or WhatsApp for video calls or simply talking on the phone. […]

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Sleep – The Best Medicine


Discover the extraordinary health benefits of sleep, and how Solution Focused Hypnotherapy helps resolve insomnia and other sleep disorders to improve your health and wellbeing. “Scientists have discovered a […]

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Coronavirus Mental Health Survival Guide


As a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist and Coach, I help people resolve anxiety and traumas. That’s a challenge at the best of times. When there’s an ‘enemy at the gate’, it’s […]

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How Solution Focused Hypnotherapy Changes the Brain


As a Psychotherapist, one of the areas of brain science I get most excited about is that of Neuroplasticity. This daunting word is actually the concept of the brains' ability […]

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How Hypnotherapy Works for Weight-Loss

How Hypnotherapy Works for Weight-Loss


At the heart of it, weight is determined by the balance between how much we eat and how much we exercise. Food is energy and if we don’t use that […]

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Thanks for the memory


Don’t worry if your memory is not what it used to be, sometimes forgetfulness is essential for a healthy brain. When a name, face, appointment, or memory escapes us, […]

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Overcome Addictions and Stop Smoking


Accepting you have an addiction problem is the first step towards resolving it. If you are reading this for yourself, you are facing up to the problem of addiction. […]

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Award Winning Hypnotherapist – a journey


So, I won an award!! I never intended to win an award but somehow here I am with a trophy inscribed with my name. […]

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Emetophobia: fear of vomiting


Emetophobia is the fear of vomiting, or watching others vomit. The condition can be terrifying and debilitating. Even anticipating vomiting can cause significant anxiety or panic. Those affected can feel […]

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How to stop negative thinking

How to stop negative thinking


Why is it the most natural thing in the world to think about painful situations over-and-over again? Why do people spend more time on negative issues than positive ones – […]

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Isn’t it time to focus on you?

Isn’t it time to focus on you?


Life is a series of transitions. Most are manageable and enjoyable, but the ride can often be bumpy. I can truly empathise with many of life’s phases having experienced them […]

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Help! I can't sleep!

Help! I can't sleep!


It is more than likely that all of us will have trouble sleeping at some point in our lives. This blog is all about how to improve our sleep hygiene […]

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Hypnotherapy – Woowoo or Science?

Hypnotherapy – Woowoo or Science?


Hypnosis is known to most people merely as a form of entertainment. Making people do things they don’t want to do while in a hypnotic ‘trance’. In earlier times […]

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Let's talk menopause

Let's talk menopause


There are approximately 34 known symptoms of menopause, and they're largely due to changes in the brain. Oestrogen is the main chemical that changes during the menopause […]

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Young Adults & Teens: Resolving Anxiety Issues

Young Adults & Teens: Resolving Anxiety Issues


Anxiety in teens and young adults is on the rise. Why is it a worsening problem? And how can young adults manage and resolve anxiety related issues and flourish […]

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Setting the right goals for ourselves

Setting the right goals for ourselves


When you first visit a solution-focused hypnotherapist, you’ll be asked a little about yourself, and you’ll be asked what brought you here today, and, most importantly, you’ll be asked how […]

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My journey to becoming a Hypnotherapist

My journey to becoming a Hypnotherapist


Here is a brief account of how a sixth month hiatus turned into building a successful business as a hypnotherapist. It all started while I was writing my dissertation for […]

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Hypnosis: Beneficial or a Bit Scary?

Hypnosis: Beneficial or a Bit Scary?


When I say I am a Hypnotherapist, people joke, in a mock serious tone,: “Look in to my eyes, not round my eyes, in my eyes”. Sometimes they refer to […]

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Goodbye brain myths

Goodbye brain myths


I love being a hypnotherapist and helping people achieve their goals, and one of the things I enjoy is talking about the brain. I am often surprised by how common […]

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A Solution Focused Journey

A Solution Focused Journey


I had just finished my Mental Health Nurse training. I had always found myself having difficulties dealing with crowds and in speaking in public, but the training had helped me […]

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Hypnotherapy and Dementia

Hypnotherapy and Dementia


Dementia is rapidly becoming the biggest killer in the world, with one person diagnosed worldwide every 3 seconds, and more than 1 in 3 people over the age of 80 […]

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Have You Got The Right Mindset?

Have You Got The Right Mindset?


It’s always scary taking that first step. Whether we are moving on in our personal or our working lives, change can be difficult. I have recently faced a new challenge […]

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Migraine and hypnotherapy

Migraine and hypnotherapy


With Migraine Awareness Week running from 2-8 September this year, I thought it would be a good time to look at how hypnotherapy can help people who experience migraines. Migraine […]

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Creating Light Bulb Moments!


Have you ever felt anxious, fearful, lacking in confidence? Or low and depressed? If you have, you will understand how difficult it is to think clearly or to feel […]

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Why is positive thinking so important?

Why is positive thinking so important?


Despite often being told that it is beneficial to think positively, many of us struggle to do so. It is also often argued that it is what we do that […]

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Sparing your blushes: how hypnotherapy helps erythrophobia

Sparing your blushes: how hypnotherapy helps erythrophobia


We all blush sometimes, usually from mild embarrassment. All that happens is that our cheeks darken slightly, which soon passes. However for some people erythrophobia (the fear of blushing) creates […]

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Sweet dreams are made of this!

Sweet dreams are made of this!


I’m frequently being asked if it matters if “I drop off to sleep during hypnosis”, or “how the brain can change by listening to a download when I’m asleep”? So […]

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Digital Anxiety

Digital Anxiety


There’s no denying that smartphones and technology in general have made life a lot easier in some ways. It can also pave the way for stress, anxiety and insomnia. […]

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10 things you didn’t know about smoking

10 things you didn’t know about smoking


Thousands of people are stopping smoking every month and the good news is, you can too. Here are 10 things you perhaps didn’t know about smoking. All the more reason […]

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New Year’s resolutions

New Year’s resolutions


Too many people decide that they want to make a change in their lifestyle and use the New Year as a way of making the required change. Or that’s what […]

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A new approach to losing weight

A new approach to losing weight


New research shows that almost two thirds (64%) of Brits are on a diet to lose weight “all or most of the time”. Of these, many achieve some weight loss […]

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Solution Focused Hypnotherapy – A Pharmacist’s perspective…

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy – A Pharmacist’s perspective…


As a practising pharmacist, people are often visibly surprised that I would also be trained in something as ‘alternative’ as Hypnotherapy. And I admit, I was slightly cynical when I […]

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Little LEGO blocks of success

Little LEGO blocks of success


A mathematician recently noted that if you take six standard LEGO blocks there are 915 million ways of putting them together. And hence I suppose the choice: follow the instructions, […]

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Achieving success

Achieving success


One problem that many people have is that they tend to think that the road to success starts here and ends there – ie, it’s a fairly straight route. The […]

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How does self-belief influence long-term success?

How does self-belief influence long-term success?


Why do people get trapped in a vicious circle of endeavouring to achieve and failing? Why does it happen that even when we lose weight, shine at our presentation, or […]

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Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Solution Focused Brief Therapy


In the 2000s, hypnotherapists began to combine the best of Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) with Ericksonian hypnotherapy to produce therapy that was goal focused (what the client wanted to […]

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We are what we…Sleep!

We are what we…Sleep!


So many times, we are told that sleep is SO important for us, and those old mantras ‘It’ll be alright in the morning’ or ‘Sleep on it!’ are all too […]

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Anxiety

Anxiety


Anxiety can be defined as feelings of unease, worry, and fear that can be mild or severe. Anxiety refers to both the emotions and the physical sensations a person might […]

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IBS and hypnotherapy

IBS and hypnotherapy


IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) is a common, long-term problem. Different people show different symptoms and some people are affected more severely than others. The symptoms may last for a few […]

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Solution Focused Hypnotherapy

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy


I am often asked the question ‘What is Solution Focused Hypnotherapy?’ Well, Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (SFH) is a model of excellence that uses interventions that are effective. It will […]

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