Should I see a counsellor or a therapist?

Many people wonder at what point they need to stop trying to heal by themselves and invest in a professional therapist or counsellor to help them. If you find yourself asking, “Should I see a counsellor or a therapist?” then that’s probably a good sign that it may help! From my experience as a clinicalContinue reading “Should I see a counsellor or a therapist?”

Does hypnotherapy work for trauma?

So does hypnotherapy work for trauma? Having just finished a post-trauma masterclass for hypnotherapists, I now realise just how powerful hypnotherapy is for trauma clients. In the Western medical system, CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) and EDMR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy are recommended for trauma. Unfortunately, many people do not benefit from these modalities,Continue reading “Does hypnotherapy work for trauma?”

Is anxiety caused by mentally unwell or toxic parents or caregivers?

I was going through my past 6 months of clients and noticed a clear pattern which caused me to ask if anxiety is caused by toxic parents? Most of my clients coming in for stress and anxiety issues had a difficult upbringing either with a toxic or mentally unwell caregiver or parents. Almost 90% ofContinue reading “Is anxiety caused by mentally unwell or toxic parents or caregivers?”

Mindfulness meditation

Allow yourself a little time to immerse yourself in your breath and allow everything else to drop away. Take a rest from the endless stream of thoughts, ideas, concepts, and problems, and allow yourself to see them for what they truly are. Just thoughts. Practicing mindfulness is a wonderful way of creating more peace inContinue reading “Mindfulness meditation”

Do you feel anxious at social gatherings?

For some people, social situations bring up intense feelings of fear, nervous energy, shaky hands, excessive sweating, headaches, and many other symptoms. We are human beings and we like and need to connect as part of a healthy lifestyle, but for some people, early social engagements may not have been fun, safe, or healthy. BullyingContinue reading “Do you feel anxious at social gatherings?”

What triggers anxiety?

Anxiety is a huge problem in our modern world with an estimated 40 million people in the US suffering anxiety disorders. In Australia, it’s estimated that 45% of people will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. In any one year, around 1 million Aussie adults have depression, and over 2 million have anxiety. So anxiety is a huge issueContinue reading “What triggers anxiety?”