About me

Hypnobirthing 2017

I have now delivered the last of my Hypnotherapy Assisted Childbirth Sessions for 2017, and eagerly await the news of this baby due to be born before the end of December.  It has been quite a year for babies this year and it has been my privilege to be part of so many peoples journey into parenthood.   As many of you know it was the reason I first decided to become a Hypnotherapist and it continues to be a delight to see how well all these Mum’s cope in their own individual way.  I like to think that between us we are doing away with the common perception that childbirth is something to fear and dread and showing that however you deliver your baby it should be a precious and wonderful memory.

Looking forward to 2018 and helping many more of you in any way I can.

Love and Peace to all.

I love my job

I recently heard a Midwife say that Hypnobirthing is where water births were 20 years ago, back then they were a hippy dippy fad and now, the benefits have been recognised and pretty much every birthing centre provides them. So many people are now beginning to realise the benefits of Hypnobirthing or what I call Hypnotherapy Assisted Childbirth. HAC creates a calm, focused and confident Mum and goes beyond the childbirth to the months that follow when you are learning how to care for your baby. A calm Mum creates a calm baby, I have seen the evidence. I am passionate about giving more women the chance to have the best experience of childbirth possible and looking to set up a small group to make this service more available to expectant Mum’s. Contact me for more details.

About me

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I am a practicing Clinical Hypnotherapist, Reiki Practitioner and offer Indian Head Massage at 3 different sites currently,  Rothwell, Doncaster and Epworth, South Yorkshire .  I am registered with the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) and insured through Balens.  Until recently I had a “day job” to pay the bills but I have decided to dedicate myself to this work full time and it has been the best decision I have ever made. 

I have always been fascinated by the connection between the mind and the body and as a result sort help from hypnotherapy some years ago. The difference a simple treatment made to me changed my life so much that I decided to train to become a hypnotherapist myself. Having realised the benefits first hand, I have gone on to experience the huge rewards of being able to help other people make changes to improve their life.  I have a particular interest in working with Childbirth, in fact it was my daughter-in-laws pregnancy that prompted me to train in this field, however, along the way I discovered how rewarding and successful it is to work with anxiety, phobias and many other issues. Helping other people to overcome their own difficulties and move forward in life is a privilege. 

Hypnotherapy is an entirely holistic approach and each session is tailored uniquely for the individual, following a detailed consultation.  As individuals we are constantly changing and growing and hypnotherapy is completely in tune with that path, it is adaptable for most situations, problems or conditions.

Whether your issue is an unwanted habit, a fear/phobia, anxiety, a physical condition, a mental block or emotional difficulty, I firmly believe that hypnotherapy can make the difference for you as it has for me and many others.  Come along for a chat/consultation with no obligation at all.  What have you got to lose? 

 

Reiki

The basic concept underlying Reiki is that the body has an energy field that is central to its health and proper functioning, and this energy travels in certain pathways that can become blocked or weakened. This idea of energy flow in the body has been around for a very long time and is also a central concept in Ayurvedic medicine  and traditional Chinese medicine, including acupuncture and acupressure.

Reiki practitioners believe that everyone has the potential to access the universal life energy.  Over time most people's systems become blocked and the energy becomes weakened in them. A Reiki practitioner is trained to be able to detect these blockages, and practitioners will use their hands, thoughts, and own energy fields to improve the energy flow in a patient. Reiki masters believe that healing energy can even be sent to a person from far away the intention to heal playing a major part.

According to the original principles of Mikao Usui, who was responsible for developing a system of Reiki Healing that could be taught, patients must also have a proper attitude for Reiki to work most effectively. Patients must take responsibility for their own health, and must want to be healed. Furthermore, when energy is received from a Reiki healer, patients must be willing to give back energy to others. Finally, Usui claimed that a healing attitude was free from worry and fear, was filled with gratitude for life and for others, and placed emphasis on each person finding honest and meaningful work in their lives—all this, in order to complete the picture of overall health. He developed the 5 Reiki Principles as a guideline for good, healthy living:

Indian Head Massage

Traditional Indian head massage originally included just a massage of the scalp and hair. Modern Indian head massages include neck, face and shoulders as well. Those who receive an Indian head massage with me may sit up and remain clothed, or may removed some clothing and have the massage laying down to include the back.  The use of oils is optional.  As with all massage treatments each practitioner will have their own way of performing any treatment and use their intuition to guide them and therefore no 2 massages will ever be the same.  This treatment is very flexible and whichever way it is performed the client will enjoy a relaxing and beneficial massage. 

In India head massage, known as champissage, has been used for centuries for cleansing, relaxation and medical purposes. The practice began with women using it to treat their daughters’ hair and often you might find 3 generations or more sitting behind each other performing this wonderfully nurturing and beneficial massage. Barbers have also used it as part of the process to cut their male clients’ hair. The tradition has been passed on in Indian families for centuries.

Indian head massages was confined to India until native Indian Narendra Mehta traveled to England in 1973 to study physical therapy.  Reputedly he was disappointed to find that this practice was not available and he began offering the head massage in England and it spread to other Western countries as more people learned the technique. Mehta also expanded the tradition to a more holistic massage of the head, neck and shoulder region. He used his heightened sensitivity as a blind man to identify the other areas related to the head that would also benefit from the massage.