Face to face sessions are NOW available. Online sessions continue to be available.
Face to face sessions are NOW available. Online sessions continue to be available.
Stress is described as a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances. Stress is the body's method of reacting to a condition such as a threat, challenge or physical and psychological barrier. In today's demanding society almost 85% of us experience stress throughout our day. Sessions with Janine can help alleviate stress and give you tools to manage events or situations in your life that may have impacted your stress levels. Janine's clients describe feeling an increased amount of calm, confidence and peace which allows them to manage their lives and the demands in their lives.
A phobia is an excessive, exaggerated usually irrational, inexplicable and illogical fear of a particular object, class of objects, or situation. If you have a phobia, you may experience a deep sense of dread or panic when you encounter the source of your fear. Janine uses a range of techniques to remove your phobia allowing you to go on and live the life you want to live without limitations. Janine's clients often call it life changing and life saving.
Addiction is a brain disorder characterised by compulsive engagement in rewarding stimuli despite adverse consequences. Janine uses her range of techniques to help you develop new neurological pathways in your brain, to eliminate the compulsion, the want, the need, the addiction. Contact Janine to ask how she can help you.
Anxiety - People with anxiety frequently have intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. Often, anxiety involves repeated episodes of sudden feelings of intense anxiety and fear or terror that can reach a peak within minutes (panic attacks). Janine uses a range of techniques to help give you relief from your anxiety, so that you can go on and live the life you want to live without limitations. Janine's clients often call it life changing and life saving.
Trauma is a type of damage to the mind that occurs as a result of a distressing event. Trauma is often the result of an overwhelming amount of stress that exceeds one's ability to cope, or integrate the emotions involved with that experience. Trauma may result from a single distressing experience or recurring events of being overwhelmed that can be precipitated in weeks, years, or even decades as the person struggles to cope with the immediate circumstances, eventually leading to serious, long-term negative consequences. Everyone is unique and therefore everyone experiences trauma in their own unique way. Janine uses a range of techniques to clear your mind from the emotions of the trauma and helps you with behaviour changes in response to events. Janine also provides you with tools and techniques to use in the future. Contact Janine to ask how she can help you.
Relationship counseling can be beneficial to couples, families, mother-daughters, who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of their relationship. Therapy sessions are held in a supportive, safe environment to discuss issues and solutions to better strengthen your relationship.
Confidence and self-esteem are terms which are often used interchangeably, but although there is over-lap perhaps there are also subtle differences. Self-confidence can refer to how we feel about ourselves and our abilities whereas self-esteem refers directly to whether or not we appreciate and value ourselves. Janine uses her range of techniques to help remove any self doubt and blocks to how we value ourselves and installs new ways of thinking about ourselves which in turn boosts your self confidence and your self esteem. Ask Janine how she can help you boost your self confidence and self esteem
Pain is a distressing feeling often caused by intense or damaging stimuli. The International Association for the Study of Pain's widely used definition defines pain as "an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage, however, due to it being a complex, subjective phenomenon, defining pain has been a challenge. In medical diagnosis, pain is regarded as a symptom of an underlying condition. Janine has successfully used her techniques to help people manage their pain. Many of Janine's pain clients come to her after seeing pain management specialists who recommend surgery to help ease the pain. Janine has enormous success in helping her clients managing their pain, with some clients with chronic illnesses/pain reporting 6/7 days pain free after a session with Janine. Everyone's situation is unique to them. Contact Janine to ask how she can help you.
Janine's weight loss sessions will get you Off the weightloss rollercoaster of losing weight/putting on weight/losing weight/putting on weight. Janine get to the "real" issue(s) of why you can't lose weight or why you continually lose weight and then put it back on. Janine's sessions will give you bbehaviour change that can change your lifetime bad habits with food. You leave weightloss sessions with Janine automatically disliking 2 foods or drinks that you have been struggling to stop eating on your own. You also start work on those behaviour changes as well as working on removing self sabotage. Janine's client's say these sessions have given them back their own power in their life and that it has also opened up future opportunities for them they had not known were possible before. Janine's clients usually love their sessions and often ask Janine "can I just live here". You will be able to see and feel this for yourself when you come for your session.
We have all had lives, and all had "things" happen in our past that would have been upsetting in some way. Janine uses Time Line Therapy to help you remove emotions from the past that may be holding you back from moving forward in your life. Janine does not remove the event (although she is able to). Janine removes the emotion attached to the event. Imagine going back to an event in your past that may have made you feel Anger, Sadness, Fear, Hurt, Guilt or Shame when you thought back to it, and that OLD EMOTION is gone. Janine's clients describe it as life changing and many have said it has saved their lives.
Have you ever had a belief or made a decision about yourself that was negative? For example. "I will never be skinny?", "I will always have anxiety", "I will never amount to anything", "I will never be good enough to ……". Janine uses a range of techniques to remove these blocks in your subconscious way of thinking. Your life becomes open to endless possibilities and you can exceed at whatever you choose to do without any of those nagging doubts blocking you from what you want or getting to the heights you want to achieve.
Many people who are striving to be elite in their field can still find hey have blockages that are stopping them from getting to that goal or target they are striving for. Janine uses a range of techniques to find what those blocks are and removes them, therefore freeing up your mindset to reach that goal you are trying to reach. Everyone has unique goals and targets, some examples are: sporting achievements, educational achievements, career achievements, sales targets plus much much more. Contact Janine to discuss how she can help your reach your highest potential.
Hypnotherapy can release your fears and the stress of infertility by clearing the subconscious blocks to conception such as fear of childbirth or parenting.
A reduction in stress is known to enhance the immune system, restore balance to your hormonal system thus creating a healthier body which is needed to accept and nurture a pregnancy.
Hypnotherapy offers invaluable support to women undergoing IVF or other medical intervention because studies show hypnosis doubles the success rate of IVF. For the majority of couples it has been a long and hard journey to this point and multiple IVF treatment cycles may be necessary before a successful pregnancy. Learning to manage stress is an important step towards realising this goal.
Hypnotherapy is a safe organic modality and compliments any medical procedure. By reducing stress and increasing confidence, it instils a sense of control in the client with impressive results.
Parenting our children in todays society has more challenges and difficulties than ever. Parents can be faced with many challenges that they may need help and support with. Parenting does not come with a handbook however there are many different ones on the market. Through Janine's 20+ years experience she believes there is no one size fits all. Every family is unique and every parent / child relationship is unique. Janine has experience helping with parenting from birth to adulthood. All relationships change and grow and go through transitions. Janine will help you manage those transitions in a healthy positive way that will help your family build strong, resilient relationships throughout their life while keeping your sanity. Contact Janine to ask her how she can help you and your family.
Psychological resilience is the ability to successfully cope with a crisis and to return to pre-crisis status quickly. Resilience exists when the person uses "mental processes and behaviours in promoting personal assets and protecting self from the potential negative effects of stressors". Our Principal Clinical Psychotherapist and Hypnotherapist, Janine Nash is a Resilience expert and is also author of the book titled "Resilience Within and How to Find it". Available on Amazon.com
Do you have a bad habit or reaction that is not beneficial to you? Janine uses a range of techniques to help remove bad/negative habits and to help with behaviour change. There are too many bad habits to mention and their are so many behaviours that people may want help in changing. For example; anger, biting nails, jumping to conclusions, biting lip, OCD and so many more.
Insomnia is not defined by the number of hours you sleep. The amount of sleep a person needs varies. While most people need between 7 and 8 hours of sleep a night, some people do well with less, and some need more.
Insomnia tends to increase with age and affects about 40 percent of women and 30 percent of men. Research shows that the productivity and efficiency of long term insomnia sufferers can be reduced by as much as 30%.
Hypnosis removes the obstacles to sleep while at the same time inducing brain wave patterns that promote and are conducive to sleep.
When we are awake, our brains are in Beta state. When we fall asleep, our brain waves change from a Beta wave into an Alpha state. The Alpha state is where your body and mind becomes relaxed enough to enter into Delta, which is sleep – and then the Theta state – deep sleep.
The state of hypnosis, or “trance” produces Alpha brain waves. In this state, we are more open to positive suggestions.
Sleep walking is not only disturbing to those around you, but it can be dangerous and sometimes even deadly. Hypnotherapy is the most effective and efficient way to eradicate this unnecessary risk and to create the highest quality sleep.
Your mind controls your body- it shouldn’t be the other way around. Helping the patient to visualise the step by step process of the surgery, so the patient is completely prepared and ready for the procedure, is important for positive pre op mindset as well as post operative rehabilitation. This approach is much more likely to produce a positive outcome. If every step of the way has been acknowledged and accepted then the process is transparent of fear, and the patient generally develops faith in the Doctors knowledge and skills. By learning how to express your fears and by communicating with your Doctor and loved ones, you will be adequately supported. You will be guided to your surgery with care and strength that comes from knowledge, and building faith in your bodies ability to heal.
Studies show that if the patient begins using their positive imagination and focus, then they can benefit and it can strengthen their immune system. A healthy, strong immune system is intrinsic for optimum health. The connection the patient can develop between their mind and their body is fundamental to their overall perspective of positive growth and lifestyle. Any energy they have, could be used to positively heal themselves, and the focus bolstered by hypnotherapy can produce real results. Attitude is important for a healthy mind, which closely correlates with a healthy body. Self esteem and self belief is such a useful tool when it comes to healing and living a happy balanced life; this state of being can be encouraged and created through hypnotherapy.
As we all know, Headaches can commonly be caused by stress or other emotional factors from our day to day life.
Hypnotherapy is an wondefrul way to remove the stress from your body which in turn eases the headache and giving the headache sufferer some much needed relief and the ability to get back on with their day/life.
A panic attack can overwhelm someone quite unexpectedly. Often a Panic Attack will have a trigger consisting of an emotional state or certain physical or environmental situation. On other occasions a panic attack can happen apparently randomly and without warning. Regardless of the source of the attack or the trigger, the patient will almost certainly feel like they may die, that their life is in danger and they feel so overwhelmed they may sweat, feel cold, shake uncontrollably, shiver, blush, plus many more reactions. They may feel embaressed and annoyed at themselves for having “another attack”.
It is nothing to be ashamed of because there are many people afflicted with the same condition, it is not such a rarity amongst our society. Therefore we have developed sessions which intrinsically helps the client to gain control of their lives again without living in fear of fear itself and panic attacks.
When a person is afflicted with panic attacks they are not acting this way for attention, which is sometimes the opinion of family and friends who may have tired of the continuing condition. They are simply reacting to a link which has formed in the mind between a normal level of stress and responding in a way which has grown to a level which is now unmanageable by the client alone.
Where do you get your motivation and inspiration? Did you know that hypnosis is one of the most powerful ways to boost your enthusiasm for life and inspire you to great things?
How can it do this?
When you go into hypnosis, and relax really deeply, you become detached from your ‘everyday mind’ with its fixed patterns and its regular burdens that grind you down. Your mind literally ‘opens up’, ready to receive new insights and create new perspectives.
This enables you to see your whole life, or your current situation, in totally new ways. You’ll learn ways to boost your energy and fire up your creativity and life will never be the same again. You will feel empowered.
Overweight, may be obese
· Obsessive eating – life revolves around eating
· Fulfilling an emotional need or avoidance
· Diabetes, cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, etc
· Always dieting
· Binge eating
. Boredom eating
Subconsciously clients affected by an eating disorder may have a history of abuse or other severe trauma. Their subconscious solution is to make themselves as unattractive and unavailable as possible to avoid further sexual or other unwanted attention. These conditions are usually linked with depression which was triggered by unresolved personal issues and traumatic events. Unlike other eating disorders, Binge eating and comfort eating, affects males and females equally.
A deeply ingrained desire to be extremely thin, to an unhealthy level
· Self perception of ugly and fat.
· Believing that they are weak and this fills them with self hate.
· A deliberate maintenance of a very low body weight
· Cease menstruation
· An obsessive excrutiating exercise regime
· Compulsive weigh ins
· Dry dull skin, brittle nails, dry dull hair, sunken eyes, protruding hip and cheek bones
· Lanugo covering skin
· Secret eating habits
. Obsessive interest in food preparation
Although anorexia nervosa is usually associated with teenage girls, some boys are also at risk. In unlikely cases it effects some adults. An eating disorder is usually created and develops from a number of factors in the life of the patient. Anorexia Nervosa, is often a history of abuse or other severe traumas. These situations have made the client feel out of control to some degree. They realise that one thing they can control, is their intake of food, and slowly this becomes an obsession and an escape from the realities of their life, until their once control of food, turns into a very difficult life pattern and can even be life ending.
Regular eating binges – cant stop in a short period of time
· Unable to control their food intake
· Having deep feelings of guilt and fear about becoming fat
· A need to get rid of the binged food, through the use of laxatives, vomiting or diuretics
· Refrain from eating for several days after a binge
· Eating secretly
· Bathroom visit after meals>
· Decaying teeth, sore throat and bad breath
· Lethargy and overly self critical
· Depression and Anxiety
In some cases a client may go from one eating disorder to another.
We design Psychotherapy/Hypnotherapy sessions to halt eating disorders with the goal of not replacing them with any other detrimental condition.
To identify a person with an eating disorder is the first step, and most likely it has been occurring unnoticed for some time because of the secrecy surrounding it. The patient becomes very good at discretely living this condition. It is crucial to seek help immediately and to begin to identify the underlying psychological and emotional cause which the client is using food to conceal. Psychotherapy is the effective measure to begin to understand the inner beliefs and workings of the client. We help the client to learn new skills and understand their reality, which dieting alone cannot do. Only then, will they fully overcome their situation.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating anxiety disorder that occurs after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event or by being exposed to traumatic events over a period of time. Janine uses all of her 20+ years experience along with a range of techniques to help you eliminate the emotion attached to those events freeing you from reliving that trauma over and over in your memory. Janine also removes any triggers to the event(s) and provides you with emotional tools and techniques to help you begin to live a fulfilling life without the debilitating trauma controlling your future. Janine's clients describe this as life change and life saving. Contact Janine to ask how she can help you.
Stuttering, or stammering, is a speech disorder characterised by interruptions to speech such as hesitating, repeating sounds and words, or prolonging sounds. Janine uses a range of her techniques to improve speech and to remove or reduce the stuttering and stammering. Janine has had parents come to her who have spent years with speech therapists with little to no change. Janine uses a range of her techniques to find when the point in time and the reason why the child began to stutter and is able to support the child to change their reaction at that point, which in turn removes the stuttering or starts to reduce the stuttering. Some children may need additional sessions to change the habit
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder in which time people have recurring, unwanted thoughts, ideas or sensations (obsessions) that make them feel driven to do something repetitively (compulsions). Psychotherapy can help people break that compulsion and remove that obsession allowing you to live your life free from this debilitating condition.
Sexual assault can have a variety of short and long-term effects on a victim's mental health. Many survivors report flashbacks of their assault, and feelings of shame, isolation, shock, confusion, and guilt. People who were victims of rape or sexual assault are at an increased risk for developing:
So it is vital that any victim of sexual assault attend therapy as soon as they are able to prevent their mental health spiralling.
Quitting smoking is one of the most important things you can do to reduce your risk of cancer and many other serious health conditions. Hypnotherapy has long been proven as a powerful technique to help people successfully quit smoking. Your triggers, your habits will be removed during powerful hypnotherapy sessions. Quitting Smoking will also improve your financial position in life as well as the extraordinary health benefits of no longer poisoning your body.
Separation and divorce are complex and can involve intense feelings due to the many changes that can occur at this time, such as your:
· relationship with your former partner
· level of involvement with your children
· family structure and previous routines
· social networks
· relationships with family members
· family home
· dreams/future plans
· financial security.
These changes can be particularly difficult to manage if you:
· didn’t want the separation in the first place
· didn’t anticipate the separation or the separation happened suddenly
· are hoping the relationship can be fixed
· have reduced or limited time with your children
· have more responsibility for your children resulting in practical changes such as work commitments
· feel betrayed by your former partner or worried about ongoing challenges
· are concerned about the impacts of the separation on children
· don’t have a support network or are ostracised by your friends, family and/or other people in the community
· fear a future of living alone
· fearful of making the same mistakes in another relationship
· are concerned about the economic future of yourself and your children
· are worried about parenting arrangements and the legal system.
Everyone experiences divorce and separation differently. The way you feel, and the intensity of your emotions, will change over time. You may feel:
Book an appointment to help you work through all the emotions so that you can heal quicker and gather strength to be who you have to or want to be and get on with a bright and happy future ahead of you, without carrying the burden of these emotions with you for the rest of your life.
Sometimes in life we can lose our way. We can lose sight of where we want to be, how we can get where we want to be or even just where to next. Sometimes we can get it a rut in our way of thinking that can prevent us from seeing “where to next”. Make an appointment with our Clinical Psychotherapist to help you move through your blocks and see clearly “where to next” for you. You can even be supported to develop your plan to help you get to where you want to be. Give yourself power back into your life and your future.
We can hold decisions or beliefs from our past that can prevent us from moving forward. We can keep getting the same challenges put in front of us over and over and ask ourselves “why me?” “why does this always happen to me?” “why does this keep happening to me”. Age regression can help us learn why and stop this pattern of challenges happening in our lives over and over. It is very powerful in releasing us from “old baggage” and allowing us the “release” and the “freedom” to move forward in life without anything holding us back.
If you did not see a therapy to help you with your problem, don't worry. There is No issue we have not helped someone with. We will be able to help you. Book your appointment online or contact us directly to discuss, if you prefer.
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