If you are interested in training with an award winning hypnotherapy training school - then look no further. We are proud of our hypnotherapy school in Kent. Having been run now for the past 5 years, we have helped over 50 students to become fully qualified therapists, most of which are working in the profession after graduating.
Our accessible course means that you do not have to have any prior experience, life experience is enough!
We have a fantastic facility in which to learn and are currently based within MidKent College in Gillingham, on a weekend.
Run over 10 months, one weekend a month, you attend a full jam packed weekend full of quality training, fun tutorials and experiences tutors and guest speakers. You also get all of your notes, audio support, books and other sources included in the monthly fee.
Unlike other hypnotherapy schools we do not ask for all of the money upfront, so you can pay on a month by month basis, giving you the freedom to know that this is the course for you!
Have a look at the website for more details on how to join in to our next course which will run from April 2019
After the huge success of my last script book Journeys into the Mind (Induction and deepener techniques for professionals) I have written a Suggestion Script book.
The book features 20 cleverly designed scripts and techniques, written in clean language and high effective language patterns.
Emma is an advanced and experienced therapist and tutor and has brought many years experience of successfully treating clients into the scripts in this book.
Here's what's included:
• Fear Of Dogs
• Fear Of Spiders
• Fear Of The Dentist
• Technicolour Life (for mild depression & the blues)
• The Safety Mechanism (for reducing anxiety)
• Mindfulness (getting in touch with inner resources)
• Passing Driving Test
• Public Speaking
• Sleep Easy
• Goal Achievement
• Negative Thinking
• Moving On (from people and situations)
• Overcoming Anger
• Weight Loss
• Embracing Change
• Self Worth & Confidence
• Healing after surgery & illness
• Healing The Inner Child
• Backpack (clearing work)
• Success with Exams
I spoke in depth to Elsies mum and she told me that this had been a very long standing issue. I assured her that this kind of thing can usually be dealt with in two sessions.
Well, being the absolute superstar that Elsie is, she cracked in in ONE!
I got a text from Rachel, her mum to say "I'm so pleased at how her confidence has grown! I can't thank you enough!"
Well done Elsie - here's to you meeting lots of new dogs and other friendly animals! I am so happy for you!
Are you looking for a new and exciting career? Maybe just want to find out more about hypnosis and how it can work for you?
Then have a look at our website for more info!
Based in MidKent College Gillingham, we have limited spaces left for next year.
A few weeks ago, I met the wonderful Rosie! She was such a sweetie pie. She came in with her mum and was very worried about dogs. But once we had done a session or two, her confidence soared - so much so, that the next day she went into the playground and she petted a friends dog!
The next few weeks passed, and Rosies mum gave me a lovely update - she said:
"Hi Emma an update on Rosie. Tonight she went round her friends house after school, who has a dog. She sat at the table most of the afternoon with the dog at her feet! It's amazing what you've done for her to get her completely over this fear. Thank you!"
What a star you are Rosie!! Well done.
The exciting news is that I have my own range of professional hypnotherapy recordings. I bet you didn't know! You can find them via this link. :)
When we talk about the mind body connection as therapists, what does that actually mean?
My new years resolution this year is to start to juice and make smoothies more. I use to regularly have a smoothie in the mornings for breakfast, it made me feel alert and kept me full for the entire morning. I am going to share with you some of my very favourite combinations! :) I'd love to hear some of your faves!
Citrus Pear Combo
½ frozen peeled avocado
1 green pear
1 cup fresh spinach
1 handful of fresh parsley
½ lemon, juice squeezed into the blender
1 cup filtered water
Green Grapefruit Delux
1 peeled grapefruit
2 cups fresh spinach
1 small handful parsley
1 small chunk of ginger
1 green apple
1/4 frozen banana
1 cup filtered water
3-4 ice cubes
Spinach Romaine Banana Ginger
A handful romaine lettuce
A handful of spinach
1 frozen banana
small piece of ginger
1-2 cups water
I like to keep some frozen essentials on hand so that I can make up a smoothie without worrying about running out of fresh ingredients. I keep quartered banana, quartered avocado, red berries, mango and pineapple. I buy these fruits from the supermarkets when they are being reduced a lot of the time, that way, you're getting the benefit of the reduced fruit, but it's also ripe enough that it has plenty of flavour!
Strawberry Raspberry Pineapple
1 cup strawberries
1 cup raspberries
1/2 cup pineapple chunks
Raspberry Strawberry Blackberry Smoothie
1/2 cup raspberries
1/2 cup strawberries
1/2 cup blackberries
1 cup almond milk
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if everyone just did what we wanted them to in the way we wanted them to do it, all of the time? Friends, colleagues, family, lovers? Well, yes, it would be great for a little while.
But as human beings we are not naturally autonomous. We like to be able to be ourselves, inside of our own heads, catering for our own personal needs and desires.
When people don’t comply to what we think is the right way to live or think, we have the potential to end up unhappy and become disgruntled. We even go as far as to making it all about us!
If someone doesn’t do it in the way we think they should, we become defensive, or worse, blame them for not understanding our needs! We then try to force our own agendas and ideals onto their lives and that just makes them confused and miserable and unable to understand what the issue really is.
When we try to force someone into changing or looking at things from our own perspective, it just makes them feel controlled or manipulated. People often do the opposite then of what we want them to do and we end up even more frustrated and angry!
So how do we allow them to be who they are without it compromising who we are? Well, the first step is respecting that, no matter how hard you kick, scream or shout, if someone doesn’t think the same way as you, there’s nothing you can do to alter that. We are all individuals.
Yes, you may have asked that person a billion times to pick up their socks from the bathroom floor, but chances are, they aren’t leaving them there to annoy you. They just forget and aren’t as conscientious as you. That is of course, a trivial example for me to quote, but when you’re faced with someone who you feel does not understand you, or listen to you, or give you what you need in the time or the way you desire; the socks on the floor can be the final thing that makes you flip out and ultimately break a relationship apart!
Ego plays a huge part in failing relationships. We are quite often offended or upset by something that most likely was not intended to hurt or upset us. Talking plays a major role in fixing relationships.
We forget that the other person in the relationship is not a mind reader and cannot be responsible for our happiness. If we don’t tell them how we feel, how on earth do they know what the matter is? All they see is someone upset or hostile. The finny thing is, we then expect them to know what the matter is!
So silly when you come to think of it isn’t it?
We are giving that person the power to upset us! We put all of our happiness onto them, and if they don’t do as we think fit, we them blame them for our unhappiness.
Any time that you put all of your happiness into someone else’s hands, you are asking to be disappointed. There will always be a time or an event which will come along and upset or disappoint you.
Better then, to take control of our own lives. Making sure that we make ourselves happy and then whatever anyone else does around us we can simply choose not to allow it to affect our happiness in any way.
It sounds far more complicated than it is. Essentially, what it all boils down to is a willingness to accept that, for the main part, people are in their own world, living inside their own heads, without much thought for us at all. Therefore, we can allow them to live in exactly the way they see fit, without taking anything personally or trying to make their behaviour all about us.
It is no one else’s responsibility to make us happy and satisfied all of the time. It is our own responsibility. We have complete control over our own behavior and because we do, we can use it in so many positive ways.
In accepting other people, we do not compromise our own beliefs or allow ourselves to be mistreated or walked all over, we just stop expecting a different outcome. Instead of saying “you never…” or “I would have done…” we begin to take charge of what did happen or what we want, and ultimately, how we can achieve that happiness on our own. We can’t change things that have happened in the past, but we can chose how we react to things in the future.
Instead of feeling helpless and in someone else’s hands, we start taking charge of ourselves and stop blaming other people for everything.
It is incredibly liberating to be the master of your own happiness.
Author Emma Evans
My client had happily been working for the same delivery company for the past 6 years, but a year ago, he sustained an injury on the job. He had to take a little time off and then go back to reduced hours for a while on his return. But the whole incident had left him feeling pretty rubbish & depressed.
His company kept giving him jobs which were out of his ability because of the injury. He was placed on multiple disciplinary hearings and forced back off of work with acute stress as a result.
He was put on strong medication and told by his GP that he would no be able to return to work in his current state, but he had to go back to work as he was on a final warning with yet another disciplinary! He ended up with severe depression coupled by awful headaches that were totally debilitating.
When he called me, he had already been to see someone for CBT and also a group counselling provided by the NHS. He was back at work and there was no let up to the stress he was under. We soon established by chatting that he had actually gained his HGV license but never been in a fit enough state to use it!
We chatted about his options, we did a lot of self esteem work & eventually he decided he could try to apply for HGV jobs.
In doing this, taking the power back into his own hands, he would be removing cause of his headaches and stress symptoms, because he would no longer be a subject of institutionalised bullying, he would no longer be facing losing his job due to his illness that had been created by stress, and he would be able to earn more money!
His company had been trying to do everything in their power to make his life as miserable as possible and were pretty much making it impossible for him to stay. So why stay? It wasn't defeatist to go or give up his job, in fact, far from it! It was just the thing he needed to regain his self esteem, self confidence and power!
This is not the first time I have encountered this kind of pincer movement when companies are faced with mental health issues! Depression is something that companies often just don't cater for appropriately. I think, due to a lack of education, some employers panic when they hear the word depression because they don't know how to deal with it at all. So what do they tend to do? Instead of helping the person to get through what is usually a phase, instead they pile on even more pressure in hopes of forcing the employee to either work regardless or leave!
Luckily for my client he realised just at the right moment in his life that he was worth so much more than that kind of treatment! So he applied for different jobs within the HGV industry and he found that he WAS wanted! He got offered 3 jobs in very quick succession and the best part was he could earn a third more than he had been, with the potential to earn a lot more still!
When he identified what the true problem was, he could manovre into a much better position and get himself into a far better situation! For months if not years he had felt powerless, but not any more!!
I was so pleased to receive an email from him recently telling me that he had started the new job and he was loving it!
This whole tale just proves how powerful our own minds can be! If you are in a situation where someone else or something else is sapping all of your energy, self eateem and confidence, CHANGE IT! You CAN succeed if you walk away, even if the prospect of doing so is scary at first. If you can see it, you can achieve it.
I am so proud of my client. Against the odds he has removed the source of his anxiety and depression and I am certain that he has a much brighter future on the road ahead!
Author Emma Evans
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Author Emma Evans
If you've had a smear test come back as abnormal, the following explanation may just answer a lot of your questions regarding what that means. Please do read the previous post which can be found here:
So, you've got the diagnosis of abnormal cervical cells and as I stated all over the last article, because I really want you to listen....that quite possibly means that it's NOT cancer, but abnormalities created as a result of a very common virus called the Human Papillova Virus or HPV for short.
YOU SHOULD NOT PANIC if you get a letter saying you have an abnormal smear test or if they state you have low grade or high grade dyskaryosis. In my previous article I talk all about the absolute horror of getting that letter through the post which states any of the above. It can really upset women and make them terrified of the implications.
In simple terms; HPV is a sexually transmitted infection. However, before you fear the worst (that your other half has been messing around behind your back!) it's a really common virus effecting almost ALL sexually active men and women at some point in their lives. There's no shame in having it. It can be caught at any part of sexual contact via skin to skin contact. So that means, all types of sexual intercourse including normal, oral and anal sex.
It's not choosy, it just likes everyone! It's a little like herpes in as much as it stays within your system for years and can remain dormant. There are over 100 variants of the virus and most are not harmful.
Many people contract the virus and don't ever have any side effects. The body fights it off and they never develop any illnesses as a result. Some contact the version that leads to genital warts, and some get the strain that can cause cancer. The type of HPV virus that causes genital warts is not the same as the one that causes cancer.
- Borderline or mild cell changes (low grade dyskaryosis)
- Moderate or severe cell changes (high grade dyskaryosis)
- Often referred to as CN1, CN2 and CN3 changes depending on the severity.
And just to reiterate.....anyone who is sexually active can get HPV, even if you have had sex with only one person.
In anyone who has had multiple partners, it could have been your first sexual contact, the latest one or any in between. Our children in the UK are now being vaccinated against this virus because almost all kinds of cervical cancer are caused by a strain of HPV.
Once you become sexually active, you need to go for your smear tests because by far the best way of never getting cervical cancer is regular screening and treatment if abnormal cells are found!
HPV can also cause other cancers including cancer of the vulva, vagina, penis, or anus. It can also cause cancer in the back of the throat, including the base of the tongue and tonsils (calledoropharyngeal cancer).
The good news is that HPV cell changes are slow. Really slow. So chances are, if you discover any cell abnormalities, a quick treatment is all you need in order to get rid of them!
Below is a very unartistic diagram I drew to show the progression of HPV into cancer. I hope this will settle some nerves and give you some hope that even if you have been diagnosed with abnormalities, as long as they've found them early enough, there should be no reason to think you have cancer.
I hope this article and the one before helps some of you. I work with people who have either had, or are currently being diagnosed with cancers of all kinds. Fact is 1 in 4 of us will contract cancer at some point. Being on top of it is the key. Even if you don't have symptoms, DO get your pap smear tests done!
Author Emma Evans
Emma Evans runs Kent Therapy Clinic and also helps coach other therapists in her spare time when she's not seeing clients at her busy practice. This blog is full of useful articles and interesting facts to do with therapy in general. Please feel free to add your comments to the blog.