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Choose to change, no matter what your difficulty is you can change the way that you respond to it emotionally, this changes and improves your outlook and experience.
A little about Kate
I’m a registered nurse with over 20 year’s experience in a clinical setting. I have worked as an NLP Master Practitioner and Hypnotherapist for over a decade, more recently I have trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR). I specialise in the management of pain (including hypnobirthing), persistent physical symptoms (medically explained or unexplained) and the management of mood and anxiety difficulties. I have a wealth of qualifications which allows me to build a bespoke treatment package around your mood/ pain management/ anxieties and your unique needs.
Often in life we can find that our experiences/ interactions and relationships can take their toll on our mind and body. Bad experiences, if that’s a one off event or multiple interactions with a particular person or group of people and even our own inner voice can result in the development of unhelpful behaviours/ thinking patterns and cycles. These can manifest in the development of a particular condition a depression or anxiety problem and can manifest in psychological pain, physical symptoms/ IBS or chronic pain. These changes within the body or the mind can result in reduced enjoyment in life at best and at worst complete breakdown in capacity to engage in social contact.
Addictions and Habits
We live in a world where there is and expectation on us to juggle more than full time jobs/ family/ friends/ other extra curricula’s. This takes its toll on us physically/ mentally and spiritually. In order to manage external expectations we can develop destructive coping mechanisms. Addiction and habits start as opportunities to enjoy brief moments/ manage stress/ develop control in a world where we might feel like we have limited freedom. These opportunities to break free from the constraints of day to day life gradually increase in frequency/ severity and duration and spiral out of control. Before you notice it becomes something you have to do/ take or avoid.
We are born with few innate fears/ phobias, most people have a natural aversion to heights and loud noises, but few have full phobic reactions to these. All other fears are learned behaviours and as such can be unlearned. New habits and responses can be formed allowing you freedom from the anxiety/ agitation driving it. In one to two sessions you will no longer know how to have the fear/ phobia, in fact, you will wonder how you ever had it.
Anxiety is an emotion that we all have, it can be useful in certain situations so if for example you are giving a presentation at work or in school, you might find that you feel more alert/ have butterflies in your stomach, and this is the adrenaline moving round your system. It makes you sense sharp, focussed and helps us perform better.
For some people this anxiety gets out of hand, they find that gradually anxiety takes over their life, they start to develop checking behaviours are the lights switched off/ asking their friends and family if they can see/ check lumps/ looking repeatedly in the mirror. They find that they start to withdraw from things, stop going out/ stop going to work and in its most extreme stop leaving the house. You might find that your sleep is effected that at night when all is still, your active mind and reactive body come to life and then starts the ‘fear’, the overthinking and the restless limbs. You are not alone and a combination of treatments offered by Kate will help you move forward.
The word depression has become a component of our language colloquially it has meaning in terms of mood being down, sometimes it might be used in the context of something sad happening but for 1 in 4 of us depression means so much more than a little sadness. Symptoms of depression can include low mood/ poor sleep/ poor appetite or eating too much/ reduced ability to concentrate on things like TV or reading/ reduced enjoyment in things/ irritability/ and avoiding social contact. Perhaps you have been feeling this and thought it was just a little stress, you may have been feeling less motivated of late, this too can suggest depression.
Psychological therapy including Hypnosis and EMDR can be an extremely effective treatment for both chronic and acute pain. People will often have very strong scepticism about this area in particular, but actually it is one of the most well researched areas. When working with pain I always start by talking about how we respond to pain by talking about a paper cut. When you have a paper cut it is painless, when we notice the blood what happens? It hurts. Even for people whom have very real very debilitating conditions hypnosis or EMDR can help significantly.
PTSD / Trauma / Suffering
PTSD and trauma symptoms can vary in intensity over time. You may have more symptoms when you’re stressed in general, or when you run into reminders of what you went through. For example, you may hear a crash outside and relive traumatic experiences related to a violent relationship or hear a car horn and be taken back to the crash on the dual carriage way. Or you may see something on TV about a sexual assault and feel a strong connection to your own memories of the attack you suffered. When working with trauma Kate has found that people react to traumatic experiences in a wide variety of ways and very individually. Whilst no two people will react the same, even if involved in the same situation. Some may experience symptoms that seem to dissipate after a period of time. For others they continue for longer and if still causing concern after around a month it might be that PTSD is present.
Want to run that sub 3 hour marathon?
Want to reduce your handicap?
Want to feel more motivated to stick to your exercise plan?
Performance coaching can help with this, using a bespoke individually tailored approach Kate will support you to consistently improve your performance in sports/ personal life/ relationships or at work.